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Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Norm Jones at Amherst College in Massachusetts, Loretta McDonald at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Keith W. McIntosh at the University of Richmond in Virginia, and Parris Carter at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Amherst College Awarded the $1 Million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Amherst College Awarded the $1 Million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

The no-strings-attached award, given out by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, recognizes an institution’s accomplishments in enrollment, financial aid, academics and student support services for low-income students.

Tape of Lost Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Found in the Amherst College Archives

Tape of Lost Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Found in the Amherst College Archives

On February 6, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at the New School in New York City. Until recently, it was believed that there was no recording of the speech. But a tape of the speech was recently found in the archives of the student radio station at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

In 2009, only three of the nation’s high-ranking liberal arts colleges had entering classes that were at least 10 percent Black. This year there are seven, with another three schools close behind.

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Appointed to new faculty positions are Marcus Amos at Voorhees College in South Carolina, Jolie Rocke Brown at Texas Southern University, Mary Ellen Hicks at Amherst College in Massachusetts, and William Hart at Macalester College in Minnesota.

Amherst College Receives the Papers of Hugh Price

Amherst College Receives the Papers of Hugh Price

Price, who graduated from Amherst in 1963, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1994 to 2003, Price was president of the National Urban League.

Amherst College Admits a Record 180 Black Students This Spring

Amherst College Admits a Record 180 Black Students This Spring

There were 180 Black students accepted at Amherst this spring. They made up 15.3 percent of all students accepted. The 180 Black students admitted to Amherst ties the college’s all-time record.

John I. Williams to Lead Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

John I. Williams to Lead Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

When he takes office on July 1, John I Williams Jr. will be the first African American to serve as president of any of the 26 higher educational institutions affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Artist Uses Her Head to Win Top Prize in Art Competition

Artist Uses Her Head to Win Top Prize in Art Competition

Sonya Clark, chair of the department of craft and material studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, enlisted 12 hairstylists to craft her head into a work of art for the judges’ consideration.

Two African American Men Named to Dean of Students Posts

Two African American Men Named to Dean of Students Posts

St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City has named Leonard Brown as dean of students. Alex Vasquez was appointed dean of students at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

In Memoriam: Jidlaph Gitau Kamoche, 1940-2013

In Memoriam: Jidlaph Gitau Kamoche, 1940-2013

In 1977, Jidlaph Kamoche became the first director of the American American studies program at the University of Oklahoma. A native of Kenya, he came to the United States to study history at Amherst College.

Amherst College Graduate Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Amherst College Graduate Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Sebabatso Manoeli is one of 10 Rhodes winners from the southern Africa region.