Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
Barnard College related articles
Ntozake Shange, the noted African American playwright, poet, and novelist has donated her extensive archives to Barnard College in New York City. Shange is a 1970 alumna of the college.
Taking on new duties are David H. Jackson at Florida A&M University. Belinda Archibong at Barnard College, Derron O. Wallace at Brandeis University, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, and Zella Palmer at Dillard University.
Mignon R. Moore is a new associate professor of sociology at Barnard College. Kara Walker was named to an endowed chair at Rutgers University and Jenna Hatcher is taking on new duties at the University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing.
Lynn Walker Huntley served as president of the Southern Education Foundation from 2002 to 2010. Earlier she was an attorney for the Legal Defense Fund and a deputy assistant attorney general in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Yvette Christianse, a professor of English and Africana studies at Barnard College in New York City, is the co-author of the libretto for the opera Cities of Salt that debuted recently at the Royal Opera House in London.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City, has elevated its African Studies Program to a full academic department.