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The First Portrait of a Person of Color in Harvard's Faculty Room

The First Portrait of a Person of Color in Harvard’s Faculty Room

Peter J. Gomes was pastor of Memorial Church at Harvard University for more than 40 years before his death in 2011. Among the nearly 40 notable figures from Harvard’s past whose portraits now hang in the Faculty Room, Gomes is the first person of color among the esteemed group.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Valerie Smith Named the 15th President of Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith Named the 15th President of Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith, dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University, was named president of Swarthmore College. She will take office on July 1.

Three African American Women Named to Diversity Posts

Three African American Women Named to Diversity Posts

Crystal Ann Williams at Bates College, Mia Mallory at the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, and Kim LeDuff of the University of West Florida were named to lead their institution’s diversity initiatives.

African American Faculty News

African American Faculty News

Sue Houchins was awarded tenure. Maryemma Graham was named a University Distinguished Professor. Carlos Minor joins the faculty at Northwestern Oklahoma and M. Bernadette Carter was named professor emerita.

Three Black Men Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Three Black Men Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Marcus C. Bruce at Bates College, Gene A. Jarrett at Boston University, and Stephon H.S. Alexander at Dartmouth College are named to important teaching positions.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

A summary of this week’s significant awards bestowed on Blacks in higher education.

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Here is this week’s personnel news on African Americans in higher education.