Rexford Ahima was appointed the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Diabetes at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Judith S. Casselbury was promoted and granted tenure at Bowdoin College in Maine, and Andre L. Churchwell was named to an endowed chair at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
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The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin lived in the home from 1850 to 1852 during which time she wrote the book that became the best-selling novel of the nineteenth century.
The University of Mississippi has taken down the official flag of the State of Mississippi because it has a Confederate battle flag in one corner. Bowdoin College in Maine is ending a scholarship honoring Jefferson Davis and returning the endowed fund to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
They are: Theodore Greene at Bowdoin College, Cherif Keita at Carelton College, Mumba Mumba at Lewis and Clark Community College, Anthony E. Clement at Brooklyn College, Eliza Allen at the University of South Carolina, and Kafi D. Kumasi at Wayne State University.
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.
Debra Barksdale was named director of the new doctoral program in nursing practice at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Mark Foster was promoted and granted tenure at Bowdoin College and Antoneia Roe was named director of judicial affairs in the student affairs division at Florida A&M University.
Samaa Abdurraqib of Bowdoin College, Bobby Wilson of the University of Alabama, and the department of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have been selected for prestigious honors.
Brian J. Purnell is an assistant professor of Africana studies. His book examines the early days of the civil rights movement in Brooklyn.