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New Faculty Positions for Three Black Scholars

New Faculty Positions for Three Black Scholars

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.

Bowdoin College Renovates Home of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bowdoin College Renovates Home of Harriet Beecher Stowe

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.

Colleges Removing Reminders of the Confederacy From Campus

Colleges Removing Reminders of the Confederacy From Campus

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.

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

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.

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.

Four Black Faculty Members Take on New Roles

Four Black Faculty Members Take on New Roles

The faculty members taking on new assignments are Ibrahim Cisse at MIT, Mellonee V. Burnim at Indiana University, Creola Johnson at Ohio State University, and Brian Purnell at Bowdoin College.

New Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

New Appointments of 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.

Notable Awards to African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Awards to African Americans in Higher Education

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.

Bowdoin Professor Wins Book Award From the New York State Historical Association

Bowdoin Professor Wins Book Award From the New York State Historical Association

Brian J. Purnell is an assistant professor of Africana studies. His book examines the early days of the civil rights movement in Brooklyn.