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Yale University Names a Residential College in Honor of Pauli Murray

Yale University Names a Residential College in Honor of Pauli Murray

Yale is keeping the name of slavery proponent John Calhoun for one of its residential colleges but a new college will be named for Pauli Murray, the civil rights pioneer who earned a doctorate at Yale Law School in 1965.

Professor Anita Hill to Be Honored With the $10,000 Spendlove Prize

Professor Anita Hill to Be Honored With the $10,000 Spendlove Prize

Professor Hill will be honored on October 24 by the University of California, Merced, 25 years after she testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, alleging sexual harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

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.

Brandeis University to Offer New Diversity Scholarships to Graduate Students

Brandeis University to Offer New Diversity Scholarships to Graduate Students

Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has announced the establishment of the Diversity, Excellence, and Inclusion Scholarships. Recipients will receive full-tuition credits and a $10,000 stipend for master’s degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

Hampton University Forms Partnership for Science Research With Brandeis University

Hampton University Forms Partnership for Science Research With Brandeis University

The Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) will include a 10-week summer program for Hampton undergraduate students. These students will participate in research projects with scientists at Brandeis.

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

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.

Anita Hill Named University Professor at Brandeis

Anita Hill Named University Professor at Brandeis

Professor Hill joined the Brandeis faculty in 1998. She came to national prominence in 1991 when she accused Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

Three New Black Scholars at Brandeis University

Three New Black Scholars at Brandeis University

Gregory Childs and Jasmine Johnson are new assistant professors at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Derron Wallace was appointed the Florence Levy Kay Fellow in education and African and Afro-American studies.

Brandeis University Decides Not to Award an Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University Decides Not to Award an Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ali is a Somalian-born women’s rights activist who once held a seat in the Dutch parliament. Some faculty and students at Brandeis objected to her past statements about Islam.

Honors for Two African American Scholars

Honors for Two African American Scholars

David H. Jackson, a professor at Florida A&M University won an award from the American Historical Association and Angela Glover Blackwell was honored by Brandeis University.

Brandeis University Announces Hiring Campaign in Black Studies

Brandeis University Announces Hiring Campaign in Black Studies

The university, where only 4 percent of the undergraduate student body is Black, has announced that it will hire two faculty members in African diaspora studies in the first phase of a multi-year cluster hire in the discipline.

Patricia Hill Collins to Be Awarded the Gittler Prize

Patricia Hill Collins to Be Awarded the Gittler Prize

Patricia Hill Collins, a Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, has been selected to receive the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University for outstanding scholarly contributions in the field of racial, ethnic, and religious relations.

Brandeis University Study Analyzes the Large and Growing Racial Wealth Gap

Brandeis University Study Analyzes the Large and Growing Racial Wealth Gap

The racial wealth gap has tremendous consequences in the ability of African Americans to afford higher education. The report finds that in 2009 the median net worth of White households was $265,000. For Black households, the figure was $28,500.

Chad Williams to Lead Black Studies Department at Brandeis University

Chad Williams to Lead Black Studies Department at Brandeis University

For the past six years, Dr. Williams has been on the history department faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Two African Americans Share the Gittler Prize

Two African Americans Share the Gittler Prize

Professors Frances Smith Foster and Clayborne Carson will share the $25,000 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University.