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South Carolina State University Enters Partnership With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

South Carolina State University Enters Partnership With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

South Carolina State University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, has entered into an agreement with Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College that will make it easier for students to transfer from OC Tech to South Carolina State University in order to earn bachelor’s degrees.

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.

Race and Rural Location Impact Black Students' Access to College

Race and Rural Location Impact Black Students’ Access to College

Interviews with African Americans in rural high schools found that students overwhelmingly felt that they had encouragement and support to go to college, yet didn’t have access to academically rigorous classes or enough one-on-one time with a counselor to get help with the college admission process.

An Educational Milestone for April Gillens at Clemson University

An Educational Milestone for April Gillens at Clemson University

Earlier this month, April Gillens became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in environmental engineering and earth sciences at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Appointed to new positions are Cheryl Taylore Lee at Ohio State University, Shelby R. Chipman at Florida A&M University, Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong at Harvard University, and Renee Cottle at Clemson University.

The New Dean of Students at Clemson University in South Carolina

The New Dean of Students at Clemson University in South Carolina

Christopher Miller has served as vice president for student affairs at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and vice chancellor for student affairs and administrative services at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

New Assignments for Three African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Three African American Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Lamont A. Flowers of Clemson University in South Carolina, Gary Bennett Jr. of Duke University, and Monique Greenwood at Howard University.

Four Blacks Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Four Blacks Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

The appointees are Corey O. Montgomery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, James. R. Martin at Clemson University in South Carolina, Pierre Saint-Armand at Yale University, and Stephanie R. Yates at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

Clemson University Recognizes Its Ties to Slavery With Historical Markers

Clemson University Recognizes Its Ties to Slavery With Historical Markers

Clemson University in South Carolina was built on land that formerly was the Fort Hill Plantation of John B. Calhoun, who served as vice president of the United States under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Universities

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Universities

Taking on new duties are Tanaya M. Walters at Clark Atlanta University, James Barnwell at Savannah State University in Georgia, Lee A. Gill at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Frank E. Dobson Jr. at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tillman Hall Controversy Continues at Clemson University

Tillman Hall Controversy Continues at Clemson University

Recently, graffiti was written on two adjoining outside walls of the building named in 1946 for segregationist-era senator and governor “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman. The spray-painted graffiti read: “Rename Tillman Hall” and “Stop Honoring Tillman.”

Winthrop University Will No Longer Give Out the Tillman Award

Winthrop University Will No Longer Give Out the Tillman Award

Winthrop University has announced that the university’s top academic prize for students will no longer be named after “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman, a former segregationist governor of South Carolina and U.S. Senator.

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.

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.

Clemson University Scholar Named Co-Editor of the the Journal Language Arts

Clemson University Scholar Named Co-Editor of the the Journal Language Arts

Jonda C. McNair is a professor of literacy education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University in South Carolina. The peer-reviewed journal is a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English.

Two African American Men Named to University Administrative Posts

Two African American Men Named to University Administrative Posts

Max Allen was named chief of staff for the president of Clemson University in South Carolina and Tony Moore was appointed vice president for technology administration at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Scholar to Study African American Convict Labor at Clemson University

Scholar to Study African American Convict Labor at Clemson University

African American convicts were used to construct some of Clemson’s earliest buildings. Some of these convicts were former slaves or children of slaves. At least one was as young as 12 years old.

Clemson University Decides Not to Rename Tillman Hall

Clemson University Decides Not to Rename Tillman Hall

Tillman Hall on the campus of Clemson University was named after a White supremacist who was a staunch opponent of providing education to African Americans. Yet, the university’s board of trustees has decided not to change the name of the building.

Students, Faculty Call for Renaming Tillman Hall on the Campus of Clemson University

Students, Faculty Call for Renaming Tillman Hall on the Campus of Clemson University

“When you educate a Negro,” Benjamin Tillman said, “you educate a candidate for the penitentiary or spoil a good field hand.” The main building on the Clemson University campus bears his name.

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Those with new teaching posts are Denise W. Streeter at Pennsylvania State University, Dereck Barr at the University of Wisconsin, Delaney Bennett at Clemson University, and Clarence G. Newsome at the University of Cincinnati.

A Pair of African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Pair of African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Tiffany A. Flowers, instructor of education at Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur, and Serita Acker, the director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Study Questions Effectiveness of Online Science Courses for African Americans

Study Questions Effectiveness of Online Science Courses for African Americans

A new study led by researchers at Clemson University finds that African American students enrolled in traditional on-campus classroom courses in the sciences had greater academic success than Black students enrolled in online courses in the sciences.

Clemson University's Year-Long Examination of Its History on Race

Clemson University’s Year-Long Examination of Its History on Race

The series, entitled “Race and the University: A Campus Conversation,” is designed to create greater awareness of Clemson’s history on the issue of race and to foster dialogue on diversity at the university today.

Athletics Director at Edward Waters College Retires

Athletics Director at Edward Waters College Retires

Johnny Rembert is retiring as director of athletics at Edward Waters College, the historically Black educational institution in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a member of the 1986 New England Patriots team that went to the Super Bowl.

Morehouse School of Medicine Educator Is the New President of the National Medical Association

Morehouse School of Medicine Educator Is the New President of the National Medical Association

Lawrence Sanders Jr. teaches internal medicine, business principles, and patient safety/quality improvement at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Clemson Students Fixing Medical Equipment in Tanzania

Clemson Students Fixing Medical Equipment in Tanzania

A group of students from Clemson University is spending two weeks this summer in Tanzania. They are repairing broken medical equipment and surveying the needs of local medical clinics.

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.

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.

Documentary on the Racial Integration of Clemson University to Air Nationwide

Documentary on the Racial Integration of Clemson University to Air Nationwide

In 1963 Harvey Gantt became the first Black student at Clemson University in South Carolina. He graduated with honors in 1965. After establishing an architecture firm, he served two terms as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Three African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Three African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Kesha Williams was named director of digital marketing at Clemson University. Helen Giles-Gee was named to the board of the University City Science Center and Woodrow Whitlow Jr. was appointed executive-in-residence at Cleveland State University.

Clemson University and Usher's New Look Foundation Work to Reduce Dropout Rates

Clemson University and Usher’s New Look Foundation Work to Reduce Dropout Rates

The partnership will develop high school courses on popular culture that will prepare students for careers in the music industry and increase interest in education so they will complete high school.

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.

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.

New Initiative Looks to Boost the Number of Blacks in Graduate-Level Computer Science

New Initiative Looks to Boost the Number of Blacks in Graduate-Level Computer Science

Seven universities have been chosen by the National Science Foundation for participation in the Institute for African American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS, pronounced “I am CS”). The $5 million program is being led by computer scientists at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Three African American Men in New Faculty Roles

Three African American Men in New Faculty Roles

Albert Bimper Jr., a former NFL player, joins the faculty at Colorado State University. J. Marshall Shepherd is named to an endowed chair at the University of Georgia and James Martin is appointed chair of the department of civil engineering at Clemson University.

Clemson University Launches Major Effort to Increase the Number of Blacks in Computer Science

Clemson University Launches Major Effort to Increase the Number of Blacks in Computer Science

Clemson University in South Carolina received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of African Americans who pursue degrees in computer science and to improve retention of Black students in these programs.