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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.

New Book Tells the Story of the Successful Call Me MISTER Program

New Book Tells the Story of the Successful Call Me MISTER Program

The program, established at Clemson University in South Carolina, has been a factor in increasing the number of Black teachers in South Carolina public schools by 40 percent. The program has been expanded into several other states.

Two Scholars Examine the Participation of Black Males in Gifted Education Programs

Two Scholars Examine the Participation of Black Males in Gifted Education Programs

Lamont A. Flowers of Clemson University and James L. Moore of Ohio State University have collaborated on a book chapter that outlines their research on the participation of black male students in gifted and talented educational programs.

A Milestone Appointment at Clemson University

A Milestone Appointment at Clemson University

Juan Gilbert, chair of the Division of Human-Centered Computing and professor of automotive engineering, is the first African American scholar named to an endowed chair at Clemson University.

Clemson University Is a Mecca for Black Computer Scientists

Clemson University Is a Mecca for Black Computer Scientists

Six of the 56 Black tenure-track computer science faculty at all major research universities in the United States teach at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Call Me MISTER Program Expanding to Mississippi

Call Me MISTER Program Expanding to Mississippi

Originating at Clemson University in 2000, the goal of the program is to place more male teachers from diverse backgrounds into the nation’s classrooms.

Clemson University Collects More than 4,200 Books for a College in Kenya

Clemson University Collects More than 4,200 Books for a College in Kenya

Last year Clemson sent 675 books to Narok University College in Kenya. This year another 4,200 books are being donated.

Four African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Jacqueline Agesa, Derrick Williams, Akel Ismail Kahera, and Lee D. Walker are all assuming new duties.

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.

Three African American Scholars Win Presidential Mentoring Awards

Three African American Scholars Win Presidential Mentoring Awards

Solomon Bililign, Winston Anderson, and Juan Gilbert will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Four African Americans who were honored for their achievements in higher education.