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In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

In Memoriam: Mary T. Christian, 1924-2019

Dr. Christian served as chair of the department of elementary education and was dean of the School of Education at Hampton University in Virginia. She also was elected to nine consecutive terms as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

The Next Dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University in Maryland

The Next Dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University in Maryland

Dr. McNeil has been serving as an associate professor of economics at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. There, he led the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program he co-founded in the College of Business.

Michelle Knight-Manuel is Named Executive Editor of the Teachers College Record

Michelle Knight-Manuel is Named Executive Editor of the Teachers College Record

Professor Knight-Manuel is the thirteenth scholar to serve as editor in the journal’s 119-year history. Dr. Knight-Manuel’s research focuses on college readiness and access, immigrant youth’s civic strengths, and culturally relevant teacher preparation and professional development.

Four African American Academics In This Year's Class of MacArthur Fellows

Four African American Academics In This Year’s Class of MacArthur Fellows

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 26 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. This year, five of the 26 MacArthur Fellows are Black. Four have current ties to academia.

In Memoriam: Cain Hope Felder, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Cain Hope Felder, 1943-2019

Cain Hope Felder was a biblical scholar who taught at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. for 35 years. There he served as the editor of The Journal of Religious Thought.

Activists From South Africa and the United States Unite to Fight Anti-Black Racism

Activists From South Africa and the United States Unite to Fight Anti-Black Racism

The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity has chosen its second cohort of Atlantic Fellows — 20 leaders from across South Africa and the United States who are working to end anti-Black racism in the two countries.

New Report Focuses on Disparities in School Discipline Faced by Black Girls

New Report Focuses on Disparities in School Discipline Faced by Black Girls

A new report from the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School finds that Black girls face a statistically greater chance of suspension and expulsion compared to other students of the same gender.

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Joy Williamson-Lott has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Washington. Stephanie J. Rowley was appointed dean of Teachers College at Columbia University and Sandra Brown has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University in Louisiana.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia

Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts, Desmond U. Patton at Columbia University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University, Linda White at LeMoyne-Owen College, Jean Beaman at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Wayne Brewer at Texas Woman’s University.

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Niara Sudarkasa, 1938-2019

In 1969, Dr. Sudarkasa joined the faculty at the University of Michigan. She was the first tenured African American faculty member at the university. In 1986, she was appointed the eleventh president of historically Black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and served in that role for 12 years.

Universities  Partner to Produce the Official Oral History of Barack Obama's Presidency

Universities Partner to Produce the Official Oral History of Barack Obama’s Presidency

The Obama Foundation has selected the Columbia Center for Oral History Research to produce the official oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. The University of Hawai’i and the University of Chicago will also serve as contributing partners for the project.

Two Black Scholars Win Architecture Awards From the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Two Black Scholars Win Architecture Awards From the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Mabel O. Wilson and Mario Gooden of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University were honored for their exploration of ideas in architecture as co-directors of the Global Africa Lab at Columbia.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Columbia University School of Nursing Partners With American International University West Africa

Columbia University School of Nursing Partners With American International University West Africa

The School of Nursing at Columbia University in New York City will send four master’s degree students to Africa for six weeks of clinical training. Eventually, the new partnership will provide both institutions with exchange opportunities.

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

In Memoriam: Jean Fairfax, 1920-2019

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fairfax served as dean of women at what is now Kentucky State University in Frankfort and at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Columbia University's Program to Introduce Young Women of Color to the Music Industry

Columbia University’s Program to Introduce Young Women of Color to the Music Industry

The program brings young women of color from public high schools in Manhattan and the Bronx to the Columbia University campus for workshops on recording and producing their own music.

James Haywood Rolling Jr. Voted President-Elect of the National Art Education Association

James Haywood Rolling Jr. Voted President-Elect of the National Art Education Association

Professor Rolling is a professor of art education in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a professor of teaching and leadership in the School of Education. He also serves as director of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Marcus Guess at Albany State University, Keith Smith at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ann McCorvey at Davidson College in North Carolina, Joffery Gaymon at Auburn University in Alabama, and Kristen Barnes at Columbia University in New York City.

Columbia University Scholar Uses Virtual Reality to Expose Whites to Racism

Columbia University Scholar Uses Virtual Reality to Expose Whites to Racism

The simulation immerses the viewer in the life of a fictional African American man as he encounters racism at different points in his life.

Kimberly Mutcherson Is the First African-American Law Dean at Rutgers University in New Jersey

Kimberly Mutcherson Is the First African-American Law Dean at Rutgers University in New Jersey

Kimberly Mutcherson has been named co-dean of the Rutgers Law School in Camden. Her appointment makes her the first woman, the first African American, and the first LGBT law dean at Rutgers University.

Student Shouted White Supremacist Views in Confrontation With Black Students at Columbia

Student Shouted White Supremacist Views in Confrontation With Black Students at Columbia

A White sophomore at Columbia University in New York City was seen on video harassing a group of African American students outside the Butler Library on campus.

Columbia University Approves an African American and African Diaspora Studies Department

Columbia University Approves an African American and African Diaspora Studies Department

Columbia University plans to hire new faculty who are experts in the field of African American and African diaspora studies and create a Ph.D. program to produce additional innovative scholarship. Additionally, the new department plans to collaborate on cultural projects with the surrounding community in Harlem.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

In Memoriam: Gladys Hope Franklin White, 1916-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Hope Franklin White, 1916-2018

After a long career in education, Dr. White retired from North Carolina A&T State University and founded Project CARE, an SAT/ACT Prep project in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Why Black Girls Experience Harsher School Punishments Than Their White Peers

Why Black Girls Experience Harsher School Punishments Than Their White Peers

Participants in a Georgetown University survey viewed Black girls as more adult than White girls. In particular, they viewed Black girls as needing less protection and nurturing and more knowledgable about adult and sexual topics than their White peers.

Columbia University on Verge of Creating an African American and Diaspora Studies Department

Columbia University on Verge of Creating an African American and Diaspora Studies Department

Pending a final vote of approval from the board of trustees, this new department will be the first independent department established solely for African-American studies at Columbia University.

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new roles are Cymone Fourshey at Bucknell University, David Emmanuel Goatley at Duke University, Michael K. Fauntroy at Howard University, Tiffany Gayle Chenault at Salem State University, Desmond Patton at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams Lessane at the College of Charleston.

Ben Vinson Is the New Chair of the National Humanities Center

Ben Vinson Is the New Chair of the National Humanities Center

The center, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is a nonprofit institute dedicated to advanced study in the humanities. Dr. Vinson is the provost and executive vice president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

The First Cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars Comes to the University of Chicago

The First Cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars Comes to the University of Chicago

This class is made up of 25 emerging leaders from around the globe who are committed to finding practical solutions to global challenges such as climate change, education, and government transparency.

The New President of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

The New President of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn

A native of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Claudia V. Schrader was appointed president of Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Schrader has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic and student success at Bronx Community College.

Harvard University Acquires the Family Papers of Professor Patricia J. Williams

Harvard University Acquires the Family Papers of Professor Patricia J. Williams

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has acquired the archives of the family of Patricia J. Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor at the Columbia University School of Law. The archives include 65 boxes of family documents going back more than a century.

Two African Americans Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Two African Americans Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Letters

George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University and Lynn Nottage, a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter, is an associate professor in the theatre department at the Columbia School of the Arts.

Pomona College in California Appoints Avis Hinkson as Dean of Students

Pomona College in California Appoints Avis Hinkson as Dean of Students

Dr. Hinkson has been serving as dean of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hinkson was associate dean of admissions at Pomona College. She will begin her new job at Pomona College in Claremont, California, on August 1.

In Memoriam: Marcellus Blount

In Memoriam: Marcellus Blount

Marcellus Blount was an associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York City. He was the former director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies and the former director of the graduate program in African American studies at Columbia.