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Biology Scholars Program at Cornell University Propels Black Students to Graduate School

Biology Scholars Program at Cornell University Propels Black Students to Graduate School

Since 2010 there have been 120 Biology Scholars who have graduated from the university. More than 90 percent of those who applied to medical school were accepted and enrolled. Another 19 students are enrolled in Ph.D. programs and three are enrolled in M.D./Ph.D. programs.

The Progress of the Ivy League in Admitting Black Students

The Progress of the Ivy League in Admitting Black Students

A decade ago, there 1,110 Black students in the entering classes at the eight Ivy League schools. In 2016, there are 1,503, a 35 percent increase. Four of the eight Ivy League schools have an entering class that is more than 11 percent Black. A decade ago, the leader stood at 9.6 percent.

Cornell University Offers Funding to Faculty Diversity Efforts

Cornell University Offers Funding to Faculty Diversity Efforts

Under the new program, the office of the provost at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, will contribute funds to cover 25 percent of the salary of a new hire that contributes to the department’s diversity.

The Higher Education of the First Black Woman Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Church

The Higher Education of the First Black Woman Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Church

On September 11, 2001, Rev. Baskerville-Burrows was in Trinity Church in lower Manhattan just blocks away from the World Trade Center. Next April she will become the leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Gloria Naylor, 1950-2016

Naylor, who taught creative writing at several universities, was best known for her her 1982 novel The Women of Brewster Place, for which she won the National Book Award for the best first novel.

The New Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

The New Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Bobby R. Phills, former dean and director of land grant programs at Florida A&M University, was named chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and dean of the university’s College of Agriculture.

Universities Take Steps to Remove Symbols That Many African Americans Found Offensive

Universities Take Steps to Remove Symbols That Many African Americans Found Offensive

The University of Texas removed an inscription from a wall that paid tribute to those who fought for the Confederacy and Cornell University renamed its 3,500-acre Cornell Plantations to the Cornell Botanic Gardens.

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.

A Leadership Crisis at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee

A Leadership Crisis at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee

Recently the board of trustees voted by a 7-5 margin not to renew the president’s contract when it expires in April. The board created a task force to determine the future of leadership at the university. It did not rule out extending the president’s contract and it did not rule out letting her go.

The New Dean of the School of Engineering at Morgan State University

The New Dean of the School of Engineering at Morgan State University

Dr. Michael G. Spencer has been serving as a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He will be only the second dean in the history of the School of Engineering at Morgan State.

The New President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

The New President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Monica J. Posey has served as interim president for the past eight months. Previously, she was provost and academic vice president. According to the college, Dr. Posey is the first African American woman president of a major educational institution in the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Qiana Watson at York College of the City University of New York, Lawrence A.Q. Burnley at the University of Dayton in Ohio, Stacey Nickson at Auburn University in Alabama, and Gerald Hector at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Three African American Women Named to University Administrative Posts

Three African American Women Named to University Administrative Posts

Taking on new assignments are Patricia Green-Powell at Florida A&M University, Pamela Mosely Gresham at Delaware State University, and Angela Winfield at Cornell University in New York.

University Project Is Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

University Project Is Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Researchers at Cornell University, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Alabama are collaborating on a project to digitize as many as 100,000 runaway slave advertisements that appeared in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century newspapers.

New $48 Million Scholarship Program for African Americans in STEM Fields

New $48 Million Scholarship Program for African Americans in STEM Fields

The Fund II Foundation of Austin, Texas, led by Robert F. Smith, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, has teamed up with the United Negro College Fund to establish a $48 million scholarship program for African Americans in STEM fields.

Cornell to Rename Its School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering for an African American

Cornell to Rename Its School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering for an African American

Robert F. Smith, chair and CEO of Vista Equity Partners has made a $50 million donation to Cornell University. The gift is one of the largest ever made by an African American to an institution of higher education.

Morgan State University Announces Its First Endowed Faculty Chair

Morgan State University Announces Its First Endowed Faculty Chair

The Endowed Chair in Internet of Things Security was established by a $1 million grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The first holder of the endowed chair will be Kevin T. Kornegay, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Morgan State.

Four New Black Assistant Professors at Cornell University

Four New Black Assistant Professors at Cornell University

The new assistant professors are Valerie Aymar in landscape architecture, Stephanie J. Creary and Sean E. Rogers in the School of Hotel Administration, and Samantha N. Sheppard in cinema and media studies.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The Black scholars in new roles are Tyson Ling-Meadows at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Kevin K. Gaines at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Brandy N. Kelly Pryor at the University of Louisville.

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 University Study Finds That Racial Segregation Has Increased in Suburbia

New University Study Finds That Racial Segregation Has Increased in Suburbia

The research team examined U.S. Census data in 1990 and 2010. They found while urban neighborhoods have become less segregated, an increased level of racial segregation has occurred in suburban communities and that many suburbs are becoming racially homogenous.

Cornell University Mounts an Effort to Increase Diversity Among Op-Ed Writers

Cornell University Mounts an Effort to Increase Diversity Among Op-Ed Writers

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has mounted a program where the goal is to increase the number of women and minorities who regularly contribute op-ed pieces to major media outlets.

New Research Finds That 44 Percent of Black Women Say They Have a Family Member in Prison

New Research Finds That 44 Percent of Black Women Say They Have a Family Member in Prison

According to a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University, the University of Washington, and the University of Michigan, 44 percent of Black women said they had a family member who was in prison. For White women, the figure was 12 percent.

University Study Finds That Residential Racial Segregation Has Increased

University Study Finds That Residential Racial Segregation Has Increased

The study, led by a demographer at Cornell University, found that Whites tended to leave neighborhoods where foreclosure rates were high and Blacks and Latinos moved to these areas to find affordable housing. As a result racial segregation has increased.

Cornell Partners With a University in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cornell Partners With a University in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cornell and Eben-Ezer University of Minembwe will offer two courses beginning this fall that will be available on both campuses through video links.

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.

Three Black Men in New University Faculty Roles

Three Black Men in New University Faculty Roles

Fred D’Aguiar at Virginia Tech and Wynton Marsalis at Cornell University were named to endowed professor positions. Norah Duncan IV was appointed chair of the department of music at Wayne State University.

Two African Americans Honored by Science Organizations

Two African Americans Honored by Science Organizations

Avery August, a professor at Cornell University, was honored by the American Association for Cell Biology and Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president of student affairs at the University of Memphis, will be honored by the American Psychological Association.

Five African Americans Named Rhodes Scholars

Five African Americans Named Rhodes Scholars

The Rhodes Trust has announced the latest class of 32 American students who will study at the University of Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. It appears that five of the new Rhodes Scholars are African Americans.

Addressing the Lack of Racial Diversity in Environmental Science

Addressing the Lack of Racial Diversity in Environmental Science

Environmental and earth sciences have among the largest racial shortfalls in faculty positions in higher education. Minorities make up only 11 percent of the total faculty in environmental sciences.

Cornell University Is a Cofounder of a New African Literature Prize

Cornell University Is a Cofounder of a New African Literature Prize

The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature will be presented to the best unpublished manuscripts in the Kiswahili language in four categories: fiction, poetry, memoir, and graphic novels.

Five New Black Scholars on the Faculty of Cornell University

Five New Black Scholars on the Faculty of Cornell University

New Black scholars on the Cornell University faculty are Naminata Diabate in comparative literature, Anna R. Haskins in sociology, Jamie L. Perry in human resource management, Russell Rickford in history, and C. Riley Snorton in Africana studies.

Lance Collins Reappointed Dean of Engineering at Cornell University

Lance Collins Reappointed Dean of Engineering at Cornell University

Before becoming dean in 2010, Dr. Collins served as the S. C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell. He joined the faculty at Cornell in 2002.

Cornell Prison Education Program Marches On

Cornell Prison Education Program Marches On

This December, Cornell will hold its second graduation ceremony at the Auburn Correctional Facility. Twelve men are scheduled to receive their associate’s degrees.

Cornell Black Alumni Association Starts Grant Program to Help Aspiring Authors

Cornell Black Alumni Association Starts Grant Program to Help Aspiring Authors

The first beneficiary of the grant program is Dionne M. Benjamin, a member of the class of 2000. She received a grant that helped her offset the cost of an illustrator for the first of her series of children’s books.