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In Memoriam: Roscoe Conkling Brown Jr., 1922-2016

In Memoriam: Roscoe Conkling Brown Jr., 1922-2016

Roscoe C. Brown Jr. was a Tuskegee Airman who was former president of Bronx Community College in New York and a former professor at New York University and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

African American Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

African American Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

The National Book Critics Circle Awards are given out in six categories with five finalists in each category. Several of the finalists are African Americans who currently hold academic posts at American colleges and universities.

Two Black Scholars Win National Book Awards

Two Black Scholars Win National Book Awards

Ta-Nehisi Coates won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. He has taught at MIT and the City University of New York. Robin Coste Lewis, a Provost’s Fellow in the creative writing and literature doctoral program at the University of Southern California, won the National Book Award in the poetry category.

National Society of Black Engineers Seeks to Boost Black Graduates in the Field

National Society of Black Engineers Seeks to Boost Black Graduates in the Field

The National Society of Black Engineers has announced a new initiative with the goal to increase the number of African Americans who receive bachelor’s degrees in engineering to 10,000 annually by 2025. The most recent annual figure is 3,620.

Ivelaw Griffith to Be Honored for His Work in International Security Education

Ivelaw Griffith to Be Honored for His Work in International Security Education

Dr. Griffith is a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the former president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He is being honored by the William J. Perry Center for Hemisphere Defense Studies in Washington.

Honors and Awards for African American Scholars

Honors and Awards for African American Scholars

The honorees are Karelle Aiken of Georgia Southern University, Gina Athena Ulysse of Wesleyan University, Adriel A. Hilton of Western Carolina University, author Jacqueline Woodson at CUNY, Carrie Parker-Taylor, the first Black woman at Indiana University, and Karen Faison of Virginia State University.

CUNY's Preparatory High School Renamed to Honor Derrick Griffith

CUNY’s Preparatory High School Renamed to Honor Derrick Griffith

Dr. Griffith served as the founding principal at the Preparatory Transitional High School of the City University of New York from 2003 to 2010. He was killed in the Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia this past May. At the time of his death, he was dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

In Memoriam: Derrick Griffith, 1973-2015

In Memoriam: Derrick Griffith, 1973-2015

Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, was one of eight victims in a horrific railroad accident in Philadelphia on May 12.

Gregory Pardlo Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Gregory Pardlo Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Gregory Pardlo, both an instructor and a student at Columbia University in New York City, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He is also completing work on his doctoral dissertation at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Fort Valley State University President to Step Down in June

Fort Valley State University President to Step Down in June

Ivelaw Griffith, the ninth president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, has announced that he will leave his post at the end of the academic year on June 30. He will have served as president for less than two years.

Belinda Miles Named President of Westchester Community College

Belinda Miles Named President of Westchester Community College

Since 2011, Dr. Belinda S. Miles has served as provost and executive vice president of access, learning, and success at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. She will begin her new duties in January.

In Memoriam: Vincent Gordon Harding, 1931-2014

In Memoriam: Vincent Gordon Harding, 1931-2014

Vincent G. Harding, the civil rights activist, author, and professor emeritus of religion and social transformation at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, died on May 19 in Philadelphia. He was an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Honors for Two African American Professors

Honors for Two African American Professors

Ruth Wilson Gilmore of the City University of New York was honored by the Association of American Geographers and Michelle Albert of Howard University received the Red Dress Award from Women’s Day and the American Heart Association.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nevada Winrow is dean of special projects at Baltimore City Community College. Kevin Clark is the new athletics director at Temple University and Kevin Taylor is director of graduate admissions at the business school of Baruch College.

Study Finds a Link Between Family Support and Health/Happiness Among LGBT People of Color

Study Finds a Link Between Family Support and Health/Happiness Among LGBT People of Color

The Social Justice Sexuality project – a study of over 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color – finds that spirituality and family support are key predictors to overall health, happiness, and civic engagement.

Rudy Crew Appointed President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn

Rudy Crew Appointed President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn

Dr. Crew has been serving as the chief education officer for the state of Oregon since 2012. He is the former chancellor of the New York City Public Schools and the former superintendent of the public school system in Miami, Florida.

Black Students Making Progress at CUNY Colleges

Black Students Making Progress at CUNY Colleges

Over the past 10 years the number of Black students transferring into the 11 senior colleges of the CUNY system has risen dramatically. Retention rates for Black first-year students have increased and the Black student graduation rate is up 14.4 percentage points.

Online Photographic Archive of the "First Blacks in the Americas"

Online Photographic Archive of the “First Blacks in the Americas”

The collection entitled, “First Blacks in the Americas,” contains more than 2,900 photographs relevant to African history in what is now the Dominican Republic from the 16th century through colonial times.

Three Appointments to Administrative Positions

Three Appointments to Administrative Positions

Halima Leak, Donna Elam, and Richard Briggance will be assuming new duties.