A new survey finds widespread support among Dartmouth College students for giving priority to members of underrepresented groups in faculty hiring and student admission decisions. But are those surveyed just giving the researchers the answers they want to hear?
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The plan contains more than three dozen new initiatives and enhancements of existing programs. Among the most notable items in the plan is a pledge to hire 50 faculty members from underrepresented groups over the next decade.
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.
According to a new study, on average, an African American college graduate has 68 percent more debt than a White college graduate. But the racial gap in student loan debt is highest among affluent Black and White families.
Clarence Lang was named to a department chair at the University of Kansas. Roshawnda was named to the faculty at Pepperdine University in California, and Sylvester James Gates Jr. will be the Roth Distinguished Scholar at Dartmouth College for the 2015-16 academic year.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Miriam Kilimo, from Nairobi, Kenya, majored in anthropology at Dartmouth and was ranked second in the 2014 graduating class. At Oxford University, she will study for a master’s degree in women’s studies.
Dartmouth College has set a goal that within five years 25 percent of the total faculty would be made up of underrepresented minorities or foreign scholars. Currently, 17.5 percent of the faculty are underrepresented minorities or foreign scholars.
C. Dwight Lahr was named professor of mathematics emeritus at Dartmouth College. He first joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1975 as an assistant professor.
For Blacks with $10,000 or more of student loan debt, there is a 11 percent lower probability of home ownership. For Whites with student loan debt there is “no discernible association” between debt and home ownership.
Until now, Edward Bouchet, who earned a bachelor’s degree in 1874 was considered the first Black graduate of Yale College. New information finds that Richard Henry Green earned a bachelor’s degree in 1857.
Tulinabo Mushingi is the new U.S. ambassador to the African nation of Burkina Faso. A native of Congo, he is the first African-born naturalized U.S. citizen to return to Africa as an ambassador.
In July, Dartmouth College announced that James Tengatenga has been appointed dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at the college. After Dr. Tengatenga’s past comments on homosexuality came to light, the college has decided not to go forward with the appointment.
James Tengatenga has been appointed the Virginia Rice Kelsey ’61s Dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The foundation, established in 1951, supports the spiritual and moral efforts of the college community.
In a study of 63 women in Venezuelan, 24 who had undergone a rhinoplasty and 39 who wanted to have one, Dr. Lauren Gulbas, assistant professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College, found that all the women of African descent believed that having a nose job would improve their self-esteem.
The eight Ivy League universities gave out 52 honorary degrees this commencement season. Of the 52 honorary degrees awarded this year at Ivy League schools, 13, or 25 percent, went to Blacks.
Dr. Alexander, the E.E. Just 1907 Professor at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Edward A. Bouchet Award from the American Physical Society.
Marcus C. Bruce at Bates College, Gene A. Jarrett at Boston University, and Stephon H.S. Alexander at Dartmouth College are named to important teaching positions.