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When David Duke Paid a Visit to a HBCU

When David Duke Paid a Visit to a HBCU

Dillard University in New Orleans agreed to host a debate among candidates for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana. But David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, qualified to be included in the debate field. His presence on campus was met by protests leading to six arrests and police use of pepper spray.

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors to Honor Dillard University President

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors to Honor Dillard University President

Walter M. Kimbrough, the seventh president of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been selected to receive the Dr. Kent L. Gardner Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

University of Iowa Names Its New Residence Hall for Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

University of Iowa Names Its New Residence Hall for Alumna Elizabeth Catlett

The University of Iowa is naming its newest residence hall in honor of Elizabeth Catlett, the celebrated artist and the first African American woman to earn a master of fine arts degree at the university.

A New African American Dean at River Parishes Community College

A New African American Dean at River Parishes Community College

Walter T. Tillman Jr. was named dean of student services and enrollment management at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, Louisiana. He is a former executive of the Southern University System.

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Michael A. Freeman at Coppin State University, Felita Y. Singleton at Portland State University, Henry Wade Johnson at Benedict College, Marcus Cox at Xavier University of Louisiana, Paul Baker at North Carolina Central University, and Roland N. Bullard Jr. at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Dillard University Partners With the U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Dillard University Partners With the U.S. Army Research Laboratory

The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will provide funding and other resources for student research during the summer months, as well during the regular academic year.

Lisa Mims-Devezin Selected to Lead Southern University at New Orleans

Lisa Mims-Devezin Selected to Lead Southern University at New Orleans

Dr. Mims-Devezin has been serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university since 2014. She joined the faculty at Southern University at New Orleans in 1993 as an assistant professor of biology.

Dillard University Suspends Admissions to Its Bachelor's Degree Nursing Programs

Dillard University Suspends Admissions to Its Bachelor’s Degree Nursing Programs

The university will conduct a full internal assessment of the nursing program on all aspects of the program including curriculum, staffing, and support programs with the goal of boosting the performance of graduates on the nursing licensure examination.

Third Sister From Same Family Named Valedictorian at Dillard University

Third Sister From Same Family Named Valedictorian at Dillard University

Stephanie Akpapuna from Lagos, Nigeria, is the third member of her family to be named valedictorian at Dillard University in New Orleans. She will continue her education in the master of fine arts degree program in stage and production management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Three African American Men in Higher Education Receive Prestigious Awards

Three African American Men in Higher Education Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University in New Orleans, Joseph A. Johnson III, a retired professor of physics at Florida A&M University, and Isiah Warner, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Hired to new administrative posts are Janel Marts Green at Dillard University in New Orleans, Alonda Williams at Bellevue College in Washington State, and Kevin McDonald at the University of Missouri System.

New Faculty Posts for Two African American Women Scholars

New Faculty Posts for Two African American Women Scholars

Kemberly Washington was named to the Eben Hardie Jr. Finance Endowed Professorship at Dillard University in New Orleans and Pearl K. Ford Dowe was named scholar-in-residence at the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University.

New University Administrative Posts for Five African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Valerie I. Harrison at Temple University, David M. Grubb at Dillard University, Margo Foremen at Iowa State University, Adrienne J. McNeil-Washington at Lehigh University, and Yvette Barker at Texas Southern University.

Seven Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Seven Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Kenneth M. Holmes at Howard University, Cherisna Jean-Marie at Jarvis Christian College, Adria N. Kimbrough at Dillard University, Rhonda Jeter-Twilley at Bowie State University, and Wanda K. Brown at Winston-Salem State University.

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new duties are David H. Jackson at Florida A&M University. Belinda Archibong at Barnard College, Derron O. Wallace at Brandeis University, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, and Zella Palmer at Dillard University.

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.

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, recently held a ceremony to celebrate the naming of its new social policy center to honor Samuel DuBois Cook. In 1966, Dr. Cook became the first African American faculty member at Duke.

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.

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Barbara Guillory Thompson, 1936-2015

Barbara Guillory Thompson was the first African American women student to live in a dormitory on the Louisiana State University campus. Dr. Thompson later served on the Dillard University faculty for 42 years.

Dillard University Designates Physics and Film as "Signature Programs"

Dillard University Designates Physics and Film as “Signature Programs”

The university’s signature programs are majors that “epitomize Dillard’s mission and define its distinctiveness in the local, state, and national marketplace.” Signature programs will receive additional faculty and staff positions, endowed chairs, and additional equipment.

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.

Nine HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Nine HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Under the arrangement, students who graduate from any of California’s community colleges with a grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted to one of the nine HBCUs as juniors.

Dillard University to Offer Its First Online Course

Dillard University to Offer Its First Online Course

Dillard University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, will be offering its first online course during the spring 2015 semester: “Principles of Disease Prevention and Control.”

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.

Gary Clark to Direct New Center for Law and Public Interest at Dillard University

Gary Clark to Direct New Center for Law and Public Interest at Dillard University

Gary Clark, an associate professor and chair of the department of political science at Dillard, has been named the inaugural director of the new center that will will focus on pre-law training for students interested in the legal profession.

Dillard University in New Orleans to Offer Medical Physics Program

Dillard University in New Orleans to Offer Medical Physics Program

The university is offering a new medical physics concentration in its physics and pre-engineering program. The program will prepare undergraduate students for graduate study in medical physics and nuclear medical physics.

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

Earnest Salsberry has served in the post on an interim basis for several months. Rev. Salsberry is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University and holds a master of divinity degree from the Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta.

University of Cincinnati Aims to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

University of Cincinnati Aims to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

The provost’s office has allocated $1,170,000 to the faculty diversification effort during the current fiscal year. And the Office of the President has allocated $800,000 over the next three years for the effort.

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

After working in the New Orleans public schools, in 1987 Dr. Roussell was appointed the first Black school superintendent in Selma, Alabama. Later he was an administrator at his alma mater, Dillard University in New Orleans.

Professor Wins a National Award for Her Book on the History of Black Journalists

Professor Wins a National Award for Her Book on the History of Black Journalists

Jinx Coleman Broussard, a professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, received the History Division Book Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

In Memoriam: Elton C. Harrison, 1917-2014

In Memoriam: Elton C. Harrison, 1917-2014

Dr. Harrison taught mathematics at Fort Valley State University in Georgia and then had a long career as an administrator at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Dillard University in New Orleans.