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Benita Powell to Lead the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors

Benita Powell to Lead the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors

Benita Powell is the assistant general counsel at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Powell will serve for a year as president-elect of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors before taking over the leadership of the organization.

Differences in Treatment for Those Who Suffer Cardiac Arrest by Racial Makeup of Neighborhood

Differences in Treatment for Those Who Suffer Cardiac Arrest by Racial Makeup of Neighborhood

A new study, led by a Duke University School of Medicine scholar, found that people who live in predominantly White neighborhoods are much more likely than people who live in predominantly Black neighborhoods to be treated with CPR or a defibrillator after suffering cardiac arrest.

Duke University Acquires a Collection of Black History Items

Duke University Acquires a Collection of Black History Items

The collection showcases Black Americans through advertisements and political campaigns aimed at African Americans from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Widespread Job Losses in a Community Impact College Attendance Patterns

Widespread Job Losses in a Community Impact College Attendance Patterns

Researchers at Duke University found that simple economics aren’t the only factor at play. Widespread job losses for parents and guardians also trigger adolescent emotional problems and poor academic performance, which, in turn, puts college out of reach.

The New Dean of the School of Divinity at Shaw University in North Carolina

The New Dean of the School of Divinity at Shaw University in North Carolina

Johnny Bernard Hill has been serving as an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Earlier in his career Dr. Hill was an associate professor of theology at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Prairie View A&M University President Is Stepping Down

Prairie View A&M University President Is Stepping Down

George C. Wright, the seventh president of historically Black Prairie View A&M University in Texas, announced that he will step down as soon as an interim replacement is named. Dr. Wright, who became president of the university in 2003, will remain at the university as a professor of history.

New Faculty Assignments for Five African American Scholars

New Faculty Assignments for Five African American Scholars

The five Black scholars in new faculty roles are Tomisha Brock at Clark Atlanta University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Myra Greene at Spelman College in Atlanta, Thomas Bynum at Cleveland State University, and Linda M. Burton at Duke University.

In Memoriam: Samuel DuBois Cook, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Samuel DuBois Cook, 1928-2017

Samuel DuBois Cook was the first African American faculty member at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the long-time president of Dillard University in New Orleans.

Notable Honors for Two African American Male Scholars

Notable Honors for Two African American Male Scholars

The honorees are William Darity Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University, and Kenon Brown, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Alabama.

State Board Names Its Preferred Candidate for President of Jackson State University

State Board Names Its Preferred Candidate for President of Jackson State University

The board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi announced that it has selected William B. Bynum, current president of Mississippi Valley State University, as the “preferred candidate” to be the next president of Jackson State University.

In Memoriam: Charles Rudolph Davis, 1937-2017

In Memoriam: Charles Rudolph Davis, 1937-2017

Chuck Davis was one of the nation’s foremost authorities on African and African American dance. In 1983, he founded the African American Dance Ensemble in Durham, North Carolina, and taught classes at Duke University and North Carolina Central University.

University of Notre Dame Scholar Named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology

University of Notre Dame Scholar Named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology

Emmanuel Katongole, an associate professor of theology and peace studies at Notre Dame, will spend a year in sub-Saharan African conducting research on ethnic, religious, and ecological violence. The fellows program is administered by the Association of Theological Schools and funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Cornell University Chooses the Next Dean of Its School of Applied Economics and Management

Cornell University Chooses the Next Dean of Its School of Applied Economics and Management

Currently, Lynn Perry Wooten is senior associate dean for academic and student excellence and a clinical professor of strategy, management, and organizations at the University of Michigan. She will become dean on July 1.

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.

Two African American Giants of Higher Education to Have Highways Named in Their Honor

Two African American Giants of Higher Education to Have Highways Named in Their Honor

The department of transportation in North Carolina plans to have stretches of interstate highways in the state named for Julius L. Chambers, who was chancellor of North Carolina Central University, and John Hope Franklin, the noted historian who was a long-time professor at Duke University.

Two African American Women Leaving Their Academic Posts

Two African American Women Leaving Their Academic Posts

J. Nwando Olayiwola, director of the Center for Primary Care Excellence at the University of California, San Francisco, is taking a job at a healthcare technology company and Karla FC Holloway, the James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University, has retired.

In Memoriam: Wayne Everett Crumwell

In Memoriam: Wayne Everett Crumwell

In 1968, Wayne Crumwell became the first African American to graduate from Davidson College in North Carolina. He later earned a law degree at Duke, opened a private law practice, and served as a faculty member at North Carolina Central University.

Research Finds That the Racial Earnings Gap for Men Has Returned to 1950s Level

Research Finds That the Racial Earnings Gap for Men Has Returned to 1950s Level

The authors explain that the changing economy has been difficult for all workers with less than a high school education but has been particularly devastating for Black men. They found that in 1960, 19 percent of Black men were not working. By 2014, 35 percent of Black men were not employed.

Paula McClain Appointed to a New Term as Dean of the Graduate School at Duke University

Paula McClain Appointed to a New Term as Dean of the Graduate School at Duke University

Paula McClain, a professor of political science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was initially named dean in 2012 and will now serve through June 30, 2022. Professor McClain has been on the faculty at Duke University since 2000.

Pauli Murray's Home Slated to Become a National Historic Landmark

Pauli Murray’s Home Slated to Become a National Historic Landmark

The Pauli Murray Project at the Human Rights Center at Duke University has been working for many years to obtain landmark status for the civil rights activist’s home in Durham. Those efforts have finally reached fruition.

Two African Americans Appointed to Terms as Deans

Two African Americans Appointed to Terms as Deans

Luke Powery was appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Cornelia Sewell-Allen is the new dean of student life at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.

New Faculty Assignments for a Trio of Black Scholars

New Faculty Assignments for a Trio of Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Keisha Bentley-Edwards at the Duke University School of Medicine, Cedric Merlin Powell at the University of Louisville, and Catherine Knight Steele at the University of Maryland, College Park.

New Faculty Roles for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Faculty Roles for Six African Americans in Higher Education

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

Duke University Scholar Finds That "Beauty Is in the Ear of the Beholder"

Duke University Scholar Finds That “Beauty Is in the Ear of the Beholder”

A new study by Robert L. Reece, a doctoral candidate in sociology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, finds that when test subjects are told a person is of mixed-racial heritage that person is perceived as more attractive than when test subjects are told the person is Black.

New Website Explores the Origins of African American Music

New Website Explores the Origins of African American Music

Scholars at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have debuted an interactive website that chronicles what is believed to be among the earliest examples of the music of the African diaspora.

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: Austin Chesterfield Clarke, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Austin Chesterfield Clarke, 1934-2016

Clarke was a native of Barbados. He came to Canada in 1955 to study at the University of Toronto. The author of 11 novels, he taught at Yale University, Duke University, and the University of Texas.

Harvard University Receives the Vast Archives of Televangelist Carlton Pearson

Harvard University Receives the Vast Archives of Televangelist Carlton Pearson

Carlton Pearson, a former Pentecostal televangelist, has donated his personnel archives to the Andover-Harvard Theological Library. The archives include thousands of hours of raw and produced footage from Pearson’s days as a televangelist.

Duke University Debuts an Online Guide of Julian Abele's Contributions to Its Campus

Duke University Debuts an Online Guide of Julian Abele’s Contributions to Its Campus

African American Julian Abele designed many of the Gothic buildings on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Now the university has debuted a new online tour guide of Abele’s contributions to its campus.

In Memoriam: Raymond Gavins, 1942-2016

In Memoriam: Raymond Gavins, 1942-2016

Dr. Gavins joined the faculty at Duke in 1970. He was the first African American to join the faculty of Duke’s history department. Dr. Gavins was promoted to associate professor in 1977 and to full professor in 1992.

New Assignments for Three African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Three African American Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Lamont A. Flowers of Clemson University in South Carolina, Gary Bennett Jr. of Duke University, and Monique Greenwood at Howard University.

Spelman College Establishes a Curatorial Studies Program

Spelman College Establishes a Curatorial Studies Program

A recent survey found that only 4 percent of museum professionals are African Americans. This new program, said to be the first of its kind at a historically Black college or university, seeks to address the diversity gap in museum leadership.

Three Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Three Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Deborah Deas will be the new dean of the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Onye Ozuzu was named dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago and Arlie Petters was named dean of academic affairs at Trinity College of Duke University.

Study Finds That HBCUs Are Charged Higher Fees to Issue Bonds

Study Finds That HBCUs Are Charged Higher Fees to Issue Bonds

A new study authored by researchers at four universities, finds that historically Black colleges and university pay a higher underwriting fee for debt issues than predominantly White institutions even when credit reporting agencies rate the debt issues as having similar risk.

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Terry Lindsay at Paul Smith College, Shawna Young at Duke University, Lynette Clemetson at the University of Michigan, Rick W. Smith Jr. at Kentucky State University, Lynn Swann at the University of Southern California, and Pamela Nolan Young at the University of Notre Dame.

Keith Whitfield Named the Next Provost of Wayne State University in Detroit

Keith Whitfield Named the Next Provost of Wayne State University in Detroit

Dr. Whitfield currently serves as vice provost for academic affairs at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. There, he is also a professor of psychology and neuroscience and a research professor in the department or geriatric medicine at the medical school.