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Emory University Study Finds Racial Disparities in Heart Condition Among College Football Players

Emory University Study Finds Racial Disparities in Heart Condition Among College Football Players

The study found no racial differences in concentric left ventricular hypertrophy among college football athletes that played on the offensive or defensive lines. But for skilled position players – quarterbacks, receivers, and running backs – a higher percentage of Black collegiate football players were more likely to develop concentric left ventricular hypertrophy than White football players.

In Memoriam: Leon Leroy Haley Jr., 1964-2021

In Memoriam: Leon Leroy Haley Jr., 1964-2021

Dr. Haley joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2017 as dean of the College of Medicine-Jacksonville. He was the first African American to hold that position. Dr. Haley also was a professor of emergency medicine and vice president for health affairs for the University of Florida.

Emory University Apologizes for Failing to Consider a Black Medical School Applicant in 1959

Emory University Apologizes for Failing to Consider a Black Medical School Applicant in 1959

In 1959, Marion Gerald Hood applied to the medical school at Emory University in Atlanta. After less than a week, Hood was informed that his application had been rejected. A letter from an admissions official stated “I am sorry I must write you that we are not authorized to consider for admission a member of the Negro race.”

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Rodney Lyn has been appointed dean of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Kimberly Jacob Arriola has been appointed dean of the Laney Graduate School at Emory University in Atlanta and Robert Williams was appointed dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies at California State University, East Bay.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Roderick Morrison at Tacoma Community College in Washington, Kia Lilly Caldwell at Washington University in St. Louis, Russell T. Griffin at Emory University in Atlanta, Vicki T. Sapp at SUNY-Fredonia, and Teresa Ramey at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President

Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President

In 2015, Dr. Wingard was appointed dean of the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University in New York City. He also held the rank of professor at the school. Previously, Dr. Wingard was the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment firm.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Yulander Wells, Jr. has been named deputy athletic director at Harvard University. Enku Gelaye was promoted to senior vice president and dean of campus life at Emory University in Atlanta and Wendell Williams will be the next associate chancellor of enrollment management at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Adrian Epps is the New Dean of the College of Education at Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Adrian Epps is the New Dean of the College of Education at Kennesaw State University in Georgia

Prior to being named interim dean in May 2020, Dr. Epps was an associate dean in the university’s College of Science and Mathematics from 2007 to 2019. He also served as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at Dalton State College from 2019 to 2020.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans in Higher Education

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.

In Memoriam: Robert Daniel Flanigan Jr., 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Robert Daniel Flanigan Jr., 1949-2021

This past December, Danny Flanigan celebrated his fiftieth year on the staff at Spelman College. At the time of hi death, he was executive vice-president, treasurer, and chief investment officer.

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.

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.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Colleges and Universities to Seek a Path Toward Reparations

Colleges and Universities to Seek a Path Toward Reparations

The Center for Social Solutions at the University of Michigan is leading a group of college and university scholars in an effort to examine possible avenues to provide reparations for African Americans and Indigenous people.

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

Sabrina Cherry of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Wins Peace Corps Award

The Franklin H. Williams Award recognizes ethnically diverse Peace Corps volunteers who have returned from their assignments and have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to civic engagement, service, diversity, inclusion, and world peace.

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.

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Azmera Hammouri-Davis at Tufts University, Edward Louis Hill Jr. at Harris-Stowe State University, Rachel James-Terry at Jackson State University, Keiko Price at Emory University, Rickey N. McCurry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Kimberly Reese at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver served as the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Later in her career, she served on the faculty at the Emory University School of Law.

Emory University's Jericho Brown Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Emory University’s Jericho Brown Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

In selecting Professor Brown’s collection of poetry for this honor, the Pulitzer board called it “a collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence.”

In Memoriam: Richard L. Marquess-Barry, 1940-2020

In Memoriam: Richard L. Marquess-Barry, 1940-2020

In 1965 Richard Marquess-Barry entered the Virginia Episcopal Theological Seminary. He was the only Black student enrolled at the seminary at that time. He went on to become a priest and educator.

Gilda Barabino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering

Gilda Barabino Will Be the Next President of the Olin College of Engineering

A respected researcher in the study of sickle cell disease, Dr. Barabino became dean of the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York in 2013. She also serves as the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor at City College.

Erika James to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Erika James to Lead the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

When she takes office on July 1, Erika James will be the first woman and the first African American to lead the prestigious business school since its founding in 1881. Since 2014, Dr. James has been serving as dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.

Texas A&M University's Roderic Pettigrew Honored by the National Academy of Engineering

Texas A&M University’s Roderic Pettigrew Honored by the National Academy of Engineering

Professor Pettigrew’s award was given “for leadership at the National Institutes of Health, and for academic and industrial convergence research and education, resulting in innovations that have improved global health care.”

Dwight A. McBride Named President of The New School in New York City

Dwight A. McBride Named President of The New School in New York City

Since 2017, Dr. McBride has served as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Emory University in Atlanta. Before going to Emory, Dr. McBride was the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American studies, English, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

New Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans at Colleges and Universities

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.

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.

Three African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

Stevie Watson is the inaugural dean of the School of Agriculture, Business & Technology at SUNY-Morrisville. Yolanda Cooper has been promoted to dean and university librarian at Emory University in Atlanta and Joan R.M. Bullock is the new dean of the law school at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Emory University's Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Emory University’s Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Vanessa Siddle Walker is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Professor Walker will be honored on September 1 at the DeKalb County Public Library.

Black Children Are Less Likely to Receive Bystander CPR Than White Children After Cardiac Arrest

Black Children Are Less Likely to Receive Bystander CPR Than White Children After Cardiac Arrest

The results found that a total of 3,399 children, or 48 percent of the total number of recorded cardiac arrests, received bystander CPR. When compared to White children, bystander CPR was 41 percent less likely for Black youth.

Six African Americans Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Brigette A. Bryant at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, Rita L. Walters at Union Theological Siminary in New York, Rolanda Burney at the University of Massachusetts, Bryle Henderson Hatch at North Carolina A&T State University, Carol E. Henderson at Emory University in Atlanta, and Rhae-Ann Booker at the University of Michigan.

Emory University Launches Exhibit on Portraits of African American Nannies With White Children

Emory University Launches Exhibit on Portraits of African American Nannies With White Children

Many of the nannies depicted in these images are anonymous. The backs of the photos often bear the child’s name, but not the caregivers. Most of the information about the relationship between these nannies and their charges comes from the White family’s perspective.

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

The new deans are Safiya George at the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University, Jonathan L. Walton at the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Ralph C. Noble at the College of Agriculture at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

African Americans Accepted Into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

African Americans Accepted Into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the racial/ethnic breakdown of their admitted students.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Nafissa Thompson-Spires of the University of Illinois, Gregory S. Carr of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Tayari Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, Jamilla Lyiscott of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Wilma Mishoe of Delaware State University, and Vinette Gordon of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Four African-American Scholars Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Four African-American Scholars Elected Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters recently inducted 11 individuals into the 250-member honorary society. New members are elected only upon the death of other members. Of the 11 new members, four are African Americans.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are Laquita Blockson at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Richard D. Johnson at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta.