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Black Men Clean Up at the National Book Awards

Black Men Clean Up at the National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation recently announced the winners of the National Book Awards in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. African American men were winners in three of the four categories.

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: Samuel A. Floyd Jr., 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Samuel A. Floyd Jr., 1937-2016

Samuel Floyd Jr. was the founder of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College in Chicago and the founder of the Black Music Research Journal.

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.

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Harriett Kimbro-Hamilton, an associate professor of human performance and science at Tennessee State University in Nashville, was awarded for writing a book on her father who was a six-time all-star in the Negro Baseball League.

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.

H. James Williams Named President of Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati

H. James Williams Named President of Mount Saint Joseph University in Cincinnati

Dr. Williams was president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, from 2013 to September 2015. Previously, he served as dean of the business school at Grand Valley State University.

In Memoriam: Walter J. Leonard, 1929-2015

In Memoriam: Walter J. Leonard, 1929-2015

Dr. Leonard served as president of Fisk University from 1977 to 1984. Earlier he held several posts at Harvard University and is credited with being a major force in the racial diversity of the student body at Harvard.

Interim President Says Fisk University Still Faces "Tremendous Challenges"

Interim President Says Fisk University Still Faces “Tremendous Challenges”

Despite a $30 million cash infusion from an agreement sharing its art collection, Fisk University still faces a challenging financial outlook, according to it new interim president Frank L. Sims.

A Change in Leadership at Fisk University in Nashville

A Change in Leadership at Fisk University in Nashville

H. James Williams has resigned as president of the university after less than three years on the job. Frank L. Sims, a member of the board of trustees who was an executive at Cargill Inc., has been named interim president.

In Memoriam: Mary Lynn Jones Walker Huntley, 1946-2015

In Memoriam: Mary Lynn Jones Walker Huntley, 1946-2015

Lynn Walker Huntley served as president of the Southern Education Foundation from 2002 to 2010. Earlier she was an attorney for the Legal Defense Fund and a deputy assistant attorney general in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Fisk University Partners With Nine Academic Institutions in China

Fisk University Partners With Nine Academic Institutions in China

The agreements call for academic and cultural exchanges between Fisk and the Chinese universities and the establishment of dual degree programs where students from both countries will study at Fisk and a Chinese university to complete their degrees.

In Memoriam: Charles Ullman Smith, 1926-2015

In Memoriam: Charles Ullman Smith, 1926-2015

C.U. Smith was a civil rights leader and a long-time faculty member at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. During his nearly half century at Florida A&M, Dr. Smith served as chair of the department of sociology and dean of graduate studies.

In Memoriam: Arthur R. Berry, 1923-2015

In Memoriam: Arthur R. Berry, 1923-2015

During his long career in education, Berry taught at Alabama A&M University, Florida A&M University, and Albany State University in Georgia, where he chaired the art department.

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.

1909 Fisk Jubilee Singers Recording Inducted Into the Grammy Hall of Fame

1909 Fisk Jubilee Singers Recording Inducted Into the Grammy Hall of Fame

The Recording Academy has inducted a 1909 recording of the spiritual “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” sung by the Fisk University Jubilee Singers into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Tracking Black Student Graduation Rates at HBCUs

Tracking Black Student Graduation Rates at HBCUs

At half the HBCUs in our survey, the Black student graduation rate is 34 percent or lower. There are seven HBCUs in our survey where less than one in five entering Black students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.

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: Jonathan Raymond Reed, 1933-2014

In Memoriam: Jonathan Raymond Reed, 1933-2014

Jonathan Raymond Reed was a long-time obstetrician and gynecologist and an assistant clinical professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Another Ranking of the Nation's Best HBCUs

Another Ranking of the Nation’s Best HBCUs

The website BestColleges.com ranks the nation’s colleges and universities in a number of categories and recently published a list of what it considers the best HBCUs. Morehouse College in Atlanta took the top spot.

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.

Fisk University Enrollments Are Up 42 Percent From Three Years Ago

Fisk University Enrollments Are Up 42 Percent From Three Years Ago

Fisk University’s more solid financial outlook appears to have had a positive impact on enrollments. There are 771 students on campus this fall, a 19.5 percent increase from a year ago and a 42 percent increase from 2011.

Fisk University Wins the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Fisk University Wins the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

This is the first time that Fisk University has won the competition. For their efforts, the team has earned a grant of $50,000 dollars for their institution.

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary's College of Maryland

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dr. Jordan, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue, currently serves as professor of chemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Two HBCUs Removed From Accreditation Probation

Two HBCUs Removed From Accreditation Probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has lifted the probation of accreditation at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Nontombi Naomi Tutu Wins Social Justice Award

Nontombi Naomi Tutu Wins Social Justice Award

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a student at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, received the Otis Social Justice Award from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

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.

Fisk University Names Its 15th President

Fisk University Names Its 15th President

H. James Williams is dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He will assume his new post on February 1, 2013.

Fisk University Names Two Finalists for President

Fisk University Names Two Finalists for President

Fisk has chosen two finalists with far different resumes. One has a background in business while the other has had a career largely in academia.

Fisk University Completes Agreement to Share Its Stieglitz Art Collection

Fisk University Completes Agreement to Share Its Stieglitz Art Collection

The university received $30 million, with $15.2 million earmarked for its endowment. Nearly $6 million is being used for legal fees associated with the eight-year legal battle to share or sell the art collection.

Two Black Poets Honored by the U.S. Postal Service

Two Black Poets Honored by the U.S. Postal Service

Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks are among 10 poets honored in a new series of stamps.

Fisk University Sees the Light at the End of the Tunnel in Long-Running Legal Dispute

Fisk University Sees the Light at the End of the Tunnel in Long-Running Legal Dispute

The Tennessee Supreme Court has sided with Fisk in its attempt to share its art collection with a museum in Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Marcellus Brooks (1941-2012)

In Memoriam: Marcellus Brooks (1941-2012)

Brooks spent his entire professional career at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hazel O'Leary to Retire From Presidency of Fisk University

Hazel O’Leary to Retire From Presidency of Fisk University

She was the first woman and first African American to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Fisk University Wins the Latest Round in Its Legal Battle to Share Its Art Collection

Fisk University Wins the Latest Round in Its Legal Battle to Share Its Art Collection

Fisk has been trying to resolve this issue for seven years.