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Black Identical Twins Each Had the Highest GPA at FIU's College of Engineering and Computing

Black Identical Twins Each Had the Highest GPA at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing

Shalisha and Shonda Witherspoon are identical twins. They recently graduated from the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University in Miami with identical 3.95 grade point averages, the best in the college.

In Memoriam: Ulysses Van Spiva, 1931-2016

In Memoriam: Ulysses Van Spiva, 1931-2016

In 1979, Dr. Spiva was named dean of the College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the first African American dean in the university’s history.

The New President of the North Miami Campus of Johnson & Wales University

The New President of the North Miami Campus of Johnson & Wales University

Dr. Larry Rice has served as president on an interim basis since 2014. Previously, he was vice president and dean of academic affairs. Dr. Rice joined the faculty at the university in 1993.

Scholar Learns the Origins of the African Name of a Florida International University Building

Scholar Learns the Origins of the African Name of a Florida International University Building

The origin and the meaning of the name of the Owa Ehan building on the campus of Florida International University in Miami have been a frequent topic of discussion on campus. Now an assistant professor at the university has found the answers.

Fort Valley State University President to Step Down in June

Fort Valley State University President to Step Down in June

Ivelaw Griffith, the ninth president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, has announced that he will leave his post at the end of the academic year on June 30. He will have served as president for less than two 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.

Florida International University Begins a Collaborative Effort on African Diaspora Studies

Florida International University Begins a Collaborative Effort on African Diaspora Studies

Florida International University in Miami has entered into an agreement with the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar in Quito, Ecuador, to develop a collaborative program in African diaspora studies and Latin American cultural studies.

Florida International University to Refurbish a Planetarium at a Predominantly Black High School

Florida International University to Refurbish a Planetarium at a Predominantly Black High School

Florida International University in Miami has announced plans to refurbish the planetarium at Booker T. Washington Senior High School in the predominantly African American neighborhood of Overtown.

Six New Bachelor's Degree Programs at Florida A&M University This Fall

Six New Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Florida A&M University This Fall

The new bachelor’s degree programs, which will begin this fall, are in physical and teacher education, health, leisure, and fitness studies, two bachelor’s degree programs in interdisciplinary studies, and two programs in environmental studies.

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.

New Administrative Roles for Four African American Academics

New Administrative Roles for Four African American Academics

The new appointees are Jaffus Hardrick at Florida International University, Patricia Salley at South Carolina State University, Melanie Hart at CUNY, and Gbubemi Okotieuro at Berkeley College in New York.

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.

A Trio of Black Scholars in New Teaching Posts

A Trio of Black Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Melody Howard-Clark joins the faculty at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Fred Walumbwa moves from Arizona State University to Florida International University and Derek S. Hicks was appointed assistant professor at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

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.

Boosting the Number of Minorities in Engineering

Boosting the Number of Minorities in Engineering

The Consortium of Minority-Serving Engineering and Technology Programs at Urban, Public Universities presented a plan to Congress to increase the number of minorities in the engineering field by 60 percent over the next 12 years.

Florida International University Leads Clean Water Program in West Africa

Florida International University Leads Clean Water Program in West Africa

The West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program will fund clean water projects in Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso.