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Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

D. R. Butler, the associate director of athletics for academics and intercollegiate athletics at George Mason University, and Glenda Hammond, the director of the Upward Bound program at Michigan State University are retiring. Joy Karega was dismissed from the faculty at Oberlin College in Ohio.

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.

Online Interactive Map Charts the Spread of Slavery in the United States

Online Interactive Map Charts the Spread of Slavery in the United States

Using U.S. Census data from 1790 to 1860, Lincoln Mullen of George Mason University created a map which shows how many slaves there were in each county in the United States at the time. Users can click on any county for the specifics of the particular county.

Helon Habilia Named Judge of a Prestigious Book Prize Competition

Helon Habilia Named Judge of a Prestigious Book Prize Competition

Helon Habila, an associate professor of creative writing in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has been selected as the judge for the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.

George Mason University Partners With an African Nonprofit Organization

George Mason University Partners With an African Nonprofit Organization

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has signed an agreement with 72 Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing sustainable peace environments throughout Africa.

Universities Appoint Six New Black Administrators

Universities Appoint Six New Black Administrators

The new appointees are Julian R. Williams at George Mason University, Guy-Alain Amoussou at Bowie State, Michael Williams at the University of California, Berkeley, Eddie J. Howard at Youngstown State, Rick Kisner at Tuskegee University, and Obadiah Simmons Jr. at Grambling State.

The Next Provost at Drexel University in Philadelphia

The Next Provost at Drexel University in Philadelphia

M. Brian Blake is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami in Florida. He will become provost at Drexel University on August 1.

Two Nigerian Writers Who Teach in the U.S. Win the Windham Campbell Prize

Two Nigerian Writers Who Teach in the U.S. Win the Windham Campbell Prize

Helon Habila is an associate professor of creative writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Teju Cole is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College in New York.

Oral History Project on the Civil Rights Movement Housed at George Mason University

Oral History Project on the Civil Rights Movement Housed at George Mason University

The Northern Virginia Civil Rights Archive: Personal Histories of Struggle and Achievement in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes more than 50 hours of videotape interviews.

Cynthia Warrick Selected to Lead Grambling State University in Louisiana

Cynthia Warrick Selected to Lead Grambling State University in Louisiana

Dr. Warrick currently serves as senior fellow at the Center for Minority Health Services Research in the College of Pharmacy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She spent the 2012-13 academic year as interim president of South Carolina State University.

In Memoriam: Elbert Bernard White, 1945-2013

In Memoriam: Elbert Bernard White, 1945-2013

Before his retirement in 2011, Dr. White was an associate professor and the former associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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.

George Mason University Students Recreate Some of the Iconic Photographs of Black History

George Mason University Students Recreate Some of the Iconic Photographs of Black History

The students found actors who resembled the historical figures and secured costumes and designed sets to recreate the original scenes in old photographs.

George Mason University Receives Large Archive of Africana Materials

George Mason University Receives Large Archive of Africana Materials

The collection, donated by John Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies at the university, includes about 4,000 items including rare books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs.