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How Higher Education Contributes to Occupational Segregation by Race in the United States

How Higher Education Contributes to Occupational Segregation by Race in the United States

In 2017, only 10 percent of Black students, who originally declared a computer sciences field of study graduated with a computer sciences degree. In contrast, nearly 29 percent of White students whose original field of study was computer sciences graduated with a computer sciences degree.

Darnell Hunt Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Calfornia, Los Angeles

Darnell Hunt Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Calfornia, Los Angeles

Dr. Hunt has been serving dean of the Division of Social Sciences and professor of sociology and African American studies at UCLA. He joined the faculty there in 2001 as a professor of sociology and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.

Southern University Signs a Five-Year Partnership Agreement With Georgetown University

Southern University Signs a Five-Year Partnership Agreement With Georgetown University

The agreement represents a pledge by the leaders of Georgetown and the Southern University System to collaborate on activities that could include joint research and curriculum projects, the exchange of faculty and research scholars, faculty training and development, and grants and student pipeline programs. 

Study Finds a Large Racial Gap Among Young Adults Who Have a Good Job

Study Finds a Large Racial Gap Among Young Adults Who Have a Good Job

A new study by researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that it takes Black/African American workers until their mid-30s to have roughly the same chances of having a good job as White workers have by their mid-20s.

Five Universities Announce the Appointments of African Americans to Positions as Deans

Five Universities Announce the Appointments of African Americans to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Renée McDonald Hutchins at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Shawn Newton at Salem State University in Massachusetts, Buffy Smith at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, Grant Hayes at the University of Central Florida, and Christopher J. King at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Roberta Waite Appointed Dean of the Georgetown University School of Nursing

Roberta Waite Appointed Dean of the Georgetown University School of Nursing

Dr. Waite is a professor of nursing and executive director of Drexel University’s Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services – a nurse-managed community-based organization that provides comprehensive care to thousands of individuals each year.

Gloria Blackwell Is the New CEO of the American Association of University Women

Gloria Blackwell Is the New CEO of the American Association of University Women

Blackwell had been serving as the executive vice president and chief program officer for the association. For 17 years, she directed AAUW’s highly esteemed fellowships and grants program which has awarded more than $70 million in funding to women scholars and programs in the U.S. and overseas.

Notre Dame's K. Matthew Dames Is the New Leader of the Association of Research Libraries

Notre Dame’s K. Matthew Dames Is the New Leader of the Association of Research Libraries

Dr. Dames came to Notre Dame this fall after serving as Boston University Librarian since 2018. Earlier, Dr. Dames was associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

M. Brian Blake Appointed President of Georgia State University in Atlanta

M. Brian Blake Appointed President of Georgia State University in Atlanta

Dr. Blake is currently executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 2015, he was appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He will begin his new duties on August 9.

Two African American Faculty Members Win the Pulitzer Prize

Two African American Faculty Members Win the Pulitzer Prize

Marcia Chatelain, a professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., won the Pulitzer Prize in history and Mitchell S. Jackson, an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing

The Economic Cost of Racial Inequality in Higher Education

The Economic Cost of Racial Inequality in Higher Education

The study conducted a simulation that found that the U.S. economy misses out on $956 billion dollars per year, along with numerous nonmonetary benefits, as a result of postsecondary attainment gaps by economic status and race/ethnicity.

Four African American Scholars Appoointed to New Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Four African American Scholars Appoointed to New Teaching Posts at Major Universities

The scholars in new faculty posts are Kwame Dawes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nadia Brown at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Christopher Wayne Robinson at the Pennsylvania State University Allegheny Campus in McKeesport, and Roderick A. Ferguson at Yale Universsity.

Two African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Two African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Dana A. Williams was named dean of the Graduate School at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Leon Jones was named dean for medical education and professor of psychiatry at Georgetown’s School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Patricia Ramsey Appointed President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York

Patricia Ramsey Appointed President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York

Dr. Ramsey, whose appointment is effective May 1, will be the first woman to serve as the president of Medgar Evers College. A biologist by training, she comes to CUNY from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Earlier, she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Soyica Colbert Appointed to Dean Position at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Soyica Colbert Appointed to Dean Position at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Colbert joined the Georgetown faculty in 2013. She is the Idol Family Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences and has been serving as vice dean of the faculty. Professor Colbert will now serve as interim dean of Georgetown College.

Vanderbilt University Attracts a  Major Black Scholar to Its Faculty

Vanderbilt University Attracts a Major Black Scholar to Its Faculty

Currently a professor of sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Michael Eric Dyson will join the faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville on January 1 as a University Distinguished Professor in African American and diaspora studies with a joint appointment in the Divinity School.

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In Memoriam: Marie Marcelle Buteau Racine, 1934-2020

In 1969, Dr. Racine, a native of Haiti, joined the foreign languages faculty at Federal City College, which later became part of the University of the District of Columbia. She taught there until her retirement n 2013.

New Administrative Positions for Four African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for Four African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative duties are Maisha Williams at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, Alex Gary at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Sara Onori at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Haley Gingles at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Appointed to new posts are Myron L. Pope at the University of Alabama, Olabisi Ladeji Okubadejo at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Lisa McClinton at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Keith McGee at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Bryant Nall at Fisk University in Nashville.

C. Nicole Mason Is the New President of the Institute for Women's Policy Research

C. Nicole Mason Is the New President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Prior to taking over the leadership of the Institute, Dr. Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has also taught at Georgetown University and Spelman College.

Georgetown University Decides Not to Impose Student Fee to Address Slavery Reparations

Georgetown University Decides Not to Impose Student Fee to Address Slavery Reparations

This past spring, Georgetown University students voted overwhelmingly to pay an annual $27.50 fee that would go into a fund to support the descendants of slaves once owned by the university. But now the university has decided not to impose a student fee and will raise an equivalent amount from donations.

Georgetown University Study Finds the Deck Is Stacked Against Black Workers

Georgetown University Study Finds the Deck Is Stacked Against Black Workers

New research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that White workers have benefited from historical and systemic educational and economic advantages to build a disproportionate edge in the educational pipeline and the workforce that will continue to last for decades.

Justin Hansford Honored for His Work as a Leader in the Fight for Social Justice

Justin Hansford Honored for His Work as a Leader in the Fight for Social Justice

Justin Hansford, an associate professor of law at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has received the 2019 Right to Fight Award from the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation.

Family Income Is a Better Predictor of Success for Young Students Than Academic Achievement

Family Income Is a Better Predictor of Success for Young Students Than Academic Achievement

According to a new report, children who come from affluent backgrounds and have low school test scores are more likely than their less-affluent peers with high test scores to be in the highest quartile of socioeconomic status by the age of 25.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Academia

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Academia

Taking on new roles are Thomas C. Segar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Diane Crawford at Syracuse, Carol Burton at Western Carolina, Stephanie Danette Preston at Penn State, Shiera D. Goff at the University of Massachusetts, Adanna Johnson at Georgetown and James Harper at Tuskegee University.

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Named to new administrative posts are Michelle L. Webb at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, Courtney J. Martin at Yale University, Deus Bazira at Georgetown University, Tandra Taylor at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois, and Jake Tanksley at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Georgetown Students Approve a Fee to Benefit the Descendants of the University's Slaves

Georgetown Students Approve a Fee to Benefit the Descendants of the University’s Slaves

The student body at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., overwhelmingly approval a measure that will add $27.20 to their tuiition bills each semester. The fee will be used to create a fund that will benefit the descendants of the 272 people who were enslaved by the university.

Verna L. Williams Is the New Leader of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati

Verna L. Williams Is the New Leader of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati

Professor Williams joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2001. She has been serving as interim dean since May 2017. She also holds the title of Nippert Professor of Law.

Georgetown Students Will Vote on Fee to Aid Descendants of Slaves Sold by the University

Georgetown Students Will Vote on Fee to Aid Descendants of Slaves Sold by the University

The $27.20 per semester fee, which would be added to students’ tuition, would contribute to a fund to benefit the descendant community of the 272 enslaved individuals who were sold to pay off Georgetown’s debt in 1838.

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell is a professor of oncology, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in epidemiology.

The First Woman of Color to Serve as Dean of the St. Thomas University School of Law

The First Woman of Color to Serve as Dean of the St. Thomas University School of Law

Tamara F. Lawson has been named dean of St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida. Professor Lawson, who had been serving as interim dean since June 2018, earlier was associate dean for academic affairs from 2017 to June 2018.

Why Black Girls Experience Harsher School Punishments Than Their White Peers

Why Black Girls Experience Harsher School Punishments Than Their White Peers

Participants in a Georgetown University survey viewed Black girls as more adult than White girls. In particular, they viewed Black girls as needing less protection and nurturing and more knowledgable about adult and sexual topics than their White peers.

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

Lorelle Semley, an associate professor of history at th College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, will share the Bentley Book Prize from the World History Association. Dr. Semley’s book, described by a reviewer as a “staple of reading lists for years to come,” explores the meaning of citizenship for French colonial subjects of African descent.

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee is the interim Campus CEO of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is a professor of English and has been serving as interim dean of academic affairs at the college. She will serve while a search is conducted for an individual to fill the position on a permanent basis.

Law Professors Look to Narrow the Racial Gap in Broadband Internet Access

Law Professors Look to Narrow the Racial Gap in Broadband Internet Access

Olivier Sylvain, an associate professor of law at Fordham University in New York and Sheila Foster, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, are leading the legal team of a project that hopes to bring broadband internet access to low-income residents in Harlem.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.