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Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

The study documented 40 lynchings in the state during the period from 1854 to 1933. The research was conducted by Nicholas M. Creary and two students. Dr. Creary is an assistant professor of history and government at Bowie State.

John Carroll University in Ohio to Explore Its Historical Ties to Slavery

John Carroll University in Ohio to Explore Its Historical Ties to Slavery

John Carroll was the first Catholic bishop in the United States and was a founder of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He owned a least one slave and participated in the management of Jesuit-owned plantations in Maryland.

Georgetown University Examines Its Ties to the Slave Trade

Georgetown University Examines Its Ties to the Slave Trade

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., announced that a memorial to slaves who were sold by the university in 1838 would be built on campus. Also preferential treatment in university admissions will be given to the descendants of the university’s former slaves.

Georgetown University Study Documents Racial Disparities in Health Care in DC

Georgetown University Study Documents Racial Disparities in Health Care in DC

Blacks, who are 46 percent of the District’s population, represented 73 percent of all patients hospitalized. Black men in the District have a life expectancy that is 15 years lower than for White men.

New Provosts for Two Historically Black Universities

New Provosts for Two Historically Black Universities

Patricia Pierce Ramsey, chair of the department of natural sciences at Bowie State University in Maryland, will become provost at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Peter O. Nwosu, a professor and administrator at California State University, Fullerton, will be provost at Clark Atlanta University.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Trevor A. Dawes at the University of Delaware, Patricia Lowe at Boston College, Sandra Hodge at Jackson State University, K. Matthew Dames at Georgetown University, Joelle Murchison at the University of Connecticut, and Jason Pina at Ohio University.

The Inaugural Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham University

The Inaugural Director of the Center on Race, Law, and Justice at Fordham University

Robin A. Lenhardt has taught at the Fordham University School of Law in New York City since 2004. The new center will be a platform for cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship on race, structural inequality, and racial justice.

Academic Study Finds Racial Differences in Smoking Behavior

Academic Study Finds Racial Differences in Smoking Behavior

African American are less likely than Whites to begin smoking in their teen years when most people who smoke start their habits. But, Blacks are less likely than Whites to quit smoking once they get older.

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.

Georgetown University to Offer African American Studies Major

Georgetown University to Offer African American Studies Major

The new African American Studies major includes 10 courses and offers concentrations in language, literature, arts, and culture or in history, behavioral science, and social inquiry.

African American College Students Tend to Concentrate in Majors That Lead to Low Pay

African American College Students Tend to Concentrate in Majors That Lead to Low Pay

According to a Georgetown University study, African Americans who complete college are more likely to major in subject areas that lead to low-paying jobs. There are small percentages of Black students who graduate with degrees in disciplines that lead to high-paying jobs.

Georgetown University Commits to Addressing Racial Injustice

Georgetown University Commits to Addressing Racial Injustice

Georgetown University President John DeGioia said that the university would establish an African American studies program, a new research center on race, and hire the faculty required to fully staff these initiatives.

Georgetown Renames Two Buildings on Campus That Honored Men With Ties to Slavery

Georgetown Renames Two Buildings on Campus That Honored Men With Ties to Slavery

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., has announced that it is changing the names of two buildings on campus. Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall were both named after former presidents of the university who had participated in the slave trade.

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.

Hugh Mighty to Lead the Howard University College of Medicine

Hugh Mighty to Lead the Howard University College of Medicine

Dr. Mighty has been serving as vice chancellor for clinical affairs at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Earlier in his career, he was on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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.

Thea James Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award From the Schwartz Center

Thea James Wins the Compassionate Caregiver Award From the Schwartz Center

Thea L. James is an associate professor of emergency medicine and assistant dean of diversity and multicultural affairs at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. James has cared on site for victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and earthquakes in Iran and Haiti.

Honors for Two African Americans in Higher Education

Honors for Two African Americans in Higher Education

Shauna Carlisle of the University of Washington-Bothell was honored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Georgetown University is naming its new athletics facility after John R. Thompson Jr.

Research Finds That for Black Women, Exercise Can Fend Off Aggressive Breast Cancer

Research Finds That for Black Women, Exercise Can Fend Off Aggressive Breast Cancer

The study by researchers at Boston University and Georgetown University found that Black women who exercise at least once each week were less likely to develop an aggressive form of breast cancer than Black women who did not exercise.

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.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Lucas Morel was named to an endowed chair at Washington and Lee University. T. Elon Dancy II was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at the University of Oklahoma and Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University was named chair of a government commission.

Anita Allen Appointed Vice Provost for Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania

Anita Allen Appointed Vice Provost for Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania

Anita L. Allen holds an endowed chair at the law school and is a professor of philosophy. She is an international expert in privacy law and contemporary ethics and the author of seven books and more than 100 academic articles.

Patricia King Stepping Down From the Harvard Corporation

Patricia King Stepping Down From the Harvard Corporation

The Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center has served on the principal fiduciary governing authority of Harvard University for the past seven years.

Mary Brown to Receive the Legacy of a Dream Award From Georgetown University

Mary Brown to Receive the Legacy of a Dream Award From Georgetown University

The Xavier University graduate is the executive director and co-founder of Life Pieces to Masterpieces, an academic enrichment program for young Black males in Washington, D.C.

Can HBCUs Compete?

Can HBCUs Compete?

Richard F. America, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., offers strategies on how historically Black colleges and universities can compete in today’s world of higher education.

Online Publication Identifies Its Choices for the Best Law Schools for Blacks

Online Publication Identifies Its Choices for the Best Law Schools for Blacks

Harvard Law School is rated as the best for Black students. The law school at historically Black Howard University ranks second and the Georgetown University Law Center is third.

Georgetown University Study Examines Racial Health Disparity in the Aftermath of Strokes

Georgetown University Study Examines Racial Health Disparity in the Aftermath of Strokes

African Americans who survive an intracranial hemorrhage, a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain, are far more likely to have high blood pressure a year after their stroke than White Americans.

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.

University of Miami Names New Graduate School Dean

University of Miami Names New Graduate School Dean

M. Brian Blake has been serving as associate dean for strategic initiatives and professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

Clarence Jones Named Winner of the Legacy of a Dream Award

Clarence Jones Named Winner of the Legacy of a Dream Award

A former speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr., he is currently a scholar-in-residence at Stanford University.

Donna Brazile Awarded an Honorary Doctorate at North Carolina A&T State University

Donna Brazile Awarded an Honorary Doctorate at North Carolina A&T State University

Brazile, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, managed the 2000 presidential campaign of Al Gore.

Georgetown University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Care of Stroke Victims

Georgetown University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Care of Stroke Victims

A study by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center finds a racial disparity in care for stroke victims.