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U.S. News and World Report Lists Its Choices as the Nation's Best HBCUs

U.S. News and World Report Lists Its Choices as the Nation’s Best HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was first and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 13th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

The New Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

The New Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Cassandra B. Jeter-Bailey is the first African-American and also the first woman to hold this position. Jeter-Bailey was director of admission for juris doctorate and graduate law programs at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

NBA Star Stephen Curry Funds the Reestablishment of Golf Teams at Howard University

NBA Star Stephen Curry Funds the Reestablishment of Golf Teams at Howard University

Starting in the 2020-21 academic year, Howard will field men’s and women’s golf teams. Curry’s donation will provide the startup costs for the program and fund it for six years.

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.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

The four Black faculty members who are taking on new roles are Ravi Perry at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Kathleen Dorsey Bellow at Xavier University in New Orleans, Narketta Sparkman-Key at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and Rodney Priestly at Princeton University in New Jersey.

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

In Memoriam: Chloe A. Wofford Morrison, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison was a giant of American literature and the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities Emeritus at Princeton University in New Jersey. In 1993, Professor Morrison was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

A. Eugene Washington Gets a Vote of Confidence at Duke University

A. Eugene Washington Gets a Vote of Confidence at Duke University

A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, has been reappointed to a second five-year term beginning July 1, 2020. He came to Duke in 2015 after serving as dean of the medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Andrea Jackson Is the New Dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry

Andrea Jackson Is the New Dean of the Howard University College of Dentistry

Dr. Jackson has served as interim dean of the College of Dentistry since July 2018. Earlier, she was associate dean of clinical affairs and professor and chair of the department of prosthodontics. She has served on the Howard University faculty for the past 30 years.

Peggy Valentine Appointed to Lead Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Peggy Valentine Appointed to Lead Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Dr. Valentine has been serving as dean of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Her research focuses on homeless and minority health issues. Dr. Valentine is the founding editor-in-chief for the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity.

In Memoriam: William Benjamin Ray Sr., 1925-2019

In Memoriam: William Benjamin Ray Sr., 1925-2019

After concluding his career as an opera performer, Ray taught for 10 years at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 1992, Ray became director of the voice program at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Howard University Opens New Healthcare Center for Low-Income, Military Families

Howard University Opens New Healthcare Center for Low-Income, Military Families

Howard University Hospital has recently announced the opening of a new Women, Infants, and Children Family Center in Washington, D.C. The new center will provide low-income, military families with infants and children access to health care resources, counseling, and social services.

In Memoriam: LaSalle Doheny Leffall Jr., 1930-2019

In Memoriam: LaSalle Doheny Leffall Jr., 1930-2019

LaSalle Leffall was a giant in African American education and was a leading cancer researcher. He chaired the department of surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine for a quarter century. Dr. Leffall was the first African American president of the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Four African Americans

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Four African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Kerry Anne Simon at Mississippi Valley State University, Kwanna King at the University of Wyoming, Charles King at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Sean Plater at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Northeastern Illinois University Appoints a New Chief Academic Officer

Northeastern Illinois University Appoints a New Chief Academic Officer

Currently, Dr. Dennis Rome serves as a professor and dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Prior to that, he held various positions at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

A new report shows that there are currently 30 HBCUs across the country that own patent rights. The Morehouse School of Medicine holds the most patents of any HBCU with 63 patents generated from 2000 to 2019.

In Memoriam: Clifton Hennessee Kearney Sr., 1925-2019

In Memoriam: Clifton Hennessee Kearney Sr., 1925-2019

Clifton Hennesse Kearney Sr. was the director and coordinator of transfer students in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University. He served on the staff at the university for 31 years. He also chaired the Howard University Alumni Association.

Howard University and the National Institutes of Health Join Forces to Train Junior Faculty

Howard University and the National Institutes of Health Join Forces to Train Junior Faculty

The partnership program aims to help junior faculty acquire the requisite skill sets to procure external grants and enhance scholarly productivity. It will also facilitate mentoring opportunities, lecture exchanges, shared equipment, and student training initiatives in biomedical research.

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

Nationwide, 88.6 percent of all 2016 law school graduates passed bar exams within two years. None of the six law schools at historically Black universities had a bar passage rate that exceeded the national average. Southern University in Louisiana and Texas Southern University had the highest rates among HBCU law schools.

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Returns to the Classroom

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Returns to the Classroom

This semester, Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick is teaching a weekly course for Ph.D. students on the intricacies of higher education presidencies, with a particular focus on minority-serving institutions.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are Claire Garcia at Colorado College, Malik S. Henfield at Loyola University in Chicago, Wendi S. Williams at Mills College in Oakland, California, Nicola Boothe Perry at Florida A&M University, and John M.M. Anderson at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Howard University Doctoral Student Discovers New Information About the Diet of Enslaved Africans

Howard University Doctoral Student Discovers New Information About the Diet of Enslaved Africans

By analyzing the soil at the African Burial Ground in New York City, Carter Clinton, the 2017-2018 Just Julian Scholar at Howard University, discovered a high level of strontium in the soil, which indicated a diet heavy with vegetables.

Big Sean Sponsors Entreprenurial Contest For HBCU Students

Big Sean Sponsors Entreprenurial Contest For HBCU Students

The contest, “Moguls in the Making,” gave HBCU students the opportunity to plan, develop, and present a business plan in front of their peers and a panel of judges. They also participated in workshops focused on various topics such as financial literacy, idea pitching, and building business models.

Howard University Joins the Public Interest Technology University Network

Howard University Joins the Public Interest Technology University Network

The Public Interest Technology University Network is a group of colleges and universities committed to educating students to apply technical understanding and practice to questions of individual rights, justice, social welfare, and the public good. Howard University is the 21st institution to join the network.

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Channing L. Moreland who has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Emmanuel K. Asiamah, who has been appointed assistant professor of animal science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Omari H. Swinton of Howard University who is the new president of the National Economic Association.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

The African American scholars who are taking on new assignments are Leelannee Malin of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Chris Lebron of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, John Gates at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Monica Baskin of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Professor Brady was the first African American to earned a Ph.D. in chemistry. He will be honored with plaques at the University of Illinois, where he earned his doctorate, and at schools where he served on the faculty: Fisk University, Tuskegee University, Howard University, and Tougaloo College.

Two African American Women Honored With Notable Awards

Two African American Women Honored With Notable Awards

Berenecea J. Eanes, vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, was honored by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Talitha M. Washington, associate professor of mathematics at Howard University won the Black Engineer of the Year STEM Innovator Award.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Dana Williams to Lead the Howard University Graduate School

Dana Williams to Lead the Howard University Graduate School

Dana Williams has been named interim dean of the Howard University Graduate School. She is chair of the department of English and a professor of African American literature. She has been a Howard University faculty member since 2003.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Howard University Names the Next Dean of Its College of Arts and Sciences

Howard University Names the Next Dean of Its College of Arts and Sciences

Since 2014, Dr. Rubin Patterson has been chair of department of sociology and criminology at Howard University. He previously served as a professor of sociology and in several administrative roles at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Dr. Patterson will become dean on July 1.

Danielle Conway Named Dean of Penn State's Dickinson Law School

Danielle Conway Named Dean of Penn State’s Dickinson Law School

Professor Conway has served as dean and professor at the University of Maine School of Law since 2015. Earlier, she served on the faculty of law schools at the University of Hawaii, the University of Memphis, and Georgetown University.

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

John Newson, director of university bands at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has retired from his position after 25 years and James Lucas, director of human resources at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is retiring after almost seven years at the institution.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

The Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees to Black Scholars

During the five-year period from 2013 through 2017, 11,389 Black or African American students earned doctoral degrees at colleges and universities in the United States. Walden University awarded 969 of these, by far the most of any educational institution.