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University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate

University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate

In 1953, Walter N. Ridley earned a doctorate from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Ridley holds the distinction of being the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from a historically white university in the South.

Howard University to Offer a Digital Technlogy Credential Program to Students in All Majors

Howard University to Offer a Digital Technlogy Credential Program to Students in All Majors

A group of Howard University faculty developed a six-course curriculum for non-STEM majors, which would lead to a Digital Tech Generalist Credential to integrate digital technology skills into a higher education curriculum. Students who earn the credential would receive hiring preferences at local companies.

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 Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Positions

Howard University Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Positions

John M. M. Anderson is the new dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture and Anthony D. Wilbon was appointed the fourth dean of the Howard University School of Business.

In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

Dr. Gullattee was appointed to the Howard University faculty in 1970 as a psychiatrist in the department of neuropsychiatry. Over the next half-century she played a large role in the education and training of literally thousands of physicians, including a significant percentage of the African American physicians practicing in this country.

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 Signs Agreement With the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Howard University Signs Agreement With the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

As part of the agreement, Howard University faculty will utilize CCDC assets to provide training and research opportunities to students in areas such as artificial intelligence, electronic devices, and unmanned machinery. They will also have access to defense laboratory equipment currently on loan to the university by CCDC.

In Memoriam: David Clyde Driskell, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: David Clyde Driskell, 1931-2020

In 1977, Driskell joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. He taught there until his retirement in 1998. In 2001, the university established the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

Howard University Creates an Emergency Fund to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic

Howard University Creates an Emergency Fund to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic

All of the money in the fund will be used to give immediate, need-based scholarships to prospective May graduates in all 13 schools and colleges of the university, to assist them as they continue working towards their diplomas as planned.

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation's Best Graduate and Professional Schools

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation’s Best Graduate and Professional Schools

U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2020 rankings of the best graduate and professional schools in the United States. Some of the graduate and professional schools at historically Black colleges and universities were included in the rankings, but in all cases, they were far down the list of the best schools and programs.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

Professor Cheryl Wall focused on African-American literature, American literature, and feminist criticism. She first joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 1972. and had planned on retiring this year.

In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020

In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020

Dr. Gomes began his career in 1971 at Howard University as a lecturer in what was then the department of sociology and anthropology. He served on the faculty for 49 years.

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Fatimah Jackson is a professor of biology and the director of the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the first woman of African descent to receive this prestigious award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

Howard University School of Business Enhances its MBA Degree Offerings

Howard University School of Business Enhances its MBA Degree Offerings

The Howard University School of Business in Washington, D.C., has announced a partnership with Noodle Partners, the nation’s fastest-growing online program manager, to launch an online MBA degree program and invest in the growth of its online Executive MBA program.

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.

Study Finds Where You Went to College Can Impact the Interest Rate You Pay on Loans

Study Finds Where You Went to College Can Impact the Interest Rate You Pay on Loans

A new report from the Student Loan Protection Center finds that graduates of historically Black colleges or universities who seek out a private lender to refinance their student loan debt, tend to pay higher fees and interest rates than graduates of predominantly White institutions.

Four African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Four African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Paul Adams of the University of Arkansas, Constance Smith Hendricks of Tuskegee University in Alabama, Sakeena Everett of the University of Georgia, and the late Judge Damon Keith, a distinguished alumnus of Howard University School of Law.

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.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Jacqueline Jones LaMon at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, Gavin Washington of Kentucky State University, Brandy Faulkner at Virginia Tech, Jacqueline Hill at Bowie State University in Maryland, and Lisa E. Farrington at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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 Enters a New Partnership With the U.S. Army

Howard University Enters a New Partnership With the U.S. Army

Howard University faculty will utilize U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command assets to provide training and research opportunities to students in areas such as artificial intelligence, electronic devices, and unmanned machinery.

Howard University Receives Donation of African Art to Honor the Late Professor Ronald Walters

Howard University Receives Donation of African Art to Honor the Late Professor Ronald Walters

Ronald W. Walters served as a professor in Howard University’s department of political science for 25 years. His wife has donated a collection of African American art to the university, valued at $2,519,950. The university will establish an endowed chair to honor Professor Walters.

In Memoriam: Joe. A. Hairston, 1948-2019

In Memoriam: Joe. A. Hairston, 1948-2019

Dr. Hairston was the first African American to lead the Baltimore County school system. After 12 years as superintendent, Dr. Hairston taught educational leadership and policy at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Mildred Robinson Is Retiring After 47 Years of Teaching in Higher Education

Professor Mildred Robinson Is Retiring After 47 Years of Teaching in Higher Education

Mildred Robinson is the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Robinson, who specializes in tax law, was the law school’s first African American female tenured professor.

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.

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.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

Karen Davis is the a new assistant dean for inclusive excellence at Syracuse University in New York. Kory Trott will serve as the director of the research integrity office at Virginia Tech and Paul Monteiro is the new assistant vice president of external affairs at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Howard University to Receive the 2019 American Historical Association Equity Award

Howard University to Receive the 2019 American Historical Association Equity Award

The American Historical Association’s Equity Award recognizes individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historical professions.

In Memoriam: James A. Donaldson, 1941-2019

In Memoriam: James A. Donaldson, 1941-2019

Dr. Donaldson joined the faculty at Howard University in 1971. He chaired the Howard University mathematics department from 1972 to 1990. In this position, he developed the first doctoral program in mathematics at a historically Black university.

The Next Dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University in Maryland

The Next Dean of the College of Business at Bowie State University in Maryland

Dr. McNeil has been serving as an associate professor of economics at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. There, he led the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program he co-founded in the College of Business.

The University of Florida Has the Most Black Women Faculty in Engineering

The University of Florida Has the Most Black Women Faculty in Engineering

According to the American Society for Engineering Education, a nonprofit dedicated to engineering education, the seven Black women faculty members in engineering are the most among the 338 four-year degree-granting engineering schools in the United States.

In Memoriam: Cain Hope Felder, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Cain Hope Felder, 1943-2019

Cain Hope Felder was a biblical scholar who taught at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. for 35 years. There he served as the editor of The Journal of Religious Thought.

New Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Six African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District

Regina Stanback Stroud Appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District

Dr. Stanback Stroud has more than 35 years of experience as an educator and leader. She served most recently as president of Skyline College in San Bruno, California. She served in that role from 2010 to 2019.

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.