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In Memoriam: George Taliaferro, 1927-2018

In Memoriam: George Taliaferro, 1927-2018

George Taliaferro was the first African-American ever drafted by a National Football League team. After his football career was over, he served in many roles in higher education in Indiana and at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

In Memoriam: Janette Hoston Harris, 1939-2018

In Memoriam: Janette Hoston Harris, 1939-2018

In 1960, Janette Hoston Harris was one of six Southern University students arrested for attempting to desegregate an all-White lunch counter. As a result of this, the governor of Louisiana ordered the expulsion of all six students from the university and prohibited them from attending any college in the state.

Winston-Salem State University Establishes a Physical Therapy Residence Program

Winston-Salem State University Establishes a Physical Therapy Residence Program

Historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina has partnered with Novant Health to create the first physical therapy residence program based at a HBCU. The new 12-month program will focus on neurologic care.

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new roles are Cymone Fourshey at Bucknell University, David Emmanuel Goatley at Duke University, Michael K. Fauntroy at Howard University, Tiffany Gayle Chenault at Salem State University, Desmond Patton at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams Lessane at the College of Charleston.

Kmt Shockley Appointed Executive Director of the Center for African American Research and Policy

Kmt Shockley Appointed Executive Director of the Center for African American Research and Policy

Dr. Shockley has been serving as an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier he was an associate professor of urban educational leadership at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Dr. Newkirk most recently served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a professor of history at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Prior to that, he served as associate provost and dean of the graduate school at Alabama A&M University.

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.

Google Partners with Seven HBCUs for Tech Exchange Program

Google Partners with Seven HBCUs for Tech Exchange Program

Google has expanded its effort to boost diversity in Silicon Valley. A new program will provide students from seven historically Black colleges and universities with the opportunity to study computer science at the company’s headquarters in California.

Howard University Cancer Center Expands Access to Clinical Cancer Trials for African Americans

Howard University Cancer Center Expands Access to Clinical Cancer Trials for African Americans

Clinical trials provide patients with access to leading physicians, breakthrough medicines, advanced technologies, and groundbreaking treatments before they are widely available to the public. Historically, African Americans have been largely underrepresented in clinical trial research.

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

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.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Adminstrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Adminstrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

Howard University Appoints Three African Americans to Key Administrative Positions

Howard University Appoints Three African Americans to Key Administrative Positions

El Hadji Djibril Diagne has been named associate director of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Sharon Strange Lewis has been named director of alumni relations and Jonathan Piersol has been named chief information officer.

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The late Wilma L. Moore of Indiana University Libraries has had a scholarship named in her honor. Lenora Helm Hammonds of North Carolina Central University was named Artist-in-Resident at the University of Pretoria and Talitha Washington of Howard University was honored by the Mathematical Association of America.

Howard University Launches Campaign on Sexual Assault Prevention

Howard University Launches Campaign on Sexual Assault Prevention

Campaign activities will educate students and faculty on how to look for and prevent interpersonal violence.

Paula McClain Will Lead the American Political Science Association

Paula McClain Will Lead the American Political Science Association

Paula D. McClain, dean of the Graduate School at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has been named the next president of the American Political Science Association. She will serve as president-elect for the 2018-2019 academic year and then as president for the following year.

Howard University Makes Great Strides in Gender Diversity in Engineering

Howard University Makes Great Strides in Gender Diversity in Engineering

At the College of Engineering and Architecture at Howard University, 43 percent of students who earned engineering degrees in 2016 were women. This is more than double the national average. The percentage of women assistant professors in the college increased from 9 percent in 2015 to 39 percent today.

Princeton University Brings HBCU Students to Campus to Garner Interest in Archival Research

Princeton University Brings HBCU Students to Campus to Garner Interest in Archival Research

Last month, Princeton University in New Jersey held its inaugural Archives Research and Collaborative (ARCH) program on campus. Fourteen students from five historically Black colleges and universities spent five days on the Princeton campus with the goal of interesting them in careers in archives research.

Undergraduate Institutions That Feed the Most Black Students to U.S. Medical Schools

Undergraduate Institutions That Feed the Most Black Students to U.S. Medical Schools

In the 2017 academic year, 118 graduates of Howard University in Washington, D.C., applied to U.S. medical schools. This was the most in the nation. Xavier University of Louisiana, with a much smaller number of total graduates, ranked second and had 103 students apply to medical schools.

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

A new study by researchers at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago finds that young adults whose parents have been incarcerated during their childhood are less likely to obtain quality healthcare and are more likely to participate in unhealthy behaviors.

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

This partnership between historically Black Howard University and Carnegie Mellon University will cover a wide range of initiatives between the two institutions, including a dual-degree Ph.D. program that will allow students to earn a doctoral degree in engineering from both schools.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Greg Hunley at Mississsippi University for Women, Janet Wormack at Houston Community College in Texas, Tommye Sutton at the University of Virginia, Sheriah Dixon at Syracuse University and Crystal L. Wheeler at Howard University.

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 to Administer the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Howard University to Administer the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides 30 graduate fellowships annually to highly qualified seniors and college graduates committed to joining the Department of State’s Foreign Service.

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Studies: Where Are the HBCUs?

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Studies: Where Are the HBCUs?

A well-trained, culturally diverse workforce, representing the breadth of racial and ethnic diversity, is needed to plan for, then deal with disasters and provide assistance after they occur.

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean of the School of Communication at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was appointed vice president of the Association of Journalism and Mass Communications. She will become president-elect in 2019 and president of the organization in 2020.

Howard University Enters Partnership With University in Colombia

Howard University Enters Partnership With University in Colombia

The agreement calls for student and faculty exchanges between Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the Universidad del Valle of Cali in Colombia. Howard faculty will teach a semester long course in Colombia in the spring of next year.

The First Book by Zora Neale Hurston Has Been Published 87 Years After It Was Written

The First Book by Zora Neale Hurston Has Been Published 87 Years After It Was Written

The book had not been published previously due to the heavily accented dialogue that makes it difficult to read for many people. The manuscript had been tucked away in the archives at Howard University for several decades.

Howard University Pharmacy Students to Learn Outside Their Comfort Zone

Howard University Pharmacy Students to Learn Outside Their Comfort Zone

The Health Equity Leadership Program aims to challenge pharmacy students from both Howard University and the University of Wyoming to learn “outside of their comfort zones” about both urban and rural healthcare access and equity issues.

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 First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

The First African American President of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle

Raymond Tymas-Jones has been serving as associate vice president for the arts at the University of Utah. Previously, he served for 12 years as dean of the College of Fine Arts at the university.

In Memoriam: Velvalea N. Rogers Phillips, 1923-2018

In Memoriam: Velvalea N. Rogers Phillips, 1923-2018

Vel Phillips was a civil rights leader who was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. A building on the University of Wisconsin campus is named in her honor.

Lena Hill Appointed Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University

Lena Hill Appointed Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University

Currently, Dr. Hill is senior associate to the president, interim chief diversity officer, and associate vice president at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2006 with a joint appointment in the departments of English and African American studies.

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

The statistics show than nearly 90 percent of all 2015 law school graduates had passed a state bar examination within two years of graduating from law school. All of law schools at HBCUs had bar passage rates below the national average.

Student Activists Take Over the Administration Building at Howard University

Student Activists Take Over the Administration Building at Howard University

A student group at Howard University with the name “HU Resist” occupied the administration building beginning on March 29. They issued a list of demands and said they would not end their protest until their demands were met.

Doctoral Awards at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Doctoral Awards at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

National Science Foundation data shows that historically Black colleges and universities awarded 432 doctorates in 2016. This was 0.8 percent of all doctorates awarded in the United States. Howard University leads the list with 93 doctoral awards.

Only One HBCU on the List of the "50 Most Amazing College Museums"

Only One HBCU on the List of the “50 Most Amazing College Museums”

College Rank recently published its list of the “50 Most Amazing College Museums.” Only one museum at a historically Black college or university made the list; the Howard University Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.