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In Memoriam: Paul Carter Harrison, 1936-2021

In Memoriam: Paul Carter Harrison, 1936-2021

Professor Harrison taught theater at Howard University, California State University Sacramento, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and finally Columbia College in Chicago where he taught for more than a quarter century until his retirement in 2002.

Three African American Scholars With New Faculty Assignments

Three African American Scholars With New Faculty Assignments

Seretha Williams was appointed chair of the department of English and world languages at Augusta University in Georgia. Randle Pollard will teach at the law school at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Robert Linton, II has been selected as chief medical officer at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Howard University Establishes the Housing, Urban and Economic Development Research Center

Howard University Establishes the Housing, Urban and Economic Development Research Center

The center’s goal is to achieve an equitable and inclusionary society where currently underserved populations come to be properly served and inequities in housing, health, education, economic well-being, and community development are overcome through research and policy implementation.

In Memoriam: Edward Daryl Irons, 1923-2022

In Memoriam: Edward Daryl Irons, 1923-2022

Dr. Irons, the second Black person to earn a doctorate at Harvard Business School, was the founding dean of the business school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He later served as dean of the business school at Clark Atlanta University from 1990 to 1995.

How School Choice Contributes to Persistent Racial Segregation

How School Choice Contributes to Persistent Racial Segregation

A new study by Chantal Hailey, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, finds that White, Asian and Latino parents in New York City all express strong racial/ethnic preferences in where to send their kids to high school.

Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

Three HBCU Medical Schools Participate in Effort to Boost Diversity in Artificial Intelligence Research

Historically Black Meharry Medical College, the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Howard University have joined the Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program.

HBCU Students Produce Fashion Collection Through Urban Outfitters Internship Program

HBCU Students Produce Fashion Collection Through Urban Outfitters Internship Program

Students from Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, and North Carolina A&T State University participated in the 10-week summer internship program that designed a 24-piece apparel and lifestyle collection celebrating the culture and community of their respective schools.

In Memoriam: Charles Johnson, 1927-2021

In Memoriam: Charles Johnson, 1927-2021

Dr. Charles Johnson joined Duke in 1970 as the first Black faculty member in the School of Medicine and the first Black physician on the faculty of Duke University. He served on the faculty of the School of Medicine for 26 years until his retirement in 1996.

Texas A&M's Karen Butler-Purry Honored for Her Leadership in Graduate Education

Texas A&M’s Karen Butler-Purry Honored for Her Leadership in Graduate Education

Karen Butler-Purry, associate provost and dean of the Graduate and Professional School at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Debra Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education by the Council of Graduate Schools. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering.

Three African American Women Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Three African American Women Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Debra Bright has been named associate vice president for student affairs at Howard University. Lorraine Goffe was appointed chief human resource officer at Northwestern University and Marquita Armstead was named executive associate athletic director at the University of Nebraska.

Benjamin Talton Named Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University

Benjamin Talton Named Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University

The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center houses one of the most comprehensive collections of African-American, African, and Africana history and memorabilia found anywhere in the world. Its collections include hundreds of thousands of pamphlets, books, periodicals, photographs, personal papers, manuscripts, music, artifacts, and other materials.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Hired to New Administrative Positions

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Hired to New Administrative Positions

Adrian Dowell was appointed vice chancellor of athletics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Kimberly Holmes-Iverson will serve as director of public relations at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Rashad Richey has been named director of institutional advancement and corporate relations at Morris Brown College in Atlanta.

Howard University Expands its Partnership With Alto Pharmacy

Howard University Expands its Partnership With Alto Pharmacy

Under the new agreement, Alto Pharmacy will sponsor five scholarships for pharmacy students in each of the next three years. This expands on the paid internship program Alto Pharmacy has had with Howard University.

Kirkland & Ellis Donates Its Fees Awarded in the Maryland Higher Education Desegegation Case

Kirkland & Ellis Donates Its Fees Awarded in the Maryland Higher Education Desegegation Case

Kirkland & Ellis is entitled to fees of $12.5 million from the settlement of the longstanding case allocating $577 million over the next 10 years to four historically Black universities in the state of Maryland. But the law has announced that it will donate the fees to seven organizations.

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice

Mary Frances Berry Wins the Lewis Award for History and Social Justice

The Lewis Prize is offered annually to recognize a historian for leadership and sustained engagement at the intersection of historical work, public culture, and social justice. The prize is named in memory of John Lewis, the civil rights icon who represented Georgia in the United States House of Representatives for 34 years.

Howard University Launches Its Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership

Howard University Launches Its Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership

The center aims to engage in innovative research and programming to advance women and gender issues for students. The center’s mission is to build an interdisciplinary global center of excellence focused on Black women issues, feminist activism, and transformational leadership.

Howard University Honors Its First Dean of Women

Howard University Honors Its First Dean of Women

The 2400 block of 4th Street NW in Washington, D.C. has been renamed Lucy Diggs Slowe Way. Slowe was valedictorian of the Howard University Class of 1908 and was the university’s first dean of women.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African American

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African American

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.

Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Kimberly Mayfield at Holy Names University in Oakland, Hugh Mighty at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, Martell Teasley at the University of Utah, DeAnnah Byrd at Arizona State University, and Castel V. Sweet at the University of Mississippi.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles at Universities

The new appointees are Timothy Hatchett at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Santee Ezell at Mississippi State University, Erica Alexander at Howard University, Mea E. Ashley at Mississippi University for Women, Letitia C. Wall at Winston-Salem State University, Laiya Thomas at Marquette University in Milwaukee, and Jacqueline Blackett at Columbia University in New York.

Western Michigan University Honors Its First Black Bachelor's Degree Recipient

Western Michigan University Honors Its First Black Bachelor’s Degree Recipient

Merze Tate, the first Black student to earn a bachelor’s degree from Western State Teachers College (now Western Michigan University) will have University College – the academic home for exploratory majors – named in her honor.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Bruce Milton Jackson at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Roslyn Satchel at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Johnny Rice II at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Ebony Copeland at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Chantel Smith at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society has committed to a $12 million investment to support four HBCU medical schools with institutional development grants to fund a four-year program that aims to increase the pool of minority cancer researchers by identifying talented students and faculty from HBCUs.

Consuelo Wilkins of Vanderbilt University Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Consuelo Wilkins of Vanderbilt University Will Be Honored for Her Work in Promoting Health Equity

Dr. Wilkins is senior vice president for health equity and inclusive excellence at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for health equity and inclusive excellence in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She will be honored during a ceremony at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia on November 4.

The First Woman to Chair the Surgery Department at the Howard University College of Medicine

The First Woman to Chair the Surgery Department at the Howard University College of Medicine

Andrea A. Hayes has been serving as the surgeon-in-chief and division chief of pediatric surgery at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, where she also served as a professor of pediatric surgery and surgical oncology. A native of Los Angeles, she earned her bachelor’s degree and medical doctorate at Dartmouth College.

Howard University Teams Up With Biotechnology Firm Amgen to Boost Graduate Student Research

Howard University Teams Up With Biotechnology Firm Amgen to Boost Graduate Student Research

Howard University’s department of chemical engineering and Amgen, one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, have designed an innovative academic-industry partnership meant to greatly expand opportunities for underrepresented minorities in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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 HBCUs Join an Initiative to Diversify the Employment Pipeline in the Biopharma Industry

Five HBCUs Join an Initiative to Diversify the Employment Pipeline in the Biopharma Industry

Pharmaceutical-giant Bristol Myers Squibb announced a collaboration with five historically Black universities to launch “Tomorrow’s Innovators” — a multimillion-dollar strategic alliance to attract top HBCU-affiliated talent to the biopharma industry in the next five years.

Seven Black Administrators Who Have Been Assigned New Roles at Universities

Seven Black Administrators Who Have Been Assigned New Roles at Universities

Taking on new duties are Olufunke A. Fontenot at Fort Valley State University, Kimberly D. Clark-Shaw at Virginia Tech, Sidney Sessoms Jr. at Delaware State University, Shawna Cooper-Gibson at Boston College, Robert T. Seniors at Florida A&M University, Charlene Alexander at Ball State University, and Christie Taylor 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.

New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Kamilla Alexander at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Kenneth Anderson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Lisa Armstrong at the University of California, Berkeley, Lenora Green-Turner at the University of Arkansas, Brian Simmons at Texas Southern University, and Rachel E. Bernard at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Alonda Thomas at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Terence Peavy at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Nicole Reaves at Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina, Sean Plater at Howard University, Ingenue’ Schexnider-Fields at Xavier University of Louisiana, W. Rebecca Brown at Florida A&M University, and Reggie Theus at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new jobs are Cynthia Evers at Howard University, R. Darrell Peterson at Caltech, Ashley Hodges at Notre Dame University of Maryland, Stacie Clayton at Wayne State, Vincent L. Young at Mississippi State, Kristen Smith at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Don Hunt at North Carolina State, and Kelly McMurray at Florida 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.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Positions

Takin on new duties are Vincent L. Young at Mississippi State, Olga Osaghae at Howard University, Rolundus R. Rice at Rust College in Mississippi, Amy Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Emma Adebayo at Augustana College in Illinois, Brandon Howard at Huntingdon College in Alabama, and Jaide Hinds-Clarke at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

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.