The flyers portrayed the message of Identity Evropa, a White supremacist group that maintains a post office box in Oakdale, California.
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The research examined the sexual behaviors of more than 5,000 adults over the age of 40 in rural South Africa. The study found that 23 percent of the older adults surveyed had HIV and half of these did not know they were infected.
The university has hired Shaun R. Harper to lead the new initiative and to serve as the Clifford and Betty Allen Professor in Urban Leadership. Currently, Professor Harper is the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity at the University of Pennsylvania.
The African American Dance Company at Indiana University recently returned from a week-long visit to Beijing, China, where it participated in a cultural exchange program with the School of Law and Humanities at the China University of Mining and Technology.
In 2001, Rod Paige became the first African American to serve as Secretary of Education. In this role, he led the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Taking on new roles are Mae C. Jemison at Indiana University, Amanda B. Mbuvi at High Point University, Sarah Lewis at Harvard University, Lauren Sudeall Lucas at Georgia State University, Robert M. Sellers at the University of Michigan, and Norma Schropshire at Wayne State University.
Taking on new assignments are Kosali Simon at Indiana University, Juli Grigsby at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Bobby L. Wilson at Texas Southern University in Houston, and Marcus Bellamy at Boston University.
There are 1,862 Black students on campus. But they make up only 4.3 percent of the total student body. Black enrollments at the state’s flagship university are less than one half of what would be called for if racial parity were to prevail to the percentage of Blacks in the state’s population.
Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Dr. James is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She has also served as dean for undergraduate studies, professor of communication and executive assistant to the president of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.
A new study finds that that African American children with a Black elementary school teacher were three times as likely to be identified for gifted education programs than African American children with a White elementary school teacher.
The author and television and radio broadcaster has established a new scholarship at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs that will be earmarked for African Americans with preference given to those who are the first in their family to attend college.
Jennifer E. Cobbina, an associate professor at Michigan State University, led a study which included a series of in-depth interviews with people who participated in protests following the shooting of Michael Brown by a White police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
During his long career in higher education, Dr. Sims taught at Rust College, Shorter College, and Philander Smith College. He was provost at Philander Smith College and on three occasions served as interim president of the historically Black educational institution.
This year, two of the six winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards are African Americans with current academic affiliations. They are Ross Gay who teaches in the creative writing program at Indiana University and Margo Jefferson who teaches at Columbia University and The New School.
Carrie Parker Taylor, the daughter of former slaves, enrolled at Indiana University in 1898. Taylor dropped out of college after one year, got married, and raised six children. Recently, a poem penned by Taylor in 1915 was discovered.
A diversity assessment was conducted by an independent consulting firm for Indiana University at Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The report found that progress has been made but noted areas that need improvement.
The award, which comes with a $100,000 prize, is given annually to a mid-career poet. Ross Gay teaches in the creative writing program at Indiana University and for the low-residency master of fine arts degree program in poetry at Drew University in New Jersey.
The appointees are Martino Harmon at Iowa State, Monica Green at Indiana University, Brian Dickens at Ithaca College, Joy Jefferson at Old Dominion University, Ebony Lewis at the University of California, Davis, Jasmine Buxton at Delaware State, and Ericka M. Jackson at Wayne State.
Claremont Graduate University in California has announced five finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Three of the five finalists are African American men.
The National Book Critics Circle Awards are given out in six categories with five finalists in each category. Several of the finalists are African Americans who currently hold academic posts at American colleges and universities.
Currently, Dr. Agho serves as dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University. Earlier in his career he served as dean at the University of Michigan-Flint and at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.
The honorees are Karelle Aiken of Georgia Southern University, Gina Athena Ulysse of Wesleyan University, Adriel A. Hilton of Western Carolina University, author Jacqueline Woodson at CUNY, Carrie Parker-Taylor, the first Black woman at Indiana University, and Karen Faison of Virginia State University.
Jacinda Townsend, an associate professor of English at Indiana University, is being honored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester.
The appointees are Na’ilah Nasir at the University of California, Berkeley, Newtona Johnson at Middle Tennessee State, Teshome Alemneh at Indiana University, Genyre Henry Boston at Florida A&M, Veronica Cohen at Mississippi Valley State, and Artika R. Tyner at the University of Saint Thomas.
Dr. David S. Wilkes has been serving as executive associate dean for research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, president of Mills College in Oakland, California, has announced that she will step down in June 2016. She became president of the women’s college on July 1, 2011 after a long career in the legal department of Eli Lilly and Company.
A new report from the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment, a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois and Indiana University, finds that HBCUs routinely assess how successful they are in improving student learning.
Jeannine Bell was appointed the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law at Indiana University and Donita Brady was named Presidential Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.
A new organization has been established aimed at increasing the life chances of boys and men of color in four key areas: education, health, criminal justice, and economic opportunity.
Dr. Robert Blaine was appointed dean of undergraduate studies and cyber learning. He has been serving as special assistant to the provost for cyber learning and is an associate professor of music at the university.