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Four Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities

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.

The Flagship Campus of Indiana University Has a Record Number of Black Students

The Flagship Campus of Indiana University Has a Record Number of Black Students

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.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

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.

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

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.

In Memoriam: Warren George Palmer, 1921-2016

In Memoriam: Warren George Palmer, 1921-2016

Warren G. Palmer was an associate professor emeritus in the School of Education and an associate professor emeritus of library science at the University of Michigan.

Black Children Are Far More Likely to Be Identified as Gifted If They Have a Black Teacher

Black Children Are Far More Likely to Be Identified as Gifted If They Have a Black Teacher

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.

Tavis Smiley Gives Back to His Alma Mater

Tavis Smiley Gives Back to His Alma Mater

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.

University Study Explores the Views of Ferguson Protestors

University Study Explores the Views of Ferguson Protestors

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.

In Memoriam: Crawford Joseph Mims, 1922-2016

In Memoriam: Crawford Joseph Mims, 1922-2016

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.

Two African American Academics Win National Book Critic Circle Awards

Two African American Academics Win National Book Critic Circle Awards

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.

The Discovery of a Poem Written by Indiana University's First Black Woman Student

The Discovery of a Poem Written by Indiana University’s First Black Woman Student

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.

Indiana University Assesses Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Indiana University Assesses Its Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Ross Gay to Be Presented With the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Ross Gay to Be Presented With the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

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.

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

Three African American Men Among the Finalists for the Kingsley Tufts  Poetry Award

Three African American Men Among the Finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

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.

African American Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

African American Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

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.

Augustine Agho Will Be the Next Provost at Old Dominion University in Norfolk

Augustine Agho Will Be the Next Provost at Old Dominion University in Norfolk

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.

Honors and Awards for African American Scholars

Honors and Awards for African American Scholars

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.

Indiana University's Jacinda Townsend Wins Award for Her First Novel

Indiana University’s Jacinda Townsend Wins Award for Her First Novel

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Six Black Scholars

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Six Black Scholars

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.

The Next Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

The Next Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

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 Is Stepping Down as President of Mills College in June 2016

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Is Stepping Down as President of Mills College in June 2016

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Report Finds That HBCUs Are Actively Engaged in Assessing Student Learning

Report Finds That HBCUs Are Actively Engaged in Assessing Student Learning

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

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

Two Black Women Appointed to Named Faculty Positions

Two Black Women Appointed to Named Faculty Positions

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.

RISE (Research, Integration, Strategy and Evaluation) for Boys and Men of Color

RISE (Research, Integration, Strategy and Evaluation) for Boys and Men of Color

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.

A New Dean at Jackson State University in Mississippi

A New Dean at Jackson State University in Mississippi

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.

Examining the Roots of Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Examining the Roots of Racial Disparities in School Discipline

New research led by scholars at the School of Education at Indiana University in Bloomington shows that deep-seated racial biases contribute to widespread racial disparities in school discipline.

Yale's James Comer Honored by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Yale’s James Comer Honored by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

James P. Comer is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center. He has served on the Yale University faculty since 1968.

Gloria Gibson Named Provost at Morgan State University

Gloria Gibson Named Provost at Morgan State University

Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. She begins her new job on January 5.

Honors for Four Black Scholars

Honors for Four Black Scholars

The honorees at Tanisha C. Ford of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Alfreda Brown of Kent State University in Ohio, William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University in Virginia, and Dionne Cross Francis of Indiana University.

Two African American Educators Honored by Indiana University

Two African American Educators Honored by Indiana University

Stanley Warren, a retired professor of education at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and Shaun R. Harper of the University of Pennsylvania, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Education at Indiana University.

Indiana University Has 14 Women From South Sudan Studying for Master's Degrees

Indiana University Has 14 Women From South Sudan Studying for Master’s Degrees

Indiana University planned to send faculty to South Sudan to promote gender equality in higher education. When Civil War broke out last December, Indiana University decided that that if they couldn’t go to South Sudan, why not bring women from Africa to the Indiana University campus.