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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.

In Memoriam: Bryan R. Washington, 1958-2015

In Memoriam: Bryan R. Washington, 1958-2015

Bryan Washington was an associate professor emeritus of English at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty at Lafayette College in 1987 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 1994.

Lafayette College Mounts New Effort to Increase Student Diversity

Lafayette College Mounts New Effort to Increase Student Diversity

Lafayette College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Easton, Pennsylvania, has announced a new partnership agreement with The Opportunity Network that will offer admission and financial aid support to a group of academically gifted, low-income students from the New York City public schools.

In Memoriam: G. Earl Peace Jr., 1945-2013

In Memoriam: G. Earl Peace Jr., 1945-2013

Dr. Peace served as a faculty member and administrator at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, for 21 years. He also held posts at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and for the University of Wisconsin system.

In Memoriam: Mulgrew Miller, 1955-2013

In Memoriam: Mulgrew Miller, 1955-2013

A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, Miller studied at the University of Memphis and began his professional career with the Duke Ellington orchestra. He was appointed director of the jazz studies program at William Paterson University in 2005.

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.

Wendy Wilson-Fall Is the New Head of Africana Studies at Lafayette College

Wendy Wilson-Fall Is the New Head of Africana Studies at Lafayette College

She was an associate professor and chair of Pan African studies at Kent State University in Ohio and previously was the director of the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of key appointments of African Americans at colleges and universities across the United States.

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

He was a longtime professor of government and law and former chair of the Africana studies program at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.