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Gail Gibson Fired as President of Essex County College in New Jersey

Gail Gibson Fired as President of Essex County College in New Jersey

Last month, Gale Gibson, president of Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, was suspended with pay. Now the college’s board of trustees has fired Dr. Gibson. She became president of the community college in 2013.

An Extended Contract for the President of Bethune-Cookman University

An Extended Contract for the President of Bethune-Cookman University

Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, since 2013, has had his contract extended through June 2018. In a statement to the university community, the board chair praised Dr. Jackson’s accomplishments during his tenure as president.

Tracy Smith to Lead the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University

Tracy Smith to Lead the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University

Professor Smith has taught creative writing at the university since 2005. Earlier, she taught at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. In 2012, she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

In Memoriam: Ancio Ostane, 1978-2015

In Memoriam: Ancio Ostane, 1978-2015

Ancio Ostane, a former adjunct professor of mathematics at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and a teacher in the New York City public school system, was killed in a fiery automobile crash that police say was caused by a drunk driver.

CUNY's Preparatory High School Renamed to Honor Derrick Griffith

CUNY’s Preparatory High School Renamed to Honor Derrick Griffith

Dr. Griffith served as the founding principal at the Preparatory Transitional High School of the City University of New York from 2003 to 2010. He was killed in the Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia this past May. At the time of his death, he was dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

The appointees are Quentin Wright at Lone Star College, Curtis E. Creagh at Kentucky State University, Mautra Jones at Langston University, Terri Yvette Ofori at Bloomfield College, Donovan Allen at Medgar Evers College, and Milton Overton at Florida A&M University.

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.

In Memoriam: Derrick Griffith, 1973-2015

In Memoriam: Derrick Griffith, 1973-2015

Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, was one of eight victims in a horrific railroad accident in Philadelphia on May 12.

Medgar Evers to Be Honored by Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers to Be Honored by Medgar Evers College

This spring Medgar Evers College will grant an honorary degree to its namesake, Medgar Evers. Mylie Evers-Williams, who was married to Medgar Evers and continued his civil rights work after his death, will accept the award at the college’s June 2 commencement.

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.

Medgar Evers College Professor Honored by the Government of Montserrat

Medgar Evers College Professor Honored by the Government of Montserrat

George Irish, a professor at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, has been selected to receive the Order of Excellence from the government of the island nation of Montserrat in the Caribbean.

In Memoriam: Major Robert Odell Owens, 1936-2013

In Memoriam: Major Robert Odell Owens, 1936-2013

The former 12-term Congressman from New York was a major supporter of African American higher education and after leaving Washington, taught at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Rudy Crew Appointed President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn

Rudy Crew Appointed President of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn

Dr. Crew has been serving as the chief education officer for the state of Oregon since 2012. He is the former chancellor of the New York City Public Schools and the former superintendent of the public school system in Miami, Florida.

William Pollard Stepping Down as President of Medgar Evers College

William Pollard Stepping Down as President of Medgar Evers College

Over the past several years, President Pollard has been widely criticized by students and faculty on a wide range of issues. On two occasions the faculty had issued a vote of no confidence in Dr. Pollard’s leadership.

The New Class of MLK Scholars at MIT

The New Class of MLK Scholars at MIT

Since its creation in 1991, the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars Program has brought more than 90 scholars to campus. This year there are six new MLK professors and scholars on campus. Four of the six are African Americans.

Edison Jackson to Lead Bethune-Cookman University

Edison Jackson to Lead Bethune-Cookman University

The former president of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn will serve as interim president until a permanent successor to Trudie Kibbe Reed can be found.

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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