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Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts 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.

Universities Take Steps to Remove Symbols That Many African Americans Found Offensive

Universities Take Steps to Remove Symbols That Many African Americans Found Offensive

The University of Texas removed an inscription from a wall that paid tribute to those who fought for the Confederacy and Cornell University renamed its 3,500-acre Cornell Plantations to the Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Black Scholar at the University of Nebraska Examines Family Hardship and Stress

Black Scholar at the University of Nebraska Examines Family Hardship and Stress

American families who face economic hardship or mental health issues when their children are young are highly likely to continue to struggle and have families that continue to live under a high level of stress.

Black Americans in the 2016 Class of Truman Scholars

Black Americans in the 2016 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 54 Truman scholars were selected from 775 candidates nominated by 305 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 54 Truman Scholars, it appears that nine, or 16.7 percent, are Black Americans.

Two Universities Team Up to Address Racial Health Disparities in Mississippi

Two Universities Team Up to Address Racial Health Disparities in Mississippi

Mississippi State University and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are teaming up to combat racial healthcare disparities in the state of Mississippi.

The New President of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama

The New President of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama

Since 2010, Dr. Sykes has served as president of Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville. Earlier in his career, President Sykes was dean of students at Meridian Community College in Mississippi.

Mississippi State Debuts New Website on Civil Rights Era in Starkville

Mississippi State Debuts New Website on Civil Rights Era in Starkville

The website, entitled “A Shaky Truce: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960-1980,” includes oral history interviews, photographs, and documents on the history of the university and the city, school desegregation, and the civil rights movement.

Honors and Awards for Five Black Scholars

Honors and Awards for Five Black Scholars

The honorees are the late Clement A. Price of Rutgers University, Thomas H. Epps III of the University of Delaware, James E. Coleman Jr. of Duke University, Ngondi Kamatuka of the University of Kansas, and Sheila Jackson of Mississippi State University.

Three African American Scholars Win Notable Awards

Three African American Scholars Win Notable Awards

The honorees are Minion K.C. Morrison of Mississippi State University, Dionne Hoskins of Savannah State University in Georgia, and Condoleezza Rice of Stanford University in California.

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New University Study Finds That Racial Segregation Has Increased in Suburbia

New University Study Finds That Racial Segregation Has Increased in Suburbia

The research team examined U.S. Census data in 1990 and 2010. They found while urban neighborhoods have become less segregated, an increased level of racial segregation has occurred in suburban communities and that many suburbs are becoming racially homogenous.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

The new appointees are Tamica Smith Jones, Tammara Durham, Cedric Gathings, Anthony L. Holloman, Geovette E. Washington, Bernadine M. Douglas, Donell Young, and Timothy Davis.

Mississippi State Hosts "African American Treasures" From the Kinsey Collection

Mississippi State Hosts “African American Treasures” From the Kinsey Collection

From March 21 to June 20, items from the private collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey will be on display at the Mitchell Memorial Library on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville.

Honors Bestowed on Four African American Scholars

Honors Bestowed on Four African American Scholars

The honorees are Antoine J. Alston of North Carolina A&T State University, Adriel A. Hilton of Western Carolina University, Phyllis Miller of Mississippi State University, and Bernardine M. Lacey of Delaware State University.

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state’s population.

Three African Americans Win Rhodes Scholarships

Three African Americans Win Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Trust does not release data on the racial or ethnic identity of scholarship winners. But it appears that this year, three of the 32 Rhodes winners are African Americans.

The Higher Education of Mississippi's First Black Female Federal Judge

The Higher Education of Mississippi’s First Black Female Federal Judge

Debra M. Brown, a graduate of the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University and the law school at the University of Mississippi, is the only attorney in the state that has a degree in architecture.

Honors for Two Black Educators in Mississippi

Honors for Two Black Educators in Mississippi

Mary L. Vaughn of Mississippi State is being honored by the National College Testing Association and Paul Tchounwou of Jackson State will be presented with an award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The First African American Dean at Mississippi State University

The First African American Dean at Mississippi State University

Achille Messac was named dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He has been serving as distinguished professor and chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Syracuse University in New York.

Rodner Wright to Serve as Interim Provost at Florida A&M University

Rodner Wright to Serve as Interim Provost at Florida A&M University

He has served as dean of the School of Architecture at Florida A&M since 1996.

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Keith W. McIntosh of Pima County Community College, Cedric Gathings of Mississippi State, and Roland Smith of Rice University, are the honorees.

Lock of Frederick Douglass' Hair Discovered at Mississippi State University

Lock of Frederick Douglass’ Hair Discovered at Mississippi State University

The hair was apparently taken from his head in Indiana in 1876.