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Timothy Sams Will Be the Next President of SUNY Old Westbury

Timothy Sams Will Be the Next President of SUNY Old Westbury

Dr. Sams currently serves as vice president of student affairs at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sams was senior vice president for student development at Morehouse College in Atlanta and vice president for student life at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs

Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs

The program will provide full scholarships for HBCU students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Spelman College in Atlanta. The program is designed to support the students’ career skills and readiness to help set them on a life-long path to success.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Kendrick Brown Will Be the Next Provost at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Kendrick Brown Will Be the Next Provost at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Dr. Brown has been serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Prior to his five-year tenure at Redlands, Dr. Brown served as a senior administrator at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Morehouse College to Lead the HBCU Undergraduate Success Research Center

Morehouse College to Lead the HBCU Undergraduate Success Research Center

The new center will study impactful STEM initiatives at 50 HBCUs, and produce data and a set of best practices that can be duplicated on a national scale to help mainstream state institutions and other liberal arts colleges graduate more minority STEM majors.

Robert E. Johnson to Take the Helm at Western New England University

Robert E. Johnson to Take the Helm at Western New England University

Since 2017, Dr. Johnson has been the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. From 2010 to 2017, he was president of Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. He will begin his new duties on August 15.

Michael Wesley Williams Named President of the Interdenominational Theological Center

Michael Wesley Williams Named President of the Interdenominational Theological Center

Matthew Wesley Williams has been named the eleventh president of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has served as interim president since July 2019. He is the youngest person to ever lead the educational institution.

A Major Gift Seeks to Aid the Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities

A Major Gift Seeks to Aid the Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Patty Quillin, a philanthropist, and Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, have given $40 million each to the United Negro College Fund, Spelman College, and Morehouse College. This is the largest ever individual gift in support of student scholarships at historically Black colleges and universities.

In Memoriam: Thomas Franklin Freeman, 1919-2020

In Memoriam: Thomas Franklin Freeman, 1919-2020

After a short term as a visiting professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he taught Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Freeman began his career at what is now Texas Southern University in 1949 as a professor of philosophy. He remained affiliated with the university for more than 70 years.

Black Man to Become Dean of the Nation's Oldest Law School

Black Man to Become Dean of the Nation’s Oldest Law School

A. Benjamin Spencer will be the next dean of the William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia. When he takes office on July 1, Professor Spencer will be William & Mary’s first African-American dean. Since 2014 he has been on the law school faculty at the University of Virginia.

Several Private HBCUs Have the Highest Average Student Loan Debt in the Nation

Several Private HBCUs Have the Highest Average Student Loan Debt in the Nation

A new study by Student Loan Hero finds that students at historically Black colleges and universities tend to be among the students who accumulate the most debt. Four HBCUs were among the top 10 schools where parents take on the most PLUS loan debt, and eight were in the top 50.

Morehouse College Deals With Budgetary Issues Brought About by the Pandemic

Morehouse College Deals With Budgetary Issues Brought About by the Pandemic

Morehouse College will implement a reduction in force, furloughs, and pay cuts as part of a cost-reduction plan to offset a budget deficit due to the COVID-19  the pandemic. The College has estimated a potential 25 percent decline in enrollment as a result of the pandemic.

HBCUs Securing Laptop Computers for All New Students

HBCUs Securing Laptop Computers for All New Students

Online education has become an essential tool for colleges and universities to continue instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some HBCUs are taking steps to ensure that the students will have the technology they need if and when another emergency occurs.

HBCUs Raise Money to Help Students In Need Due to the Pandemic

HBCUs Raise Money to Help Students In Need Due to the Pandemic

HBCUs have established emergency funds to raise money to help students cover unexpected housing, food, travel, and technology costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Next Director of Athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta

The Next Director of Athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Curtis Campbell has served as an athletics director at four colleges and universities: Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois; Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Tuskegee University in Alabama; and most recently at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. He will begin his new duties at Morehouse College on July 1.

Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery

Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery

Robert Steele spent 40 years on the faculty of the psychology department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then served nearly a decade as the director of the university’s David C. Driskell Center, which supports the study of African-American art.

Morehouse College in Atlanta is the First Historically Black College to Field a Polo Team

Morehouse College in Atlanta is the First Historically Black College to Field a Polo Team

Historically Black Morehouse College in Atlanta has announced that it has become a member of the United States Polo Association. Only one member of the team has any prior experience with horses.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Nina Gilbert to Direct the Center for Excellence in Education at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Nina Gilbert to Direct the Center for Excellence in Education at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Dr. Gilbert is the former senior advisor on education reform for the Morehouse Research Institute. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Morehouse College and at the Tift College of Education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Texas A&M University's Roderic Pettigrew Honored by the National Academy of Engineering

Texas A&M University’s Roderic Pettigrew Honored by the National Academy of Engineering

Professor Pettigrew’s award was given “for leadership at the National Institutes of Health, and for academic and industrial convergence research and education, resulting in innovations that have improved global health care.”

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Its First Black Graduate

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Its First Black Graduate

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education in August 1962.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Oprah Winfrey Doubles Down on Her Support for Morehouse College Scholarships

Oprah Winfrey Doubles Down on Her Support for Morehouse College Scholarships

Oprah Winfrey came to Atlanta to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program. But she also made a surprise announcement, donating $13 million to enhance the scholarship fund, pushing her total investment to $25 million.

Morehouse College in Atlanta Announces Budget-Tightening Measures

Morehouse College in Atlanta Announces Budget-Tightening Measures

Morehouse College, the highly rated historically Black institution for men in Atlanta, has announced a series of initiatives to tighten its budget. Most professional staff and faculty will be required to take a one-day unpaid furlough each month. The college will also stop making matching contributions to employees’ retirement accounts.

Morehouse College to Launch Student Success Program Aimed at Reducing Graduates' Loan Debt

Morehouse College to Launch Student Success Program Aimed at Reducing Graduates’ Loan Debt

Morehouse will solicit and accept donations made specifically to reduce or eliminate student loan debt of Morehouse men, thus creating an opportunity for greater financial freedom for new alumni and their families.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

A Trio of African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

A Trio of African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts in the Academic World

Stepping down from their positions are Melissa Thomas-Hunt, professor of management and vice provost at Vanderbilt University, Andre Patillo, director of athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Filomina C. Steady, chair of Africana studies at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

The new program will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree from their respective HBCU and a juris doctorate from Syracuse University. Participating students will spend three years completing undergraduate coursework at their HBCU and then spend three years at Syracuse’s College of Law.

The National Science Foundation Pays Tribute to Physicist Dr. Walter Massey

The National Science Foundation Pays Tribute to Physicist Dr. Walter Massey

Walter E. Massey will receive the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Foundation on May 14. The prestigious award honors science and technology leaders who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service in science, technology, and public policy.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

Spelman College Wins the 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Spelman College Wins the 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Teams from 48 historically Black colleges and universities competed in an academic quiz contest for the national championship title. This was the first time in the history of the competition that Spelman took home the top prize, a $75,000 grant.

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

Under the agreement students at Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College will spend three years at their undergraduate institution in Atlanta. They will then transfer to the College of Law at Syracuse University for three additional years of study, earning bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.

Calvin O. Butts III Announces Plans to Step Down as President of SUNY Old Westbury

Calvin O. Butts III Announces Plans to Step Down as President of SUNY Old Westbury

Rev. Butts has led the university since 1999. He will go on study leave for the spring semester of 2020 and plans to return as professor of American Studies in the fall of 2020.

Syracuse University College of Law Partners with Three HBCUs to Increase Student Diversity

Syracuse University College of Law Partners with Three HBCUs to Increase Student Diversity

Students completing the program will receive a bachelor’s degree from an HBCU and a juris doctorate from the College of Law at Syracuse University.

Seven Black Scholars in the U.S. From Foreign Nations Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Seven Black Scholars in the U.S. From Foreign Nations Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, seven are Black.