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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.

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities

As was the case last year, Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the nation’s best HBCU. Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Hampton University in Virginia held the second and third spots this year as they did a year ago.

Spelman College President Reports on Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault

Spelman College President Reports on Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault

Last May, allegations that a Spelman College student was gang raped by four students from nearby Morehouse College were published on an anonymous Twitter account. Now Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell has reported on measures the college has taken to combat sexual assault on campus.

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.

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Clarissa Myrick-Harris has been serving as associate provost for pedagogical and curricular initiatives at Morehouse College in Atlanta. She also served as a professor of African American studies at Morehouse.

Johnson C. Smith University President Announces His Retirement

Johnson C. Smith University President Announces His Retirement

Ronald L. Carter, the 13th president of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, announced that he will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. Carter has led the university since 2008.

In Memoriam: Horace Taliaferro Ward, 1927-2016

In Memoriam: Horace Taliaferro Ward, 1927-2016

Horace Ward was a long-time federal judge who was the first African American to apply to the University of Georgia. His application for admission to the university’s law school was reject due to his race.

Is Tuition at Private Black Colleges Too Low?

Is Tuition at Private Black Colleges Too Low?

Two economists from Morehouse College in Atlanta argue that higher tuition for those that can afford it would provide more financial aid for those who can’t afford it.

HBCUs With the Most Graduates Currently Volunteering in the Peace Corps

HBCUs With the Most Graduates Currently Volunteering in the Peace Corps

With 16 graduates serving in the Peace Corps, Howard University ranks first among all historically Black colleges and universities. Spelman College in Atlanta is a distant second with seven graduates currently serving in the Peace Corps. Florida A&M University ranks third.

Robert M. Dixon to Serve as Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Robert M. Dixon to Serve as Provost at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

For the past two years, Dr. Dixon has served as interim vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Morehouse College Student From Zimbabwe Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Morehouse College Student From Zimbabwe Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Prince Abudu, a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, was awarded one of the Rhodes Scholarships given to students from Zimbabwe. Abudu is the fourth student from Morehouse College to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

In Memoriam: Walter J. Leonard, 1929-2015

In Memoriam: Walter J. Leonard, 1929-2015

Dr. Leonard served as president of Fisk University from 1977 to 1984. Earlier he held several posts at Harvard University and is credited with being a major force in the racial diversity of the student body at Harvard.

When Harvard President Drew Faust Used Morehouse College as a Safe Haven

When Harvard President Drew Faust Used Morehouse College as a Safe Haven

In 1965 Drew Gilpin Faust, now president of Harvard University, traveled south to participate in the civil rights movement. Apprehensive about driving a car with northern license plates during tumultuous times, she spent the night in a parking lot at Morehouse College.

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: Asa Timothy Spaulding Jr., 1934-2015

In Memoriam: Asa Timothy Spaulding Jr., 1934-2015

Asa T. Spaulding Jr. was the former president of Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, university lecturer, and served as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke Honors Its First Black Faculty Member

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, recently held a ceremony to celebrate the naming of its new social policy center to honor Samuel DuBois Cook. In 1966, Dr. Cook became the first African American faculty member at Duke.

College Choice Website Ranks the Nation's HBCUs

College Choice Website Ranks the Nation’s HBCUs

Tuskegee, Hampton, and Bethune-Cookman hold the top three spots in the rankings. Spelman College, which is ranked first among all HBCUs in the rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, is in 17th place in the College Choice rankings.

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.

Four African Americans Announce They Are Leaving Their College and University Posts

Four African Americans Announce They Are Leaving Their College and University Posts

Those who are stepping down are Clyde B. Jones III at the University of Pittsburgh, Valerie B. Lee at Ohio State University, Patience Essah at Auburn University, and Charles Meadows at Morehouse College.

Very Few Peace Corps Volunteers Are Graduates of HBCUs

Very Few Peace Corps Volunteers Are Graduates of HBCUs

Howard University has 13 graduates volunteering in the Peace Corps and Spelman College has eight. Norfolk State University and Morehouse College are tied for third with four.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.

Morehouse College Getting a High-Tech Makeover

Morehouse College Getting a High-Tech Makeover

The $6.8 million makeover will improve Wi-Fi access throughout the Morehouse campus and provide students, faculty, and staff members, with an array of new technology tools.

New Book Series Planned on the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection

New Book Series Planned on the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection

The University of Georgia Press and Morehouse College have announced that they will develop a new book series based on the Martin Luther King Jr. collection held at Morehouse. The archive at Morehouse contains more than 10,000 items.

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 HBCUs Name New Police Chiefs

Two HBCUs Name New Police Chiefs

Valerie Dalton is the first woman to serve as associate vice president for public safety and police chief at Morehouse College in Atlanta and Douglas Stewart Jr. is the new chief of police at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Morehouse College's Moot Court Teams Wins National Title

Morehouse College’s Moot Court Teams Wins National Title

The Morehouse College team, consisting of students Rodje Malcolm and Emanuel Waddell, was the first team from a historically Black college or university to ever win the national moot court competition.

New Clothing Company Offers Chic Collegiate Apparel for HBCU Students

New Clothing Company Offers Chic Collegiate Apparel for HBCU Students

Chicer Collegiate is a new apparel line focused on historically Black colleges and universities. Its first contract for licensed products is with Morehouse College in Atlanta.

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

The New Chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans

Earnest Salsberry has served in the post on an interim basis for several months. Rev. Salsberry is a 2006 graduate of Dillard University and holds a master of divinity degree from the Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta.

North Carolina Central University Executive to Chair National Board

North Carolina Central University Executive to Chair National Board

Walter Davenport, interim vice chancellor for administration and finance at North Carolina Central University in Durham, was elected chair of the board of directors of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Tracking Black Student Graduation Rates at HBCUs

Tracking Black Student Graduation Rates at HBCUs

At half the HBCUs in our survey, the Black student graduation rate is 34 percent or lower. There are seven HBCUs in our survey where less than one in five entering Black students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.

Another Ranking of the Nation's Best HBCUs

Another Ranking of the Nation’s Best HBCUs

The website BestColleges.com ranks the nation’s colleges and universities in a number of categories and recently published a list of what it considers the best HBCUs. Morehouse College in Atlanta took the top spot.

A Blueprint for Advancing the Educational Success of Black Males

A Blueprint for Advancing the Educational Success of Black Males

A consortium of seven research centers on education have issued a report that offers an assessment of the educational status of African American males at all levels of education and offers recommendations on what can be done to improve their prospects for success.

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best HBCUs

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best HBCUs

As was the case last year, Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the nation’s best HBCU. Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Morehouse College in Atlanta held the second and third spots.

The New Provost at Lincoln University in Missouri

The New Provost at Lincoln University in Missouri

Said L. Sewell III is the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was assistant provost for academic affairs at Kent State University in Ohio.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Marc Lamont Hill was appointed Distinguished Professor of American American studies at Morehouse College and Adriel A. Hilton was appointed assistant professor of college student personnel and director of the College Student Personnel program at Western Carolina University.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The appointees are Damon L. Williams Jr. at Emory University, Tiffany C. Graham at the University of South Dakota, Timothy E. Sams at Morehouse College, Keith McIntosh at Ithaca College, and Kermit Crawford at the University of Southern California.