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HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is expanding its Penn Access Summer Scholars Program to include students from five historically Black educational institutions. The selective program provides two summers of research for undergraduates with a goal of preparing them to matriculate into medical school.

Once Again, Robert Smith Takes a Major Step to Help Blacks in Higher Education

Once Again, Robert Smith Takes a Major Step to Help Blacks in Higher Education

Robert F. Smith, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, announced a gift of $15 million to the College of Engineering at Cornell University. The funds will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund to provide financial aid for Cornell engineering students from urban high schools and graduates of HBCUs.

Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France's Legion of Honor

Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France’s Legion of Honor

Vicki Crawford, an associate professor of African American studies and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection at Morehouse College in Atlanta, was honored for her academic work as well as her efforts to spread the teachings and the philosophy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Morehouse College Wins the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Morehouse College Wins the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Since the competition was founded in 1989, Morehouse College has qualified to participate every year and has won the championship five times. This year, Morehouse defeated the team from Kentucky State University in the final round. Teams from Oakwood University and Tuskegee University, both in Alabama, were semifinalists in the competition.

In Memoriam: Charles Vert Willie, 1927-2022

In Memoriam: Charles Vert Willie, 1927-2022

Charles Willie taught at Syracuse University from 1950 to 1974. He was the first Black faculty member to be awarded tenure at the university. He later served on the faculty at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

Michael Lindsey Named Dean of the School of Social Work at New York University

Michael Lindsey Named Dean of the School of Social Work at New York University

Dr. Lindsey is the Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at New York University. He also serves as executive director of the university’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.

The Inaugural Dean of Texas A&M University's Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine

The Inaugural Dean of Texas A&M University’s Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine

Roderic I. Pettigrew is the Robert A. Welch Professor in the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. He will lead the new school that will allow graduates to receive both a doctorate of medicine and master’s degree in engineering in four years.

Morehouse College Launches the Black Men’s Research Institute

Morehouse College Launches the Black Men’s Research Institute

The institute, in partnership with Morehouse’s Africana studies and history department, will serve as a launchpad for the exploration of the first Black masculinities studies minor at a historically Black college or university, along with an online certificate program. The institute also plans to launch an annual symposium.

Gene Wade to Lead the Propel Center, a Hub for HBCU Innovation and Learning

Gene Wade to Lead the Propel Center, a Hub for HBCU Innovation and Learning

Gene Wade most recently served as founder and CEO of Honors Pathway in Oakland, California, a social venture that enables low-income students to attend their first year of college at no cost while receiving over 500 hours of in-person coaching and mentoring.

Huntsman Savile Row Establishes Scholarship Program at Morehouse College

Huntsman Savile Row Establishes Scholarship Program at Morehouse College

The scholarship provides financial support to Morehouse students and gives them access to signature professional development opportunities. In addition, Huntsman Scholars also participate in mentoring activities and coaching sessions with company executives.

Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation to Sponsor HBCU Scholarship Program

Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation to Sponsor HBCU Scholarship Program

The Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation has announced a scholarship program that will benefit 12 historically Black colleges and universities. Spelman College and Morehouse College in Atlanta have been announced as two participating institutions.

Three HBCUs Join Forces to Examines Best Practices in STEM Program Retention at HBCUs

Three HBCUs Join Forces to Examines Best Practices in STEM Program Retention at HBCUs

The center, known as “STEM-US,” will be housed at Morehouse College. The three HBCUs will share a $9 million award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant will assist in the ultimate goal of implementing effective interventions that will increase retention across all STEM disciplines and improve graduation rates to above the national average.

Morehouse Launches a Bachelor's Degree Program in Journalism in Sports, Culture, and Social Justice

Morehouse Launches a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Journalism in Sports, Culture, and Social Justice

Morehouse students pursuing the 30-credit hour degree program will take foundational courses in news writing, multimedia and visual storytelling, and mass media law. Students in the new major will have three possible tracks – sports journalism, arts and culture, and social justice journalism.

Morehouse College in Atlanta Reports Its Largest Group of New Students in History

Morehouse College in Atlanta Reports Its Largest Group of New Students in History

The 973 new traditional and online students represent an increase of 70 percent when compared with fall 2020. The 701 traditional residential students in the new student group is a 23 percent increase from fall 2020 and includes 637 first-time freshmen and 64 transfer students.

Morehouse College Acquires Extensive Archives of Joseph and Evelyn Lowery

Morehouse College Acquires Extensive Archives of Joseph and Evelyn Lowery

The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection includes over 400 linear feet of invaluable materials chronicling the Lowerys’ work with civil and human rights leaders. The collection will be archived and curated at the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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.

In Memoriam: Tobe Johnson

In Memoriam: Tobe Johnson

Tobe Johnson taught at Morehouse College in Atlanta for 59 years before retiring in 2018 from his role as Avalon professor and chair of the political science department. He is the longest-serving faculty member in the school’s 150-year history.

William Jackson of the University of California, Davis Honored by the National Science Board

William Jackson of the University of California, Davis Honored by the National Science Board

The National Science Board recognized Dr. Jackson, a distinguished researcher and emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of California, Davis, as both a leader in the field of chemistry and a mentor and advocate for increasing minority participation in science.

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.

In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. White Jr., 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. White Jr., 1945-2021

Nathaniel White was one of the first five undergraduate students at Duke University and a former administrator at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

In Memoriam: James E. Conyers Sr., 1932-2021

In Memoriam: James E. Conyers Sr., 1932-2021

In 1962, James E. Conyers Sr. became the first African American faculty member at what is now Indiana State University. He taught sociology at the university for 28 years.

The Center for Black Entrepreneurship Established at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges in Atlanta

The Center for Black Entrepreneurship Established at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges in Atlanta

Co-located on the Morehouse and Spelman campuses, the Center for Black Entrepreneurship is powered by $10 million in funding from Bank of America, which will support the development of an academic curriculum, faculty recruitment, co-curricular programming, and the development of new physical space.

Gregory Fowler Has Been Named President of University of Maryland Global Campus

Gregory Fowler Has Been Named President of University of Maryland Global Campus

Dr. Fowler has spent nearly nine years at Southern New Hampshire University, where he served in a dual role as chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs. He was promoted to president of the university’s Global Campus in September 2018.

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.