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Spike Lee Creates New Fellowship Program for Graduates of Atlanta HBCUs

Spike Lee Creates New Fellowship Program for Graduates of Atlanta HBCUs

Film director Spike Lee in conjunction with Gersh, the Hollywood-based talent agency, has established the Spike Lee Fellows program. Under the program, five graduates of Atlanta HBCUs will be selected and provided with student debt relief, industry mentorship, post-graduate internships, and full-time employment in the entertainment industry.

Two African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Positions

Two African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Distinguished Faculty Positions

Shawn Ginwright has been named professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Grant Warner will serve as the inaugural Bank of America Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship at Spelman College and Morehouse College in Atlanta.

New Center for Black Entrepreneurship Created at Historically Black Spelman and Morehouse Colleges

New Center for Black Entrepreneurship Created at Historically Black Spelman and Morehouse Colleges

The new center, supported by a $5 million grant from the Visa Foundation, aims to grow the pipeline of Black entrepreneurs and connect them to investment opportunities. The grant will support the development of an entrepreneurship program, which includes hiring faculty and building curricula for students at Spelman College and Morehouse College

Atlanta University Center Consortium to Launch an Institute on Dual-Degree Engineering Programs

Atlanta University Center Consortium to Launch an Institute on Dual-Degree Engineering Programs

The new Institute for Dual-Degree Engineering Advancement (IDEA) will be a national hub for collaboration between 250 dual-degree engineering programs across the nation, providing models for best practices for dual-degree engineering students.

Morehouse College Establishes the Center for Broadening Participation in Computing

Morehouse College Establishes the Center for Broadening Participation in Computing

Morehouse College, the nation’s only historically Black liberal arts institution dedicated to educating and developing men, and the Information Technology Industry Council, a global technology trade association representing 80 of the world’s most innovative companies, are partnering together to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech ecosystem.

Jonathan Lee Walton Appointed the Eighth President of the Princeton Theological Seminary

Jonathan Lee Walton Appointed the Eighth President of the Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Walton has been serving as dean of the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He also holds the Presidential Chair of Religion and Society at the divinity school and is dean of Wait Chapel on campus. Before coming to Wake Forest in 2020, Dr.  Walton was the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the University’s Memorial Church at Harvard University.

New Initiative to Expand Opportunities in Classical Music for HBCU Students

New Initiative to Expand Opportunities in Classical Music for HBCU Students

Under the year-long Shared Voice program, students from Howard University, Fisk University, Morgan State University, and Morehouse College will form musical alliances with The Metropolitan Opera, faculty and students from The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

Clark Atlanta University and Cisco Join Up to Support Black Entrepreneurship

Clark Atlanta University and Cisco Join Up to Support Black Entrepreneurship

Historically Black Clark Atlanta University has announced a funding partnership with Cisco, a leading systems technology company. The commitment includes over $4 million in grants and direct technical services toward the development of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship at the university. Spelman College and Morehouse College will also participate in the effort.

Walter Kimbrough to Lead the Black Men's Research Institute at Morehouse College

Walter Kimbrough to Lead the Black Men’s Research Institute at Morehouse College

Dr. Kimbrough recently stepped down as president of Dillard University in New Orleans. He had led the university since July 2012. Earlier, Dr. Kimbrough was president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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.