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Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leek Is the New Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Since 2015, Dr. Strong-Leek had been serving as vice president for diversity and inclusion at the college. Earlier in 2012, she was named associate vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Strong-Leek is also a professor of women’s and gender studies.

North Carolina Central University Partnership to Boost Drug Discovery Research

North Carolina Central University Partnership to Boost Drug Discovery Research

The partnership will allow for collaboration between North Carolina State’s Comparative Medicine Institute and NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, which contains a library of over 200,000 chemical compounds and high-throughput screening equipment.

Three Black Academics Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

Three Black Academics Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

The three retirees are Hazel Carby at Yale University, Patricia White at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Ismail Abdullahi at North Carolina Central University.

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.

Patrick Liverpool Is Now Serving as Provost at North Carolina Central University

Patrick Liverpool Is Now Serving as Provost at North Carolina Central University

Most recently, Dr. Liverpool served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Earlier in his career, he served as vice provost for university outreach and international programs at Virginia Tech.

In Memoriam: Robert Wayne Bowles, 1943-2019

In Memoriam: Robert Wayne Bowles, 1943-2019

Robert W. Bowles was the former chair of the department of health and physical education and the former director of alumni affairs at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Linda Strong-Leak Will Be the Next Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Linda Strong-Leak Will Be the Next Provost at Berea College in Kentucky

Dr. Strong-Leak joined the faculty at Berea College in 2002. She currently serves as vice president for diversity and inclusion, associate vice president for academic affairs, and professor of women’s and gender studies at the college.

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

New Data Shows Bar Passage Rates at HBCU Law Schools Lag the National Average

Nationwide, 88.6 percent of all 2016 law school graduates passed bar exams within two years. None of the six law schools at historically Black universities had a bar passage rate that exceeded the national average. Southern University in Louisiana and Texas Southern University had the highest rates among HBCU law schools.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

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.

Clyde Hoey Was a Racist Whose Name Still Adorns a Building at North Carolina Central University

Clyde Hoey Was a Racist Whose Name Still Adorns a Building at North Carolina Central University

Two years ago students at North Carolina Central University called for the university’s board of trustees to change the official name of the Hoey Administration Building on campus. Hoey was a White supremacist who served as governor and U.S. Senator. The board of trustees has not voted to make a change.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Mercy Mumba of the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama, Paulette Brown Bracey, professor of library science at North Carolina Central University, and LaDelle Olion, professor of special education at Fayetteville State Univeraity in North Carolina.

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 Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Allyson Watson has been named dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University and William R. Moultrie has been named interim dean of University College at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to administrative posts are Audrey Tanner at Mills College in Oakland, Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Anthony Heaven at the University of Mississippi, Racheal Brooks of North Carolina Central University, and Donnie Brooks at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

New Roles in University Administration for Five African Americans

New Roles in University Administration for Five African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Cheryl Isaac at Pennsylvania State University, Brandon Martin at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Makayla McMorris at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Delores Richardson Harris at North Carolina Central University, and Marco Barker at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

New Administrative Posts at  Colleges and Universities for a Half Dozen African Americans

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for a Half Dozen African Americans

Taking on new roles are B. Afeni McNeely Cobham at Grand Rapids Community College, Cornelius Wooten at North Carolina Central University, Kerone Wetter at Virginia Tech, Kenya Mann Faulkner at Penn State, Yolanda Edmond at Texas Southern University, and Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi.

White Student at Historically Black North Carolina Central University Posts Racist Comments

White Student at Historically Black North Carolina Central University Posts Racist Comments

The student used a racial slur in a post on Facebook. She also stated “wish I could take credit” under a screenshot of a story about explosive devices that were sent to the residence of President Obama.

Honors or Awards for Five Black Scholars From the Academic World

Honors or Awards for Five Black Scholars From the Academic World

The honorees are Jerome H. Holland, former president of what is now Delaware State University, Tequila Harris of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Zachery S. Mitcham of North Carolina Central University, Taiyon J. Coleman of St. Catherine University in Minnesota, and Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, who is affiliated with Cornell University.

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.

Recent Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Recent Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Here is a listing of a group of African Americans in higher education who have been honored by colleges and universities or who have received notable awards from other organizations.

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Next Year

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees Next Year

Historically Black North Carolina Central University will offer a new bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and a new master’s degree in higher education administration starting in the 2019-2020 academic year. The master’s degree program will be completely online.

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Vann Newkirk Named Provost at Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville

Dr. Newkirk most recently served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a professor of history at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Prior to that, he served as associate provost and dean of the graduate school at Alabama A&M University.

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

The historically Black colleges and universities of North Carolina and South Carolina were among the many institutions affected by Hurricane Florence this past week.

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The late Wilma L. Moore of Indiana University Libraries has had a scholarship named in her honor. Lenora Helm Hammonds of North Carolina Central University was named Artist-in-Resident at the University of Pretoria and Talitha Washington of Howard University was honored by the Mathematical Association of America.

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.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are David Green of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Gymama Slaughter at Old Dominion University, Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University, and Ingrid Ruffin at the University of Tennessee.

The First Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science at North Carolina A&T State University

The First Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Siobahn Day’s research focused on how to determine originating sources of statements made on social media outlets. The research aimed to determine the sources of fake news that have become rampant on social media platforms.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean posts are Terrence Blackman at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine M. O’Neal at North Carolina Central University, Marshall F. Stevenson Jr. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Larry Gladney at Yale University.

Ernest J. Grant Will Be the First Man to Lead the American Nurses Association

Ernest J. Grant Will Be the First Man to Lead the American Nurses Association

Dr. Grant is an internationally recognized burn care and fire safety expert and oversees the nationally acclaimed North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He also teaches at the university’s School of Nursing.

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anthony C. Nelson has been chosen as the next dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University. George H. Stroud was appointed dean of students at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and Lemuel W. Watson was named dean of the School of Education at Indiana University.

Felecia McInnis Nave Named Provost at North Carolina Central University

Felecia McInnis Nave Named Provost at North Carolina Central University

Dr. Nave has been serving a professor in the College of Engineering and as director of faculty development and engagement at Prairie View &M University in Texas. From 2014 to 2017, she was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Prairie View.

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven 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.

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.

North Carolina Central University Mounts Rebranding Campaign

North Carolina Central University Mounts Rebranding Campaign

The new logo and branding campaign featuring the tagline “Discover what’s Central to you” was not received well by some members of the university community who posted negative comments on social media.

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

The statistics show than nearly 90 percent of all 2015 law school graduates had passed a state bar examination within two years of graduating from law school. All of law schools at HBCUs had bar passage rates below the national average.

Studying Air Pollution in a High-Traffic Area Near a Historically Black University

Studying Air Pollution in a High-Traffic Area Near a Historically Black University

Air pollution has been shown to produce a greater risk of cardiovascular and other diseases. Many historically Black colleges and universities are located in the urban areas that may have high levels of air pollution, due largely from motor vehicle exhaust.