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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.

Northeastern University Team Digs Into Jim Crow-Era Cold Case Murders

Northeastern University Team Digs Into Jim Crow-Era Cold Case Murders

All six victims were murdered by White men who were later not prosecuted for their crimes. Three of the Black men were killed by police officers.

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee is the interim Campus CEO of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is a professor of English and has been serving as interim dean of academic affairs at the college. She will serve while a search is conducted for an individual to fill the position on a permanent basis.

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.

Reginald Rogers Named Educator of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers

Reginald Rogers Named Educator of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers

The Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award from the National Society of Black Engineers is given annually to a collegiate faculty member who demonstrates commitment to advancing education in engineering, science or mathematics.

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of Howard University, George C. Hill, professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Roderick L. Ireland, a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

J. Keith Motley to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Boston

J. Keith Motley to Step Down as Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Boston

Dr. Motley’s resignation comes at a time when the university is experiencing declining enrollment and has accumulated $30 million in debt. Protesters held a rally in front of the State House on Beacon Hill in Boston in support of Dr. Motley.

In Memoriam: Hope Lewis, 1962-2016

In Memoriam: Hope Lewis, 1962-2016

Hope Lewis was a professor at the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, where she had served on the faculty for a quarter century. Earlier, she was an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.

Northeastern University Aims to Help Black Entrepreneurs

Northeastern University Aims to Help Black Entrepreneurs

The Impact Lending program, with $2.5 million in seed money from the university, will offer loans at below market rates to women and minority entrepreneurs for the purposes of expanding their businesses. The goal of the pro­gram is to serve 85 small busi­nesses and create 330 jobs in the first two years.

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.

Seven African American Scholars in New Teaching Posts

Seven African American Scholars in New Teaching Posts

The appointees are Nicole Overstreet at Clark University, Rodney Ridley Sr. at Wilkes University, Danielle Evans at the University of Wisconsin, Barbara Gutherie at Northeastern University, Prince Ellis at Clermont College, A. Todd Franklin at Hamilton College, and Kenny Leon at Fordham University.

The Chief Justice of Massachusetts to Become a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University

The Chief Justice of Massachusetts to Become a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University

Roderick L. Ireland is the first African American Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He is leaving the bench in July and has accepted the position as Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston.

Three African American Faculty Members Win Awards

Three African American Faculty Members Win Awards

The honorees are Viola L. Acoff of the University of Alabama, Dorinda Carter Andrews of Michigan State University and Margaret A. Burnham of the Northeastern University School of Law.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Eno E. Ebong is a new assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston and Lewis Gordon of the University of Connecticut was named the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor at Rhodes University in South Africa.

Gilda Barabino Named Dean of Engineering at the City College of New York

Gilda Barabino Named Dean of Engineering at the City College of New York

Dr. Barabino was associate chair for graduate studies and professor of biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously served on the faculty at Northeastern University in Boston for 18 years.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Three African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Deloris Pettis is a new vice president at Northeastern University in Boston. Rodney Irvin was named director of employee relations at Virginia Tech and Samuel Sullivan was appointed interim provost at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.

The Higher Education of the Newest Black U.S. Senator

The Higher Education of the Newest Black U.S. Senator

William “Mo” Cowan, a graduate of Duke University and the Northeastern University School of Law, will serve in the U.S. Senate until a special election is held to determine who will fill out the term of Senator John Kerry, who left Capitol Hill to become U.S. Secretary of State.

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Richard Wamai of Northeastern University in Boston, Karen Jackson-Weaver of Princeton University, and Howard Fuller of Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Hope Lewis Is Honored by the American Bar Association

Hope Lewis Is Honored by the American Bar Association

The Northeastern University law professor is recognized for her work for the advancement of women in the field of international law.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Four African Americans who were honored for their achievements in higher education.