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Marcus Cox Has Been Appointed to a Dean Position at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Marcus Cox Has Been Appointed to a Dean Position at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina

Prior to coming to Fayetteville State University, Dr. Cox was a fellow at the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Additionally, he has served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next President of Smith College in Massachusetts

Sarah Willie-LeBreton Will Be the Next President of Smith College in Massachusetts

Dr. Willie-LeBreton currently serves as provost and dean of the faculty at Swarthmore College, where she has taught since 1997. Earlier, she served on the faculty at Colby College in Maine and Bard College in New York. She will become president of Smith College on July 1, 2023.

Why HBCU Medical Schools May Be Better for Aspiring Black Physicians

Why HBCU Medical Schools May Be Better for Aspiring Black Physicians

A new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School, the University of Central Arkansas, and Northwestern University, finds that Black medical students attending historically Black medical schools report a greater sense of belonging and greater confidence in their scholastic abilities than those in predominantly White medical schools.

In Memoriam: James E. Turner, 1940-2022

In Memoriam: James E. Turner, 1940-2022

Professor Turner served as director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University from 1969 to 1986 and returned for a five-year term from 1996 to 2001.

Northwestern Faculty Seek to Change the Name of African American Studies Department

Northwestern Faculty Seek to Change the Name of African American Studies Department

The department of African American studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has voted unanimously to rename the department to Black studies. The process of officially renaming the department could take as long as a year.

E. Patrick Johnson Has Received the Frederick Douglass Medal From the University of Rochester

E. Patrick Johnson Has Received the Frederick Douglass Medal From the University of Rochester

The Frederick Douglass Medal is a joint initiative of the Office of the President and the Frederick Douglass Institute established in 2008 at the University of Rochester to honor individuals of outstanding achievement whose scholarship and community engagement honor the legacy of Frederick Douglass. Dr. Johnson teaches at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Rodney Priestley Will Be the Next Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University

Rodney Priestley Will Be the Next Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University

Dr. Priestley joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor in 2009 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles in Paris. He became an associate professor in 2015 and a full professor in 2019.

E. Patrick Johnson Wins the National Communication Association's Highest Honor

E. Patrick Johnson Wins the National Communication Association’s Highest Honor

E. Patrick Johnson, dean of the School of Communication and the Annenberg University Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, recently received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association. He has taught at Northwestern University for more than two decades.

Age, Race, and Early-Life Disadvantage Among College-Educated Mothers Impacts Birth Weights

Age, Race, and Early-Life Disadvantage Among College-Educated Mothers Impacts Birth Weights

According to a new study by researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Black infants experience disproportionately high risks of low birth weight compared with non-Hispanic White infants, particularly among mothers with high educational attainment and greater socioeconomic advantage.

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

In Memoriam: Valerie Jean Boyd, 1963-2022

Valerie Boyd was an award-winning author and served as the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and director of the master of fine arts in narrative nonfiction program at the University of Georgia.

Three African American Women Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Three African American Women Appointed to University Administrative Positions

Debra Bright has been named associate vice president for student affairs at Howard University. Lorraine Goffe was appointed chief human resource officer at Northwestern University and Marquita Armstead was named executive associate athletic director at the University of Nebraska.

University of Pennsylvania's Elijah Anderson Wins the 2021 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

University of Pennsylvania’s Elijah Anderson Wins the 2021 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is an international prize established under the aegis of the Swedish Ministry of Justice. First awarded in 2006, the prize recognizes outstanding achievements in criminological research or the application of research results to reduce crime and advance human rights.

In Memoriam: Charles Wade Mills, 1951-2021

In Memoriam: Charles Wade Mills, 1951-2021

Since 2016, Charles W. Mills was the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Earlier, he served as the John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

In Memoriam: Ulysses S. Doss, 1933 to 2021

In Memoriam: Ulysses S. Doss, 1933 to 2021

In 1968 Dr. Doss founded the Black studies program at the University of Montana. At the time, it was only the second Black studies program west of the Mississippi River, according to the university.

New Administrative Duties for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Derrick Gragg at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois, Virginia McMath at Parkland College in Illinois, Rudolph Ellis at Grambling State University in Louisiana, and Chris Robinson at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

In Memoriam: Dollye Mary Emily Robinson, 1927-2020

Robinson began her career at Jackson State University in Mississippi in 1952 as the assistant band director and instructor of music. After a 60-year career at the university, she was named dean emerita in 2012.

Two African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Two African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Robin R. Means Coleman was named the inaugural Ida B. Wells and Ferdinand Barnett Professor in the School of Communication at Northwestern University and Whitney Pirtle was named to a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair at the University of California, Merced.

Six African Americans Named to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six African Americans Named to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The six African Americans named to diversity posts are Tiffany Hayden at the University of Kentucky, Anthony DiNicola at the University of Arkansas, Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University, Jasmine A. Lee at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andreá Williams at Ohio State University, and Yolanda Caldwell at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.

Northwestern University's Carol D. Lee Selected to Lead the National Academy of Education

Northwestern University’s Carol D. Lee Selected to Lead the National Academy of Education

Dr. Lee served as Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy and as a professor of African American studies at Northwestern University. She became professor emerita in 2019. Professor Lee will serve a four-year term as president of the National Academy of Education beginning in November 2021.

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Jeanne Craig Sinkford Wins the Highest Award Given by the American College of Dentists

Dr. Sinkford was appointed associate dean at the Howard University College of Dentistry in 1967. In 1975, she broke the gender barrier when she was appointed dean of Howard University College of Dentistry, the first woman to lead a U.S. dental school. She served as dean from 1975 to 1991.

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

An Evanston native and a published poet, Jones joined the Northwestern University Press in 2003 as marketing assistant and served in several progressively more responsible positions. She will be only the second Black woman to lead a university press in the United States.

Six African American Women Who Have Been Hired to Diversity Posts

Six African American Women Who Have Been Hired to Diversity Posts

At some colleges and universities, a hiring freeze has been enacted. But in the wake of worldwide Black Lives Matter rallies and other social justice protests, the hiring of diversity and inclusion officers at colleges and universities remains at a brisk pace.

A Quartet of African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts

A Quartet of African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Posts

The new deans are Harris Smith in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, Shelley Johnson in the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University, Amanda Bryant-Friedrich at the Graduate School of Wayne State University in Detroit, and E. Patrick Johnson in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.

New Study Finds a Huge Racial Wealth Gap for Families With Children

New Study Finds a Huge Racial Wealth Gap for Families With Children

A new study finds that the historical 10-to-1 racial wealth gap is even larger for families with children, the families that eventually will have to pay for college. In 2016, the new study found that Black households with children had only one penny of wealth for every dollar held by their White counterparts.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative posts are Candice Storey Lee at Vanderbilt University, Amir Henry at Winston-Salem State University, Jasmin Sessoms at Fayetteville State University, Jamal J. Myrick at the University of California, Riverside, Bruce A. Lewis at Northwestern University, and Jason Brooks at the University of Kentucky.

In Memoriam: Lenwood G. Davis, 1939-2020

In Memoriam: Lenwood G. Davis, 1939-2020

In 1978, Dr. Davis joined the history department faculty at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He retired from teaching in 2015.

Black Faculty, Staff, and Administration Group at Michigan State Opposes Pick for Provost

Black Faculty, Staff, and Administration Group at Michigan State Opposes Pick for Provost

Teresa Woodruff, who holds an endowed chair and is dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University, was selected from a field of three finalists to become the next provost at Michigan State University. The other two finalists were African Americans.

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

In Memoriam: Katherine Williams Phillips, 1972-2020

Katherine W. Phillips was the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at the business school at Columbia University in New York City.

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Leaving Their University Posts

Stepping down from their university positions are Endia Beal at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Jabbar R. Bennett at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Theodore H. Curry II at Michigan State University.

Teachers Rate Black Students' Academic Abilities Lower Than Whites With Same Test Scores

Teachers Rate Black Students’ Academic Abilities Lower Than Whites With Same Test Scores

The study found that teachers rated Black students lower in math skills compared to White students with identical non-cognitive abilities and test scores. Teachers penalized Black students relative to White students exhibiting similar approaches to learning.

Two Black Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Two Black Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Sekile M. Nzinga has been gi en the added duties of interim chief diversity officer and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and Karleah Harris has been appointed assistant professor in the department of human sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

Jonathan Holloway has served as provost at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois since 2017. Earlier, he was was dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies.

Study Finds Persisting Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

Study Finds Persisting Racial Discrimination in Mortgage Lending

A new study led by a sociologist at Northwestern University, finds that discrimination in the housing market has decreased significantly. However, researchers also found that discrimination in loan denial and cost has not declined much over the previous 30 to 40 years.

Two American Universities Join Consortium to Improve Neonatal Care in Africa

Two American Universities Join Consortium to Improve Neonatal Care in Africa

Rice University and Northwestern University are teaming up with international foundations and African educational institutions in an initiative that hopes to improve newborn survival rates by 50 percent over the next eight years in the African nations of Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Dwight A. McBride Named President of The New School in New York City

Dwight A. McBride Named President of The New School in New York City

Since 2017, Dr. McBride has served as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs at Emory University in Atlanta. Before going to Emory, Dr. McBride was the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American studies, English, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Charles Whitaker Named Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker Named Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Professor Whitaker has been a member of the Medill faculty since 1993. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on news writing, magazine writing, magazine editing, and blogging. He also teaches in Northwestern’s School of Professional Studies.