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Black Americans Living in Racially Segregated Areas at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure

Black Americans Living in Racially Segregated Areas at Greater Risk for High Blood Pressure

The study followed nearly 2,300 African Americans over a 25-year period. They found that those African Americans who moved to diverse neighborhoods saw a decrease in blood pressure and those that remained in diverse areas saw their blood pressure drop even more.

Two Major Black Scholars Retiring From High-Ranking Universities

Two Major Black Scholars Retiring From High-Ranking Universities

Willie Ruff, a professor at the Yale School of Music, is retiring after teaching at the university since 1971. Also retiring is Darlene Clark Hine, a professor of history and professor of African American studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Bennett College in North Carolina Names a Building in Honor of Johnnetta Cole

Bennett College in North Carolina Names a Building in Honor of Johnnetta Cole

Johnnetta B. Cole, the former president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, was recognized by having a dormitory named in her honor on the college’s campus. The Johnnetta Betch Cole Honors Hall will be reserved for students with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The Next Provost at Emory University in Atlanta

The Next Provost at Emory University in Atlanta

Dr. Dwight McBride is the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American studies, English, and Performance Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. There, he also serves as dean of the Graduate School and associate provost for graduate education.

Florida State's Andre J. Thomas Honored by the American Choral Directors Association

Florida State’s Andre J. Thomas Honored by the American Choral Directors Association

The award is the highest honor conferred by the American Choral Directors Association. It is given out every two years to a choral leader who has made unusual contributions to the art of choral music.

Mohamed Camara to Chair the Department of Africana Studies at Howard University

Mohamed Camara to Chair the Department of Africana Studies at Howard University

Dr. Camara has been serving as associate vice president for academics, speaker of the Faculty Senate, and director of the McNair Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Jonathan Holloway to Be the Next Provost at Northwestern University

Jonathan Holloway to Be the Next Provost at Northwestern University

Dr. Holloway is dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies. He will begin his new duties as provost at Northwestern University in the summer of 2017.

In Memoriam: Daniel O. Bernstine, 1947-2016

In Memoriam: Daniel O. Bernstine, 1947-2016

Daniel O. Bernstine was president of the Law School Admission Council. Earlier in his career, he served for 10 years as president of Portland State University in Oregon.

Northwestern University Report Examines the Black Student Experience on Campus

Northwestern University Report Examines the Black Student Experience on Campus

A new report issued by the Black Student Experience Taskforce at Northwestern University presents a detailed look at the status of African American students at the university.

Sports Journalism Program at Northwestern Hires a Celebrity Leader

Sports Journalism Program at Northwestern Hires a Celebrity Leader

J.A. Adande, a sports journalist who is a regular on the ESPN networks, is the new director of the sports journalism program at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Historians Recommend Reconstruction Era Sites for Inclusion in National Parks System

Historians Recommend Reconstruction Era Sites for Inclusion in National Parks System

Possible sites relating to the Reconstruction period that could be include in the park system, according to the authors of a new study, are Vicksburg and Natchez in Mississippi, New Orleans, and Memphis.

University of Michigan Study Finds Many Black Men Routinely Face Discrimination

University of Michigan Study Finds Many Black Men Routinely Face Discrimination

The findings included data that found that 20 percent of Black men reported that people they encountered acted like they were better than them on a daily or weekly basis. One in 10 Black men said that people acted as if they were afraid of them.

Professor Glenn Loury Honored by the American Economic Association

Professor Glenn Loury Honored by the American Economic Association

Glenn C. Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the social sciences and professor of economics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

Attica Locke to Receive the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Attica Locke to Receive the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

The Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction is presented by the University of Alabama Law School and the ABA Journal. Locke is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Long-Time Educator Wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Long-Time Educator Wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Ed Roberson is an artist-in-residence at Northwestern University. Roberson was a professor of literature and creative writing at Rutgers University and has also taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia College in Chicago.

A Teacher Intervention Program Can Help to Reduce School Suspensions

A Teacher Intervention Program Can Help to Reduce School Suspensions

Black students are suspended and expelled from our nation’s public schools at a rate three times greater than White students. But a Stanford University study finds that an intervention program for teachers can significantly reduce school suspensions.

Northwestern University Launches New Scholarship Program for Transfer Students

Northwestern University Launches New Scholarship Program for Transfer Students

Under the program, students who graduate from one of the City Colleges of Chicago who are admitted to Northwestern to complete their bachelor’s degree, will be eligible for up to $50,000 per year in scholarship money.

Roland Anglin Named Dean of the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University

Roland Anglin Named Dean of the College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University

Dr. Anglin has been serving as senior adviser to the chancellor and director of the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Newark, New Jersey, campus of Rutgers University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.

Northwestern Study Finds Racial Differences in Substance Abuse Among Delinquent Teenagers

Northwestern Study Finds Racial Differences in Substance Abuse Among Delinquent Teenagers

The study found that contrary to common societal stereotypes, African Americans were far less likely that Whites or Hispanics to develop substance abuse disorders relating cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, and sedatives.

Racist Graffiti Painted on the Walls of a Chapel at Northwestern University

Racist Graffiti Painted on the Walls of a Chapel at Northwestern University

The graffiti included swastikas, a slur directed at African Americans, and the name “Trump.” Two White first-year students were arrested and charged with felony hate crime violations.

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Nina Caldwell of Maryville University in St. Louis, Wondwossen Gebreyes of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University, and Aldon Morris of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Study Finds Academic Coaching Helps Retain Minority Students in Ph.D. Programs

Study Finds Academic Coaching Helps Retain Minority Students in Ph.D. Programs

The Academy for Future Science Faculty consists of individual and group-based professional development activities, discussions with fellow students, and highly skilled mentors serving as coaches, many of them minorities themselves, trained in diversity issues.

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.

Northwestern University Art History Scholar Wins Book Award

Northwestern University Art History Scholar Wins Book Award

Krista A. Thompson, the holder of the Weinberg College Board of Advisers Chair in the department of art history at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been selected to receive the the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award from the College Art Association.

In Memoriam: Walter Wallace, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Walter Wallace, 1927-2015

Walter Wallace taught sociology at Princeton University for 30 years. At Princeton, Professor Wallace was the faculty adviser for the senior thesis of Michelle Robinson, who is now First Lady of the United States.

Virginia State University Names Its New President

Virginia State University Names Its New President

Makola M. Abdullah has been serving as provost and chief academic officer at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. At the time he earned his doctorate, he was the youngest African American to have ever received a Ph.D. in engineering.

Seven African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

Seven African Americans in New Higher Education 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.

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.

Two Black Scholars Named Co-Editors of New Book Series on Africana Religions

Two Black Scholars Named Co-Editors of New Book Series on Africana Religions

Edward Curtis is a professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Sylvester A. Johnson is an associate professor of African American studies and religious studies at Northwestern University.

Large Numbers of Black Students Experience Distress Over the Cost of Higher Education

Large Numbers of Black Students Experience Distress Over the Cost of Higher Education

A new study led by Micere Keels, an associate professor of comparative human development at the University of Chicago, finds that many Black and other minority college students suffer from anxiety over worrying about being able to pay their bills in order to stay enrolled in higher education.

Stress From Discrimination Can Affect Black Teens for the Rest of Their Lives

Stress From Discrimination Can Affect Black Teens for the Rest of Their Lives

A new study led by researchers at Northwestern University, finds that stress brought on due to continued exposure to racial animosity and discrimination negatively impacts hormonal levels in Black teenagers which can lead to a lifetime of health problems.

Northwestern University Study Finds Patient Portals May Widen Racial Health Disparities

Northwestern University Study Finds Patient Portals May Widen Racial Health Disparities

The study found that individuals with lower levels of education were less likely than their more educated peers to use these portals. African Americans were 2.5 times less likely than Whites to access these online tools.

Two Black Scholars Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences

Two Black Scholars Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences

The two African Americans elected members of the National Academy of Sciences are Scott V. Edwards, a professor of biology at Harvard University, and Jennifer A. Richeson, a professor of psychology at Northwestern University.

Five Black Scholars Elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Five Black Scholars Elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that eight of the new members of the AAAS are Black. Five of the eight have current ties to the academic world.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.

University of Pennsylvania Professor Honored by the American Psychiatric Association

University of Pennsylvania Professor Honored by the American Psychiatric Association

Dorothy Roberts, the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award at the association’s annual meeting in Toronto this May.