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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.

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Dr. Cole is being honored as a role model and leader for others through her personal achievements and excellence in a chosen field; commitment to human, civil rights, and social issues; and contributions to the betterment of society.

In Memoriam: Oswald Perry Bronson, Sr., 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Oswald Perry Bronson, Sr., 1927-2019

Dr. Bronson served as the fourth president of what is now Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, from 1975 until his retirement as president emeritus in 2004. Major fields of study at Bethune-Cookman increased from 12 to 37 during Dr. Bronson’s 29-year tenure as president.

In Memoriam: Josephus Olufemi Richards, 1942-2019

In Memoriam: Josephus Olufemi Richards, 1942-2019

In 1971, Dr. Richards began his career at the University of Massachusetts as an associate professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies. He retired in 2002.

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

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.

Study Finds Evidence of Implicit Bias Against Black Boys Among Pre-School Aged Children

Study Finds Evidence of Implicit Bias Against Black Boys Among Pre-School Aged Children

Across two implicit bias experiments, children favored the images they saw after viewing faces of White children over those following images they were shown after viewing faces of Black children. In particular, children rated neutral images significantly less positively if they followed pictures of Black boys.

Natasha Trethewey Elected Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets

Natasha Trethewey Elected Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets

Natasha Trethewey, the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University, has been named one of two new chancellors of the American Academy of Poets. Since it was formed in 1946, only 115 poets have been elected to the academy.

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.

G. Marcus Cole Named Dean of Law School at the University of Notre Dame

G. Marcus Cole Named Dean of Law School at the University of Notre Dame

Currently, Cole serves as the William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law at Stanford University. He first joined the Stanford faculty in 1997. At Stanford, he served for five years as associate dean for curriculum and academic affairs.

Northwestern University's New Exhibition Will Showcase Art From Medieval African Kingdoms

Northwestern University’s New Exhibition Will Showcase Art From Medieval African Kingdoms

“Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” is the first major exhibit to highlight West Africa’s global reach in the medieval period. Many of the items in the exhibit have never been seen before in 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.

Anita Jones Thomas Appointed Provost at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Anita Jones Thomas Appointed Provost at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Thomas currently serves as the founding dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis. Earlier, she served on the faculty for 10 years and was associate dean of academic affairs and research in the School of Education at Loyola University in Chicago. She will become provost on June 3, 2019.

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: P. Sterling Stuckey, 1932-2018

In Memoriam: P. Sterling Stuckey, 1932-2018

Professor Stuckey was an expert on American slavery and African American history. He taught at Northwestern University before joining the faculty at the University of California, Riverside in 1989.

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

College of the Holy Cross Scholar Wins Book Award From the World History Association

Lorelle Semley, an associate professor of history at th College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, will share the Bentley Book Prize from the World History Association. Dr. Semley’s book, described by a reviewer as a “staple of reading lists for years to come,” explores the meaning of citizenship for French colonial subjects of African descent.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

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.

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

Huge Racial Disparities in Incarceration Rates Have Created a Public Health Crisis in Black America

A new study by researchers at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago finds that young adults whose parents have been incarcerated during their childhood are less likely to obtain quality healthcare and are more likely to participate in unhealthy behaviors.

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean of the School of Communication at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was appointed vice president of the Association of Journalism and Mass Communications. She will become president-elect in 2019 and president of the organization in 2020.

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 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.

Charles Whitaker to Lead the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Charles Whitaker to Lead the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University

Professor Whitaker holds the Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Chair and is the associate dean of journalism at the Medill School. He joined the faculty at the journalism school in 1993. He will become interim dean on July 1.

In Memoriam: James Hal Cone, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: James Hal Cone, 1938-2018

Dr. Cone was the Bill & Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he taught for nearly a half century. He is known as the father of Black Liberation Theology.

Study Finds Healthcare Clinicians Have Low Expectations for Their Black Patients

Study Finds Healthcare Clinicians Have Low Expectations for Their Black Patients

A new study finds that doctors and other healthcare providers rated White patients as significantly more likely to improve, more likely to adhere to recommended treatments, and be more personally responsible for their health than Black patients.