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Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

D. R. Butler, the associate director of athletics for academics and intercollegiate athletics at George Mason University, and Glenda Hammond, the director of the Upward Bound program at Michigan State University are retiring. Joy Karega was dismissed from the faculty at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Positions

La Tanya Hall is teaching jazz voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Michele Foster was named to an endowed chair at the University of Louisville and Jason Geary is the new director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland.

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 Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Seven African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Oberlin College Acquires a Collection of Papers of Mary Church Terrell

Oberlin College Acquires a Collection of Papers of Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell was the daughter of former slaves. She was a 1884 graduate of Oberlin College and went on to become an educator, civil rights activist, and a proponent of women’s suffrage.

In Memoriam: Marcus Belgrave, 1936-2015

In Memoriam: Marcus Belgrave, 1936-2015

Marcus Belgrave, an accomplished trumpet player, taught at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio from 2001 to 2010. Earlier, he launched the jazz program at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Efforts of Oberlin College Students in Mississippi in 1964 Recognized With Historical Marker

Efforts of Oberlin College Students in Mississippi in 1964 Recognized With Historical Marker

In 1964, more than 20 Oberlin College students and three faculty members traveled to Mississippi during Christmas break to help the congregation rebuild a church that had been burned to the ground by arsonists.

The Oberlin Conservatory Receives the Personal Archives of Jazz Great Milt Hinton

The Oberlin Conservatory Receives the Personal Archives of Jazz Great Milt Hinton

Hinton, a native of Mississippi, had a jazz career that spanned more than 70 years and his music can be heard on more than 1,000 recordings. In addition to his music, Hinton was an avid photographer.

Campus Racist Incidents Were a Hoax But Oberlin College Reiterates Its Outrage

Campus Racist Incidents Were a Hoax But Oberlin College Reiterates Its Outrage

After police said the series of racial incidents last spring were hoaxes, the college issued a statement that read in part, “These actions were real. The fear and disruption they caused in our community were real. We will not tolerate acts of hatred and threats of violence regardless of motivation.”

In Memoriam: Donald Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II, 1932-2003

In Memoriam: Donald Toussaint L’Ouverture Byrd II, 1932-2003

Throughout an illustrious career as a jazz recording artist and performer, he taught at North Carolina Central University, Delaware State University, Rutgers University, Hampton University, New York University, Cornell University, Oberlin College and Howard University.

New Discovery of Photograph of Edmonia Lewis

New Discovery of Photograph of Edmonia Lewis

The first African American sculptor to receive international fame, was a student at Oberlin College in Ohio where she was accused of trying to poison two White students and stealing artist supplies. She was acquitted but was not permitted to graduate and spent most of her career in Rome.

Toni Morrison Society Sets Up Shop at Oberlin College

Toni Morrison Society Sets Up Shop at Oberlin College

The international literary society founded in 1993 and dedicated to scholarly research on the works of the Nobel laureate, will now be housed at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Foundation to Help Child Soldiers Establishes a Chapter at Oberlin College

Foundation to Help Child Soldiers Establishes a Chapter at Oberlin College

Ishmael Beah was a child soldier in Sierra Leone but went on to graduate from Oberlin College.