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New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

As has been the case every year since JBHE was founded in 1993 incidents of racial hate continue to plague the campuses of American higher education. In recent days, there have been several incidents at campuses across the United States.

Renee Middleton Appointed to a Third, Five-Year Term as Dean at Ohio University

Renee Middleton Appointed to a Third, Five-Year Term as Dean at Ohio University

Renee Middleton was appointed to a new, five-year term as dean of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University in Athens. She has served in this post since 2006.

T. Ramon Stuart Named Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

T. Ramon Stuart Named Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Dr. Stuart has been serving as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at the university. He will begin serving as provost on May 16. Dr. Stuart formerly served on the faculty at West Virginia State Community and Technical College.

Central State University in Ohio to Become More Affordable to Out-of-State Students

Central State University in Ohio to Become More Affordable to Out-of-State Students

For the current academic year, out-of-state tuition was just under $14,000. For students from Ohio, tuition was $6,246. Under the new tuition formula, the out-of-state surcharge will be reduced by 76 percent for most students entering this coming fall.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Trevor A. Dawes at the University of Delaware, Patricia Lowe at Boston College, Sandra Hodge at Jackson State University, K. Matthew Dames at Georgetown University, Joelle Murchison at the University of Connecticut, and Jason Pina at Ohio University.

Roderick McDavis to Leave Presidency of Ohio University in 2017

Roderick McDavis to Leave Presidency of Ohio University in 2017

Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Dr. McDavis has been president of Ohio University since 2004.

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

In Memoriam: Anita H. Grant, 1961-2015

Anita H. Grant was electronic acquisitions librarian at Ohio University in Athens. During her 25-year tenure on the library’s staff, she was director of circulation services and director of the microfilms department.

Ohio University Aims to Boost Retention of Black and Minority Faculty Members

Ohio University Aims to Boost Retention of Black and Minority Faculty Members

The Multicultural Junior Faculty Mentoring Program that will assign new junior faculty members from underrepresented groups a senior faculty member who will serve as a mentor.

Ohio University Scholar Elected President of Journalism That Matters

Ohio University Scholar Elected President of Journalism That Matters

Michelle Ferrier is associate dean for innovation, research/creative activity, and graduate studies at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida.

Ohio University's New Program to Boost Black Male Enrollments and Graduation Rates

Ohio University’s New Program to Boost Black Male Enrollments and Graduation Rates

The African American Male Initiative aims to connect its more than 40 students to academic support services on campus. It also is working in tandem with student organizations, student affairs, and the Athens community to establish a welcoming environment that young Black males can call home.

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

In Memoriam: Melissa Elizabeth Exum, 1960-2015

Until February 2015, Dr. Exum was vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Earlier she held high level posts at Ohio University, Purdue University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sjohnna McCray Wins the 2015 Walt Whitman Award

Sjohnna McCray Wins the 2015 Walt Whitman Award

The adjunct instructor in the department of English at Savannah State University in Georgia is being honored by the Academy of American Poets.

Ohio University President Gets Hefty Raise and $85,000 Bonus

Ohio University President Gets Hefty Raise and $85,000 Bonus

Since 2004, Roderick J. McDavis has been president of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He recently received an $85,000 bonus from the university’s board of trustees and an 8 percent salary increase. Dr. McDavis now makes $465,000 a year.

Ohio University Pays Tribute to Its African American President

Ohio University Pays Tribute to Its African American President

The board of trustees of Ohio University in Athens produced a video tribute to President Roderick J. McDavis to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his appointment as president of the university.

In Memoriam: Najee E. Muhammad, 1944-2014

In Memoriam: Najee E. Muhammad, 1944-2014

Dr. Muhammad joined the faculty at Ohio University in 1996 and taught in the department of educational studies. He served for one year as interim chair of the department of African American studies.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Four African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Paula Edgar at the New York Law School, Renee A. Middleton of Ohio University, Sean Huddleston at Grand Valley State University, and Khalilah Shabazz at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Five African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Universities

Appointed to serve in new positions are Anre Dixon at Cheyney University, Kimberly Logan at Alabama A&M University, Shari Clarke at Ohio University, Rychetta Watkins at the University of Memphis and Lorraine Goffe-Rush at Washington University.

Two Black Scholars Among the Three Finalists for Vice Provost for Diversity at Ohio University

Two Black Scholars Among the Three Finalists for Vice Provost for Diversity at Ohio University

Ohio University has announced three finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and inclusion. Two of the three finalists are Black: Shari J. Clarke from Marshall University in West Virginia and John Bello-Ogunu of the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Roderick McDavis to Chair the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission

Roderick McDavis to Chair the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission

Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University in Athens, will lead the commission as it recommends priority needs for the 37 public colleges and universities in the state.

Three African American Men Win Marshall Scholarships

Three African American Men Win Marshall Scholarships

The scholarships, funded by the British government, provide funds for up to two years of study for American students at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Albert Tezeno at Southern University, Jennifer Taylor at the American Institute of Architecture Students, Deborah Hayes at the University of Delaware, Michelle Thompson-Taylor at the University of Rochester, Renee MIddleton at Ohio University, Amilcar Shabazz at the University of Massachusetts, and K. Matthew Dames at Syracuse University.

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Honors for Four African American College Officials

Brandon Brown, Zina McGee, Roderick McDavis, and Rosie Phillips Bingham win prestigious awards.

Brian Bridges to Lead the UNCF's Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute

Brian Bridges to Lead the UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute

He currently serves as vice provost for diversity, access, and equity at Ohio University in Athens.

Two Unique Study Abroad Opportunities in Africa

Two Unique Study Abroad Opportunities in Africa

Students at Ohio University and Duke Law School will spend either winter or spring break in Africa and earn course credits.

Ohio University Partners With Private University in Ghana

Ohio University Partners With Private University in Ghana

Ohio University in Athens has entered into a partnership agreement with the African University College of Communication in Accra, Ghana.