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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 African American Women Professors Honored With Major Awards

Two African American Women Professors Honored With Major Awards

The honorees are Estella Atekwana, Regents Professor and director of the Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University, and Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

Professor Anita Hill to Be Honored With the $10,000 Spendlove Prize

Professor Anita Hill to Be Honored With the $10,000 Spendlove Prize

Professor Hill will be honored on October 24 by the University of California, Merced, 25 years after she testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, alleging sexual harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Roles in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new roles are Amy Cole at Oklahoma State University, Tresmaine Grimes at Bloomfield College, Charlene Moore Hayes at Johns Hopkins University, Nashid Madyum at Florida A&M University, and Maurice Anthony Chandler at All Saints Bible College.

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Anita Hill Named University Professor at Brandeis

Anita Hill Named University Professor at Brandeis

Professor Hill joined the Brandeis faculty in 1998. She came to national prominence in 1991 when she accused Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.

In Memoriam: Nancy Randolph Davis, 1926-2015

In Memoriam: Nancy Randolph Davis, 1926-2015

In 1949 Nancy Randolph Davis was the first African American student to enroll at what is now Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Due to rigid rules of Jim Crow, she was initially required to sit in the hallway outside of the classroom.

Two Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Brian K. Gibbs was appointed an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Laricka Wingate was named director of the Center for Africana Studies at Oklahoma State University.

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.

Oklahoma Bans Race-Sensitive Admissions in Higher Education

Oklahoma Bans Race-Sensitive Admissions in Higher Education

Oklahoma is the eighth state to ban the consideration of race in university admissions. Blacks make up about 8 percent of the state’s population.