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Vaughn Booker Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools for His Book on Black Jazz Musicians

Vaughn Booker Honored by the Council of Graduate Schools for His Book on Black Jazz Musicians

The Arlt Award from the Council of Graduate Schools recognizes a young scholar-teacher who has written a book deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities. Dr. Booker is the 52nd winner of the award.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four Black faculty members who have been appointed to new roles are Sylvester Johnson at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, LaQuandra Nesbitt in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University, Lorgia García Peña at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Kyaien Conner at the University of Pittsburgh.

Princeton University Enhances Its Financial Aid Programs for Middle-Income Families

Princeton University Enhances Its Financial Aid Programs for Middle-Income Families

Under the new plan, most families earning up to $100,000 a year will pay nothing, and many families with income above $100,000 will receive additional aid, including those at higher income levels with multiple children in college. The university estimates that one-quarter of all students will attend Princeton for free, including room and board.

Four African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at Colleges and Universities

The new diversity officers are Ufuoma C. Abiola at Princeton University Library, Donald Jaamal at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Karen Nelson at Herzig University in Milwaukee, and Pamela Ross-McClain at Delta College in Frankenlust Township, Michigan.

Three African American Men Appointed to New Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Men Appointed to New Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties relating to diversity are Frederick Wherry at Princeton University in New Jersey, Alex Wood at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, and Reginald Miles at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

New Duties for a Trio of Black Scholars

New Duties for a Trio of Black Scholars

Arwin Smallwood, a professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University, was named interim vice provost for undergraduate education. Courtney-Savali Andrews will join the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and Jerelle Joseph will be an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new administration positions are Dakota Doman at Texas Southern University in Houston, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Romy Riddick at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Vincent Champion at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs

Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs

Princeton researchers and researchers from Howard University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will co-lead research projects. Princeton will fund the research.

The First Black Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association

The First Black Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association

Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is a professor and chair of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She also serves as the medical school’s first vice dean for population health and health equity.

Rodney Priestley Will Be the Next Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University

Rodney Priestley Will Be the Next Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University

Dr. Priestley joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor in 2009 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles in Paris. He became an associate professor in 2015 and a full professor in 2019.

Howard University Establishes the Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities

Howard University Establishes the Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities

The Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities will be established utilizing $3 million of the $40 million gift that philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donated to Howard in 2020. Professor Morrison, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, was a graduate of Howard University and also taught there.

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

In Memoriam: Gwendolyn Gordon, 1980-2021

Dr. Gordon was an assistant professor in the department of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences’ department of anthropology. She held degrees from three different Ivy League universities.

The Modern Language Association Announces the Winner of the William Sanders Scarborough Prize

The Modern Language Association Announces the Winner of the William Sanders Scarborough Prize

Joshua Bennett, professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, was named the winner of the twentieth annual William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association. The prize is awarded for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties

Taking on new roles are Allen P. Vital at Alabama A&M University, Kenya Faulkner at Emory University in Atlanta, Kinamo Lomon at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Carren Moham at Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas.

In Memoriam: Clifford E. Reid, 1945-2021

In Memoriam: Clifford E. Reid, 1945-2021

Clifford E. Reid was the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics, Emeritus at Colby College. He taught at Grinnell College in Iowa for 16 years before joining the faculty at Colby College in 1987. He taught there for 22 years.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new positions are Bianca Baldridge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Stephen Buckley at Duke University in North Carolina, Joshua Bartholomew at the Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas, Emily Greenwood at Princeton University in New Jersey, Warrick Moses at Syracuse University in New York, and Charles Peterson at Oberlin College in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Albert J. Raboteau, 1943-2021

In Memoriam: Albert J. Raboteau, 1943-2021

Albert Raboteau, the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus at Princeton University, joined the faculty at the university in 1982. He served as chair of the department of religion from 1987 to 1992 and as dean of the Graduate School from 1992 to 1993.

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative posts are Kendall Isaac at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Moira Poe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Angela Graham-Williams at Xavier University in New Orleans, John Mack at Princeton University in New Jersey, Tiffany D. Tucker at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Monique Howard at the University of Pennsylvania.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Six African Americans to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Six African Americans to Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Nakia White Barr at Princeton University in New Jersey, Henry Glaspie at the University of Central Florida, Chrissy Davis Jones at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania, Kimberly Morgan Myles at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Kosha Tucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and David Bowser at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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.

Colleges and Universities Announce Appointments of Five African American Administrators

Colleges and Universities Announce Appointments of Five African American Administrators

Taking on new administrative roles are Dozie Ibeh at Princeton University in New Jersey, David Christopher Howard at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Jesse F. Kane at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, Yolanda Smith at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and Corry Smith at Indiana University in Bloomington.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Gene Andrew Jarrett was appointed dean of the faculty at Princeton University in New Jersey. Debra J. Barksdale will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Keith A. Alford will become dean of the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five African Americans to Administrative Positions

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five African Americans to Administrative Positions

The five African Americans taking on new administrative duties are Kimberly D. Whitehead at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Cleo Rucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Kimberly Shiner at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, Kenneth Strother Jr. at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Brian Gibson at the University of Utah.

Princeton University's Nathan Alan Davis Wins Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama

Princeton University’s Nathan Alan Davis Wins Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama

Nathan Alan Davis, the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Playwright-in-Residence at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University in New Jersey. Davis is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University Bloomington, and The Juilliard School.

Lolita Buckner Inniss Will Be the Next Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law

Lolita Buckner Inniss Will Be the Next Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law

Dr. Innis has been serving as senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, University Distinguished Professor, and the inaugural Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She will begin her duties as dean on July 1.

Diversity Efforts More Likely to Be Supported When They Are Seen to Benefit White Students

Diversity Efforts More Likely to Be Supported When They Are Seen to Benefit White Students

A new study by scholars in the department of psychology at Princeton University in New Jersey finds that the rationale for greater diversity in higher education often reflects the views of Whites but not necessarily those of Blacks.

Prairie View A&M University in Texas Creates the Toni Morrison Writing Program

Prairie View A&M University in Texas Creates the Toni Morrison Writing Program

The new Writing Program – supported by a $3 million donation from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott – will include a Toni Morrison Writer-in-Residence. Appointed annually, a different writer each year will have a one-year visiting appointment at Prairie View, where that individual will offer a seminar in writing.

Professor Cornel West to Rejoin the Faculty at Union Theological Seminary

Professor Cornel West to Rejoin the Faculty at Union Theological Seminary

Cornel West has been appointed to the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Last month, Professor West told Harvard he would leave the university if it did not reconsider its decision to not grant him tenure.

Princeton University's Keith Wailoo Will Share the $1 Million David Dan Prize

Princeton University’s Keith Wailoo Will Share the $1 Million David Dan Prize

Keith Wailoo is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is being honored for his historical scholarship focused on race, science, and health equity; on the social implications of medical innovation; and on the politics of disease.

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.

John Dabiri to Receive the 2020 Alan T. Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

John Dabiri to Receive the 2020 Alan T. Waterman Award From the National Science Foundation

Waterman awardees each receive $1 million over five years for research in their chosen field of science. Dabiri says the funding will allow him to pursue research into some of the ways climate change challenges and threatens modern life.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University, Joshua Idassi at South Carolina State University, Ruha Benjamin at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Garry Hoover at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Princeton University's Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Princeton University’s Deana Lawson Is the First Photographer to Win the Hugo Boss Prize

Sponsored by the German fashion house Hugo Boss and presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the prize has been awarded biannually since 1996 and was established to “embrace today’s most innovative and critically relevant cultural currents.” The prize is considered among the most prestigious awards within the contemporary art world.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new positions or roles are Sherman Jackson at the University of Southern California, Adji Bousso Dieng at Princeton University in New Jersey, John Dabiri at the California Institute of Technology, Frederick Douglas Dixon at the University of Wyoming, and Robyn Ridley at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

College of Engineering at Cornell University Honors Its Former Dean, Lance R. Collins

College of Engineering at Cornell University Honors Its Former Dean, Lance R. Collins

Dr. Collins served as the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University from 2010 to 2020. On August 1, 2020, he became the inaugural vice president and executive director of Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Duties

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Duties

Taking on new roles are Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Major Jackson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Wallace Best at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Christopher C. Mathis Jr. at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.