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Cornel West Is Returning to Teach at Harvard University

Cornel West Is Returning to Teach at Harvard University

In 2002, Cornel West left Harvard University after a public dispute with then Harvard president Lawrence Summers. Now, according to published reports, Dr. West is returning to Harvard University as professor of the practice of public philosophy.

Danielle Allen Named University Professor at Harvard University

Danielle Allen Named University Professor at Harvard University

Danielle Allen was appointed the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, effective January 1. This is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member at Harvard. Currently there are 24 University Professors at Harvard.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Van Bailey at the University of Miami, Maria Arvelo Lumpkin at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Terence Peavy at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Barbara Hampton at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Keyana Scales at Xavier University of Louisiana.

New Roles for Six Black Faculty Members

New Roles for Six Black Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Chalres DeSassure at Tarrant County College, Debbie Owens at Murray State University, Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University, Tameka Winston at Tennessee State University, Jason Mott at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Shennette Garrett-Scott of the University of Mississippi.

Ban the Box Initiatives May Produce a Higher Level of Racial Discrimination

Ban the Box Initiatives May Produce a Higher Level of Racial Discrimination

“Ban the Box” legislation prohibits potential employers from asking job applicants to check a box if they have criminal records. But a new university study finds that if employers don’t have information about criminal records, they are more likely to rely on their assumptions and racial biases.

Princeton University Study Suggests Racial Bias in Access to Mental Health Care

Princeton University Study Suggests Racial Bias in Access to Mental Health Care

The study found that 30 percent of all callers seeking to make an appointment with a mental health care provider received a return call to make an appointment. But Black men were called back only 13 percent of the time and Black women had their calls returned 21 percent of the time.

Black Americans in the 2016 Class of Truman Scholars

Black Americans in the 2016 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 54 Truman scholars were selected from 775 candidates nominated by 305 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 54 Truman Scholars, it appears that nine, or 16.7 percent, are Black Americans.

Woodrow Wilson's Name Will Live On at Princeton University

Woodrow Wilson’s Name Will Live On at Princeton University

Critics had called for name changes due to Wilson’s actions in denying the admission of Black students to Princeton while he served as the educational institution’s president and for his resegregation of the federal workforce in Washington, D.C. after he became president of the United States.

Two New African American Deans at Ivy League Universities

Two New African American Deans at Ivy League Universities

Andrew G. Campbell was named dean of the Graduate School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and LaTanya Buck was named dean for diversity and inclusion at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Toni Morisson Delivering the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University

Toni Morisson Delivering the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University

The lecture series was endowed in 1925 with the honoree designated as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry for the duration of the six-lecture series. Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate and professor emerita at Princeton University, is this year’s honoree.

Alec Gallimore Named Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Alec Gallimore Named Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Professor Gallimore joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1992. He was promoted to full professor in 2004. Dr. Gallimore is the director of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium, funded by NASA and the director of the Michigan/Air Force Center of Excellence in Electric Propulsion.

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Since 2011, Dr. Williams has served as the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and chair of the department of epidemiology at the school. Earlier she taught at the University of Washington.

Cato Laurencin to Receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Cato Laurencin to Receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Cato T. Laurencin has been selected by President Obama as one of seven winners of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He is the only African American among the seven winners of the award this year.

In Memoriam: Walter Wallace, 1927-2015

In Memoriam: Walter Wallace, 1927-2015

Walter Wallace taught sociology at Princeton University for 30 years. At Princeton, Professor Wallace was the faculty adviser for the senior thesis of Michelle Robinson, who is now First Lady of the United States.

Two Black Men Named to Ivy League University Faculties

Two Black Men Named to Ivy League University Faculties

Khalil Gibran Muhammad was appointed professor of history, race, and public policy at the Kennedy School at Harvard University and Desmond Jagmohan was named an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University.

Princeton University Study Finds Increase in Middle-Age Mortality for Whites, But Not for Blacks

Princeton University Study Finds Increase in Middle-Age Mortality for Whites, But Not for Blacks

After 1998, death rates among middle-aged White non-Hispanic Americans began to rise at a steady clip of half a percent per year. For non-Hispanic, middle-aged African-Americans, mortality rates declined 2.6 percent per year.

Toni Morrison Awarded the UCLA Medal

Toni Morrison Awarded the UCLA Medal

Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton University, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. In 1993, she was the first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize. On October 5, she received the UCLA Medal for “distinguished academic and professional achievement.”

In Memoriam: Robert Curvin, 1934-2015

In Memoriam: Robert Curvin, 1934-2015

Dr. Curvin served as dean of the Milano School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School and as a senior policy fellow at the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Jennifer Baszile Named Director of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success

Jennifer Baszile Named Director of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success

Jennifer L. Baszile was named director of the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the success of underrepresented students on liberal arts college campuses nationwide. She previously served on the faculty at the University of Connecticut and Yale University.

Tracy Smith to Lead the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University

Tracy Smith to Lead the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University

Professor Smith has taught creative writing at the university since 2005. Earlier, she taught at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. In 2012, she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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.

Duke Professor's Program Seeks to Close the Racial Gap in Educational Achievement Among Youth

Duke Professor’s Program Seeks to Close the Racial Gap in Educational Achievement Among Youth

Angel L. Harris, a professor of sociology and African and African American studies at Duke University, is launching a new effort called Research on the Education and Development of Youth (REDY). His goal is to provide teachers with the tools to teach students who have different learning styles.

Three Black Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Three Black Women in New Faculty Roles at U.S. Universities

Taking on new faculty roles are Grace Wasike Namwamba at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Deana Lawson at Princeton University, and Constance Iloh at the University of California, Irvine.

Princeton University Grants Departmental Status to African American Studies

Princeton University Grants Departmental Status to African American Studies

Eddie Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies, will chair the new department. Students at Princeton will be able to major in African American studies beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.

Amherst College Receives the Papers of Hugh Price

Amherst College Receives the Papers of Hugh Price

Price, who graduated from Amherst in 1963, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1994 to 2003, Price was president of the National Urban League.

Princeton University Funds Initiatives Aimed at Increasing Diversity

Princeton University Funds Initiatives Aimed at Increasing Diversity

Princeton University has endorsed the recommendations offered by a 51-member task force and has announced funding for several initiatives to improve the university’s diversity efforts.

Valerie Smith Named the 15th President of Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith Named the 15th President of Swarthmore College

Valerie Smith, dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University, was named president of Swarthmore College. She will take office on July 1.

Duke University Professor Wins the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

Duke University Professor Wins the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

Nathaniel Mackey is the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University. The prize, which comes with a $150,000 cash award, is given out biennially by the Yale University Beineke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Honors and Awards Presented to Four African American Scholars

Honors and Awards Presented to Four African American Scholars

The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton, Paul Meacham, former president of the College of Southern Nevada, Adriel A. Hilton of Western Carolina University, and K. Paige Carmichael of the University of Georgia.

Ranking the HBCUs on the Debt Levels of Their Graduates

Ranking the HBCUs on the Debt Levels of Their Graduates

The average debt level of college graduates in 2013 was $28,400. But some HBCUs are among the schools where students have the lowest average debt and some are among the schools with the highest debt level for graduating students.

Five African Americans Named Rhodes Scholars

Five African Americans Named Rhodes Scholars

The Rhodes Trust has announced the latest class of 32 American students who will study at the University of Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. It appears that five of the new Rhodes Scholars are African Americans.

Princeton University Seeks More Low-Income Students

Princeton University Seeks More Low-Income Students

Princeton will expand its partnership with Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America and enhance its Freshman Scholars Institute, a summer bridge program for low-income students who plan to major in STEM disciplines.

Toni Morrison's Papers to Be Housed at Princeton University

Toni Morrison’s Papers to Be Housed at Princeton University

The archives of the Nobel laureate and professor emerita consist of about 180 linear feet of papers that include correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, diaries, course materials, lectures, notes, and photographs.

Academic Study Finds Political Animosity Now Exceeds Racial Hostility

Academic Study Finds Political Animosity Now Exceeds Racial Hostility

Hostile feelings for people of the other political party now exceed racial biases and dislikes, according to a study conducted by researchers at Stanford University and Princeton University.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Positions

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Positions

The four Black scholars in new teaching positions are Samory Kpotufe at Princeton University, Nadine Finigan-Carr at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, Kami Chavis Simmons at Wake Forest University’s School of Law, and Charlotte Braithwaite at MIT.

Princeton University Aims to Make the Campus More Welcoming to Low-Income Students

Princeton University Aims to Make the Campus More Welcoming to Low-Income Students

A working group on undergraduate socioeconomic diversity has issued a broad set of recommendations designed to improve academic achievement and create a more inclusive and supportive campus climate for the benefit of all undergraduates.