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Two African American Women Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Two African American Women Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Maria I. Marshall was promoted to full professor of agricultural economics and Venetria K. Patton was named full professor of English and African American studies.

Five African Americans Appointed to Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

Five African Americans Appointed to Faculty Positions at Prestigious Universities

The appointees are E. Anne Christo-Baker at Purdue, Melissa Harris-Perry at Wake Forest, Daniel Harris at Texas A&M, Jesmyn Ward at Tulane, and Craig Bailey at the University of Cincinnati.

Cato Laurencin One of Three Finalists for Provost at Purdue University

Cato Laurencin One of Three Finalists for Provost at Purdue University

Cato T. Laurencin is the chief executive officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, University Professor, and director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary's College of Maryland

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dr. Jordan, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue, currently serves as professor of chemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Robert M. Franklin Jr., former president of Morehouse College was appointed to an endowed chair at Emory University and Pat Obi was named to an endowed professorship at Purdue University Calumet.

Joseph Francisco Among the Finalists for Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph Francisco Among the Finalists for Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska

Joseph S. Francisco is the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Chemistry at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Danita Brown Named Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Danita Brown Named Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Brown has been serving as the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has been serving as the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She will assume her new post on July 31.

Racial Incident on the Campus of Purdue University

Racial Incident on the Campus of Purdue University

A placard placed in front of a building on the campus of Purdue University was defaced with a racial slur.

Patrice D. Rankine Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Patrice D. Rankine Promoted to Full Professor at Purdue University

Professor Rankine is a graduate of Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York system. He holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in classical language and literature from Yale University. He has been on the Purdue faculty since 1998.

Danita Brown Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Danita Brown Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

She is currently the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Blacks make up 4 percent of the 35,000-member undergraduate student body at the Twin Cities campus.

Heidi Anderson Named Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Heidi Anderson Named Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

When Dr. Anderson takes office in July, the university’s two highest officials, president and provost, both will be African American women. Helen F. Giles-Gee became the university’s president a year ago. Only 6 percent of the undergraduate student body at the university is Black.

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.

In Memoriam: Arthur J. Bond, 1939-2012

In Memoriam: Arthur J. Bond, 1939-2012

Educated at Purdue University, he was the former dean of engineering and technology at Alabama A&M University. As a graduate student he was an adviser to students who formed what is now the National Society of Black Engineers.

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

According to a new scholarly study, African Americans who believe they have been confronted by racial discrimination are more likely to abuse alcohol and illegal drugs. And the study showed that the perception of unfair treatment can lead to long-term substance abuse problems.

Two Black Scholars Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Two Black Scholars Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society has announced 96 new fellows. Only two are Black: Joseph S. Francisco of Purdue University and James W. Mitchell of Howard University.

University of Minnesota Names Finalists for Post of Vice President for Equity and Diversity

University of Minnesota Names Finalists for Post of Vice President for Equity and Diversity

Wanda S. Mitchell of the University of New Hampshire and Alysa C. Rollock of Purdue University are two of the three finalists for the position.

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

He was a longtime professor of government and law and former chair of the Africana studies program at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Purdue University Trustee Named CEO of McDonalds

Purdue University Trustee Named CEO of McDonalds

When Don Thompson takes office in July, he will be the first African American CEO of the world’s largest restaurant chain.

Racial Incident at Purdue University

Racial Incident at Purdue University

Someone defaced a photograph of a late African American Purdue faculty member with a racial slur.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Purdue Reports a Shrinking Racial Gap in Retention Rates

Purdue Reports a Shrinking Racial Gap in Retention Rates

In the past five years the racial gap has shrunk from 11 percentage points to almost nothing.