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Kyle Farmbry Will Be the Tenth President of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Kyle Farmbry Will Be the Tenth President of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

Dr. Farmbry has been serving as a professor of public administration in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University in Newark. Earlier, he was dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers-Newark. When Dr. Farmbry takes office on January 1, he will be the first African American to serve as Guilford College’s president.

Ericke Cage Is the New Leader of Historically Black West Virginia State University

Ericke Cage Is the New Leader of Historically Black West Virginia State University

Cage joined the university in July as vice president and chief of staff and has been serving as the university’s chief operating officer managing the day-to-day operations of the university since July 30. Before arriving at West Virginia State, Cage was the senior advisor to the president and university ombudsman at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

A Group of African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

A Group of African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Bronté Burleigh-Jones at American University in Washington, D.C., Richard L. Lucas, Jr. at Clark Atlanta University, Monique Guillory at the University of the District of Columbia, Ebony Marsala at Boston College, William Jones Jr. at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Richie Hunter at the University of Oregon.

In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021

In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021

In 1970 Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, established the Black Studies Center. Dr. Miller was the founding associate director. Within two years she became the director. She served in that role until 1984.

Brittany Pearl Battle of Wake Forest University Honored by Sociologists for Women in Society

Brittany Pearl Battle of Wake Forest University Honored by Sociologists for Women in Society

The Feminist Activism Award from the organization Sociologists for Women in Society was established in 1995. The award is presented annually to an SWS member who has notably and consistently used sociology to improve conditions for women in society.

Three Universities Appoint Black Scholars to Provost Positions

Three Universities Appoint Black Scholars to Provost Positions

Francine Conway will be chancellor-provost of the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. John D. Jones is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Melissa L. Gilliam has been appointed executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University.

Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Nicole Fleetwood of Rutgers University Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

Dr. Fleetwod’s book – Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration – which took nine years to complete, is based on scores of interviews with incarcerated people and their families, prison staff, activists, and other observers. It explores the importance of people in prison creating art as a means to survive incarceration.

Laurie A. Carter Will Be the First Black President of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin

Laurie A. Carter Will Be the First Black President of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin

Since 2017, Carter has been president of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. She spent 25 years in leadership positions at The Juilliard School and later was executive vice president and university counsel at Eastern Kentucky University. She will begin her new duties on July 1.

Rutgers University Names Campus Directors for the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice

Rutgers University Names Campus Directors for the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice

The directors, who will lead the institute’s work at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newark and Rutgers University-Camden, will use humanistic theories, methods and approaches to study global issues of race and social justice.

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

In Memoriam: Wynetta Devore, 1929-2020

Dr. Devore began her academic career at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She then taught at Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in 1980. She retired in 1999.

Rutgers University Acquires the Personal Library of Literary Scholar Cheryl Wall

Rutgers University Acquires the Personal Library of Literary Scholar Cheryl Wall

The Paul Robeson Cultural Center at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, announced that it has acquired the personal library of Cheryl Wall. The collection includes more than 2,000 volumes. Dr. Wall, who died last spring was the Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English at Rutgers.

Some Progress in Increasing Black Faculty in Accounting But There Is a Long Way to Go

Some Progress in Increasing Black Faculty in Accounting But There Is a Long Way to Go

The data shows that there are 211 Black faculty members teaching accounting at the nation’s business schools. They make up just 3.2 percent of all faculty at these schools. Of the 211 Black faculty members, 107 are women and 104 are men.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts

The four African Americans who have been appointed to serve as diversity officers are Galen Gomes at the College of St. Rose in Albany, Linda Strong-Leek at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University, and Shaniqua Crawford at the University of Oklahoma.

Soyica Colbert Appointed to Dean Position at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Soyica Colbert Appointed to Dean Position at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Professor Colbert joined the Georgetown faculty in 2013. She is the Idol Family Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences and has been serving as vice dean of the faculty. Professor Colbert will now serve as interim dean of Georgetown College.

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham Honored by the National Women's Studies Association

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham Honored by the National Women’s Studies Association

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University, is the recipient of a 2020 National Women’s Studies Association’s Sara A. Whaley Book Prize.

Francine Conway Is the New Provost at Rutgers University in New Jersey

Francine Conway Is the New Provost at Rutgers University in New Jersey

A native of Guyana, Dr. Conway had been serving as dean of the Graduate School of Applied Psychology. She was the first Black scholar to hold that position. Dr. Conway joined the faculty at Rutgers in 2016 after teaching for 13 years at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

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.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at State Universities

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at State Universities

Taking on new duties are Aline Phillips at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Kelly White at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Rollinda Thomas at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Keywuan Caulk at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

College Students Exhibit Symptoms of PTSD After Watching Videos of Police Killings of Blacks

College Students Exhibit Symptoms of PTSD After Watching Videos of Police Killings of Blacks

A new study by scholars at the Yale University School of Medicine and Rutgers University School of Public Health in Newark, New Jersey, finds that a majority of college students of color show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after watching social media videos of unarmed Black men being killed by police.

Eliminating the Racial Gap in Educational Readiness in Preschool Children

Eliminating the Racial Gap in Educational Readiness in Preschool Children

The Rutgers University study found that by the time they enter kindergarten, Black children are on average nearly nine months behind in math and almost seven months behind in reading compared to their White non-Hispanic peers.

The New Executive Director of the College Art Association

The New Executive Director of the College Art Association

Before joining the College Art Association, Omogbai served as a member and past board chair of the New Jersey Historic Trust, one of four landmark entities dedicated to the preservation of the state’s historic and cultural heritage. She also served on Montclair State University’s Advisory Board.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ann Wall, 1948-2020

Professor Cheryl Wall focused on African-American literature, American literature, and feminist criticism. She first joined the faculty at Rutgers University in 1972. and had planned on retiring this year.

Banging the Drum to Make More Opportunities for African Americans in Classical Music

Banging the Drum to Make More Opportunities for African Americans in Classical Music

Sana Colter, a senior flute performance major at Rutgers University in New Jersey, has established an organization that she hopes will help African Americans and students from other underrepresented groups gain a toehold in classical music.

Three African Americans Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Cherisse Jones-Branch has been named dean of the Graduate School at Arkansas State University. Justin Rose was appointed dean of faculty recruitment, retention, and diversity at Rhodes College in Memphis and Jason Geary will be the new dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

Jonathan Holloway has served as provost at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois since 2017. Earlier, he was was dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies.

Black Teens Daily Exposure to Racial Discrimination Is a Public Health Problem

Black Teens Daily Exposure to Racial Discrimination Is a Public Health Problem

The researchers surveyed a large group of Black youth between ages 13 and 17 each day for two weeks about their experiences with racial discrimination. The teens reported an average of more than five experiences per day.

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.

Report Finds HBCUs Do a Great Job in Aiding the Upward Economic Mobility of Their Graduates

Report Finds HBCUs Do a Great Job in Aiding the Upward Economic Mobility of Their Graduates

A key finding of the report from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in New Jersey is that despite the fact that many students at HBCUs come from low-income families, nearly 70 percent of students at HBCUs attain at least middle-class incomes after graduation.

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Taja-Nia Henderson has been named dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Jeannine Dingus-Eason was named dean of education at Rhode Island College.

Rutgers University Mounts Effort to Improve Cancer Care in the African Nation of Botswana

Rutgers University Mounts Effort to Improve Cancer Care in the African Nation of Botswana

Currently, if a hospital in Botswana only has one radiologist, it takes three to four weeks for a CT scan to be read. But the Collaborative will allow oncologists at Rutgers and the university’s partners to remotely read these scans and provide diagnoses in real-time.

Police Use-of-Force Is the Sixth Leading Cause of Death for Young Black Men

Police Use-of-Force Is the Sixth Leading Cause of Death for Young Black Men

The results found that about 100 in 100,000 Black males will be killed by police during their lives, while only 39 White males per 100,000 are killed by police. This means Black males are about 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than White males.

Garikai Campbell Appointed Provost  at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Garikai Campbell Appointed Provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Currently, Dr. Campbell serves as provost and dean of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Earlier in his career he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Morehouse College, a historically Black institution in Atlanta, Georgia.

Four Black Faculty Members Taking on New Academic Assignments

Four Black Faculty Members Taking on New Academic Assignments

Assuming new duties are Dorinda Carter Andrews at Michigan State University, Nkiru Nzegwu at Binghamton University in New York, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Sean K. Skeete at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Paul C. Clement of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mary Atwater of the University of Georgia, Ronke Olabisi of Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Connie Dacus of Alabama State University.

Rutgers University Allocates $20 Million Towards Hiring Diverse Faculty

Rutgers University Allocates $20 Million Towards Hiring Diverse Faculty

The program, now totaling more than $40 million, will provide half the salary support for the first three years of each newly hired faculty member’s service at Rutgers, along with additional funds to support mentoring and retention.

Severely Depressed African-Americans are More Likely to be Misdiagnosed as Schizophrenic

Severely Depressed African-Americans are More Likely to be Misdiagnosed as Schizophrenic

The results found that clinicians failed to effectively weigh mood symptoms when diagnosing schizophrenia among African-Americans, suggesting that racial bias, whether conscious or subconscious, is one factor in the diagnosis of schizophrenia in this population.