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Southern Illinois University Adopts New System-Wide Diversity Initiative

Southern Illinois University Adopts New System-Wide Diversity Initiative

Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn stated that the new initiative was put in place so that all campuses in the system “reflect a culture that values diversity and inclusivity in all its forms.”

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Three African Americans

The new appointees are Cinda Scott at the Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies, Clyde Doughty Jr. at Bowie State University, and Mandara Savage at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Gloria Gibson Named Provost at Morgan State University

Gloria Gibson Named Provost at Morgan State University

Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. She begins her new job on January 5.

Two African American Women Selected for Notable Awards

Two African American Women Selected for Notable Awards

Allison Joseph of Southern Illinois University received the Paladin Award from the literary journal Rhino Poetry and Velma McBride Murry of Vanderbilt University was honored by the Society of Prevention Research.

Marilou Allen and Olusegun Ojewuyi Win Awards

Marilou Allen and Olusegun Ojewuyi Win Awards

Marilou Allen is director of the Women’s Center at Haverford College in Pennsylvania and Olusegun Ojewuyi is an associate professor in the department of theater at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Racist Graffiti Written on a Greenhouse at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Racist Graffiti Written on a Greenhouse at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The incident prompted a Black student leader to write a letter to the editor of the student newspaper on campus saying that African American students on campus “experienced more pure, unadulterated racism in one semester” than in several previous years combined.

Four African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Jacqueline Agesa, Derrick Williams, Akel Ismail Kahera, and Lee D. Walker are all assuming new duties.

University of Botswana Partners With Southern Illinois University Carbondale

University of Botswana Partners With Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Under the five-year agreement, the two universities will provide cultural, educational, research, and exchange opportunities for students and faculty at each institution.

New Center for Inclusive Excellence Established at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

New Center for Inclusive Excellence Established at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

African Americans make up 35 percent of the first-year class at the university.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Positions in Higher Education

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Positions in Higher Education

Keri Young, Robert Pompey and Edward Summers are assuming new duties.

Southern Illinois University Honors Its First Black Male Student

Southern Illinois University Honors Its First Black Male Student

A paid internship at the Illinois General Assembly has been established in honor of Alexander Lane.