A new study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that while people may treat African Americans with racial bias, they are also likely to devalue and demean places associated with African Americans.
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Michael V. Drake is the 15th president of Ohio State University and the first African American to hold that post. He will serve as vice chair of the board of directors of the association for one year and then become chair in 2017.
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.
Dr. Coleman will take a one-year sabbatical and then return to Boston University as a full-time faculty member in master’s degree programs in family therapy and school counseling and as director of the Center for Character & Social Responsibility.
Michelle Alexander is a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary and a senior fellow at the Ford Foundation. Earlier, she taught at Ohio State University and Stanford Law School. Professor Alexander is being honored for her research on racial disparities in incarceration rates.
T. Geronimo Johnson, who teaches creative writing at the University of California, Berkeley, is being honored for his 2015 novel Welcome to Braggsville. The novel tells the story of four Berkeley students who stage a protest at a Civil War reenactment event in Georgia.
Joyce Carol Thomas, the author of more than 30 children’s books and a former college professor, won the National Book Award and the American Book Award in 1983. She taught at several higher educational institutions including Purdue University and the University of Tennessee.
The study found that incoming students who are exposed to challenges that are common and improvable become more likely to get involved on campus, build relationships, and ultimately succeed at a higher rate.
The National Academy of Sciences does not publish data on the race or ethnicity of its members. But according to a JBHE analysis of the group of 84 new members, it appears that only one of the new members is an African American.
Black students are suspended and expelled from our nation’s public schools at a rate three times greater than White students. But a Stanford University study finds that an intervention program for teachers can significantly reduce school suspensions.
Claude Steele was appointed executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. He is stepping aside to deal with the health problems of his wife. He will remain at Berkeley as a professor of psychology.
A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and Stanford University found that nearly one third of African American job applicants used the practice of “resumé whitening” to hide, at least to some degree, their ethnic identities.
A new study authored by Lauren D. Davenport, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University in California, finds that women who are children of interracial couples are more likely to identify themselves as biracial than men who are children of interracial couples.
A new study by researchers at Stanford University found that minority students who took an ethnic studies course in high school had higher attendance rates and greater academic success than minority students who did not take such classes.
Linda Darling Hammond of Stanford University was rated as the most influential university-based education scholar in the United States. Also among the top 10 influential scholars are Gloria Ladson-Billings of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Claude Steele, provost at the University of California, Berkeley.
Slightly more than a decade ago in 2004, only two of the nation’s highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are eight.
Dr. Carter currently serves as the Jacks Family Professor of Education and the faculty director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University.
A new study led by researchers at Stanford University finds that efforts to increase the use of sanitary facilities in rural African communities can have a significant impact on child growth and health.
A new study led by John Rickford, the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities and a professor of linguistics at Stanford University, examines the use of African American vernacular English (AAVE) by young Blacks depending on the economics characteristics of their neighborhoods.
The honorees are Minion K.C. Morrison of Mississippi State University, Dionne Hoskins of Savannah State University in Georgia, and Condoleezza Rice of Stanford University in California.
The Institute of Jazz Studies in the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark, New Jersey, campus of Rutgers University is the repository of more than 150,000 jazz recordings and 6,000 books on the subject.
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, an associate professor of psychology at Stanford University, was one of 15 women among the “50 Groundbreaking Scientists Who are Changing the Way We See the World” selected by Business Insider.
Jonathan Holloway, professor and dean of the College at Yale University, was a star high school football player and was a linebacker at Stanford University. But until recently, he had never thrown a baseball in his life.
The research found that Black families with an income of $50,000 live in a community where the average income is $42,579. Whites with an income of $50,000 live in a community where the average income is $53,000.
Adams Bodomo, from Ghana, was appointed professor and chair of the department of African languages and literatures at the University of Vienna in Austria. He is the former director of the African studies program at the University of Hong Kong and earlier taught at Stanford University.
Yaw D. Yeboah is stepping down as dean of the Florida A&M University/Florida State University College of Engineering and David A. Jones is leaving his post as vice president for human resources at Stanford University.
Dr. Gay is a professor of government and a professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2006, Professor Gay taught at Stanford University.
Taking on new roles or responsibilities are Tirin Moore at Stanford University, Emma A. Faulk at Alabama State University, Jennifer F. Hamer at the University of Kansas, and Trudier Harris at the University of Alabama.
Currently, Dr. Wingard is the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment firm. Earlier, he was vice dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he led the executive education program.
In controlled experiments, the researchers found that the stereotype of black students as “troublemakers” led teachers to want to discipline Black students more harshly than White students.
Jonathan Holloway was appointed the Edmund Morgan Professor of African American Studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He has served as chair of the department of African American studies and as dean of Yale College.
The number of Black, Latino, and American Indian faculty at Stanford grew from 108 in 2014 to 130 in 2014 but due to overall growth in the number of faculty, the percentage of underrepresented minority faculty remained the same at 6.1 percent.
Since 2011, Dr. Johnson has been dean of the School of Business at Texas Southern University in Houston. He is the former dean of the College of Business at Western Carolina University. Dr. Johnson will become president of Clark Atlanta University on July 1.
Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.