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Three Black Scholars Named MacArthur Fellows

Three Black Scholars Named MacArthur Fellows

Of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows, three are Black scholars with ties to the academic world. They are Patrick Awuah, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and LaToya Ruby Frazier.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.

Spelman College Names Its Next President

Spelman College Names Its Next President

Mary Schmidt Campbell is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and University Professor of art and public policy at New York University. She will become president of Spelman College in Atlanta on August 1.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Thomas Sayers Ellis is serving as the Sterling Brown Professor of English and Humanities at Howard University and Cheryl Jones-Walker was promoted to associate professor at Swarthmore College.

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.

A New Digital Archive Documents the Civil Rights Movement at Swarthmore College

A New Digital Archive Documents the Civil Rights Movement at Swarthmore College

The Black Liberation 1969 Archive “stands as a bulwark against the college losing or forgetting the story of Black student activism, which significantly improved Swarthmore for the better,” says Professor Allison Dorsey.

Three African Americans Named to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Named to Key Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are LeAnn Alexander at the Mississippi University for Women, Debra Daniels at the University of Utah, and Dion Lewis at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

The New Provost at Morehouse College

The New Provost at Morehouse College

Since 1997, Garikai Campbell has served on the mathematics faculty at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia. He has also been associate dean of academic affairs, acting dean of students, and associate vice president for strategic planning at Swarthmore.

African American Faculty News

African American Faculty News

Tariq al-Jamil was promoted at Swarthnore College and Sandra Waller Sheton was appointed to a named chair at DePaul University.

Pamela Prescod-Caesar Named Vice President at Swarthmore College

Pamela Prescod-Caesar Named Vice President at Swarthmore College

She will direct the college’s human resources department.

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is news of African Americans who are assuming new posts at colleges and universities throughout the United States.