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Paul Drayton Jr. Named President of Burlington County College

Paul Drayton Jr. Named President of Burlington County College

Since 2010, Drayton has served as Burlington County Administrator. Previously, he served as director of special projects at Temple University in Philadelphia and taught at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Emory University Acquires the Papers of Barbara Chase-Riboud

Emory University Acquires the Papers of Barbara Chase-Riboud

The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta has announced that it has acquired the papers of Barbara Chase-Riboud, a noted sculptor, novelist, artist, and poet.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new African American administrative appointees are Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Travis D. Boyce, Anthony Scott, Nevada Winrow, Angel Mason, Joyce Wilkerson, and Yakima S. Rhinehart.

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr was named professor of mathematics emeritus at Dartmouth College. He first joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1975 as an assistant professor.

In Memoriam: Anna Bethel Young, 1918-2014

In Memoriam: Anna Bethel Young, 1918-2014

After graduating from Temple University in 1946, Dr. Young became one of the first African American teachers in the public school system in Philadelphia. She later taught at Temple University and several other institutions of higher learning.

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards Relating to Blacks in Higher Education

Rosie Phillips Bingham of the University of Memphis had an award named in her honor. Cristal Truscott of Prairie View A&M University, Elias S. Siraj of Temple University, and the Africana studies program at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis were also honored.

Phoebe A. Haddon: The Next Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Phoebe A. Haddon: The Next Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden

Since 2009 Dr. Haddon has been dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. She is the first African American to serve as dean. Previously she taught at the law school of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Scholars Line Up to Offer Support for Temple University's Anthony Monteiro

Scholars Line Up to Offer Support for Temple University’s Anthony Monteiro

In a letter last month, Temple University’s Anthony Monteiro, a non-tenured associate professor and a leading authority of W.E.B. Du Bois, was told his contract would not be renewed at the end of the current semester.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nevada Winrow is dean of special projects at Baltimore City Community College. Kevin Clark is the new athletics director at Temple University and Kevin Taylor is director of graduate admissions at the business school of Baruch College.

In Memoriam: John Louis Dotson Jr., 1937-2013

In Memoriam: John Louis Dotson Jr., 1937-2013

Dotson was the publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal when it won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on race. In 1977, Dotson was one of nine journalists who founded what is now the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education in Oakland, California.

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Phoebe Haddon to Step Down as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

Haddon was selected as dean of the nation’s third-oldest law school in 2009 after serving for 25 years on the faculty of the Temple University School of law in Philadelphia. After a one-year sabbatical, she will return to serve on the law school’s faculty.

Lewis Gordon to Join the Faculty at the University of Connecticut

Lewis Gordon to Join the Faculty at the University of Connecticut

He is currently a professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies and the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Temple University Faculty Meet to Discuss Ways to Address Issues of Race in the Classroom

Temple University Faculty Meet to Discuss Ways to Address Issues of Race in the Classroom

About 25-30 professors and administrators at Temple University in Philadelphia gather each month to share their experiences regarding issues relating to diversity on campus and in the classroom.

The New Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

The New Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

William M. Carter Jr. is currently a professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in Philadelphia.

"Civil Rights in a Northern City:" Temple University Debuts New Online Archive

“Civil Rights in a Northern City:” Temple University Debuts New Online Archive

The online collection includes more than 1,500 items including newsreel footage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that previously has not publicly available.

Sonia Sanchez Named Poet Laureate of Philadelphia

Sonia Sanchez Named Poet Laureate of Philadelphia

She is professor emerita of English at Temple University.

Mildred Rice Jordan and Gregory J. Vincent Are Honored

Mildred Rice Jordan and Gregory J. Vincent Are Honored

Two African American educators receive prestigious awards.

Temple University's New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

Temple University’s New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

The website devotes much of its attention to the desegregation of Girard College in Philadelphia and the Columbia Avenue riots of 1964.

In Memoriam: Muriel Grey Feelings (1938-2011)

In Memoriam: Muriel Grey Feelings (1938-2011)

The award-winning author of children’s books, she was the longtime director of the Community Education Program at Temple University.

New Faculty Appointments for African Americans in Higher Education

New Faculty Appointments for African Americans in Higher Education

David Mitchell, Gwen Tompkins, Crystal Gadegbeku, and Jodi Black are appointed to new teaching posts.

Temple University Scientist Seeks to Explain Why Blacks Are More Likely to Suffer From Hypertension

Temple University Scientist Seeks to Explain Why Blacks Are More Likely to Suffer From Hypertension

Research finds that a difference in the way cells in African Americans respond to inflammation may explain the greater incidence of hypertension in the black population.

Temple University Study Dispels the Stereotype of the Widespread Misuse of Prescription Drugs by Low-Income African Americans

Temple University Study Dispels the Stereotype of the Widespread Misuse of Prescription Drugs by Low-Income African Americans

New research from scholars at Temple University has found that the rate of borrowing prescription drugs in low-income groups is no greater than in other segments of the population.