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Tennessee State's Collegiate Police Academy

Tennessee State’s Collegiate Police Academy

Steve Anderson, chief of Nashville Metro Police, said that “everyone has a citizens police academy. But as far as I know, this is the first collegiate police academy anywhere in the United States.”

Historically Black Tennessee State University Looks to the Future

Historically Black Tennessee State University Looks to the Future

The Impact 20/20 initiative at Tennessee State University in Nashville includes programs to enhance academic programs, improve governance, and calls for capital improvements and infrastructure enhancements.

A Long Overdue Tribute to the First Black Woman to Graduate from the Yale School of Music

A Long Overdue Tribute to the First Black Woman to Graduate from the Yale School of Music

Helen Eugenia Hagan graduated from the Yale School of Music in 1912. She went on to a long career as a concert pianist and an educator. She died in 1964 but until recently her remains were buried in an unmarked grave in New Haven’s Evergreen Cemetery.

Tennessee State University Plans on an Ambitious Campus Expansion Project

Tennessee State University Plans on an Ambitious Campus Expansion Project

When complete, plans call for the development project to include a new hotel and conference center, a business incubation facility, a library, community resource center, residential properties, restaurants and retail stores.

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.

Four New African American Deans

Four New African American Deans

The new deans are Twyla Cummings at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, Frank Stevenson at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Bernard Keels at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Rebecca Crocker McMullen at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

New Administrative Roles for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Roles for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are FeRita Perna Carter at Riverside City College in California, Jame’l R. Hodges at Tennessee State University, Kara Turner at Morgan State University in Baltimore, and Gloria Thomas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tennessee State University in a New Effort to Promote Urban Agriculture

Tennessee State University in a New Effort to Promote Urban Agriculture

Under the agreement with Farm Credit of Mid-America, the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources at Tennessee State will promote new ways of growing fruit and vegetables in small urban spaces.

New Roles for Six Black Faculty Members

New Roles for Six Black Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Chalres DeSassure at Tarrant County College, Debbie Owens at Murray State University, Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University, Tameka Winston at Tennessee State University, Jason Mott at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Shennette Garrett-Scott of the University of Mississippi.

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Tennessee State University Scholar Wins Book Award

Harriett Kimbro-Hamilton, an associate professor of human performance and science at Tennessee State University in Nashville, was awarded for writing a book on her father who was a six-time all-star in the Negro Baseball League.

In Memoriam: Mamie Rallins, 1941-2016

In Memoriam: Mamie Rallins, 1941-2016

A two-time Olympian, Rallins was the first African American woman to hold a head coaching job at Ohio State University, where she also served as assistant athletics director.

Tennessee State University Gives Major Tuition Discount to Some Out-of-State Students

Tennessee State University Gives Major Tuition Discount to Some Out-of-State Students

Under the 250-Mile Radius Rate undergraduates taking 15 credit hours will pay $5,903 per year in tuition, a reduction of 43 percent from the current out-of-state tuition charge. The new rate plan also applies for graduate students.

A Tribute to the First African American Woman Graduate of the Yale School of Music

A Tribute to the First African American Woman Graduate of the Yale School of Music

Helen Eugenia Hagan was an accomplished concert pianist, composer, and educator who graduated from the Yale School of Music in 1912. She is buried in an unmarked grave in New Haven’s Evergreen Cemetery. That is about to change.

In Memoriam: Ulysses Van Spiva, 1931-2016

In Memoriam: Ulysses Van Spiva, 1931-2016

In 1979, Dr. Spiva was named dean of the College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the first African American dean in the university’s history.

Tennessee State University's New Workshop on Wheels

Tennessee State University’s New Workshop on Wheels

The “workshop on wheels” travels to farm communities across the state and shows farmers how they can use between 1 percent and 3 percent of their total acreage to produce enough biodiesel fuel to power all their farm machinery for the year.

Texas Southern University President to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Texas Southern University President to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

John M. Rudley has served as the eleventh president of Texas Southern University in Houston since 2008. Earlier, he was interim chancellor of the University of Houston System and interim president of the University of Houston.

Tennessee State University's New Plan to Beef Up Campus Security

Tennessee State University’s New Plan to Beef Up Campus Security

Last month, three students were shot at Tennessee State University as a result of a dispute during a dice game. One person died in the incident. President Glenda Glover has quickly responded with a new 10-point safety enhancement plan for the Nashville campus.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Appointed to new faculty positions are Marcus Amos at Voorhees College in South Carolina, Jolie Rocke Brown at Texas Southern University, Mary Ellen Hicks at Amherst College in Massachusetts, and William Hart at Macalester College in Minnesota.

In Memoriam: James Arthur Hefner, 1939-2015

In Memoriam: James Arthur Hefner, 1939-2015

James A. Hefner was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University and the former president of both Jackson State University and Tennessee State University.

An Academic Reorganization at Tennessee State University

An Academic Reorganization at Tennessee State University

The new College of Life and Physical Sciences will bring all of the university’s STEM degree programs under one roof. A new Honors College has been created and College of Public Service and Urban Affairs will now be the College of Public Service.

Ten African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Edith Mitchell Is the New President of the National Medical Association

Edith Mitchell Is the New President of the National Medical Association

Dr. Mitchell is a retired Brigadier General of the United States Air Force. She currently serves as the director of the Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

In Memoriam: Wallace T. Dooley Jr. 1947-2015

In Memoriam: Wallace T. Dooley Jr. 1947-2015

Wallace Dooley served as an athletics administrator at several historically Black colleges and universities. In 2001, Dooley was appointed the media relations director and assistant commissioner for the Southwest Athletic Conference.

The Next Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University

The Next Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa currently serves as chair of the department of biobehavioral health in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University. He has been on the faculty at Penn State for more than 30 years.

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Since 2011, Dr. Thompson has been serving provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Previously, she held several administrative posts at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Levi Watkins Jr., 1945-2015

In Memoriam: Levi Watkins Jr., 1945-2015

Dr. Watkins was the first African American graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The long-time Johns Hopkins University faculty member also was the first doctor to implant an automatic heart defibrillator in a patient.

University of Southern Mississippi President Gets Contract Extension

University of Southern Mississippi President Gets Contract Extension

Just three days after Dr. Rodney Bennett had been named the 10th president of the University of Southern Mississippi in February 2103, a devastating tornado hit the Hattiesburg campus.

Tennessee State University Switches to a Four-Day Class Schedule

Tennessee State University Switches to a Four-Day Class Schedule

As a result of the cancellation of Friday classes, students will attend class longer on Mondays and Wednesdays. Fifty minutes classes that were held three times a week, will now meet for an hour and 20 minutes on Monday and Wednesdays.

Tennessee State University Launches Education Effort to Benefit Seniors

Tennessee State University Launches Education Effort to Benefit Seniors

Under the agreement, the Tennessee State University Footprint Collaborative will develop lifelong learning programs that include classes on civic education and duties, oral history, technology, and community gardening.

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.