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A Trio of New African American Deans

A Trio of New African American Deans

Jenny L. Jones was named dean of the School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. Karen Richardson was named dean of undergraduate admissions and enrollment management at Tufts University and Osaro E. Airen is the new dean of student retention at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas.

Tufts University Names Residence Hall After Its First Black Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Tufts University Names Residence Hall After Its First Black Tenure-Track Faculty Member

Bernard W. Harleston was hired as an assistant professor of psychology at Tufts University in 1965. He later held an endowed chair in psychology and served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the university. In 1981, Dr. Harleston was named president of City College of New York.

Using Technology to Shrink the Literacy Gap

Using Technology to Shrink the Literacy Gap

A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, and Georgia State University, finds that tablet computers loaded with literary applications and issued to students in low-income areas can produce dramatic results without any instruction whatsoever.

Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by race and ethnic group.

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Michelle Williams to Lead the Harvard School of Public Health

Since 2011, Dr. Williams has served as the Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and chair of the department of epidemiology at the school. Earlier she taught at the University of Washington.

New Faculty Appointments at Major Universities for Five Black Scholars

New Faculty Appointments at Major Universities for Five Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Debra J. Barksdale at Virginia Commonwealth University, Michael A. Nutter at Columbia University, Theaster Gates at the University of Chicago, Chris Swan at Tufts University, and Engda Hagos at Colgate University.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

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.

Steven Nelson to Lead the African Studies Center at UCLA

Steven Nelson to Lead the African Studies Center at UCLA

Dr. Nelson is a professor of African and African American art and architectural history at the university. Professor Nelson is currently working on books about the Underground Railroad and the history of the city of Dakar.

Tufts University Opens Archives of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter to Researchers

Tufts University Opens Archives of Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter to Researchers

Carter was a middleweight boxer who spent 19 years in prison after being convicted of a triple murder in Paterson, New Jersey. The convictions were later overturned by a federal court.

African American Historian Honored for His Biography of Stokely Carmichael

African American Historian Honored for His Biography of Stokely Carmichael

Peniel E. Joseph, professor of history at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, received the National Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis.

Medical Education Pioneer Donald Wilson Honored by the American College of Physicians

Medical Education Pioneer Donald Wilson Honored by the American College of Physicians

In 1991, Dr. Donald E. Wilson was named dean of medicine at the University of Maryland, the first African American dean of a predominantly White medical school. He was also was the first Black president of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Former Nigerian Bank Leader to Join the Faculty at Tufts University

Former Nigerian Bank Leader to Join the Faculty at Tufts University

Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be joining the faculty of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy.

Tufts University Debuts the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora

Tufts University Debuts the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora

The cross-disciplinary program will become the academic home for the programs in Africana studies, Asian American studies, Latino studies and other related programs in the School of Arts and Sciences.

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.

Tufts University Dean Named President of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut

Tufts University Dean Named President of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut

This July, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, currently dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, will become the first woman and the first African American to serve as president of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

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.

Tufts University Makes a Concerted Effort to Recruit Students From Africa

Tufts University Makes a Concerted Effort to Recruit Students From Africa

Tufts accepted 21 students from 13 different African countries for admission into its Class of 2016. Six accepted students are from Ghana.

David Harris Named Provost at Tufts University

David Harris Named Provost at Tufts University

He is currently senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. He recently served for 16 months in the Obama administration.

Tufts University Establishes New Office Focusing on Inclusiveness

Tufts University Establishes New Office Focusing on Inclusiveness

Director Katrina Moore says, “Diversity and inclusion are inherent strengths and necessary for excellence, not problems to be resolved.”

Three African American Men Honored for Their Work in Higher Education

Three African American Men Honored for Their Work in Higher Education

Lonnie Norris, Azeez Aileru, and James Rosser win prestigious awards.

New Center on Race and Democracy Debuts at Tufts University

New Center on Race and Democracy Debuts at Tufts University

The founding director of the new center at Tufts is Peniel E. Joseph, a professor of history at the university.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Tufts University Graduate Named Deputy Public Printer at the Government Printing Office

Tufts University Graduate Named Deputy Public Printer at the Government Printing Office

She is the first woman in the 150-year history of the agency to hold the position.

Black Students at Tufts Mount a Campus Protest Calling for an Africana Studies Major

Black Students at Tufts Mount a Campus Protest Calling for an Africana Studies Major

About 60 students participated in a protest on the Tufts campus that produced some positive results.

John Barker Named Dean at Tufts University

John Barker Named Dean at Tufts University

Dr. Barker, who has been serving as an assistant provost at the University of Miami, will assume his new position in mid-December.

Study Finds That Perceptions of Race Can Be Altered by Cues of Social Status

Study Finds That Perceptions of Race Can Be Altered by Cues of Social Status

In determining the race of a person in an image, participants were influenced by the subject’s attire.