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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.

The Next Dean of the University of Houston Law Center

The Next Dean of the University of Houston Law Center

Leonard M. Baynes, a professor at the School of Law of St. John’s University in Queens, New York, has been selected as the next dean of the University of Houston Law Center. He will begin his new job on August 15.

An Examination of Faculty Diversity at the University of Houston

An Examination of Faculty Diversity at the University of Houston

The University of Houston has one of the more diverse student bodies of any college or university in the nation. But, the racial and ethnic makeup of its faculty does not approach that of its student body.

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.

Two Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Two Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Michael Orok is a new dean at Tennessee State University and DoVeanna Fulton will be a dean at the University of Houston Downtown.

Texas Study Finds Race of Teacher Has Little Impact on Black Student Performance

Texas Study Finds Race of Teacher Has Little Impact on Black Student Performance

The study examined the academic performance of students at 198 public schools in low-income neighborhoods in the state of Texas.

Universities Honored for Their Efforts to Increase Retention of Minority Engineering Students

Universities Honored for Their Efforts to Increase Retention of Minority Engineering Students

The three winners of the National Society of Black Engineer’s Impact Award are Michigan State University, the University of Houston, and the University of Maryland-College Park.

Honors and Awards

• Alexander G. Clark Sr. was inducted posthumously into the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame. In 1867, more than 85 years before Brown v. Board of Education, Clark successfully filed suit to gain admittance of his daughter to the racially segregated public schools. He later successfully fought to have his son admitted to the law school […]