A monument honoring Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War, was moved from the edge of the campus of the University of Louisville in Kentucky. The University of Louisville Foundation paid $350,000 of the $400,000 cost to move the monument.
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La Tanya Hall is teaching jazz voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Michele Foster was named to an endowed chair at the University of Louisville and Jason Geary is the new director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland.
Taking on new roles are Keisha Bentley-Edwards at the Duke University School of Medicine, Cedric Merlin Powell at the University of Louisville, and Catherine Knight Steele at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The University of Louisville has entered into an agreement with the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
Appointed to new positions are James Mack at the University of Cincinnati, Edwin Kwane Otu at the University of Virginia, J’Aime Jennings of the University of Louisville, and Sherman Henry at the University of Oregon.
In 1954, African Americans Andrew and Charlotte Wade bought a new suburban house in an all-White neighborhood. Segregationists used dynamite to blow up the couple’s home.
Taking on new roles are Sean L. Francis at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Ruqaiijah A. Yearby at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, and William H. Robinson at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in Nashville.
The Black scholars in new roles are Tyson Ling-Meadows at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Kevin K. Gaines at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Brandy N. Kelly Pryor at the University of Louisville.
The University of Louisville has renamed its Freedom Park to honor Dr. Charles H. Parrish Jr. In 1951, Professor Parrish, who held a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago, became the first Black educator to teach at the university.
Lincoln University in Pennsylvania has named Richard Green as interim president. He will begin his duties on July 1 and serve until a permanent president is named. Dr. Green has been serving as interim provost at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota.
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.
Dr. Jackson has been serving vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Before coming to the University of Louisville in 2007, Dr. Jackson was vice president for student affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Carolyn Callahan has announced that she will step down from her post as dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville for “personal and family reasons.” She is the first African American to hold the dean post.
Under the program, nine colleges and universities in Kentucky and West Virginia will seek to increase the percentage of minority students in STEM disciplines by 15 percent by 2016.
Currently, Tom Jackson Jr. is vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr. Jackson is the former president of the American College Personnel Association.
Eugene Robinson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent much of his career at the Washington Post, has been selected to receive the 2014 Brandeis Medal from the University of Louisville School of Law.
Founded by former slaves in 1879, what is now known as Simmons College of Kentucky has received accreditation for the first time from the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law recently discovered a series of 12 photographs that document a 1967 lecture given by Martin Luther King Jr. in the school’s Allen Court Room.
When the University of Texas hired Charlie Strong as its first African American head football coach, the university’s major benefactor called the selection “a kick in the face.”
She is currently the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting and director of the School of Accountancy at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. She will be the first woman and first African American dean of the University of Louisville business school.
Due to the poor quality of microfilm copies, the university has been unable to create a searchable digital archive of the Louisville Leader, an African American newspaper published between 1917 and 1950. The university is asking the public to help transcribe the microfilm files.
Dr. Hudson has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville since 2005.
The tour includes 22 sites around the Louisville area including Freedom Park where civil rights protests occurred in 1961 and a home which was bombed in 1954 when a Black family moved into a previously all-White neighborhood.
The Stanford University professor is honored for her book on equity in education.
Here is news of five African Americans who were appointed to faculty or administrative posts in higher education.
Seven black administrators are taking on new duties at colleges and universities across the nation.
Dr. Toni Miles was a professor at the University of Louisville.