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In Memoriam: Robert Colbert, 1950-2016

In Memoriam: Robert Colbert, 1950-2016

Robert Colbert was an associate professor and director of the counseling program in the department of educational psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Here is this week’s roundup of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

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.

Five Black Scholars Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Scholars Are Taking on New Assignments

Jose Cossa is joining the faculty at Vanderbilt. Michael Woods at Hamilton College and Dean E. Robinson at the University of Massachusetts were named to endowed professorships. Derek Conrad Murray of the University of California, Santa Cruz was named to an editorial board and UConn’s Michael Bradford was named chair of dramatic arts.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative positions are Judy Jackson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aramis Watson at the University of Kansas, Cameron J. Hall at Augustana College in Illinois and Dale R. Hendricks at the University of Massachusetts.

Three African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Three African Americans Are Retiring From High-Level Posts at Major Universities

Those who have announced their retirements are Virginia Caples at Alabama A&M University, John H. Bracey Jr. at the University of Massachusetts, and Floyd Kerr at Morgan State University.

Seven African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Seven African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

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.

John Edgar Wideman Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

John Edgar Wideman Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

This year 12 new members were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. One of the 12 new members is an African American: John Edgar Wideman, the Asa Messer Professor and professor of Africana studies and literary arts at Brown University.

In Memoriam: Chester Davis, 1927-2016

In Memoriam: Chester Davis, 1927-2016

Dr. Chester Davis joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1971. He chaired the Afro-American studies department there from 1985 to 1988.

Is Racism the Main Factor in Opposition to Paying College Athletes?

Is Racism the Main Factor in Opposition to Paying College Athletes?

Researchers found that most African Americans favor paying college athletes while most White Americans oppose it. Whites with more negative opinions of Blacks were less likely to approve of paying college athletes.

University Doubles Its Commitment to Minority Graduate Student Financial Aid

University Doubles Its Commitment to Minority Graduate Student Financial Aid

The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has announced a $600,000 annual investment to provide financial aid to graduate students from underrepresented minority groups.

Three African American Faculty Members Taking on Added Responsibilities

Three African American Faculty Members Taking on Added Responsibilities

Taking on new duties are Jacquelyn Taylor at the Yale University School of Nursing, Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and S. David Mitchell at the University of Missouri.

In Memoriam: William Alexander Darity Sr., 1924-2015

In Memoriam: William Alexander Darity Sr., 1924-2015

Williams Alexander Darity Sr. was professor emeritus of public health and the founding dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

New Administrative Jobs for Four Black Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Jobs for Four Black Americans in Higher Education

The new appointees are Simeon Ananou at the University at Albany, Tyrone A. Parham at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nicole Whitehead at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, and Jason D. Hamilton at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

University of Massachusetts Debuts New Diversity Website

University of Massachusetts Debuts New Diversity Website

The new website offers visitors a one-stop location for information on campus support systems, organizations, policies and procedures, and news relating to all university programs on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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: Joseph T. Skerrett, 1943-2015

In Memoriam: Joseph T. Skerrett, 1943-2015

Joseph T. Skerrett was a professor emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He joined the faculty at the university in 1973 and taught there until his retirement in 2009.

Four African American Faculty Members in New Roles

Four African American Faculty Members in New Roles

The appointees are Melissa Wooten at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Christopher Williams at Xavier University of Louisiana, Ajamu Loving of the American College of Financial Services, and Brenda Hosley at Arizona State University.

In Memoriam: Ronell Lavar Blizzard, 1978-2015

In Memoriam: Ronell Lavar Blizzard, 1978-2015

Dr. Blizzard had served as an assistant professor of sports management at Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, and Lyndon State College in Vermont. He was also a consultant for Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Two Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Tatishe Nteta was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts and Wanda K. Lawrence was appointed chair of the department of nursing at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

New Posts for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

New Posts for Five Black Administrators in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Darrice Griffin at the University of Massachusetts, Corey L. McCray at Tidewater Community College in Virginia, Takeyah Young at The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Charles Azebeokhi at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and Rochelle Smith at Washington University.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Leykia Brill at the University of Massachusetts, Deidre Labat at Xavier University, Christopher L. Brown at Columbia University, Undi Hoffler at North Carolina Central University, D’Andre Fisher at the University of Oklahoma, and Archie Griffin at Ohio State University.

Dorothy Cowser Yancy Honored by Johnson C. Smith University

Dorothy Cowser Yancy Honored by Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, has paid tribute to its president emerita Dorothy Cowser Yancy by naming the new Information and Technology Hall in her honor.

Honors and Awards for Black Leaders in Higher Education

Honors and Awards for Black Leaders in Higher Education

The honorees are Carol Tonge Mack of the University of Cincinnati, Quincy Martin III of Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, and Jean E. Swinney of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

University Study Finds Gender and Sexual Identity Differences in Openness to Interracial Dating

University Study Finds Gender and Sexual Identity Differences in Openness to Interracial Dating

A new study by researchers at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Texas finds White straight males and White lesbians are more open to interracial dating than White gay men and White straight women.

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are LaDaniel Gatling II at Elon University, Jameca Falconer at Logan University, Wilmore Webley at the University of Massachusetts, Benjamin Hughes at Haverford College, Becky Petitt at the University of California, San Diego, and Ameerah McBride at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Those appointed to new administrative positions are Yvette Gullatt, Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Sean Huddleston, Naisha Bradley, James Paine, Barry L. Wells, and Tonya R. Hines.

John Bracey Named a Spotlight Scholar at the University of Massachusetts

John Bracey Named a Spotlight Scholar at the University of Massachusetts

The designation as a Spotlight Scholar at the University of Massachusetts is reserved for faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in research, scholarship or creative activity.

Honors for Four Black Scholars

Honors for Four Black Scholars

The honorees at Tanisha C. Ford of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Alfreda Brown of Kent State University in Ohio, William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University in Virginia, and Dionne Cross Francis of Indiana University.

Racial Incidents at the University of Massachusetts

Racial Incidents at the University of Massachusetts

Racist messages were scrawled on dormitory room doors at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Black student said she was confronted by a White male who shouted “White Power!” at her and her friends.

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts at Universities

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts at Universities

The African American women taking on new roles are Marjolie Leonard at Stony Brook University in New York, Jamina Scippio-McFadden at the University of Massachusetts, and Jacqueline Hightower at Florida A&M 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 to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Claudia Donald at the University of Massachusetts, Damon R. Wade at Grambling State, LLJuna Weir at Alcorn State, Malika Roman Isler at Wake Forest, Clayton A. Gibson at Alabama A&M, and Steven E. Hairston at St. Augustine’s University.

Five African Americans to Assume New University Administrative Duties

Five African Americans to Assume New University Administrative Duties

Those taking on new administrative roles are Maria Mayberry at the University of Arkansas, Alexandrina Deschamps at the University of Massachusetts, Lindsey Horton at Jackson State University, Pamela L. Jennings at Winston-Salem State University, and Nell Russell at the University of Wyoming.