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Two Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Ne’Keisha Stepney was promoted to dean for business and career technologies at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and Samuel B. Mukasa was appointed dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

In Memoriam: Russell G. Hamilton, 1934-2016

In Memoriam: Russell G. Hamilton, 1934-2016

Dr. Hamilton, professor emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University, joined the faculty at the university in 1984 as dean for graduate studies and research. He was the first African American to serve as a dean of a Vanderbilt school or college.

University of Minnesota to Digitize Its Vast African American Collections

University of Minnesota to Digitize Its Vast African American Collections

The University of Minnesota’s collections on African American history and culture include nearly a half million pages of documents as well as photographs and videos. The materials range from the sixteenth century to the present.

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

In Memoriam: Herman Warren

Professor Warren joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 1989. He was a recognized as an expert on corn and sorghum diseases and developed plants that were resistance to disease.

How Broadband Internet Access Fueled a Rise in Hate Crimes

How Broadband Internet Access Fueled a Rise in Hate Crimes

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and New York University found that in counties where broadband Internet access became readily available in the early years of the century, the number of hate crimes increased by an average of 20 percent.

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.

Morrine Omolo Awarded a Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Morrine Omolo Awarded a Faculty for the Future Fellowship

The Faculty for the Future Fellowship program was established by the Schlumberger Foundation in 2004 and provides funding for women from the developing world to pursue a Ph.D. Omolo is eligible for $50,000 in annual funding for up to five years.

University of Minnesota Hosting 25 Mandela-Washington Fellows

University of Minnesota Hosting 25 Mandela-Washington Fellows

This summer the Center for Integrative Leadership at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is hosting a group of 25 young African leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute.

The University of Minnesota Holds VIP Weekend for Prospective Minority Students

The University of Minnesota Holds VIP Weekend for Prospective Minority Students

A group of 75 high school juniors attended lectures, participated in bonding exercises, and took a mini-seminar where they were required to work with other students to come up with solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

McKinley Boston Retiring as Athletics Director at New Mexico State University

McKinley Boston Retiring as Athletics Director at New Mexico State University

Dr. Boston has served as athletics director at New Mexico State University for the past 10 years. Earlier in his academic career he was director of athletics at the University of Minnesota, where he also served as vice president for student affairs.

University of Minnesota Study Finds a Racial Disparity in Exposure to Polluted Air

University of Minnesota Study Finds a Racial Disparity in Exposure to Polluted Air

The researchers estimate that if Blacks and other minorities breathed air that had similar nitrogen dioxide levels as Whites, it would prevent 7,000 deaths each year.

Black Groups at the University of Minnesota Seek to End Racial Descriptions in Crime Alerts

Black Groups at the University of Minnesota Seek to End Racial Descriptions in Crime Alerts

Several African American organizations at the University of Minnesota joined in sending an appeal to the university administration to stop using descriptions of race when issuing crime alerts on 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.

Danita Brown Named Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Danita Brown Named Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Brown has been serving as the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She has been serving as the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She will assume her new post on July 31.

Danita Brown Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

Danita Brown Is a Finalist for Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota

She is currently the dean of students at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Blacks make up 4 percent of the 35,000-member undergraduate student body at the Twin Cities campus.

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Katrice Albert at the University of Minnesota, Andrea Taylor at Tennessee State University, Jannifer Crittendon at Northwestern University, and Eddie George at Ohio State will be taking on new duties.

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.

University of Minnesota Hosting a Conference on Global Racial Inequality

University of Minnesota Hosting a Conference on Global Racial Inequality

The fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic will be held in Minneapolis on October 11-13.

Robert J. Jones Named President of the University at Albany

Robert J. Jones Named President of the University at Albany

For the past eight years, Dr. Jones has been the senior vice president for academic administration for the University of Minnesota system.

University of Minnesota Study Finds Growing Racial Diversity in Suburbs

University of Minnesota Study Finds Growing Racial Diversity in Suburbs

A new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found that racially diverse suburbs of major metropolitan areas are growing faster than predominantly White suburbs.

Two Young Black Male Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Two Young Black Male Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Donald Mitchell Jr. wins an award for his doctoral research at the University of Minnesota and Jerell Blakely is honored with a fellowship from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

University of Minnesota Renames Its Institute on Race and Poverty

University of Minnesota Renames Its Institute on Race and Poverty

The name was changed to the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity to reflect the broadening field of research being undertaken at the institute.

University of Minnesota Launches a New Program for Black Men

University of Minnesota Launches a New Program for Black Men

Ten first-year students will participate in a living/learning community aimed at boosting the retention and graduation rates of Black men.

University of Minnesota Names Finalists for Post of Vice President for Equity and Diversity

University of Minnesota Names Finalists for Post of Vice President for Equity and Diversity

Wanda S. Mitchell of the University of New Hampshire and Alysa C. Rollock of Purdue University are two of the three finalists for the position.

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 […]