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Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Mississippi Valley State University to Debut a New Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree program in criminal justice. The new program will be offered online. It will be the second online graduate program offered by the university.

The Next Provost at Texas Southern University in Houston

The Next Provost at Texas Southern University in Houston

Kendall T. Harris has been serving as dean of the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University in 2005 as a professor of mechanical engineering. Earlier, Dr. Harris taught at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Julian Randall Selected to Receive the 2017 Cave Canem Award in Poetry

Julian Randall Selected to Receive the 2017 Cave Canem Award in Poetry

Julian Randall, a second-year student in the master of fine arts creative writing program at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize from the Brooklyn, New York-based Cave Canem Foundation.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Suzanne C. Adair at Pennsylvania State University, Ryan Williams at Syracuse University, Shander Adams at Jackson State University, Joy Haywood Moore at Boston College, and Aleshia Hall-Campbell at the University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Plans to Be More Upfront With Its Past

University of Mississippi Plans to Be More Upfront With Its Past

The University of Mississippi is commissioning a group of plaques that will explain in historical context why some buildings and structures were named after people who had ties to White supremacy.

Jackson State University Partners With the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Jackson State University Partners With the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Under the agreement, pre-pharmacy students at Jackson State University who meet certain qualifications will get preferred admission status at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi.

The Next Dean of Students at Westminster College in Pennsylvania

The Next Dean of Students at Westminster College in Pennsylvania

Carllos Lassiter has been serving as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Rust College, a historically Black educational institution in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He will begin his new duties at Westminster College in July.

University of Mississippi Anthropologist Among the Eight Whiting Public Engagement Fellows

University of Mississippi Anthropologist Among the Eight Whiting Public Engagement Fellows

The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship celebrates and supports faculty in the humanities who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. One of this year’s eight fellows is an African American: Jodi Skipper of the University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Student Wins $100,000 Scholarship From Dr. Pepper

University of Mississippi Student Wins $100,000 Scholarship From Dr. Pepper

Earlier this month at halftime of the Big 10 Championship Game, Jarrius Adams won the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway Football Throw-Off competition. Adams threw 11 footballs, 15 yards into a target during the 30-second contest beating his rival and winning the $100,000 scholarship prize.

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

In Memoriam: Lennette Johnson Ivy, 1953-2016

Professor Ivy joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1990. She served as clinical supervisor in speech pathology, an assistant and associate professor, and chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

In Memoriam: Joyce O. Jenkins, 1949-2016

In Memoriam: Joyce O. Jenkins, 1949-2016

Joyce O. Jenkins was the director of the Center for Teaching and e-Learning at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock. Prior to joining the staff at Arkansas Baptist College in 2012, Dr. Jenkins had a 26-year career at Fort Valley State University in Georgia.

The Song "Dixie" Will Be Heard No More at Ole Miss Football Games

The Song “Dixie” Will Be Heard No More at Ole Miss Football Games

The song, sometimes referred to as the Confederate National Anthem, has been played at football games and other campus events for at least the past 70 years.

New Roles for Six Black Faculty Members

New Roles for Six Black Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Chalres DeSassure at Tarrant County College, Debbie Owens at Murray State University, Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University, Tameka Winston at Tennessee State University, Jason Mott at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Shennette Garrett-Scott of the University of Mississippi.

Two Universities Team Up to Address Racial Health Disparities in Mississippi

Two Universities Team Up to Address Racial Health Disparities in Mississippi

Mississippi State University and the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are teaming up to combat racial healthcare disparities in the state of Mississippi.

Journalism Schools at Jackson State and Ole Miss Enter Into a Partnership

Journalism Schools at Jackson State and Ole Miss Enter Into a Partnership

Under the partnership the journalism schools at the two universities will exchange faculty members, cooperate on research projects, and have students from both journalism schools participate in annual media conferences at each university.

Colleges Removing Reminders of the Confederacy From Campus

Colleges Removing Reminders of the Confederacy From Campus

The University of Mississippi has taken down the official flag of the State of Mississippi because it has a Confederate battle flag in one corner. Bowdoin College in Maine is ending a scholarship honoring Jefferson Davis and returning the endowed fund to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Ole Miss Students Conduct Archaelogical Dig at Former Slave Quarters

Ole Miss Students Conduct Archaelogical Dig at Former Slave Quarters

The dig occurred at the Hugh Craft House in Holly Springs that was built in the 1840s. The 1860 Census listed nine slaves living in a detached kitchen building at the Hugh Craft House.

Alcorn State University Alumna Becomes the First Black Woman Orthodontist in Mississippi

Alcorn State University Alumna Becomes the First Black Woman Orthodontist in Mississippi

Chandra Minor recently opened Smile Design Orthodontics with offices in three cities. The Alcorn State University graduate is the first African American woman to practice orthodontics in the state of Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Aaron Shirley, 1933-2014

In Memoriam: Aaron Shirley, 1933-2014

Dr. Shirley was the first African American resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He served as a clinical instructor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi for more than 40 years.

New Black Studies Course Will Fulfill Core Requirement at the University of Arkansas

New Black Studies Course Will Fulfill Core Requirement at the University of Arkansas

The African and African American studies program at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is offering a new course, entitled “The African American Experience,” that will fulfill the general core requirement in the humanities for undergraduate students.

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state’s population.

The University of Mississippi's New Plan to Deal With Issues of Race and Diversity

The University of Mississippi’s New Plan to Deal With Issues of Race and Diversity

The University of Mississippi has announced a new plan to foster a more inclusive and welcoming environment on campus. Perhaps the most controversial part of the plan is addressing the use of the term “Ole Miss” to refer to the university.

Black Undergraduates at Two HBCUs Participate in Prostate Cancer Research

Black Undergraduates at Two HBCUs Participate in Prostate Cancer Research

Students from two historically Black educational institutions in Mississippi – Jackson State University and Tougaloo College – participated in a 10-week program this summer involving prostate cancer research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

In Memoriam: Edward Vaughn

In Memoriam: Edward Vaughn

Edward Vaughn was a professor of education at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Before coming to Alcorn State in 2004, Professor Vaughn was director of institutional research at Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee.

Ole Miss to Open the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement

Ole Miss to Open the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement

When the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement opens on campus this fall, it will provide programs and services that encourage cross-cultural interactions while serving as a “safe space” that is welcoming and nurturing to all students.

Six African Americans in New University Administrative Posts

Six African Americans in New University Administrative Posts

The appointees are Romy Riddick at Princeton University, K. Ken Redda at Florida A&M University, Edward Summers at Stony Brook University, Trisah Long Paschal at Clark Atlanta University, Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi, and Emanuel Barnes Sr. at Alcorn State University.

Two Black Scholars Win Awards

Two Black Scholars Win Awards

Adebayo Oyebade, a professor of history at Tennessee State University in Nashville, and Derrick Harriell, an assistant professor of English and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, have been honored.

African American Ole Miss Student Is a Victim of a Race-Related Attack

African American Ole Miss Student Is a Victim of a Race-Related Attack

A Black woman student says she was doused with an alcoholic beverage by a group of men in a truck. One of the occupants of the truck called her a “Black nigger.”

Ole Miss Offers $25,000 Reward for Information on Who Vandalized James Meredith Statue

Ole Miss Offers $25,000 Reward for Information on Who Vandalized James Meredith Statue

A noose and an old Georgia state flag containing the Confederate Stars & Bars was placed over the statue of James Meredith on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The two perpetrators were heard yelling racial slurs.

Ole Miss Receives Kennedy Letters Relating to Its Racial Integration

Ole Miss Receives Kennedy Letters Relating to Its Racial Integration

The University of Mississippi has received letters written by President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy that dealt with the integration of the Ole Miss campus.

The Higher Education of Mississippi's First Black Female Federal Judge

The Higher Education of Mississippi’s First Black Female Federal Judge

Debra M. Brown, a graduate of the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University and the law school at the University of Mississippi, is the only attorney in the state that has a degree in architecture.

Record Enrollments in Mississippi

Record Enrollments in Mississippi

Both the University of Mississippi and historically Black Jackson State University have record numbers of students on campus this fall. Blacks make up more than 15 percent of the students at Ole Miss.

Notable Awards for Black Scholars

Notable Awards for Black Scholars

The honorees are Janice R. Franklin of Alabama State University, Jack Thomas of Western Illinois University, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams, Gladius Lewis of the University of Memphis, and Isaac Crumbly of Fort Valley State University.

Ole Miss Issues Report on Election Night Campus Protest of President Obama's Reelection

Ole Miss Issues Report on Election Night Campus Protest of President Obama’s Reelection

The co-chair of the committee formed to investigate the Election Night disturbance stated, “It wasn’t a riot, but it was a painful, ugly night for many Ole Miss students.”

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.

Students at Ole Miss Protested Obama's Reelection

Students at Ole Miss Protested Obama’s Reelection

An Obama campaign poster was burned at the rally and students reportedly shouted racial slurs. Two arrested were made on disorderly conduct charges.