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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.

A Milestone Faculty Appointment at the University of Mississippi

A Milestone Faculty Appointment at the University of Mississippi

A half century after James Meredith was the first Black student at Ole Miss, RoSusan Bartee is the first African American full professor in the department of leadership and counselor education at the university.

Ole Miss Shares Its Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University's Racial Integration

Ole Miss Shares Its Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University’s Racial Integration

The University of Mississippi has held a series of events commemorating the racial integration of the university 50 years ago.

Ole Miss Receives the Papers of a Bishop Who 50 Years Ago Called for the University's Integration

Ole Miss Receives the Papers of a Bishop Who 50 Years Ago Called for the University’s Integration

Bishop Duncan Gray Jr.’s collection includes hundreds of letters in support and in opposition to his stance that racial segregation was incompatible with the Christian faith.

The First Black Homecoming Queen at Ole Miss

The First Black Homecoming Queen at Ole Miss

Courtney Roxanne Pearson, a senior from Memphis, will be crowned on October 13 during halftime ceremonies at the football game between Auburn University and Ole Miss.

Three African Americans Earn Ph.D.s in Chemistry at Ole Miss

Three African Americans Earn Ph.D.s in Chemistry at Ole Miss

On average, about 50 African Americans earn a Ph.D. in chemistry every year. This year three of them are at the University of Mississippi.

University of Mississippi Commemorates 50 Years of Racial Integration

University of Mississippi Commemorates 50 Years of Racial Integration

Fifty years ago there were no Black students at Ole Miss. Today they make up 16 percent of the undergraduate student body.

The First Black Woman Student Body President at Ole Miss

The First Black Woman Student Body President at Ole Miss

Kimberly Dandridge is a rising senior majoring in journalism with a minor in sociology. She hopes to enroll in law school.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

In Memoriam: Cleveland Donald Jr. (1946-2012)

In Memoriam: Cleveland Donald Jr. (1946-2012)

A longtime educator, he was the second African American graduate of the University of Mississippi.