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Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Daniel M. Roderick at Clark University in Massachusetts. Kirsten Elleby at the University of New Orleans, Kevin D. Howell at the University of North Carolina System, Aishah S. Casseus at Florida State University, and Timothy R. Terrentine Sr. at Western Michigan 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.

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.

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

Bernadette Gray-Little Named Board Chair at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 238 public research universities and land-grant institutions. Dr. Gray-Little has been chancellor of the University of Kansas since 2009.

In Memoriam: Asa Timothy Spaulding Jr., 1934-2015

In Memoriam: Asa Timothy Spaulding Jr., 1934-2015

Asa T. Spaulding Jr. was the former president of Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, university lecturer, and served as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

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: Elson S. Floyd (1956-2015)

In Memoriam: Elson S. Floyd (1956-2015)

Elson S. Floyd, president of Washington State University since 2007, has died from complications of colon cancer. Earlier this month he had taken a medical leave of absence. Dr. Floyd became the 10th president of Washington State University in May 2007.

Will the University of North Carolina Rename a Building That Honors a KKK Leader?

Will the University of North Carolina Rename a Building That Honors a KKK Leader?

In 1922 the university named its new history department building in honor of William Lawrence Saunders. A colonel in the Confederate Army, Saunders is said to have been a major figure in the Ku Klux Klan after the war.

Affirmative Action Lawsuits Filed Against Harvard and the University of North Carolina

Affirmative Action Lawsuits Filed Against Harvard and the University of North Carolina

A group calling itself Students for Fair Admissions has filed federal civil rights lawsuits claiming that both institutions have practiced racial discrimination in their undergraduate admissions policies and procedures.

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.

Interactive Teaching in College Science Classes Can Close the Racial Achievement Gap

Interactive Teaching in College Science Classes Can Close the Racial Achievement Gap

A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Washington finds that “active learning” techniques in science courses in college classrooms help all students, but have particular benefits for African Americans.

Two Universities Look to Replicate UMBC's Success in Graduating Black Students in STEM Fields

Two Universities Look to Replicate UMBC’s Success in Graduating Black Students in STEM Fields

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is allocating $7.75 million in an effort to replicate the success of the Meyerhoff Scholars program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County at Pennsylvania State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.

Edward Blum Launches Another Assault on Affirmative Action

Edward Blum Launches Another Assault on Affirmative Action

The Project for Fair Representation has set up three websites seeking individuals who believe they were rejected for admission at three universities due to affirmative action or so-called reverse discrimination.

In Memoriam: Charles Sumner Stone Jr., 1924-2014

In Memoriam: Charles Sumner Stone Jr., 1924-2014

Chuck Stone was a Tuskegee Airman, a veteran journalism, an esteemed professor of journalism, and a frequent contributor to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Research Finds Links Between Poverty and Slower Brain Development

Research Finds Links Between Poverty and Slower Brain Development

The study found that children raised in poverty tend to have lower rates of development in two key areas of the brain. The Black poverty rate is three times the rate for non-Hispanic Whites.

Proposal Would Allow North Carolina HBCUs to Admit More Out-of-State Students

Proposal Would Allow North Carolina HBCUs to Admit More Out-of-State Students

The five state-operated HBCUs in North Carolina are permitted to enroll no more than 18 percent of new first-year students from outside the state. The new proposal would allow these schools to enroll up to 30 percent of their new students from outside North Carolina.

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 North Carolina Study Finds Racial Gap in Prostate Cancer Treatment

University of North Carolina Study Finds Racial Gap in Prostate Cancer Treatment

The results showed that on average, African American men began treatment seven days later than White men after they had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. For men with aggressive or high risk prostate cancer, Black men began treatment nine days later than White men.

Historically Black Bennett College Selects Its Next President

Historically Black Bennett College Selects Its Next President

Rosalind Fuse-Hall is the former chief of staff to the president of Florida A&M University and previously was executive assistant to the chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

Three African American Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Women in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

The new appointees are Jacquelyn White at Prairie View A&M, Juliana Mosley at Edward Waters College, and Emily Dickens at the University of North Carolina system.

 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.

Study Shows the Importance of Race in Law School Admissions

Study Shows the Importance of Race in Law School Admissions

The authors of the study concluded that “exposure to a diversity of viewpoints prepares the students to be better lawyers, making them more ‘culturally competent.'”

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.

Charles Becton to Lead North Carolina Central University

Charles Becton to Lead North Carolina Central University

A former judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, he has been teaching at the law schools of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 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.

Allegations of Academic Fraud Leveled at the Black Studies Program at Chapel Hill

Allegations of Academic Fraud Leveled at the Black Studies Program at Chapel Hill

Many of the allegations involve former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro, who is retiring from the university as of July 1.

University Study Finds That Bottling Up Emotions Can Lead to Depression Among Black Men

University Study Finds That Bottling Up Emotions Can Lead to Depression Among Black Men

A new study by Wizdom Powell Hammond of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, finds that Black men who hold back their emotions when confronted with racial discrimination are more likely to become depressed.

Amber Koonce Named a Luce Scholar

Amber Koonce Named a Luce Scholar

The University of North Carolina senior will spend a year in Asia gaining knowledge of juvenile rights in that region.

Six African Americans With New Roles in Higher Education

Six African Americans With New Roles in Higher Education

Here is new of six appointments of African Americans to administrative positions.

Honors for Four Black Educators

Honors for Four Black Educators

Tricia Bent-Goodley, Unoma Azuah, Amos Sawyer, and Bernadette Gray-Little received honors for their work.

New Vaccine Gives Hope to Efforts to Combat Malaria in African Children

New Vaccine Gives Hope to Efforts to Combat Malaria in African Children

Early results show that children who are given the vaccine are far less likely to get malaria.

Two Universities to Co-Sponsor Conference on Literacy of Young Black Males

Two Universities to Co-Sponsor Conference on Literacy of Young Black Males

The conference, entitled Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth, will be held this spring on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

One of America's Top College Role Models

One of America’s Top College Role Models

Amber Koonce of the University of North Carolina started a nonprofit organization to distribute dolls around the world.

Three Black Scholars Named to Prestigious Fellowships

Three Black Scholars Named to Prestigious Fellowships

Tyrone Forman, Joseph Youngblood II, and Wizdom Powell Hammond are honored with fellowships.