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The First Black Woman Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine

The First Black Woman Dean of the Howard University College of Medicine

When she takes office on October 3, Andrea A. Hayes Dixon will be the first Black woman to lead the medical school in its 154-year history. Before joining the faculty at Howard University, Dr. Hayes Dixon was the surgeon-in-chief and division chief of pediatric surgery at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

In Memoriam: Zollie Stevenson, Jr., 1953-2022

In Memoriam: Zollie Stevenson, Jr., 1953-2022

After serving as an administrator for public school systems n Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Dr. Stevenson spent more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Education. He then taught at Howard University and Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Posts

Appointed to new administrative posts are Roberto E. Bryan Jr. at Fayetteville State University, Alycia Marshall at the Community College of Philadelphia, Gloria Walker at Florida A&M University, Ronald Gray at Manhattan College, Alayna Hayes at Vanderbilt University, Brian James at the University of North Carolina, and Amanda Slaughter at Bethel University in Indiana.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Bowdoin College's Michael Cato Honored for His Efforts to Promote Diversity

Bowdoin College’s Michael Cato Honored for His Efforts to Promote Diversity

Michael Cato, senior vice president and chief information officer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine, is the recipient of the 2021 Diversity, Education, and Inclusion Award from EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit informational technology association.

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

Dr. Gray-Little became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-Little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.

University of North Carolina Gives Silent Sam to the Sons of Confederate Veterans

University of North Carolina Gives Silent Sam to the Sons of Confederate Veterans

The statue of a Confederate soldier, that had stood at the gates of the university for more than a century, was torn down by protestors in August 2018. Now the university is donating the statue and $2.5 million to care and preserve the monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Christopher Bracey to Lead the George Washington University Law School

Christopher Bracey to Lead the George Washington University Law School

Currently, Professor Bracey serves as vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of law. He joined the faculty in 2008 and previously served for four years as the law school’s senior associate dean for academic affairs.

The New Dean of University College at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

The New Dean of University College at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

Stevie L. Lawrence II has been serving as executive director for retention services and interim vice president for student success and enrollment management at Fort Valley State University. Earlier, he was director of college success services for the University of North Carolina System.

In Memoriam: Howard Clifton Blue, 1957-2017

In Memoriam: Howard Clifton Blue, 1957-2017

Dr. Howard Blue was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School and the deputy director of mental health and counseling at Yale Health.

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

In Memoriam: Debra Saunders-White, 1957-2016

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University in Durham, died on November 26. Dr. Saunders-White was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave of absence in August 2016.

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.