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White Supremacists on College Campuses Emboldened by Trump Victory

White Supremacists on College Campuses Emboldened by Trump Victory

There has been a rash of racial incidents on college campuses in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.

Five Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Five Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles are Andre Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, Daphne Bernard at Howard University, Ermias Kebreab of the University of California, Davis, Shontavia Johnson at Drake University in Iowa, and T. Elon Dancy II at the University of Oklahoma.

New Assignments for Four Black Faculty Members

New Assignments for Four Black Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Sandra Barnes at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, T. Elon Dancy II at the University of Oklahoma, Lorenzo M. Boyd at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Horace Campbell of Syracuse University in New York.

Texas Southern University Chooses Its Next President

Texas Southern University Chooses Its Next President

Austin A. Lane has been serving as executive vice chancellor of Lone Star College System based in The Woodlands, Texas. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Lane was president of the Montgomery campus of Lone Star College.

Women Claim They Were Excluded From a Yale Party Due to the Color of Their Skin

Women Claim They Were Excluded From a Yale Party Due to the Color of Their Skin

The women students said that a guard at the door to the fraternity house told them, “We’re only looking for White girls.”

Christopher Howard Named President of Robert Morris University

Christopher Howard Named President of Robert Morris University

Since 2009, Christopher B. Howard has been serving as president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, one of the few all-male colleges in the United States. He is a former U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot and earned a doctorate at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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.

The Next President of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri

The Next President of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri

Benjamin Akande, a native of Nigeria, has been serving as a professor of economics and dean of the School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis. He will become the 21st president of Westminster College on July 1.

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Leykia Brill at the University of Massachusetts, Deidre Labat at Xavier University, Christopher L. Brown at Columbia University, Undi Hoffler at North Carolina Central University, D’Andre Fisher at the University of Oklahoma, and Archie Griffin at Ohio State University.

New University Administrative Posts for Three African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Three African Americans

The new appointees are Darryl Heller at Indiana University South Bend, Joanne Woodward at the University of North Texas in Denton, and Jabar Shumate at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head at Duke University

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head at Duke University

A racist chant recently appeared on a video of SAE fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma. Now a Duke University student says she was subjected to the same song as she walked across campus. Then a noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus.

Video Shows University of Oklahoma Students Singing Racist Song

Video Shows University of Oklahoma Students Singing Racist Song

A video surfaced that reportedly showed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song.

Christopher Howard Is Among Three Finalists for President of the University of Toledo

Christopher Howard Is Among Three Finalists for President of the University of Toledo

Christopher B. Howard, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, one of the few all-male colleges in the United States.

In Memoriam: Jidlaph Gitau Kamoche, 1940-2013

In Memoriam: Jidlaph Gitau Kamoche, 1940-2013

In 1977, Jidlaph Kamoche became the first director of the American American studies program at the University of Oklahoma. A native of Kenya, he came to the United States to study history at Amherst College.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Lucas Morel was named to an endowed chair at Washington and Lee University. T. Elon Dancy II was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at the University of Oklahoma and Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University was named chair of a government commission.

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

She was the former dean of the nursing schools at the University of Oklahoma and Wayne State University and was the first nurse to be named director of the Michigan Department of Public Health.

The Higher Education of the New Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court

The Higher Education of the New Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court

The first Black Supreme Court justice and first Black chief justice is a graduate of Kentucky State University and the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He is a former assistant dean of the law school at Marquette University.

Oklahoma Bans Race-Sensitive Admissions in Higher Education

Oklahoma Bans Race-Sensitive Admissions in Higher Education

Oklahoma is the eighth state to ban the consideration of race in university admissions. Blacks make up about 8 percent of the state’s population.

In Memoriam

Melvin B. Tolson Jr., Richard David Morrison, and Oscar A. Rogers Jr. recently passed away.