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Five Black Professors Receive New Teaching Assignments

Five Black Professors Receive New Teaching Assignments

Taking on new teaching roles are Craig S. Wilder at MIT, Stacy-Ann January at the University of South Carolina, Wonder Drake at Vanderbilt University, Joseph Ravenell at New York University, and Marlon James at Macalester College in Minnesota.

South Carolina State University Enters Partnership With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

South Carolina State University Enters Partnership With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

South Carolina State University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, has entered into an agreement with Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College that will make it easier for students to transfer from OC Tech to South Carolina State University in order to earn bachelor’s degrees.

Fayetteville State University Professor Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Fayetteville State University Professor Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Carole Boston Weatherford, a professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, is being honored for authoring one of the year’s best books for children or young adults. Her book is on civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer.

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.

New Website Explores the Origins of African American Music

New Website Explores the Origins of African American Music

Scholars at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have debuted an interactive website that chronicles what is believed to be among the earliest examples of the music of the African diaspora.

Harvard University Honors Its First African American Graduate

Harvard University Honors Its First African American Graduate

Harvard University recently unveiled a portrait of Richard Theodore Greener that will hang in Annenberg Hall along with other luminaries of Harvard’s past. Prior to 2005, only two of the university’s approximately 750 portraits were of people of color.

President of Voorhees College Announces He Will Step Down

President of Voorhees College Announces He Will Step Down

Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., a celebrated leader of the civil rights movement and president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, announced that he will step down at the end of the current academic year.

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

They are: Theodore Greene at Bowdoin College, Cherif Keita at Carelton College, Mumba Mumba at Lewis and Clark Community College, Anthony E. Clement at Brooklyn College, Eliza Allen at the University of South Carolina, and Kafi D. Kumasi at Wayne State University.

Al M. Panu Appointed Chancellor of the University of South Carolina at Beaufort

Al M. Panu Appointed Chancellor of the University of South Carolina at Beaufort

Since 2013, Dr. Panu has served as senior vice president for university affairs at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Earlier he was vice president for academic affairs at Gainesville State College, which is now part of the University of North Georgia.

Including Africans in the Study of the First-Year Experience of College Students

Including Africans in the Study of the First-Year Experience of College Students

The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Racial Incident at the University of South Carolina

Racial Incident at the University of South Carolina

In a photograph distributed widely on the internet, a student at the University of South Carolina is seen writing a list of “Reasons Why USC WiFi Blows.” At the top of the list was a racial slur.

Todd C. Shaw Is the New President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Todd C. Shaw Is the New President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists

Dr. Shaw is the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina. He is also serving as the interim director of African American studies.

A New Leader for the Howard University School of Law

A New Leader for the Howard University School of Law

Danielle R. Holley-Walker was appointed dean of the School of Law at Howard University in Washington. D.C. She has been serving as associate dean and a professor of law at the University of South Carolina Law School.

Racial Differences in Arrest Records for Young Adults

Racial Differences in Arrest Records for Young Adults

A university study finds that by age 23 nearly half of all Black men and 38 percent of White men have been arrested. For women, Whites are more likely to have been arrested than Blacks.

University of South Carolina Creates Exhibit to Honor Its First Black Faculty Member

University of South Carolina Creates Exhibit to Honor Its First Black Faculty Member

The University of South Carolina has recently acquired and placed on displayed the law school diploma of Richard Theodore Greener its first Black faculty member who taught philosophy, Greek, and Latin during the Reconstruction period.

University of South Carolina Exhibit Documents Early Black History on Campus

University of South Carolina Exhibit Documents Early Black History on Campus

Included in the exhibit are documents that show how slaves were used on campus during the antebellum period and photographs and other materials on a brief period during Reconstruction when Blacks students and faculty were on campus.

University of South Carolina Honors the History of Booker T. Washington High School

University of South Carolina Honors the History of Booker T. Washington High School

Booker T. Washington High School in Columbia, South Carolina, one of the first public high schools for African Americans in the city, closed in 1974. The building was purchased by the University of South Carolina and has now been renovated. The renovations include displays that preserve the history of the high school.

African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Coreen Dawkins Jackson at Tennessee State University, Sasha McCraw at Paine College, Janice Welbrun of Marquette University, and John Dozier at the University of South Carolina.

University of South Carolina Project Seeks to Preserve the History of the Civil Rights Movement

University of South Carolina Project Seeks to Preserve the History of the Civil Rights Movement

Scholars at the University of South Carolina are establishing an archive documenting the history of the civil rights movement in South Carolina. The project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Poet Nikky Finney to Join the Faculty at the University of South Carolina

Poet Nikky Finney to Join the Faculty at the University of South Carolina

After more than 20 years at the University of Kentucky, this fall Professor Finney will take the John H. Bennett Jr. Chair of Southern Literature and Creative Writing at the University of South Carolina.

African American Faculty News

African American Faculty News

Birgitta Johnson joins the faculty at the University of South Carolina and Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas and Jessica Buck of Jackson State University are elected to prestigious positions.

New Journal on African American Education Founded at Wayne State University

New Journal on African American Education Founded at Wayne State University

African American Learners, a new peer-reviewed online journal, will be published twice each year.

Four African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Named to New Posts in Higher Education

Jacqueline Agesa, Derrick Williams, Akel Ismail Kahera, and Lee D. Walker are all assuming new duties.

An Historic Find in a Chicago Attic: The Papers of Harvard's First Black Graduate

An Historic Find in a Chicago Attic: The Papers of Harvard’s First Black Graduate

The papers of Richard T. Greener, including his Harvard University diploma, were discovered in an old trunk in a house that was about to be razed.

Research Measures Racial Differences in Nonverbal Communication Between Doctors and Patients

Research Measures Racial Differences in Nonverbal Communication Between Doctors and Patients

The University of South Carolina study found Black physicians outperformed their White colleagues. But Black doctors were less at ease when they had White patients.

Prestigious Awards for Three Black Scholars

Prestigious Awards for Three Black Scholars

Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, Gloria Boutte, and Sulayman Nyang are honored by their universities.

Black Freshman Enrollments Are Up 8 Percent at the University of South Carolina: But the Record Over the Past Decade Is Poor

Black Freshman Enrollments Are Up 8 Percent at the University of South Carolina: But the Record Over the Past Decade Is Poor

Black freshman enrollments at the University of South Carolina are up about 8 percent from a year ago, when 287 black freshmen enrolled. While African Americans make up 28 percent of the college-age population in South Carolina, blacks make up only 7 percent of the first-year enrollments at the state’s flagship university.