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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 Timothy Dunn at Trinity College in Connecticut, Eboney Hearn at MIT, Latonya Guillory at the University of Southern Mississippi, Tracy Dildy at Chicago State University, and Getchel L. Caldwell at Clark Atlanta 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.

The First Black Student to Earn a Ph.D. in History at the University of Southern Mississippi

The First Black Student to Earn a Ph.D. in History at the University of Southern Mississippi

A half century after the racial integration of the University of Southern Mississippi, Tonya De’Nee Blair is the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in history at the university.

Five African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Andra Johnson at Alcorn State University, Kery D. Davis at Howard University, Shea Kidd Houze at the University of Southern Mississippi, C.C. Jackson at South Carolina State University, and Matthew M. Winston Jr. at Virginia Tech.

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 Southern Mississippi President Gets Contract Extension

University of Southern Mississippi President Gets Contract Extension

Just three days after Dr. Rodney Bennett had been named the 10th president of the University of Southern Mississippi in February 2103, a devastating tornado hit the Hattiesburg campus.

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Awards

The honorees are Lissa Stapleton of the University of Southern Mississippi, Retha Hill of Arizona State University, and Karla FC Holloway of Duke University.

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

Black Enrollments at State Universities in Mississippi

There are 3,285 African Americans enrolled at the University of Mississippi this fall. They make up 14.2 percent of the total enrollments. Blacks make up 37.4 percent of the state’s population.

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 Southern Mississippi to Double Its Digital Archive of Civil Rights Era Oral Histories

University of Southern Mississippi to Double Its Digital Archive of Civil Rights Era Oral Histories

The University of Southern Mississippi recently received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize its collection of oral histories and make them available to the public. At the present time, many of the oral histories are on reel-to-reel or cassette tapes.

Two African American Leaders Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Two African American Leaders Are Stepping Down From Their University Posts

Linda R. Crump will soon step down as assistant to the chancellor for equity, access, and diversity programs at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Royal P. Walker Jr. has retired from his position as executive director of the Institute of Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Royal Walker Jr. Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on Disability

Royal Walker Jr. Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on Disability

Royal P. Walker Jr. is the executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. He will serve a four-year term on the council that advises the President and Congress on disability issues.

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.

Four African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

African American academics appointed to new positions are Myron Hughes at the University of Cincinnati, Keith Pierce at Virginia Tech, Shea Kidd Houze at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Talitha Washington of Howard University.

In Memoriam: John Calvin Berry, 1925-2013

In Memoriam: John Calvin Berry, 1925-2013

Berry came to the University of Southern Mississippi as associate director of Title IV programs. In 1970 he was hired as an instructor, the first African American faculty member in university history.

University Project Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

University Project Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Christian Friar, a student at the Mississippi University for Women, is spending the summer chronicling runaway slave advertisements in pre-Civil War newspapers from Alabama and Mississippi.

Two New Provosts at HBCUs

Two New Provosts at HBCUs

Dr. Joyce Blackwell came to Bennett College in the summer of 2012 as senior associate provost. Previously, she was vice president for academic affairs at South Carolina State University. Joe Whitehead comes to North Carolina A&T State University from the University of Southern Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Wilbert Frazier Jordan Jr., 1950-2013

In Memoriam: Wilbert Frazier Jordan Jr., 1950-2013

An environmental attorney, he was the first African American to receive an athletic scholarship at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Joshua Otaigbe Named to a Distinguished Chair at the University of Lyon in France

Joshua Otaigbe Named to a Distinguished Chair at the University of Lyon in France

Dr. Otaigbe, a professor of polymers and high performance materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, was named to the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair at the University of Lyon in France for the Fall 2013 semester.

Rodney Bennett Appointed President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Rodney Bennett Appointed President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Bennett, now vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia, will be the first African American president of any of the five predominantly White state universities in Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

Royal P. Walker Jr., executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, is honored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of appointments of Black Americans to administrative and faculty positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

John Ellis Price Stepping Down as President of the University of North Texas at Dallas

John Ellis Price Stepping Down as President of the University of North Texas at Dallas

When the institution opened in 2001, there were only 55 students enrolled who took classes in a leased space at a business park. Today, there are more than 2,000 students enrolled in 19 degree programs at the university’s 264-acre campus in south Dallas.

Four Notable Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Four Notable Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Lynette Overby, Gary Miller, Linda Melvin, and J. Brenton Stewart will be taking on new assignments.

University Historians Assembling Archive of Runaway Slave Advertisements

University Historians Assembling Archive of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Two scholars at the University of Southern Mississippi are starting with ads from Mississippi newspapers but hope to expand the archive to other states, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

Sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi Disciplines Six Students for Blackface Incident

The students depicted themselves as members of the Huxtable family from The Cosby Show.