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University of Tennessee Students Post Racist Photo on Social Media

University of Tennessee Students Post Racist Photo on Social Media

The photo included four university students, two of whom had donned charcoal face masks.

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Adrienne Cooper Appointed Provost at Florida Memorial University

Adrienne Cooper Appointed Provost at Florida Memorial University

Most recently, Dr. Cooper has served as associate provost at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier in her career, she served on the staff at the University of South Carolina, Florida A&M University, and South Carolina State University.

Kevin James to Lead the College of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University

Kevin James to Lead the College of Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. James has been serving as interim dean since August 2017. He has also served as chair of the department of accounting and finance since 2010. Prior to teaching at North Carolina A&T, Dr. James served as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University.

Student at the University of Tennessee Uses Racial Slur in Social Media Video

Student at the University of Tennessee Uses Racial Slur in Social Media Video

A member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at the University of Tennessee was suspended from the Greek organization after a racist video surfaced on social media. The student was asked on a short video what she called Black people. She shouted “Niggers.”

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Maria Thompson,the first woman president of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year after overcoming recent health challenges. She became president of Coppin State University in 2015.

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to administrative posts are Audrey Tanner at Mills College in Oakland, Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Anthony Heaven at the University of Mississippi, Racheal Brooks of North Carolina Central University, and Donnie Brooks at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are David Green of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Gymama Slaughter at Old Dominion University, Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University, and Ingrid Ruffin at the University of Tennessee.

Mark Dean Is the New Leader of the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee

Mark Dean Is the New Leader of the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee

Professor Dean, who holds three of the nine patents in the earliest development of the personal computer, joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee in 2013. Earlier, he was chief technology officer for the Middle East and Africa for IBM.

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Dustin Fulton at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Cynthia W. Roseberry at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Lanze J. Thompson at Clark Atlanta University, Douglas R. Allen II at Kentucky State University, and Carlton Green at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

Angela K. Lewis, professor of political science at the University of Alabama Birmingham, has been selected to serve as chair of the department of political science and public administration at the university.

William F. Owen Named Dean and Chancellor of the Ross University School of Medicine

William F. Owen Named Dean and Chancellor of the Ross University School of Medicine

Students at the Ross University School of Medicine study in Dominica in the West Indies and then complete their training at an affiliated teaching hospital in the United States. Ross University is a division of the DeVry Education Group.

The First African American President of the American Psychiatric Association

The First African American President of the American Psychiatric Association

Altha Stewart, an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, will serve one year as president elect and then lead the association for a year, beginning in May 2018.

Ohio University Scholar Honored for Her Contributions to Teacher Education

Ohio University Scholar Honored for Her Contributions to Teacher Education

Renee A. Middleton, professor and dean of the College of Education at Ohio University in Athens, was honored for her outstanding contributions to teacher education by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Addressing the Issue of Mistrust Among Black Men for the Medical Establishment

Addressing the Issue of Mistrust Among Black Men for the Medical Establishment

Scholars at Stanford University and the University of Tennessee have published a working paper through the National Bureau of Economic Research that examines the lingering effect of distrust for the medical establishment among African American men today resulting from the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Anthony Berryhill at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Sonia Rankin at the University of New Mexico, Larry D. Johnson at St. Louis Community College, and Ronald Anthony Milon at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Notable Honors for Two African American Academics

Notable Honors for Two African American Academics

The honorees are Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Tennessee, and Renee Kirby, associate director of disability resources and services at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Renee Middleton Appointed to a Third, Five-Year Term as Dean at Ohio University

Renee Middleton Appointed to a Third, Five-Year Term as Dean at Ohio University

Renee Middleton was appointed to a new, five-year term as dean of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University in Athens. She has served in this post since 2006.

Legislature Eliminates Funding for the Office of Diversity at the University of Tennessee

Legislature Eliminates Funding for the Office of Diversity at the University of Tennessee

Administrators in the diversity office at the university had angered legislators by calling for the use of gender-neutral pronouns and the suggestion that office holiday parties not be “Christmas parties in disguise.”

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: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

In Memoriam: Toni Kay Johnson, 1956-2016

Dr. Johnson joined the faculty at the University of Kansas in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. Before joining the University of Kansas faculty, Dr. Johnson taught in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

Two African American Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Top-Level Posts

Two African American Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down From Top-Level Posts

Carolyn R. Hodges, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Tennessee, will return to her faculty post and Mary H. Gresham, vice provost for educational collaboration and engagement at the University at Buffalo, is retiring at the end of the year.

A Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

A Dozen African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The Next Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University

The Next Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa currently serves as chair of the department of biobehavioral health in the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University. He has been on the faculty at Penn State for more than 30 years.

Black Cultural Center at the University of Tennessee Named to Honor Twin Brothers

Black Cultural Center at the University of Tennessee Named to Honor Twin Brothers

The Friesons, both successful businessmen, recently gave $1 million to the university that will be used for academic support programs, diversity workshops, peer mentoring programs, and leadership development activities at the Black Cultural Center.

Three Black Scholars With Ties to Academic Medicine Win Awards

Three Black Scholars With Ties to Academic Medicine Win Awards

The honorees are Judith Green-McKenzie of the University of Pennsylvania, Richard Payne of Duke University, and Marie Chisholm-Burns of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Since 2011, Dr. Thompson has been serving provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Previously, she held several administrative posts at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Two African Scholars at U.S. Universities Named to Key Association Posts

Two African Scholars at U.S. Universities Named to Key Association Posts

Samuel Dagogo-Jack was named president of medicine and science for the American Diabetes Association and Moses Ikiugu was elected to a three-year term as the American delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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.

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry Honored by the National Bar Association

Melanie Murry, University Counsel at the University of Memphis in Tennessee, received the 2014 A.A. Latting Award for Outstanding Community Services.

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Since 1999, Brenda V. Smith has served as a professor at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was senior counsel for economic security at the National Women’s Law Forum.

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.

Ten African Americans in New University Administrative Positions

Ten African Americans in New University Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative duties are Rosetta Clay, F.J. Talley, Kevin Cokley, James Earl Orr Jr., E. Nathan Thomas III, Mark D. Henderson, Jimmy Miller, Katrina Oliver, Stephanie Sanders, and Shawn Felton.

Ole Miss to Open the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement

Ole Miss to Open the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement

When the Center for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement opens on campus this fall, it will provide programs and services that encourage cross-cultural interactions while serving as a “safe space” that is welcoming and nurturing to all students.

University of Tennessee Acquires Rare Phillis Wheatly First Edition

University of Tennessee Acquires Rare Phillis Wheatly First Edition

The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired a first edition of Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral by Phillis Wheatley. The edition purchased by the university contains an inscription by the author.