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University of the District of Columbia Makes Bid for Top D.C. High School Students

University of the District of Columbia Makes Bid for Top D.C. High School Students

Under the D.C. UP program, valedictorians and salutatorians at the 70 high schools in the District of Columbia would be offered full tuition scholarships for four years and a $6,000 annual housing allowance.

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Gloria Pryor James Is the New Provost at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas

Dr. James is the former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She has also served as dean for undergraduate studies, professor of communication and executive assistant to the president of Clark Atlanta University in Georgia.

University of District of Columbia Shows Off Its New Green Roof

University of District of Columbia Shows Off Its New Green Roof

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences says the green roof will produce food for the university and surrounding community including cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, chard, and basil. It will also provide natural cooling to the building and reduce storm water runoff.

In Memoriam: Wallace T. Dooley Jr. 1947-2015

In Memoriam: Wallace T. Dooley Jr. 1947-2015

Wallace Dooley served as an athletics administrator at several historically Black colleges and universities. In 2001, Dooley was appointed the media relations director and assistant commissioner for the Southwest Athletic Conference.

Only Half of the Law Schools at HBCUs Have a Majority of Blacks in Their Student Bodies

Only Half of the Law Schools at HBCUs Have a Majority of Blacks in Their Student Bodies

This brief snapshot of the six law schools at historically Black universities compares enrollments, selectivity, and bar passage rates.

The University of the District of Columbia Partners With the University of Havana

The University of the District of Columbia Partners With the University of Havana

The agreement calls for both institutions to “establish collaborative relations to promote friendship and to cooperate in a mutually beneficial association.” The initial collaborations will be between the law schools at the two universities.

Ronald Mason Jr. Named President of the University of the District of Columbia

Ronald Mason Jr. Named President of the University of the District of Columbia

Since 2010, Mason has served as president of the Southern University System. Earlier in his career, he was president of Jackson State University in Mississippi and served in several administrative posts at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Bill Calls for Renaming the University of the District of Columbia to Honor Marion Barry

Bill Calls for Renaming the University of the District of Columbia to Honor Marion Barry

Proposed legislation would make the community college of the University of the District of Columbia tuition-free. The bill would also rename the university after former Mayor Marion Barry, who died this past November.

A New Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia

A New Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering at the University of the District of Columbia

The new degree program at the historically Black university is meant to help satisfy the projected 72 percent increase in jobs in the field over the next several years.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Mary E. Coleman at Guttman Community College, Nelson Townsend at Florida A&M University, Sandra Jowers at the University of the District of Columbia and Tricia Penniecook at Oakwood 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.

University of the District of Columbia Offering Free Soil Testing for Residents With Urban Gardens

University of the District of Columbia Offering Free Soil Testing for Residents With Urban Gardens

Urban vegetable gardens can produce healthy and inexpensive food to help meet the dietary needs of city residents. But food from these gardens is only as good as the soil in which it is grown.

University of the District of Columbia to Eliminate 17 Faculty Positions

University of the District of Columbia to Eliminate 17 Faculty Positions

The elimination of the faculty positions is the result of the university’s “right-sizing,” which is eliminating a dozen majors and programs due to reduced funding and shrinking enrollments.

STEM Alliance of Washington-Area HBCUs Is Producing Results

STEM Alliance of Washington-Area HBCUs Is Producing Results

The Washington-Baltimore-Hampton-Roads Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a consortium of universities that is working to increase opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM fields.

Cuts in Athletic and Academic Programs Proposed at the University of the District of Columbia

Cuts in Athletic and Academic Programs Proposed at the University of the District of Columbia

James E. Lyons Sr., the interim president of the University of the District of Columbia has proposed abandoning all intercollegiate sports at the historically Black educational institution in the nation’s capital.

Three African Americans Named to Vice President Positions

Three African Americans Named to Vice President Positions

The new vice presidents are Debra S. Merchant at the University of Cincinnati, Denzil J. Suite at the University of Washington, and Michael C. Rogers at the University of the District of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Ruth Alice Lucas, 1920-2013

In Memoriam: Ruth Alice Lucas, 1920-2013

She was an educator who was the first African American woman to be promoted to the rank of colonel in the United States Air Force. In 1994 she retired from the University of the District of Columbia after serving as assistant to the dean of the College of Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology.

James Earl Lyons to Lead the University of the District of Columbia

James Earl Lyons to Lead the University of the District of Columbia

Dr. Lyons, who will be interim president, has served as president of Bowie State University, Jackson State University, and California State University Dominguez Hills. From 2007 to 2010 he was secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

The University of the District of Columbia Is Cutting Nearly 100 Faculty and Staff

The University of the District of Columbia Is Cutting Nearly 100 Faculty and Staff

The historically Black educational institution in our nation’s capital, has announced that it has eliminated 69 faculty and staff positions and that an additional 28 staff positions would be cut over the next several days. The cuts are projected to save the university $8.5 million annually.

Rachel Petty Now Leads the University of the District of Columbia

Rachel Petty Now Leads the University of the District of Columbia

Dr. Petty, a professor of psychology and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as interim chief operating officer until an interim president is named sometime in January.

University of the District of Columbia Dismisses Its President

University of the District of Columbia Dismisses Its President

Dr. Allen Sessoms has led the University of the District of Columbia since September 2008. Previously, he was president of Delaware State University and before that he was president of Queens College, part of the City University of New York system.

Two HBCUs Unveil New Websites

Two HBCUs Unveil New Websites

Jackson State University in Mississippi has a new logo and a redesigned website is on the way. The University of the District of Columbia has redesigned its site to focus on recruiting new students.

Four HBCUs Join the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact

Four HBCUs Join the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact

The new organization “aims to strengthen the capacity of member institutions to serve society; to enhance student learning; and to develop in individual students the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of civic responsibility locally and globally.”

New Scholarship Fund to Provide Need-Based Aid to District of Columbia College Students

New Scholarship Fund to Provide Need-Based Aid to District of Columbia College Students

Students will be eligible for up to $3,000 for community college, $7,000 at the University of the District of Columbia, and $10,000 at a private college or university in the District.

The New Leader of the University of the District of Columbia Community College

The New Leader of the University of the District of Columbia Community College

Calvin Woodward, who holds two doctoral degrees, is the former head of Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.

The University of the District Columbia Looks to the Future

The University of the District Columbia Looks to the Future

The board of trustees plans to present a plan for the “right-sizing” of the university to the mayor and city council by October 1.

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 New President of Florida Keys Community College

The New President of Florida Keys Community College

Jonathan Gueverra, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, has been serving as the CEO of the Community College of the District of Columbia.

In Memoriam: Bertha D. Minus

In Memoriam: Bertha D. Minus

Since 2009, she served as vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.

Two African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Two African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Aaron Austin was named vice president for student life at Bethel College and Kevin Holmes is the new director of admissions at the University of the District of Columbia.