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New Study Shows Declining Racial Gaps in Criminal Sentencing Since the 1990s

New Study Shows Declining Racial Gaps in Criminal Sentencing Since the 1990s

In 1992, Black Americans were sentenced to roughly 27 more months in prison than White Americans, increasing to a difference of 42 months in 1996. In 2016, the gap was only eight months, an 80 percent reduction from 20 years earlier.

The New Leader of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates

The New Leader of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates

Dr. Clayton-Jones currently serves as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has also taught at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Baylor University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Concordia University.

Mickey L. Burnim Will Lead Coppin State University in Baltimore

Mickey L. Burnim Will Lead Coppin State University in Baltimore

From 2006 to 2017, Dr. Burnim served as president of Bowie State University in Maryland. Earlier in his career he served as chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He will begin his tenure s interim president of Coppin State University in July

New Faculty Appointments for Five African American Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Five African American Scholars

Taking on new assignments are Alondra Nelson at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, Keith A. Alford at Syracuse University, Kendall M. Campbell at East Carolina University, Duane Lee Hollland Jr. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Curtis Davis. Jr. at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Wisconsin Law School Establishes First Endowed Chair Named for an African American

Wisconsin Law School Establishes First Endowed Chair Named for an African American

Professor James E. Jones, a 1956 alumnus, joined the law school faculty in 1969, making him the first African-American faculty member. Professor Jones died in 2014.

Nine African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

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.

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Jann Luciana Joseph Will Be the Next President of Georgia Gwinnett College

Currently, Dr. Joseph serves as interim chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the South Bend campus before she was asked to step into her current role. Earlier in her career, she served as dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

Study Finds That Schools Don’t Help Black Teens Shed Anti-Social Behaviors

Study Finds That Schools Don’t Help Black Teens Shed Anti-Social Behaviors

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that although African American adolescents are more likely than their White peers to be in the criminal justice system, they are less likely to be the subjects of research that examines how they got there.

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

New Administrative Appointments for Seven African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Appointments for Seven African Americans 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.

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

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.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

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.

In Memoriam: Robert Harris Jr., 1927-2018

In Memoriam: Robert Harris Jr., 1927-2018

Dr. Harris was originally denied admission to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Education because of his race. He later was the first African American student to enroll at the school.

The New Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

The New Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Darrell Newton will also serve as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Dr. Newton has been serving as associate dean in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University in Maryland.

George Washington Carver Fungi Collection Found at the University of Wisconsin

George Washington Carver Fungi Collection Found at the University of Wisconsin

Recently researchers at the Wisconsin State Herbarium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison came across of 25 specimens of fungi that were collected by George Washington Carver more than a century ago.

Two African American Professors Named NEA Jazz Masters

Two African American Professors Named NEA Jazz Masters

Richard Davis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Anthony Braxton of Wesleyan University in Connecticut, will be honored as 2014 Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts next January at a ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City.