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Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions

Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level Administrative Positions

Walter Robinson, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management at the University of California, Davis, is retiring and David Williams II, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, is stepping down but will continue to serve on the university’s law school faculty.

Clark Atlanta University's Ronald E. Mickens Wins the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Clark Atlanta University’s Ronald E. Mickens Wins the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Prize

Dr. Mickens is the Distinguished Fuller E. Callaway Professor in the department of physics at Clark Atlanta University. He is being honored for being a role model for mathematical scientists and students from underrepresented groups.

Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Eliminates Seven Majors

Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Eliminates Seven Majors

Benedict College, a historically Black educational institution in Columbia, South Carolina, will be eliminating seven majors this school year. The majors that will be cut are history, religion and philosophy, sociology, political science, transportation and logistics engineering, mathematics, and economics.

New Administrative Positions for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Six 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.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Named 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.

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

New Scholarship at Vanderbilt University Honors Rev. James Lawson

Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. was a leading figure in the civil rights movement and an associate of Martin Luther King Jr. The new scholarships will be given to students from underrepresented groups who have shown a commitment to civil rights and social justice.

Why Do Black Men Have Among the Poorest Health of Any Group in America?

Why Do Black Men Have Among the Poorest Health of Any Group in America?

A new report from the Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men of the American Psychological Association finds that racial health disparities can be explained in part by systemic oppression and discrimination targeting these men.

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

Tennessee State University to Establish the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Memorial Institute

The new initiative to honor Dr. Watkins at Tennessee State will have several components; an endowed scholarship fund for pre-med students, a lecture series on health care and STEM education, and on-campus societies to aid pre-med and STEM students.

Five African Americans Assigned to Dean Positions

Five African Americans Assigned to Dean Positions

The five Black scholars appointed to dean posts are Rochelle L. Ford at Elon University in North Carolina, Emile M. Townes at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Darryl Scriven at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Tomiko Brown-Nagin at Harvard University, and Laura Kohn-Wood at the University of Miami.

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Five African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new duties are Nsombi B. Ricketts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Renita Miller at Princeton University in New Jersey, Keith E. Hall at Azusa Pacific University in California, Neijma Celestine-Donnor at the University of Maryland, and Lisa Griffin at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Donna Y. Ford of Vanderbilt University Recognized for Her Diversity Efforts in Gifted Education

Dr. Ford teaches in the department of special education and holds a joint appointment in the department of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt. She holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair at the university’s Peabody College of education and human development.

Blacks Are Making Progress in Biomedical Research, But Not in Faculty Posts

Blacks Are Making Progress in Biomedical Research, But Not in Faculty Posts

The results showed that the diversions from developing a faculty career are found primarily at two clearly identifiable places, specifically during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty in the basic sciences at medical schools.

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching positions are Samantha Sheppard at Cornell University in New York. Sean Jones at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Marques Bradshaw at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and Charles Burnett at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

Perry Wallace, who served on the faculty of several law schools, was the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

Vanderbilt University's Second Annual Report on Diversity Measures and Progress

Vanderbilt University’s Second Annual Report on Diversity Measures and Progress

The university made offers for 61 faculty positions. Of these 45 were accepted. A third of these were members of minority groups and 58 percent were women. More than a quarter of all students entering Ph.D. programs in education and graduate programs in the Divinity School are from underrepresented groups.

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of Howard University, George C. Hill, professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Roderick L. Ireland, a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

A New Premed Curriculum That Includes Courses on Structural Racism

A New Premed Curriculum That Includes Courses on Structural Racism

Scholars at Vanderbilt University in Nashville have developed a new interdisciplinary curriculum for premed students that gives undergraduates an understanding of structural and institutional racism and how it can impact healthcare disparities.

Two Black Scholars Join the Faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Two Black Scholars Join the Faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Rena Robinson was named an associate professor of chemistry and David H. Ikard was named a professor of African American and diaspora studies.

Five African Americans Faculty Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Faculty Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Sherilynn Black at Duke University, Aaron A. Bellow Jr. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Daphne A. Bascom at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rhoda Williams at Vanderbilt University and Rashida Atkins at Rutgers University-Camden.

Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative Launched at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative Launched at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Under the initiative, the Divinity School will bring scholars, students, activists and public servants to Nashville for the next three years to work through the collaborative on programs to eradicate racism and all of its reciprocal forms of injustice and hatred.

New Duties in the Academic World for Eight Black Faculty Members

New Duties in the Academic World for Eight Black Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Differences in Treatment for Those Who Suffer Cardiac Arrest by Racial Makeup of Neighborhood

Differences in Treatment for Those Who Suffer Cardiac Arrest by Racial Makeup of Neighborhood

A new study, led by a Duke University School of Medicine scholar, found that people who live in predominantly White neighborhoods are much more likely than people who live in predominantly Black neighborhoods to be treated with CPR or a defibrillator after suffering cardiac arrest.

Seven Black Faculty Members in New Roles in Academia

Seven Black Faculty Members in New Roles in Academia

They are: Melissa C. Thomas Hunt at Vanderbilt, Charkarra Anderson Lewis at the University of Southern Mississippi, Talitha Washington at Howard, Charmaine Royal at Duke, Tara T. Green at UNC-Greensboro, Alwyn Leiba at Miami Dade College, and Enobong Branch at the University of Massachusetts.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Vanderbilt University's Short Pipeline Program Aims to Increase Medical School Diversity

Vanderbilt University’s Short Pipeline Program Aims to Increase Medical School Diversity

Sophomore students from three historically Black colleges and universities spend the summer at the medical school conducting research and preparing for the Medical College Admission Test. If they meet certain requirements, they will be admitted to the medical school upon graduation.

Honors for the First Black Woman to Receive a Bachelor's Degree at Vanderbilt University

Honors for the First Black Woman to Receive a Bachelor’s Degree at Vanderbilt University

In 1967 Dorothy J. Phillips became the first African American women to earn an undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has established a fellowship program and an endowed chair in her honor.

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Jessica Evans at Murray State University, Jacqueline Jackson at Harford Community College, Kirsten Boswell-Ford at MIT, Teresa L. Smallwood at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Renarde D. Earl at Fayetteville State University, and Sharon Taylor Burnett at Tuskegee University.

Vanderbilt's George Hill Retires as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Vanderbilt’s George Hill Retires as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Hill will remain affiliated with the university as professor emeritus in medical education and administration and professor emeritus of psychology, microbiology, and immunology.

Roslyn Artis Appointed the Fourteenth President of Benedict College in  Columbia, South Carolina

Roslyn Artis Appointed the Fourteenth President of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina

Since 2014, Dr. Roslyn Artis has served as president of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. When she takes office on September 1, she will be the first woman to serve as president of Benedict College in its 147-year history.

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven 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.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Levy Brown at Vance-Granville Community College, Shantell Hinton at Vanderbilt University, Frank Archer III at Fort Valley State University, Christopher Smith at Rice University, and Marcine Pickron-Davis at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

University of Houston Has a New Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

University of Houston Has a New Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Tillis was the dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Earlier, he served as Distinguished International Visiting Scholar at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.

African Americans Are More Reluctant Than Others to Take on Student Loan Debt

African Americans Are More Reluctant Than Others to Take on Student Loan Debt

The study, by researchers at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, found that Black students were 7 percent more likely than other students to not consider financial aid packages that had a student loan component.

New Duties for Two African American Faculty Members

New Duties for Two African American Faculty Members

Berkita Bradford is the new chair of the hospitality management department at Virginia State University and Rosevelt Noble, senior lecturer in sociology at Vanderbilt University, was named director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at the university.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Two African American Women

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Two African American Women

Pilar Prather was named program manager for the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance in Nashville and Katrina Briscoe was promoted to assistant director of athletics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.