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Amherst College Awarded the $1 Million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Amherst College Awarded the $1 Million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

The no-strings-attached award, given out by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, recognizes an institution’s accomplishments in enrollment, financial aid, academics and student support services for low-income students.

Black Americans in the 2016 Class of Truman Scholars

Black Americans in the 2016 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 54 Truman scholars were selected from 775 candidates nominated by 305 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 54 Truman Scholars, it appears that nine, or 16.7 percent, are Black Americans.

New York University Historian to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

New York University Historian to Be Awarded the Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Ada Ferrer, professor of history and professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies, will be awarded the $25,000 prize for the best book of the year on slavery or abolition that was written in the English language.

New Administrative Posts for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Eight 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.

Vassar College Honored for Its Commitment to Increasing Opportunities for Low-Income Students

Vassar College Honored for Its Commitment to Increasing Opportunities for Low-Income Students

Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, is the inaugural winner of the $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence. Since 2008 the college has vastly increased its percentage of students from low-income families.

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Vassar College Professor Wins the Saroyan Prize for International Writing

Vassar College Professor Wins the Saroyan Prize for International Writing

Kiese Laymon is an associate professor of English at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Saroyan Prize is given every two years by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Soroyan Foundation.

Vassar College to Offer Scholarships for Women From West Africa

Vassar College to Offer Scholarships for Women From West Africa

The scholarships will cover full tuition and other expenses for two women for four years of undergraduate study.