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Virginia Union University in Richmond to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Biology

Virginia Union University in Richmond to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Biology

The master’s degree in biology is a 39-credit hour program, offering both a thesis and non-thesis option. The thesis option requires an oral examination through a 3-member faculty committee. The non-thesis option requires advanced coursework in a specified sub-discipline.

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.

Virginia Union University to Offer Master's Degrees in Political Science and Hospitality Management

Virginia Union University to Offer Master’s Degrees in Political Science and Hospitality Management

Virginia Union University, the historically Black educational institution in Richmond, has announced that it will be offering two new master’s degree programs in the spring 2021 semester.

Virginia Union University to Offer Two New Bachelor's Degree Programs This Spring

Virginia Union University to Offer Two New Bachelor’s Degree Programs This Spring

The historically Black university in Richmond will offer a bachelor’s degree program in hospitality management and a bachelor’s degree program in health science.

Colleges and Universities Announces the Hiring of Seven African Americans to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announces the Hiring of Seven African Americans to 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.

Terrell Strayhorn Appointed Provost at Virginia Union University in Richmond

Terrell Strayhorn Appointed Provost at Virginia Union University in Richmond

Dr. Strayhorn joined the faculty at Virginia Union earlier this year as a tenured professor in the Evelyn Reid Syphax School of Education and director of the Center for the Study of HBCUs. He has taught at the University of Tennessee, Ohio State University, and Le Moyne-Owen College in Memphis.

A Vote of Confidence for the President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

A Vote of Confidence for the President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

The board of trustees of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, has voted to extend the contract of the college’s president A. Zachary Faison Jr. until 2025. Faison became the college’s 30th president in 2018 after serving as general counsel at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Terrell Strayhorn at Virginia Union University, Shawn Ricks at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Dwayne Mack at Berea College in Kentucky and Gerald Cannon at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

In Memoriam: Thomas Franklin Freeman, 1919-2020

In Memoriam: Thomas Franklin Freeman, 1919-2020

After a short term as a visiting professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he taught Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Freeman began his career at what is now Texas Southern University in 1949 as a professor of philosophy. He remained affiliated with the university for more than 70 years.

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.

In Memoriam: John F. Merchant, 1933-2020

In Memoriam: John F. Merchant, 1933-2020

John Merchant, an attorney who taught at both Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University, both in Connecticut, was the first Black graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.

Historically Black Virginia Union University Reaches Out to Hispanic Students

Historically Black Virginia Union University Reaches Out to Hispanic Students

Historically Black Virginia Union University, the Virginia Hispanic Foundation, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have signed a historic resolution to “jointly promote education to those who are considered socially and economically disadvantaged.”

Virginia Union University to Cut Undergraduate Tuition by Nearly a Third

Virginia Union University to Cut Undergraduate Tuition by Nearly a Third

The university announced recently that as part of the university’s “Access to Excellence” initiative undergraduate tuition would be reduced by 32 percent. This amounts to a reduction of approximately $5,000. The new tuition rate will begin with the Fall 2020 semester.

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.

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.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Akinlolu O. Ojo was named executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Robin Renee Davis will be dean of the Sydney Lewis School of Business at Virginia Union University and Linda Burton has been named dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

Four Black Scholars Taking On New Roles as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking On New Roles as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Nicola Boothe Perry has been named interim dean at Florida A&M University, Kimberly Gaiters has been named dean at Virginia Union University, Philip Jefferson has been named vice president at Davidson College, and Floyd Wormley has been named associate provost at Texas Christian University.

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.

A Trio of African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Universities

A Trio of African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new roles are Dustin Bessette at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, Allia L. Carter at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and Kimberly L. Martin at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties 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 American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

Five African American Men Who Are Stepping Down From Their Posts in Higher Education

The African American men who are leaving their current posts are Winston B. Crisp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Corey D.B. Walker at Virginia Union University, Donald Cole at the University of Mississippi, Cliff Thornton at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Stanley Pritchett at Morris Brown College in Atlanta.

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.

A. Zachary Faison Jr. Named the 30th President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

A. Zachary Faison Jr. Named the 30th President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida

When he takes office, Dr. Faison – at the age of 37 – will become the youngest president of an HBCU in the nation, according to the college. He currently serves as general counsel and vice president for external affairs at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

New Virginia Union University President Is Sued by His Former Employer

New Virginia Union University President Is Sued by His Former Employer

Hakim Lucas, the new president of Virginia Union University, is being accused by his former employer of taking a bribe to rig a contract for a private developer to build two 600-student dormitories at Bethune-Cookman University.

The New Dean of Students at Tuskegee University in Alabama

The New Dean of Students at Tuskegee University in Alabama

Mandrake Miller has held student affairs posts at Livingstone College in North Carolina, Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Chowan University in North Carolina, and Virginia Union University in Richmond.

A Quartet of African Americans Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

A Quartet of African Americans Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Sheryl Haydel at Dillard University in New Orleans, Renarde D. Earl at North Carolina Central University in Durham, Jermaine Wright at the City University of New York, and Allia L. Carter at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Marsha Horton Serving as Dean at Delaware State University in Dover

Marsha Horton Serving as Dean at Delaware State University in Dover

Marsha Horton was named interim dean of the College of Education, Health, and Policy at Delaware State University. She was dean and associate professor in the School of Education, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Virginia Union University Names Its Next President

Virginia Union University Names Its Next President

Since 2012, Dr. Hakim J. Lucas has served as vice president for institutional advancement at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lucas held fundraising posts at SUNY-Westbury and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

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.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Historically Black Universities

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Historically Black Universities

Tony D. Johnson has been named as dean of workforce development and lifelong learning at the Community College of the University of the District of Columbia and Corey D.B. Walker was named dean of the School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Board Chair at Meharry Medical College to Step Down After 30 Years at the Helm

Board Chair at Meharry Medical College to Step Down After 30 Years at the Helm

During his 30-year tenure as chair of the board of trustees at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Royal personally contributed $2 million to the medical school and presided over a successful $125 million fundraising campaign.

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.

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.

Richmond Honors Virginia Union University Students Who Protested Jim Crow

Richmond Honors Virginia Union University Students Who Protested Jim Crow

On February 22, 1960, 34 students from Virginia Union University were arrested for staging a sit-in at a segregated lunchcounter of a downtown department store. The city has now honored this group with a historical marker.

W. Franklin Evans Takes the Reins at Voorhees College in South Carolina

W. Franklin Evans Takes the Reins at Voorhees College in South Carolina

Dr. Evans is the former provost and chief academic officer at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where he also served as interim president. Earlier in his career, he was vice president of academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Yale Worker Breaks Stained Glass Window That Depicted Slaves

Yale Worker Breaks Stained Glass Window That Depicted Slaves

A dishwasher at the Calhoun residential college at Yale University, used a broom handle to punch out a stained glass window that depicted slaves carrying cotton. Yale later said that the windows depicting scenes from the life of slavery defender John C. Calhoun would be removed.