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Wayne State University to Honor a Civil Rights Movement Martyr

Wayne State University to Honor a Civil Rights Movement Martyr

Wayne State University in Detroit has announced that it will award the first posthumous honorary degree in its 145-year history to Viola Gregg Liuzzo. A White woman from Detroit, Liuzzo was slain in Alabama in 1965 by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

James Ward Named Provost at Texas Southern University in Houston

James Ward Named Provost at Texas Southern University in Houston

Dr. Ward has served in this role on an interim basis since May 2014. Earlier he was dean of the School of Communication at the university for nine years. He holds a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit.

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Carrolyn J. Bostick at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Marquita Chamblee at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Sharrika Adams at Virginia Tech.

Texas Southern University to Offer Two New Degree Programs in Engineering

Texas Southern University to Offer Two New Degree Programs in Engineering

This spring, Texas Southern University in Houston will begin a bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering. In the fall of 2015, a new bachelor’s degree program in computer and electrical engineering will be offered.

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

In Memoriam: Norward Roussell, 1934-2014

After working in the New Orleans public schools, in 1987 Dr. Roussell was appointed the first Black school superintendent in Selma, Alabama. Later he was an administrator at his alma mater, Dillard University in New Orleans.

New Teaching Posts for Six African American Scholars

New Teaching Posts for Six African American Scholars

The appointees are Christena Cleveland at Bethel University, Jacquelyn Taylor at Yale, Andrea Washington-Brown at West Virginia University, Blanche Cooke at Wayne State, Eric L. De Barros at Clark University, and Emmett D. Carson at Indiana 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.

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.

 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.

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.

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Avril Holt at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Nigel Westmaas at Hamilton College in New York were granted tenure. Anthony Kwame Harrison was appointed to an endowed chair at Virginia Tech.

Two African American Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Two African American Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Niger Amin Woodruff was appointed assistant director of admissions at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Chacona W. Johnson was named vice president for development and alumni affairs at Wayne State 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.

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.

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.

Wayne State University Law School to Take Part in New Civil Rights Clinic

Wayne State University Law School to Take Part in New Civil Rights Clinic

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Wayne State University Law School are teaming up to establish the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Clinic in Detroit.

The New President of Wayne State University

The New President of Wayne State University

M. Roy Wilson has been selected as the 12th president of Wayne State University in Detroit. He will take office on August 1. Dr. Wilson has been serving as deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Racial Stereotypes on Black Tipping Behavior May Lead to Poor Restaurant Service

Racial Stereotypes on Black Tipping Behavior May Lead to Poor Restaurant Service

When waiters at restaurants have the preconceived notion that Black patrons are poor tippers, they are unlikely to give a high level of service to these customers, according to a new study by a sociologist at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Predominantly White Medical Schools With the Most Black Graduates

Predominantly White Medical Schools With the Most Black Graduates

Howard University, Meharry Medical College and Morehouse School of Medicine produce the most Black medical school graduates. Wayne State University in Detroit led all other predominantly White medical schools with 32 Black graduates in 2011.

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

She was the former dean of the nursing schools at the University of Oklahoma and Wayne State University and was the first nurse to be named director of the Michigan Department of Public Health.

Two African Americans Named to Endowed Chairs

Two African Americans Named to Endowed Chairs

Filmmaker Julie Dash is spending the current semester in an endowed chair in media at Wayne State University. Kevin B. Johnson, who has served on the faculty at Vanderbilt University since 2002, has been named the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor.

Leon C. Wilson to Seve as Interim Provost at Alabama State University

Leon C. Wilson to Seve as Interim Provost at Alabama State University

Since 2011 he has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the university. Previously he taught at East Carolina University and was on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit for nearly two decades.

Newsletter on Diversity Issues Established at Wayne State University

Newsletter on Diversity Issues Established at Wayne State University

The newsletter project is under the director of Christopher Jones, director of equal opportunity at Wayne State.

 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.

Phyllis Vroom Named Deputy President at Wayne State University

Phyllis Vroom Named Deputy President at Wayne State University

The former dean of the School of Social Work will fill in at times for President Allan Gilmour who has been battling prostate cancer.

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Named to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

The new appointees are Carla Boutin-Foster, Chacona W. Johnson, Margaret Stephens, David Fryson, Jame’l Hodges, Ashley Robinson, and George Keith Martin.

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.

Wayne State University Study Finds Heart Disease in 90 Percent of Black Hypertension Patients

Wayne State University Study Finds Heart Disease in 90 Percent of Black Hypertension Patients

For patients who visited an emergency room for non-heart-related reasons, 90 percent of those with hypertension also had heart disease.

Cheryl Waites Is the New Dean of the School of Social Work at Wayne State University

Cheryl Waites Is the New Dean of the School of Social Work at Wayne State University

She joined the School of Social Work in 2007 as associate dean. Previously, she was associate chair of the department of social work at North Carolina State University.

New Journal on African American Education Founded at Wayne State University

New Journal on African American Education Founded at Wayne State University

African American Learners, a new peer-reviewed online journal, will be published twice each year.

A Trio of Black Professors Win Awards

A Trio of Black Professors Win Awards

The honorees are Geralyn Stephens of Wayne State University, Donald Anadu of South Carolina State University and Lee David Legette of Winston-Salem State University.

Wayne State University Law School Receives Papers of Congressman John Conyers

Wayne State University Law School Receives Papers of Congressman John Conyers

Representatives John Conyers, the former chair of the House Judiciary Committee, earned his law degree at Wayne State in 1958.

Seven African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Duties

Seven African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Duties

Here is news of seven new appointments of African Americans to posts in the academic arena.

African American Legal History Archive at Wayne State University Receives Papers of Federal Judge

African American Legal History Archive at Wayne State University Receives Papers of Federal Judge

John Feikens was co-chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and served on the federal bench for the Eastern District of Michigan.

New University Positions for a Half Dozen African Americans

New University Positions for a Half Dozen African Americans

Here is news of six African Americans who are assuming new duties in higher education.

Pastor and Corporate Executive Joins the Academic World

Pastor and Corporate Executive Joins the Academic World

Patrick O. Lindsey is the new vice president for government and community affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit.