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Wellesley College Offers a New Minor Degree Program in Comparative Race and Ethnicity

Wellesley College Offers a New Minor Degree Program in Comparative Race and Ethnicity

The new minor at the highly rated women’s college, where Blacks make up 5 percent of the student body, will allow students to create a structured yet individualized plan of study from interdisciplinary courses that offer rigorous and complementary approaches to understanding race and ethnicity.

MIT Debuts Excellence Through Adversity Award to Honor Robbin Chapman of Wellesley College

MIT Debuts Excellence Through Adversity Award to Honor Robbin Chapman of Wellesley College

Robbin Chapman is the former manager of diversity recruiting at the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT and also served as the inaugural assistant associate provost for faculty equity at the university. She joined the administration of Wellesley College in suburban Boston in 2011.

Paula Johnson Will Be the First African American President of Wellesley College

Paula Johnson Will Be the First African American President of Wellesley College

Dr. Johnson is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the founder and executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Steven Nelson to Lead the African Studies Center at UCLA

Steven Nelson to Lead the African Studies Center at UCLA

Dr. Nelson is a professor of African and African American art and architectural history at the university. Professor Nelson is currently working on books about the Underground Railroad and the history of the city of Dakar.

In Memoriam: Diane Mae Stewart Pollard, 1944-2015

In Memoriam: Diane Mae Stewart Pollard, 1944-2015

After serving on the faculty at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Professor Pollard joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976. She taught there for more than 30 years.

Wellesley College to Upgrade Its Black Student Center

Wellesley College to Upgrade Its Black Student Center

Wellesley College in Massachusetts, announced plans to enhance and add to existing multicultural centers on campus including Harambee House that has served as a center for women students of African descent since 1970.

Educational Television for Preschoolers Shown to Benefit Young Blacks

Educational Television for Preschoolers Shown to Benefit Young Blacks

A new study authored by scholars at Wellesley College and the University of Maryland found that children who watched Sesame Street when it was first broadcast nearly a half century ago, did better in school as they got older.

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Is Stepping Down as President of Mills College in June 2016

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux Is Stepping Down as President of Mills College in June 2016

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, president of Mills College in Oakland, California, has announced that she will step down in June 2016. She became president of the women’s college on July 1, 2011 after a long career in the legal department of Eli Lilly and Company.

University of Nebraska Establishes the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of People of Color

University of Nebraska Establishes the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color

The commission has been established to advise the chancellor on issues pertaining to the specific concerns of faculty, staff, and students who are members of underrepresented minority groups on campus.

Three Young Women From Africa Are MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Wellesley College

Three Young Women From Africa Are MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Wellesley College

Three young women from Africa make up the second cohort of MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. They are among the 114 women from foreign nations in Wellesley’s first-year class.

Wellesley College Philosopher and Poet Stepping Down After 41 Years

Wellesley College Philosopher and Poet Stepping Down After 41 Years

Ifeanyi Menkiti, a native of Nigeria, earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University, where philosopher John Rawls supervised his dissertation. Dr. Menkiti is the author of four collections of poetry.

Wellesley College Student Conducts Oral History Project of Black Alumnae From the 1950s

Wellesley College Student Conducts Oral History Project of Black Alumnae From the 1950s

Nora Mishanec, a senior majoring in international affairs at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, has conducted an oral history project relating the stories of Black women at Wellesley in the 1950s.

Major Program to Educate the Next Generation of African Leaders Is Underway

Major Program to Educate the Next Generation of African Leaders Is Underway

The first students in the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program have completed their first semesters at U.S. colleges and universities. Over the next decade 15,000 students, many from Africa, will participate.

In Memoriam: Martin Gardiner Bernal, 1937-2013

In Memoriam: Martin Gardiner Bernal, 1937-2013

Professor Bernal and Professor Mary Lefkowitz of Wellesley College engaged in a scholarly give and take in the pages of JBHE in the mid-1990s on Dr. Bernal’s thesis that Africans had a major influence on Greek thought and culture.

Honors for Wellesley College Alumna Callie Crossley

Honors for Wellesley College Alumna Callie Crossley

She will receive one of the Alumnae Achievement Awards from Wellesley College and the George W. Coleman Award from the Ford Hall Forum for her efforts to promote free speech.

MasterCard Foundation Makes a Major Commitment to the Education of Africans

MasterCard Foundation Makes a Major Commitment to the Education of Africans

Among the partnering institutions in the United States are Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, Duke University and Wellesley College.

Layli Maparyan Named Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women

Layli Maparyan Named Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women

The Spelman College graduate currently serves as an associate professor of women’s studies and African American studies at Georgia State University.