Western Illinois University in Macomb has announced that is eliminating several degree programs due to low number of students pursing bachelor’s degrees in these fields. One of the degree program being eliminated is African American studies. Blacks make up 19 percent of the undergraduate student body at the university.
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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.
Those taking on new administrative posts are Bernice B. Rumala at Trident University, Rita Walters at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Maurice D. Gipson at Arkansas State University, and F. Erik Brooks at Western Illinois University.
The honorees are Janice R. Franklin of Alabama State University, Jack Thomas of Western Illinois University, civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams, Gladius Lewis of the University of Memphis, and Isaac Crumbly of Fort Valley State University.