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Xavier University's Innovative New Teacher Residency Program

Xavier University’s Innovative New Teacher Residency Program

The new teacher residency program is based on the successful formal used by medical schools. Students in the program will receive extensive training in the public schools under the supervision of a mentor and take traditional coursework leading to a master’s degree in teaching.

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

In Memoriam: Blanche Macdonald Francis, 1925-2015

In Memoriam: Blanche Macdonald Francis, 1925-2015

A former instructor of modern dance at two universities, Blanche Macdonald Francis was the “First Lady” of Xavier University in New Orleans for more than 45 years.

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

While some historically Black colleges and universities have seen significant enrollment declines in recent years, there has been good news on enrollments at many of the nation’s HBCUs.

New Roles for Three Black Faculty Members

New Roles for Three Black Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are KiTani Parker Lemieux at Xavier University of Louisiana, Darby English at the University of Chicago, and Kerry L. Haynie at Duke University in North Carolina.

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.

Xavier University of Louisiana Names Its Next President

Xavier University of Louisiana Names Its Next President

Since 2012, C. Reynold Verret has served as provost and chief academic officer at Savannah State University in Georgia. On July 1, he will replace Norman C. Francis who has led Xavier University since 1968.

New Educational Doctoral Program Getting Underway at Xavier University

New Educational Doctoral Program Getting Underway at Xavier University

The new program, which recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, will focus on urban education and school turnaround strategies and methods.

Norman Francis Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council on Education

Norman Francis Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council on Education

Norman C. Francis has been president of Xavier University of Louisiana since 1968. He is the longest-tenured university president in the United States. For his service he will be honored in March by the American Council on 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.

Loren Blanchard Named Executive Vice Chancellor for the California State University System

Loren Blanchard Named Executive Vice Chancellor for the California State University System

Dr. Blanchard has been serving as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans. He is the first person to serve as provost at Xavier. Dr Blanchard will take on his new role in July.

National Institutes of Health Funds Major New Diversity Effort in Biomedical Research

National Institutes of Health Funds Major New Diversity Effort in Biomedical Research

The 12 universities awarded grants will develop approaches to training and mentoring to encourage students from underrepresented groups to enter into and stay in research careers.

Norman Francis Announces He Will Retire From the Presidency of Xavier University

Norman Francis Announces He Will Retire From the Presidency of Xavier University

An icon of American higher education, Norman C. Francis is the longest-tenured serving university president in the United States with nearly 47 years as head of the nation’s only HBCU affiliated with the Catholic Church.

Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a New Doctoral Program

Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a New Doctoral Program

The board of trustees of Xavier University of Louisiana has approved the establishment of a doctorate in educational leadership degree program. The new degree program will focus on urban education and turning around poor-performing schools.

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.

African American Man Elected Student Body President at Texas Woman's University

African American Man Elected Student Body President at Texas Woman’s University

Landon Dickerson is a junior from Houston who is following a pre-med track and majoring in biology. He was a student at historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans but transferred to Texas Woman’s University in 2012.

Maurice Nutt Named Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies

Maurice Nutt Named Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies

Father Nutt is native of St. Louis and became a priest in the Roman Catholic Church in 1989. He has taught at Xavier University, Saint Louis University, and Hampton University.

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary's College of Maryland

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dr. Jordan, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue, currently serves as professor of chemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Xavier University Patents New Method to Treat Heroin Addiction

Xavier University Patents New Method to Treat Heroin Addiction

Xavier University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, has received a patent for a new drug formulation that aims to improve methods for treating pain and heroin addiction.

Xavier University to Offer a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Xavier University to Offer a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Xavier University of Louisiana has entered into an agreement with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology for the establishment of a doctoral program in clinical psychology in the fall of 2014.

Xavier University Looks to Strengthen Its International Ties

Xavier University Looks to Strengthen Its International Ties

Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans has initiated a new effort to increase the “internationalization” of campus. Among the elements of its five-year plan is to increase the number of foreign students who enroll at the university.

Regina Benjamin Named to Endowed Chair at Xavier University

Regina Benjamin Named to Endowed Chair at Xavier University

Regina Benjamin, the former surgeon general of the United States, has been appointed the inaugural NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health at Xavier University of Louisiana.

The New Chaplain at Xavier University of Louisiana

The New Chaplain at Xavier University of Louisiana

Etido Jerome is the new chaplain at Xavier University, a historically Black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts

The five taking on new responsibilities are Brenda Malone at the University of North Carolina, Lorraine Flemming at Howard University, Clevell Roseboro at Lincoln University, Ralph Johnson at Xavier University, and Turea Eriwon of Washington State University.

A Major Academic Restructuring at Xavier University in New Orleans

A Major Academic Restructuring at Xavier University in New Orleans

In the past the seventeen academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans were divided between two divisions. Now in a major restructuring effort, there will be six academic divisions within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Top Undergraduate Feeder Institutions for Blacks Who Earn Scientific Doctorates

The Top Undergraduate Feeder Institutions for Blacks Who Earn Scientific Doctorates

The National Science Foundation reports that between 2002 and 2011, 9,202 Blacks received doctorates in science and engineering fields. Howard University in Washington, D.C., was the leading undergraduate feeder institution for Blacks who earned doctorate in these fields.

Hampton's William Harvey Named One of the Top Five HBCU Presidents of All-Time

Hampton’s William Harvey Named One of the Top Five HBCU Presidents of All-Time

William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University has been named by two organizations as one of the top five HBCU presidents of all time. Norman Francis, current president of Xavier University in New Orleans, was also selected by one organization for the honor.

Xavier University Reports Success in Its "Out the Door in 4" Campaign

Xavier University Reports Success in Its “Out the Door in 4” Campaign

Of the 24 students that joined the program in 2009, seven graduated this May, another six are on pace to graduate in December or next May and five others are enrolled in the university’s College of Pharmacy.

Xavier University Partners With the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Xavier University Partners With the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The partnership between the historically Black university and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology will explore the creation of graduate programs in psychology in the New Orleans area.

Xavier University Names Its First Provost

Xavier University Names Its First Provost

When he takes office on July 1, Loren Blanchard will be the first person in the newly created position of provost at the historically Black university. He is currently the senior vice president for academic affairs at Xavier.

Xavier University Takes Steps to Eliminate a $5 Million Deficit

Xavier University Takes Steps to Eliminate a $5 Million Deficit

A drop in enrollments of 6.5 percent for the fall semester has forced the university to institute a salary and hiring freeze and some layoffs of non-faculty employees .

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.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Harriet Davis, Pamela White, Shawn McShay, Kawachi Clemons, Will Sutton, James Spencer, and Emily London-Jones will be taking on new duties.

The Top Feeder Schools for Black Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools

The Top Feeder Schools for Black Applicants to U.S. Medical Schools

By a large margin, Howard University in Washington, D.C., produced more Black graduates who applied to medical schools in 2011.

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.

African American Faculty News

African American Faculty News

Kristi Isaac Rapp was promoted at Xavier University in New Orleans and William Adams Jr. will be teaching at Albany State University.