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Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

Dr. Hill currently serves as dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at the university. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Hill was associate vice president and interim chief diversity officer at the University of Iowa, where she was an associate professor of English and African American studies.

Yale University's Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

Yale University’s Hazel Carby Wins Book Award From the British Academy

Hazel V. Carby is the Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor Emerita of African American Studies & American Studies at Yale University. The daughter of a White Welsh mother and a Black Jamaican father, Dr. Carby taught at Yale for 30 years before retiring from teaching at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

The Racial Disparity in Fatal Police Shootings Has Not Improved in Five Years

The Racial Disparity in Fatal Police Shootings Has Not Improved in Five Years

Researchers at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania analyzed more than 5,300 fatal police shooting from 2015 to May 2020. They found that Black people were killed at 2.6 times the rate of White people. Among unarmed victims, Black people were killed at three times the rate for Whites.

Why Hospital Desegregation Did Little to Close the Black-White Infant Mortality Rate Gap

Why Hospital Desegregation Did Little to Close the Black-White Infant Mortality Rate Gap

In 1966, the Johnson Administration decreed that hospitals that failed to desegregate in compliance with the Civil Rights Act would not be eligible to receive federal funding for Medicare patients. Most hospitals complied with the desegregation order but racial disparities in healthcare persisted.

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

A native of Jamaica, Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell was an assistant professor of medicine and a leading clinician-educator in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine and Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System.

University of Richmond President Announces His Intention to Step Down

University of Richmond President Announces His Intention to Step Down

Ronald A. Crutcher became the tenth president of the University of Richmond in 2015. He also serves as a professor of music at the university. When a successor takes the helm, Dr. Crutcher will take a sabbatical and then return to the faculty as a university professor.  

Northwestern University Scholar Finds That Whites Underestimate the Extent of Racial Inequality

Northwestern University Scholar Finds That Whites Underestimate the Extent of Racial Inequality

A new study by Ivuoma Ngozi Onyeador, an assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, finds that White Americans have a far more optimistic view of the racial progress that has been made since the 1960s than is actually the case.

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Emory University Acquires the Personal Papers of Kathleen Cleaver

Kathleen Cleaver served as the communications secretary of the Black Panther Party. Later in her career, she served on the faculty at the Emory University School of Law.

College Students Exhibit Symptoms of PTSD After Watching Videos of Police Killings of Blacks

College Students Exhibit Symptoms of PTSD After Watching Videos of Police Killings of Blacks

A new study by scholars at the Yale University School of Medicine and Rutgers University School of Public Health in Newark, New Jersey, finds that a majority of college students of color show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after watching social media videos of unarmed Black men being killed by police.

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.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Names its Next Provost

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Names its Next Provost

Professor Sims currently serves as the deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and the Elzie Higginbottom Vice Provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the founding director of the Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness and a professor of theater at the university.

NAACP Conducts Survey of African American Views on the COVID-19 Crisis

NAACP Conducts Survey of African American Views on the COVID-19 Crisis

The NAACP, in partnership with the African American Research Collaborative and the Equity Research and Innovation Center at the Yale School of Medicine, conducted a survey on how African Americans are responding to the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Black Historian at Columbia University Stopped in Vermont and Told to Leave State

Black Historian at Columbia University Stopped in Vermont and Told to Leave State

Professor Christopher Brown, who drives a car with New York State license plates, was flagged down by a White man in Hartford, Vermont, where Dr. Brown’s family owns a home. He was advised that he was not wanted in Vermont and told to leave.

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

Dr. Taylor is the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. She spent six years as a lecturer in public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also worked at a nonprofit affordable housing agency and served multiple terms as a city councilmember prior to her term as mayor.

Study Finds a Significant Racial Disparity in Depression Among Older American Adults

Study Finds a Significant Racial Disparity in Depression Among Older American Adults

Researchers surveyed more than 25,000 adults over the age of 50. They found that members of racial and ethnic minority groups were up to twice as likely to report more severe depressive symptoms than non-Hispanic White participants.

Yale University Commits to Expand the Study of African Linguistics

Yale University Commits to Expand the Study of African Linguistics

During a recent trip to Africa, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University President Peter Salovey announced that Yale will co-sponsor two upcoming meetings of the African Linguistics School, which is devoted to collaborative training and research on generative linguistics in Africa.

Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery

Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery

Robert Steele spent 40 years on the faculty of the psychology department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then served nearly a decade as the director of the university’s David C. Driskell Center, which supports the study of African-American art.

Survey Finds Persisting Mistreatment of African American Medical School Students

Survey Finds Persisting Mistreatment of African American Medical School Students

A new study lead by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine finds that more than one third of medical students reported experiencing at least one episode of mistreatment by faculty, peers, or clinical staff. Women of color reported the highest level of mistreatment.

Teachers Rate Black Students' Academic Abilities Lower Than Whites With Same Test Scores

Teachers Rate Black Students’ Academic Abilities Lower Than Whites With Same Test Scores

The study found that teachers rated Black students lower in math skills compared to White students with identical non-cognitive abilities and test scores. Teachers penalized Black students relative to White students exhibiting similar approaches to learning.

Yale Medical School Looks to Boost Mental Health Services in Nigeria

Yale Medical School Looks to Boost Mental Health Services in Nigeria

In 2018, the HAPPINESS (Health Action for Psychiatric Problems in Nigeria including Epilepsy and Substances) Project was established to train primary care workers in Imo State to screen for, assess, and treat mental health conditions like depression, psychosis, and anxiety.

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.

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

The First African American President of Rutgers University in New Jersey

Jonathan Holloway has served as provost at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois since 2017. Earlier, he was was dean of Yale College and the Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies.

Tracie Hall Appointed Executive Director of the American Library Association

Tracie Hall Appointed Executive Director of the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The association was founded 143 years ago. Traci Hall will be the first Black woman to lead the association.

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Phoebe A. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, she was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Chancellor Haddon will continue to fulfill all her duties at Rutgers University-Camden while serving as board chair.

Yale Renews Faculty Diversity Effort for Another Five Years

Yale Renews Faculty Diversity Effort for Another Five Years

There are 85 Black ladder faculty at Yale. They make up 3.2 percent of all tenured or tenure-track faculty. In 2018, eight Black ladder faculty were hired, making up 3 percent of all new hires. Eight Black ladder faculty left Yale in 2017.

Black Enrollments at Ivy League Law Schools

Black Enrollments at Ivy League Law Schools

Black students make up at least 11 percent of total enrollments at all five Ivy League law schools. Leading the group is Columbia University in New York where there are 39 Black students out of a total enrollment of 124. Thus, Blacks are 31.2 percent of the total enrollments.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Renita W. Marshall at Southern Univerity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, André J. Thomas at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, Chassidy Bozeman at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Akinwumi Ogundiran at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Three African American Scholars Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

Three African American Scholars Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

Kofi Agawu, the Hughes-Professor of Music at Princeton University and Robert Stepto, the John M. Schiff Professor of English and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University have retired. Jamie Riley, dean of students at the University of Alabama, has resigned.

Three Black Academics Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

Three Black Academics Who Have Stepped Down From Their University Posts

The three retirees are Hazel Carby at Yale University, Patricia White at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Ismail Abdullahi at North Carolina Central 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.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Daniel A. Summerhill at California State University, Monterey Bay, Sharlene Newman at Indiana University, Meleko Mokgosi at at the Yale School of Art, and William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University.

Four Black Scholars Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Four Black Scholars Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

This year’s results are an improvement from recent years. JBHE’s analysis determined that in 2018, there were no African Americans among the 84 new members. In both 2016 and 2017, there was only one African American scholar among the new members.

Graduate Student Union Report Condemns Lack of Success in Faculty Diversity at Yale

Graduate Student Union Report Condemns Lack of Success in Faculty Diversity at Yale

A new report from the graduate student union at Yale University states that in 2005, there were 25 black tenured and tenure-track professors in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Twelve years, after two major faculty diversity initiatives, that number grew to 26.

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Named to new administrative posts are Michelle L. Webb at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, Courtney J. Martin at Yale University, Deus Bazira at Georgetown University, Tandra Taylor at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois, and Jake Tanksley at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The honorees are Andrea Porter of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Howard Henderson at Texas Southern University in Houston, Jackie Sibblies Drury of the Yale School of Drama, Mary Frances Early of the University of Georgia, and Robert J. Rivers Jr. of Princeton University in New Jersey.

In Memoriam: Donald Stewart, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Donald Stewart, 1938-2019

Dr. Stewart served as the sixth president of historically Black Spelman College in Atlanta from 1977 to 1986. He left Spelman College to become president of The College Board.