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Should Dixie State College Change Its Name?

Should Dixie State College Change Its Name?

The college is in the midst of transitioning to university status. And since the name will be changed to reflect its new status as a university, critics are lobbying to remove the word “Dixie” from the name.

Cornell University Teams Up With the Posse Foundation

Next fall a posse of 10 students from urban schools in Chicago will enroll at Cornell. The university has agreed to support one posse of 10 students for the next five years.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

In Memoriam: Ernest D. Brown Jr. (1947-2012)

In Memoriam: Ernest D. Brown Jr. (1947-2012)

The longtime Williams College professor founded the college’s Kusika African Dance and Drumming Ensemble and the Zambezi Marimba Band.

Tufts University Establishes New Office Focusing on Inclusiveness

Tufts University Establishes New Office Focusing on Inclusiveness

Director Katrina Moore says, “Diversity and inclusion are inherent strengths and necessary for excellence, not problems to be resolved.”

Two African American Women Honored by the International Reading Association

Two African American Women Honored by the International Reading Association

Patricia Edwards of Michigan State University and Charline Barnes Rowland of West Virginia University will be honored at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago which convenes in April.

In Memoriam: Marcellus Brooks (1941-2012)

In Memoriam: Marcellus Brooks (1941-2012)

Brooks spent his entire professional career at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

University of Massachusetts Debuts New Website on Diversity

University of Massachusetts Debuts New Website on Diversity

The new website offers a comprehensive list of resources on matters of diversity for students, faculty, and the community.

Two African Americans Share the Gittler Prize

Two African Americans Share the Gittler Prize

Professors Frances Smith Foster and Clayborne Carson will share the $25,000 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University.

In Memoriam: Arthur L. Johnson (1925-2011)

In Memoriam: Arthur L. Johnson (1925-2011)

Arthur Johnson, author, civil rights activist, and former senior vice president of Wayne State University, died recently from complications associated with Parkinson’s disease. He was 85 years old.

In Memoriam: Muriel Grey Feelings (1938-2011)

In Memoriam: Muriel Grey Feelings (1938-2011)

The award-winning author of children’s books, she was the longtime director of the Community Education Program at Temple University.

Study Finds That Perceptions of Race Can Be Altered by Cues of Social Status

Study Finds That Perceptions of Race Can Be Altered by Cues of Social Status

In determining the race of a person in an image, participants were influenced by the subject’s attire.

Urban Affairs Association Moves to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Urban Affairs Association Moves to the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

The group had been based at the University of Delaware for 40 years.

University of Michigan Program Brings African Scholars to Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Program Brings African Scholars to Ann Arbor

The African Presidential Scholars Program at the University of Michigan brings a group of African academics to campus each year to teach and conduct research.The stated goals of the program are to help the next generation of African scholars link up with international academic networks and to bring talented African faculty to the University of […]