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  • University of Georgia Program Aims to Boost Black Male Retention and Graduate Rates

    University of Georgia Program Aims to Boost Black Male Retention and Graduate Rates (5.11.2021)

    The Georgia African American Male Experience (GAAME) started in 2014 as a two-day transition program for Black males accepted into the University of Georgia. The program has grown into a multifaceted initiative that centers on the needs of Black male students, supporting and improving retention and graduation rates.

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  • The First African American Dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University

    The First African American Dean of the College of Law at Georgia State University (5.10.2021)

    LaVonda N. Reed has been serving as associate provost for faculty affairs at Syracuse University. She joined the faculty there in 2006. Professor Reed’s research and teaching are in the areas of wills and trusts, property, and communications regulatory law and policy.

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  • Miriam Delphin-Rittmon to Lead the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Miriam Delphin-Rittmon to Lead the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (5.10.2021)

    Dr. Delphin-Rittmon is an associate professor adjunct of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. She also has served as director of cultural competence and health disparities research and consultation at Yale’s Program for Recovery and Community Health.

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  • In Memoriam: Matthew Walker III, 1965-2021

    In Memoriam: Matthew Walker III, 1965-2021 (5.07.2021)

    Dr. Walker joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 2011 and held dual appointments as professor of the practice of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering and professor of radiology and radiological sciences in the School of Medicine. He also was associate director of the Medical Innovators Development Program.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (5.06.2021)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (5.06.2021)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

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  • College of William and Mary Renames Buildings That Honored Confederates or Segregationists

    College of William and Mary Renames Buildings That Honored Confederates or Segregationists (5.05.2021)

    The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has renamed three buildings and a department that currently honor supporters of the Confederacy or Jim Crow segregation. Two other buildings were renamed a year ago.

    May 05, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (5.05.2021)

    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.

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  • Texas Christian University Examines its Ties to Slavery, the Confederacy, and Racial Segregation

    Texas Christian University Examines its Ties to Slavery, the Confederacy, and Racial Segregation (5.04.2021)

    The research revealed that the father of the university’s founders owned slaves. The founders did not own slaves, but their upbringing did expose them to slavery and racism. The university’s founders were Confederate soldiers.

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  • State University of New York Aims to Diversify Its Faculty

    State University of New York Aims to Diversify Its Faculty (5.04.2021)

    Today, only 4 percent of the faculty members in the state system are Black. Now in its second year, the Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth (PRODiG) program has resulted in 41 percent of all new faculty hires being from underrepresented groups.

    May 04, 2021 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Study Finds a Large Racial Trust Gap on College Campuses Across the United States

    Study Finds a Large Racial Trust Gap on College Campuses Across the United States (5.03.2021)

    A new study by Kevin Fosnacth, an associate research scientist at Indiana University, and Shannon M. Calderone an assistant professor of educational leadership at Washington State University, finds that Black college students put far less trust in university officials than their White peers.

    May 03, 2021 | 4 comments | View Post

  • Marcus Jones to Lead Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana

    Marcus Jones to Lead Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana (5.03.2021)

    Professor Jones served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the University of Louisiana System for the past year. He was executive vice president for university and business affairs at Northwestern State University from 2017-2020. He has served on the faculty at the university since 1994.

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  • The Percentage of All Doctors Who Are Black Men Has Made No Progress in 80 Years

    The Percentage of All Doctors Who Are Black Men Has Made No Progress in 80 Years (5.03.2021)

    In 1940, 2.8 percent of physicians in the United States were Black. Almost all were men. By 2018, 5.4 percent of U.S. physicians were Black — 2.6 percent were Black men. Thus, the percentage of all physicians who were Black men made no progress in nearly 80 years.

    May 03, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Lolita Buckner Inniss Will Be the Next Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law

    Lolita Buckner Inniss Will Be the Next Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law (5.03.2021)

    Dr. Innis has been serving as senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, University Distinguished Professor, and the inaugural Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She will begin her duties as dean on July 1.

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  • The Racial Gap In Gifted Education Programs Is Not Only About Access

    The Racial Gap In Gifted Education Programs Is Not Only About Access (5.03.2021)

    Many studies have shown that Black students are far less likely than their White peers to be selected for gifted education programs. But a new study shows that even when Black students are admitted into these programs they are less likely to benefit from gifted education than White students.

    May 03, 2021 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Felicia Ganther Will Be the Fifth President of Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania

    Felicia Ganther Will Be the Fifth President of Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania (5.03.2021)

    Since 2012, Dr. Ganther has been serving as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. Earlier she was the executive director of the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She will become president of Bucks County Community College on July 1.

    May 03, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Central State University in Ohio Offers Students Tuition Breaks and New Scholarship Assistance

    Central State University in Ohio Offers Students Tuition Breaks and New Scholarship Assistance (4.30.2021)

    All new and returning students who are in good academic standing with the university will receive a 10 percent tuition reduction and a 30 percent reduction of housing fees for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. Students with high grade point averages will receive additional bonuses.

    Apr 30, 2021 | 4 comments | View Post

  • A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

    A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education (4.30.2021)

    Taking on new assignments are Tracey Osbourne of the University of California, Merced, Alan Tita at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dave D. Weatherspoon at Michigan State University, and Felicia Griffin-Fennell at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    Apr 30, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Target to Provide Scholarships for 1,000 Black Students at HBCUs Through the UNCF

    Target to Provide Scholarships for 1,000 Black Students at HBCUs Through the UNCF (4.30.2021)

    Target, the retail giant, will make higher education more affordable this fall for 1,000 first-year Black students at more than a dozen public and private historically Black colleges and universities through need-based scholarships of up to $5,000.

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  • William Jackson of the University of California, Davis Honored by the National Science Board

    William Jackson of the University of California, Davis Honored by the National Science Board (4.30.2021)

    The National Science Board recognized Dr. Jackson, a distinguished researcher and emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of California, Davis, as both a leader in the field of chemistry and a mentor and advocate for increasing minority participation in science.

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  • Elizabeth City State University Closes Campus Due to Ongoing Protests Over Nearby Police Shooting

    Elizabeth City State University Closes Campus Due to Ongoing Protests Over Nearby Police Shooting (4.30.2021)

    As a result of the ongoing protests after the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. by sheriff’s deputies on April 21, the city’s mayor has declared a state of emergency. The university closed residence halls and told students to pack their things as if they were not to return to campus for the remainder of the semester.

    Apr 30, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Four African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Positions at Universities

    Four African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Positions at Universities (4.30.2021)

    Hired to new administrative positions are Jamillah Moore at San Francisco State University, Gourjoine M. Wade at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Marcy Muldrow Sanders at Florida A&M University, and Terrance Dixon at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Apr 30, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorhips

    Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorhips (4.30.2021)

    Deana Lawson was named to an endowed chair in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Darren Lenard Hutchinson is the inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice at the Emory University School of Law and Sanyu Mojola was appointed the Maurice P. During Professor of Demographic Studies at Princeton University.

    Apr 30, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (4.29.2021)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

    Apr 29, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post