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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (6.03.2020)

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

    Jun 03, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.03.2020)

    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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  • The First Black Woman to Serve as Student Body President at MIT

    The First Black Woman to Serve as Student Body President at MIT (6.03.2020)

    Danielle Geathers who is completing her sophomore year in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was elected president of the student body. Geathers is from Miami, Florida.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.03.2020)

    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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  • American University Creates the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies

    American University Creates the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies (6.02.2020)

    The new department at American University in Washinton, D.C., will focus on six areas of study: African and African American diaspora studies, American studies, Arab world studies, Asian studies, Latinx studies, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

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  • Governors State University in Illinois Appoints Cheryl Green as Its Sixth President (6.01.2020)

    Last year, Dr. Green was appointed interim chancellor of the University of Wisconson-Whitewater. At that time she was vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Earlier, Dr. Green served as assistant vice president of student affairs at Tennessee State University.

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  • Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

    Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education (5.29.2020)

    Taking on new administrative posts are Candice Storey Lee at Vanderbilt University, Amir Henry at Winston-Salem State University, Jasmin Sessoms at Fayetteville State University, Jamal J. Myrick at the University of California, Riverside, Bruce A. Lewis at Northwestern University, and Jason Brooks at the University of Kentucky.

    May 29, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Lenwood G. Davis, 1939-2020

    In Memoriam: Lenwood G. Davis, 1939-2020 (5.29.2020)

    In 1978, Dr. Davis joined the history department faculty at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He retired from teaching in 2015.

    May 29, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (5.27.2020)

    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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  • Saint Louis University Honors a Pioneeering Black Faculty Member

    Saint Louis University Honors a Pioneeering Black Faculty Member (5.27.2020)

    Saint Louis University has announced annual scholarships in honor of longtime St. Louis community leader, civil rights pioneer, and publisher Donald M. Suggs. Dr. Suggs was the first African-American to be appointed an associate clinical professor of oral surgery at the Saint Louis University Dental School.

    May 27, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (5.27.2020)

    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.

    May 27, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (5.26.2020)

    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.

    May 26, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

    Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles (5.26.2020)

    Taking on new assignments are Eletra Gilchrist-Petty at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, George C. Wright at the University of Kentucky, and David Walton at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

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  • Mellon Foundation Steps in to Help Students at 16 HBCUs

    Mellon Foundation Steps in to Help Students at 16 HBCUs (5.26.2020)

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced $1.76 million in emergency grants distributed to 16 HBCUs to address students’ technology needs, financial strain due to tuition or residential bills, supporting essential travel between home and campus, and other necessities.

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  • Nate Bryant to Lead North Shore Community College in Massachusetts

    Nate Bryant to Lead North Shore Community College in Massachusetts (5.25.2020)

    Dr. Bryant currently serves as vice president and chief of staff to the president of Salem State University in Massachusetts. He will become interim president at North Shore Community College in July and serve through the 2020-21 academic year.

    May 25, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • How the Racial Digital Divide Impacts Online Education During the Pandemic

    How the Racial Digital Divide Impacts Online Education During the Pandemic (5.25.2020)

    A new Census survey finds that only 61.6 percent of Black households with children in K-12 education said they had the technology to allow children to do their online schoolwork at all times.  For White households, nearly 73 percent had total access to the online education offered for their children.

    May 25, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Howard University Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Positions

    Howard University Appoints Two Black Scholars to Dean Positions (5.25.2020)

    John M. M. Anderson is the new dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture and Anthony D. Wilbon was appointed the fourth dean of the Howard University School of Business.

    May 25, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Several Private HBCUs Have the Highest Average Student Loan Debt in the Nation

    Several Private HBCUs Have the Highest Average Student Loan Debt in the Nation (5.25.2020)

    A new study by Student Loan Hero finds that students at historically Black colleges and universities tend to be among the students who accumulate the most debt. Four HBCUs were among the top 10 schools where parents take on the most PLUS loan debt, and eight were in the top 50.

    May 25, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Kevin James Named the Nineteenth President of Morris Brown College in Atlanta

    Kevin James Named the Nineteenth President of Morris Brown College in Atlanta (5.25.2020)

    Dr. James has been serving in this role on an interim basis since March 2019. The college has not been accredited since 2002 and enrolls only a few dozen students. But it is seeking to regain accreditation through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

    May 25, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

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

    NAACP Conducts Survey of African American Views on the COVID-19 Crisis (5.25.2020)

    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.

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  • Two Universities Appoint African Americans to Provost Positions

    Two Universities Appoint African Americans to Provost Positions (5.25.2020)

    Darrell Newton was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University in Minnesota and Saundra F. DeLauder was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at historically Black Delaware State University in Dover. She is the first woman to hold the post.

    May 25, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Morehouse College Deals With Budgetary Issues Brought About by the Pandemic

    Morehouse College Deals With Budgetary Issues Brought About by the Pandemic (5.22.2020)

    Morehouse College will implement a reduction in force, furloughs, and pay cuts as part of a cost-reduction plan to offset a budget deficit due to the COVID-19  the pandemic. The College has estimated a potential 25 percent decline in enrollment as a result of the pandemic.

    May 22, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Joe William Trotter, Jr. Is Appointed a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

    Joe William Trotter, Jr. Is Appointed a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (5.22.2020)

    Joe William Trotter, Jr. is the Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the past chair of the history department and founded and directs the university’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy.

    May 22, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Dozens of Nigerian Doctoral Students and PostDocs Will Be Coming to Morgan State University

    Dozens of Nigerian Doctoral Students and PostDocs Will Be Coming to Morgan State University (5.22.2020)

    The agreement with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, a funding agency of the Nigerian government, could bring up to 50 (no less than 30) new Ph.D. students and up to 20 postdoctoral researchers to the Morgan State campus each year. Morgan State hopes to welcome the first cohort of students from Nigeria this coming fall.

    May 22, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post