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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.17.2021)

    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.

    Jun 17, 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 (6.16.2021)

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

    Jun 16, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Talladega College President Billy Hawkins to Retire Next Summer

    Talladega College President Billy Hawkins to Retire Next Summer (6.16.2021)

    When Dr. Hawkins took the helm at Talladega in 2008, the institution was struggling to survive and had under 300 students. The latest enrollments numbers available from the U.S. Department of Education show more than 1,200 students.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.16.2021)

    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.

    Jun 16, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Vanderbilt University Acquires Large Collection of Dizzy Gillespie Memorabilia

    Vanderbilt University Acquires Large Collection of Dizzy Gillespie Memorabilia (6.15.2021)

    Vanderbilt’s partnership with the National Museum of African American Music has taken a giant step forward with the university’s inaugural acquisition — a rich collection of portraits, personal scrapbooks, signed albums, and more from the life and career of Dizzy Gillespie, a seminal figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.

    Jun 15, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

    Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts (6.14.2021)

    Dr. Thompson has served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2017 and previously held a similar position at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, she served as provost and vice-chancellor at historically Black North Carolina A&T State University and dean of nursing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

    Jun 14, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Mississippi Joins With Rust College in a Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

    University of Mississippi Joins With Rust College in a Dual-Degree Program in Engineering (6.11.2021)

    Under the agreement, students will spend their first three years at Rust College and then spend two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Successful students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Rust College and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Mississippi.

    Jun 11, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Jessica Marie Johnson Honored for Her Book on Black Women in the Colonial Atlantic World

    Jessica Marie Johnson Honored for Her Book on Black Women in the Colonial Atlantic World (6.11.2021)

    Jessica Marie Johnson, an assistant professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has won the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. The honor is bestowed by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association.

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  • Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Diversity Positions in Higher Education

    Four African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Diversity Positions in Higher Education (6.11.2021)

    Taking on new duties in diversity equity, and inclusion are Elliott Dawes at Baruch College in New York, Leah Cox at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stephen Hairston at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Meshea L. Poore of West Virginia University, who was elected president of the Big 12 Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

    Jun 11, 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 (6.10.2021)

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

    Jun 10, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.10.2021)

    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.

    Jun 10, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Washington and Lee University Trustees Vote Not to Change the Name of the Educational Institution

    Washington and Lee University Trustees Vote Not to Change the Name of the Educational Institution (6.09.2021)

    In July 2020, the faculty at Washington and Lee University supported changing the name of the university by a vote of 188 to 51. Now the university’s board of trustees has voted 22 to 6 to retain the name.

    Jun 09, 2021 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.09.2021)

    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.

    Jun 09, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Judicial Studies in the United States

    The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Judicial Studies in the United States (6.08.2021)

    Dr. Tobi-Aiyemo currently resides in New York City. She retired from the Lagos State Judiciary bench in Nigeria in 2019. She began the Ph.D. program six years ago and completed her studies with a dissertation entitled “The Role of the Nigerian Judiciary in a Democracy: A Judge’s Dilemma.”

    Jun 08, 2021 | 6 comments | View Post

  • Lesia L. Crumpton-Young Selected as the Next President of Texas Southern University

    Lesia L. Crumpton-Young Selected as the Next President of Texas Southern University (6.07.2021)

    Since 2019, Dr. Crumpton-Youung has served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She also was a tenured full professor inf the department of industrial and systems engineering in the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. 

    Jun 07, 2021 | 5 comments | View Post

  • Report Concludes That the Virginia Military Institute Is Run by White Men, for White Men

    Report Concludes That the Virginia Military Institute Is Run by White Men, for White Men (6.07.2021)

    An independent investigation commissioned by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia found that VMI’s overall unwillingness to change — or even question its practices and traditions in a meaningful way — has sustained systems that disadvantage minority and female cadets and faculty.

    Jun 07, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Three Universities Appoint Black Scholars to Provost Positions

    Three Universities Appoint Black Scholars to Provost Positions (6.07.2021)

    Francine Conway will be chancellor-provost of the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. John D. Jones is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Melissa L. Gilliam has been appointed executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University.

    Jun 07, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The New Racial Digital Divide for College Students Is Related to Quality Internet Service

    The New Racial Digital Divide for College Students Is Related to Quality Internet Service (6.07.2021)

    The racial digital divide appears in the quality of internet service. Some 57 percent of Black college students reported that they can access some course content, but it can be slow, unreliable, or difficult to do so. For White college students, only 24 percent said the same.

    Jun 07, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

    A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions (6.07.2021)

    Gene Andrew Jarrett was appointed dean of the faculty at Princeton University in New Jersey. Debra J. Barksdale will be the next dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Keith A. Alford will become dean of the University at Buffalo’s School of Social Work.

    Jun 07, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Report Presents a Plan to Get More Black Adults Back to College to Earn Their Credentials

    Report Presents a Plan to Get More Black Adults Back to College to Earn Their Credentials (6.07.2021)

    Community colleges can play an important role in helping tBlack adults get back to work through certificate and degree programs that lead to better jobs. But, the report’s authors state that colleges need to pay attention to the specific needs of adult students of color as they design programs to boost workers’ skills for today’s labor market.

    Jun 07, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana

    Christine Holt Selected to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Hope-Texarkana (6.07.2021)

    Dr. Holt currently serves as chief of staff for the University of Missouri System. She previously served as associate provost at the University of Missouri at Columbia and dean of academic administration at Northern Virginia Community College.

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  • Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

    Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities (6.04.2021)

    The four scholars taking on new duties are Yohannes Haile-Selassie at Arizona State University, Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Patrick McPhail Martin at North Carolina A&T State University, and Ceasar McDowell at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Jun 04, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Colleges and Universities Appoint Five African Americans to Administrative Positions

    Colleges and Universities Appoint Five African Americans to Administrative Positions (6.04.2021)

    The five African Americans taking on new administrative duties are Kimberly D. Whitehead at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Cleo Rucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Kimberly Shiner at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, Kenneth Strother Jr. at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Brian Gibson at the University of Utah.

    Jun 04, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Tennessee State University Offers African Students Access to Online Coding Classes

    Tennessee State University Offers African Students Access to Online Coding Classes (6.04.2021)

    Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, announced a dual enrollment partnership through the African Methodist EpiscopalChurch that gives students in western and southern Africa access to digital resources to develop their technology skills.

    Jun 04, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post