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  • University of Rochester Creating a Digital History of a Fort in Ghana Used by Slave Traders

    University of Rochester Creating a Digital History of a Fort in Ghana Used by Slave Traders (10.27.2021)

    A new digital history project created at the University of Rochester in New York will create a website with meticulously detailed virtual tours of a 1632 English fort on the coast of Ghana that was among the earliest to send enslaved Africans to the American colonies.

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  • A New Oral History of Black Alumni at Four Educational Institutions in the Carolinas

    A New Oral History of Black Alumni at Four Educational Institutions in the Carolinas (10.27.2021)

    Duke University Chapel will collect and publish stories of Black alumni at four universities in North and South Carolina. The “Counting It All Joy!” initiative aims to better understand and to make more visible the narratives of Black people who have attended Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University, and Johnson C. Smith University between 1990 […]

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (10.27.2021)

    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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  • Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

    Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles (10.22.2021)

    Taking on new positions or duties are Derrick R. Brooms at the University of Tennessee, Shona Tuck at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Christopher Schell at the University of California, Berkeley, Deidre Pearson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and D’Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University.

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  • Three Universities Announce the Appointments of African American Diversity Officers

    Three Universities Announce the Appointments of African American Diversity Officers (10.22.2021)

    Carl Hampton is the chief diversity officer at Governor State University in Illinois. Kristie A. Ford was named associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Michael States was named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (10.21.2021)

    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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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (10.21.2021)

    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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  • Federal Judge Upholds Race-Sensitive Admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Federal Judge Upholds Race-Sensitive Admissions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (10.20.2021)

    In 2014, the group Students for Fair Admissions filed a lawsuit alleging that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unfairly uses race to give significant preference to underrepresented minority applicants to the detriment of White and Asian-American applicants, while ignoring race-neutral alternatives for achieving a diverse student body.

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  • In Memoriam: Colin Luther Powell , 1937-2021

    In Memoriam: Colin Luther Powell , 1937-2021 (10.20.2021)

    Colin Powell was the first African American to serve as Secretary of State, National Security Adviser, and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, he founded the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at City College of New York. In 2013, the Center was transformed into the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African American

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African American (10.20.2021)

    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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  • Grambling State University Cancels Classes and Institutes a Curfew After Shooting Incident

    Grambling State University Cancels Classes and Institutes a Curfew After Shooting Incident (10.19.2021)

    Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana canceled classes for two days and instituted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. after a shooting incident on campus in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 17. Eight people were shot, one of whom was killed. Only one of the injured was a current student.

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  • In Memoriam: Timuel Dixon Black Jr., 1918-2021

    In Memoriam: Timuel Dixon Black Jr., 1918-2021 (10.19.2021)

    Timuel Black, a noted American historian, educator, and civil rights activist, died on October 13 at his home in Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. He was 102 years old.

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  • Black Students' Scores on the ACT Test Continue to Fall and the Racial Gap Widens

    Black Students’ Scores on the ACT Test Continue to Fall and the Racial Gap Widens (10.18.2021)

    In a year when many test dates were postponed or canceled due to the global pandemic and when many colleges and universities made standardized test scores optional, the persistent racial gap in scores on the ACT college entrance examination grew wider. Whites were more than five times as likely as Blacks to be prepared for college-level work in all four areas of English, math, science, and reading.

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  • Linda Scott Was Named President-Elect of the American Academy of Nursing

    Linda Scott Was Named President-Elect of the American Academy of Nursing (10.18.2021)

    Dr. Scott became the eighth dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Earlier she was associate dean for academic affairs, director of graduate studies, and urban health at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing.

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  • A Snapshot of African American Enrollments in Graduate School After the Onset of the Pandemic

    A Snapshot of African American Enrollments in Graduate School After the Onset of the Pandemic (10.18.2021)

    In the fall of 2020, 53,754 African Americans enrolled in graduate school for the first time. African Americans made up 12.3 percent of all first-time graduate enrollees from the United States in 2020. Of these, 69.4 percent were women.

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  • Olufunke Fontenot is the New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia

    Olufunke Fontenot is the New Provost at Fort Valley State University in Georgia (10.18.2021)

    Before coming to Fort Valley State University in 2019, Dr. Fontenot served as the interim regional vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. Dr. Fontenot also served as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs, and interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albany State University in Georgia.

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  • The Lingering Effects of the Federal Government's Redlining of Black Neighborhoods

    The Lingering Effects of the Federal Government’s Redlining of Black Neighborhoods (10.18.2021)

    Beginning in the 1930s and 40s, the federal government delineated areas where mortgages could be insured. These redlining policies, which remained in effect until the 1960s, led to decades of community disinvestment, concentrated poverty in inner-city neighborhoods, and denied residents the ability to build intergenerational wealth through homeownership. Health impacts remain to this day.

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  • Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities

    Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Deans at Universities (10.18.2021)

    Marla Love has been named the Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Asquith S. “Sean” Armstrong has been named dean of University College at Washington University in St. Louis and Arlene J. Montgomery is the new interim dean of the School of Nursing at Hampton University in Virginia.

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  • Lisa Harrison of Ohio University Recognized for Her Contributions to Middle-Level Education

    Lisa Harrison of Ohio University Recognized for Her Contributions to Middle-Level Education (10.15.2021)

    Lisa Harrison, an associate professor and program coordinator for Middle Childhood Education at Ohio University, is the recipient of the John H. Lounsbury Award for Distinguished Service in Middle Level Education from the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE).

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  • Train the Trainer Career Readiness Program to Help HBCU Students Navigate the Job Market

    Train the Trainer Career Readiness Program to Help HBCU Students Navigate the Job Market (10.15.2021)

    The Thurgood Marshall College fund is teaming up with Grant Thornton and American Express for a Train the Trainer Program. The two-and-half days of programming will focus on fostering professional preparation skills and resources at eight HBCUs, with a goal of ensuring students can thrive in internships and full-time positions.

    Oct 15, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

    Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education (10.15.2021)

    Taking on new assignments are Kimberly Mayfield at Holy Names University in Oakland, Hugh Mighty at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, Martell Teasley at the University of Utah, DeAnnah Byrd at Arizona State University, and Castel V. Sweet at the University of Mississippi.

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  • Norfolk State University Teams Up With Apple to Upgrade Students' Technology Capabilities

    Norfolk State University Teams Up With Apple to Upgrade Students’ Technology Capabilities (10.15.2021)

    The university gave every incoming and returning student an iPad Pro with ultra-fast 5G speeds to access their studies on and off campus, as well as Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and AirPods Pro. When the students graduate from Norfolk State they can buy the devices for a nominal $1 fee.

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  • Bowdoin College's Michael Cato Honored for His Efforts to Promote Diversity

    Bowdoin College’s Michael Cato Honored for His Efforts to Promote Diversity (10.15.2021)

    Michael Cato, senior vice president and chief information officer at Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine, is the recipient of the 2021 Diversity, Education, and Inclusion Award from EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit informational technology association.

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  • North Carolina Central University Partners With Wake Technical Community College for Accounting

    North Carolina Central University Partners With Wake Technical Community College for Accounting (10.15.2021)

    Under the agreement, students who earn an associate degree in accounting and finance at Wake Technical Community College may now transfer those credits to North Carolina Central University and complete a bachelor’s degree in accounting in two years.

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