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  • Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

    Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education (9.17.2021)

    Taking on new diversity potions are Garry Morgan at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Kendra Riley at the University of West Florida, Margo R. Freeman at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and Jevon Willis at Hope College in Michigan.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (9.16.2021)

    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.

    Sep 16, 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 (9.15.2021)

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

    Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Salem College Develops Walking Tour on the History of Enslaved People on Campus

    Salem College Develops Walking Tour on the History of Enslaved People on Campus (9.15.2021)

    In conjunction with the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Salem Academy and College, the Anna Maria Samuel Project: Race, Remembrance, and Reconciliation is holding two events focusing on the history of the college’s relationship with slavery and the work of both enslaved and free African Americans in the history of the institution.

    Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Wendell Carl Baker, 1946-2021

    In Memoriam: Wendell Carl Baker, 1946-2021 (9.15.2021)

    In 1976, Dr. Baker joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University, where he taught agricultural science. He also was the manager of the university’s farm. He taught at the university until 1984 and then devoted his full time to the Baker Veterinary Clinic, which he had opened in Prairie View in 1978.

    Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (9.15.2021)

    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.

    Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021

    In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021 (9.14.2021)

    On January 4, 1964, Harold Franklin enrolled at Auburn University as a graduate student in history. He was the first Black student to enroll at Auburn. After completing his studies, he was not allowed to defend his master’s degree thesis and was not awarded his degree. This injustice was not corrected until 2020.

    Sep 14, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Yoshiko Harden Is the New Leader of Seattle Central College in Washington State

    Yoshiko Harden Is the New Leader of Seattle Central College in Washington State (9.13.2021)

    Dr. Harden has been serving as vice president for student services at the college since 2016. Earlier, she was vice president for diversity and chief diversity officer at Bellevue College in Washington state and the director of multicultural services and student development at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington.

    Sep 13, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

    Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments (9.10.2021)

    James McLeod was appointed chair of the department of music at Wilberforce University in Ohio. Phillis Isabella Sheppard was appointed the inaugural director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt University and Kirsten T. Edwards was appointed associate professor of educational policy studies at Florida International University.

    Sep 10, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Howard University Was a Victim of a Ransomware Cyberattack

    Howard University Was a Victim of a Ransomware Cyberattack (9.10.2021)

    On September 3, 2021, the Howard University information technology team detected unusual activity on the university’s network. In order to give its IT team more time to address the issue, the university canceled classes on September 7 and 8, and told all non-essential workers to stay home.

    Sep 10, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

    A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education (9.10.2021)

    Taking on new administrative posts are Kendall Isaac at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Moira Poe at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Angela Graham-Williams at Xavier University in New Orleans, John Mack at Princeton University in New Jersey, Tiffany D. Tucker at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Monique Howard at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Sep 10, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University for Undergraduate STEM Research

    Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University for Undergraduate STEM Research (9.10.2021)

    Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has entered into an agreement with Auburn University in Alabama to provide opportunities for Tuskegee students to explore new educational and career paths in research mentorships in STEM fields with Auburn graduate students and faculty.

    Sep 10, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Tenille Gaines Honored by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors

    Tenille Gaines Honored by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (9.10.2021)

    Tenille Gaines is the associate director for counseling in Michigan State University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services department. She will receive the Harriet Copher Haynes Diversity Leadership Mentoring Award. The award honors “talented mental health professionals of diverse identities who aspire to become counseling center directors.”

    Sep 10, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Nation's Largest HBCU Continues to Exhibit Impressive Enrollment Growth

    The Nation’s Largest HBCU Continues to Exhibit Impressive Enrollment Growth (9.10.2021)

    North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro reports that there are 13,322 students on campus this fall. This is the highest enrollment in the university’s 120-year history. It is also the eighth consecutive year of enrollment increases. A total of 2,930 first-year students are enrolled this fall, an increase of more than 37 percent from a year ago

    Sep 10, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Alabama A&M University Names Three Finalists for President

    Alabama A&M University Names Three Finalists for President (9.10.2021)

    The three finalists are Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, Roderick Smothers, president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Daniel K. Wims, provost and vice president for academic affairs and research and a professor of agricultural sciences at Alabama A&M University.

    Sep 10, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

    Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers (9.10.2021)

    The five African Americans who have been named to diversity positions are Sherrae Mack at Xavier University in Cincinnati, James Huguley at the University of Pittsburgh, Margie Gill at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, Renee Madison at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and Katrina Rugless at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky.

    Sep 10, 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 (9.09.2021)

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

    Sep 09, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (9.09.2021)

    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.

    Sep 09, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Arkansas Little Rock Creates New Center Focusing on Racial Justice

    University of Arkansas Little Rock Creates New Center Focusing on Racial Justice (9.08.2021)

    The Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform’s stated mission is to advance legal equity, access to justice, and fairness in Arkansas and the region. In addition, the Center will focus on specific criminal justice research projects while offering workshops and educational events for the legal community and the community as a whole.

    Sep 08, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (9.08.2021)

    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.

    Sep 08, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Patricia V. Richie

    In Memoriam: Patricia V. Richie (9.07.2021)

    Patricia Richie began working at then Palm Beach Community College in 1994 as director of continuing studies and was promoted three years later to dean of Career and Technical Education, becoming the college’s first African American female dean.

    Sep 07, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Four African Americans Appointed to New Executive Posts at Martin University in Indianapolis

    Four African Americans Appointed to New Executive Posts at Martin University in Indianapolis (9.07.2021)

    Davyd Hall was appointed executive director for the National Center for Racial Equity and Inclusion and Michael A. Couch II was named associate vice president for enrollment management. John E. Girton. Jr was promoted to vice president for the new marketing and communications division and Carol Branson was appointed vice president of information technology.

    Sep 07, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Professor Wins $375,000 Jury Verdict in Unlawful Retaliation Lawsuit

    Professor Wins $375,000 Jury Verdict in Unlawful Retaliation Lawsuit (9.06.2021)

    In 2014, Dr. Nicholas Alozie claims he was passed over for promotion as dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University due to the fact that he criticized the university’s hiring process and record on faculty diversity during his initial interview. A jury has awarded him $375,000, agreeing that Dr. Alozie was a victim of illegal retaliation. The university has vowed to fight the verdict.

    Sep 06, 2021 | 7 comments | View Post

  • Report Examines Racial and Gender Differences in California Higher Educational Attainments

    Report Examines Racial and Gender Differences in California Higher Educational Attainments (9.06.2021)

    The Campaign for College Opportunity found improvements in degree completions for Black Californias at all levels of the state higher education system. But the data also shows there are major gaps between not only Blacks and Whites but also Black men and Black women.

    Sep 06, 2021 | 4 comments | View Post