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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (12.03.2020)

    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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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (12.03.2020)

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

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (12.02.2020)

    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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  • African American Student at the University of Mississippi Wins Miss USA Crown

    African American Student at the University of Mississippi Wins Miss USA Crown (12.01.2020)

    Asya Branch, a senior at the University of Mississippi majoring in integrated marketing communications, was the winner of the Miss USA pageant recently held in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the first African American to win the title of Miss Mississippi and the first woman from Mississippi to wear the Miss USA crown.

    Dec 01, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From College and University Positions

    Three African Americans Who Are Stepping Down From College and University Positions (12.01.2020)

    Ruth Spencer, associate vice president for human resources at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, A.J. Range, assistant vice president of student development and enrollment services at the University of Central Florida, and Adrienne D. Davis, vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity at Washington University, are stepping down.

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  • In Memoriam: Drew Saunders Days III, 1941-2020

    In Memoriam: Drew Saunders Days III, 1941-2020 (11.30.2020)

    Drew S. Days III was the Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He led the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department during the Carter administration and was Solicitor General of the United States during the Clinton administration.

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  • In Memoriam: David Norton Dinkins, 1927-2020

    In Memoriam: David Norton Dinkins, 1927-2020 (11.27.2020)

    David Dinkins was the 106th mayor of New York City and the first African American to lead the city. He also was a professor in the practice of public policy at the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University.

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  • Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award

    Association of American Medical Colleges Changes Name of Its Most Prestigious Award (11.24.2020)

    In his 1910 report, Abraham Flexner wrote that Black students should be trained as “sanitarians” rather than surgeons and their primary role should be to protect White people from disease. “A well-taught negro sanitarian will be immensely useful; an essentially untrained negro wearing an M.D. degree is dangerous.”

    Nov 24, 2020 | 4 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (11.24.2020)

    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.

    Nov 24, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (11.24.2020)

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

    Nov 24, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (11.24.2020)

    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.

    Nov 24, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Nationwide Racial Gap in College Graduation Rates

    The Nationwide Racial Gap in College Graduation Rates (11.23.2020)

    The Black student college graduation rate of 48 percent was 22 percentage points lower than the rate for Whites and 31 percentage points below the rate for Asian Americans. The Black student graduation rate trailed the rates for Hispanics by 13 percentage points.

    Nov 23, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi

    Thomas Hudson Appointed the Twelfth President of Jackson State University In Mississippi (11.23.2020)

    Thomas Hudson has been serving in the post on an interim basis since February. Before being named acting president in February, Hudson had been serving as special assistant to the president and chief diversity officer at the university.

    Nov 23, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Study Finds That Racial Segregation in Public Schools in Virginia Is on the Rise

    Study Finds That Racial Segregation in Public Schools in Virginia Is on the Rise (11.23.2020)

    The report, by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Pennsylvania State University, reveals that segregation among schools in the same division contributes to half or more of all multiracial school segregation in Virginia’s metropolitan regions.

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  • Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia

    Lena Hill Will Be the Next Provost at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia (11.23.2020)

    Dr. Hill currently serves as dean of the College and professor of English and Africana studies at the university. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Hill was associate vice president and interim chief diversity officer at the University of Iowa, where she was an associate professor of English and African American studies.

    Nov 23, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Does the  FBI's Hate Crime Data Present A True Vision of Reality?

    Does the FBI’s Hate Crime Data Present A True Vision of Reality? (11.23.2020)

    In 2019, there were 7,314 hate crime incidents reported to the FBI. More than 86 percent of all participating law enforcement agencies reported zero hate crimes in their jurisdictions. There were 245 reported hate crimes on college and university campuses in 2019.

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  • West Liberty University in West Virginia Names Its First Black President in Its 183-Year History

    West Liberty University in West Virginia Names Its First Black President in Its 183-Year History (11.23.2020)

    For the past four years, W. Franklin Evans has been president of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He is the former provost and chief academic officer at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where he also served as interim president.

    Nov 23, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Three Black Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at State Universities

    Three Black Women Who Have Been Appointed Deans at State Universities (11.23.2020)

    Doneka Scott will be the next dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University. Rhea Ballard-Thrower will become dean of libraries at the University of Illinois Chicago and Camellia Okpodu was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wyoming.

    Nov 23, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Danielle Phillips-Cunningham Honored by the National Women's Studies Association

    Danielle Phillips-Cunningham Honored by the National Women’s Studies Association (11.20.2020)

    Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, an associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies at Texas Woman’s University, is the recipient of a 2020 National Women’s Studies Association’s Sara A. Whaley Book Prize.

    Nov 20, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Emery Brown Awarded the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

    Emery Brown Awarded the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience (11.20.2020)

    Emery N. Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also serves as the Warren M. Zapol Professor at Harvard Medical School and is a practicing anesthesiologist.

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  • Augusta National Creates Scholarships and Funds New Women's Golf Program at Paine College

    Augusta National Creates Scholarships and Funds New Women’s Golf Program at Paine College (11.20.2020)

    Historically Black Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, and the Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters Tournament, one of professional golf’s four majors, have entered into a partnership that will set up an endowed scholarship fund named for Lee Elder, the first African American to compete in the Masters Tournament in 1975. 

    Nov 20, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Four African American Scholars Who Have Been Hired or Promoted to New Positions

    Four African American Scholars Who Have Been Hired or Promoted to New Positions (11.20.2020)

    Taking on new roles are Reuben A. Buford May at the University of Illinois, Sidney Edwards at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Franciska Coleman at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Therí Pickens at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

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  • Morgan State University in Baltimore to Expand Its STEM Degree Offerings

    Morgan State University in Baltimore to Expand Its STEM Degree Offerings (11.20.2020)

    The university announced plans to offer a bachelor’s degree program in mechatronics engineering, a Ph.D. program in secure embedded systems and a dual 3+2 bachelor’s degree program in engineering in conjunction with Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

    Nov 20, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Professor Claude Steele Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Social Psychology

    Professor Claude Steele Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Social Psychology (11.20.2020)

    The Legacy Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology honors figures whose career contributions have shaped the field. Dr. Steele, a professor emeritus at Stanford University, is perhaps best known for his work on the underperformance of minority students due to stereotype threat.

    Nov 20, 2020 | 3 comments | View Post