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  • In Memoriam: Charles Lyman James, 1934-2022

    In Memoriam: Charles Lyman James, 1934-2022 (5.20.2022)

    Professor James joined the faculty at Swarthmore College in 1973 and remained on the faculty there for 32 tears. His research focused on the writings of Harlem Renaissance author Arna Bontemps.

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  • Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on the Campus of Stanford University in California

    Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on the Campus of Stanford University in California (5.20.2022)

    Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. It is the third time in the past three years that a noose had been found on the university’s campus.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (5.19.2022)

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

    May 19, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (5.18.2022)

    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 18, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (5.18.2022)

    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 18, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Inaugural Leader of the New Community College System in Connecticut

    The Inaugural Leader of the New Community College System in Connecticut (5.16.2022)

    The new system is merging 12 community colleges throughout the state. Together they will enroll more than 32,000 students. John Maduko, who has been serving as vice president of academic and student affairs for Minnesota State Community and Technical College, will lead the new Connecticut State Community College.

    May 16, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Jim Crow Confronts Delaware State University Students on a Georgia Highway

    Jim Crow Confronts Delaware State University Students on a Georgia Highway (5.13.2022)

    Sheriff’s deputies in Georgia stopped a bus carrying the Delaware State University women’s lacrosse team for traveling in the left lane. But police officers used dogs to search luggage stored in bins under the bus for 30 minutes.

    May 13, 2022 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

    Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism (5.13.2022)

    Salamishah Tillet, the Henry Rutgers Professor of Creative Writing and African American and African Studies, is being honored for her commentaries in The New York Times on “Black stories in art and popular culture – work that successfully bridges academic and nonacademic critical discourse.”

    May 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans

    HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans (5.13.2022)

    The Consortium of HBCU Medical Schools has announced a new initiative to increase the number of African Americans who register to be organ donors. The initiative will also seek to find ways to eliminate racial disparities among recipients of donated organs.

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  • New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

    New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans (5.13.2022)

    Taking on new administration positions are Dakota Doman at Texas Southern University in Houston, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Romy Riddick at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Vincent Champion at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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  • Anonymous Donor Clears the Account Balances of All Wiley College 2022 Graduates

    Anonymous Donor Clears the Account Balances of All Wiley College 2022 Graduates (5.13.2022)

    At commencement ceremonies on May 7, Herman J. Felton, Jr., president of Wiley College in Texas, surprised attendees by announcing that the remaining account balances for all graduating students had been fully paid by an anonymous donor. The amount contributed to clear all the students’ balances was about $300,000.

    May 13, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France's Legion of Honor

    Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France’s Legion of Honor (5.13.2022)

    Vicki Crawford, an associate professor of African American studies and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection at Morehouse College in Atlanta, was honored for her academic work as well as her efforts to spread the teachings and the philosophy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    May 13, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs

    Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs (5.13.2022)

    Princeton researchers and researchers from Howard University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will co-lead research projects. Princeton will fund the research.

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  • Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

    Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts (5.13.2022)

    Taking on new duties as diversity officers are Belinda Waller-Peterson at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tiffany G. Townsend at Purdue University Global, Kristin Dukes at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and Narketta Sparkman-Key at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

    May 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Lionel Johnson Sr.

    In Memoriam: Lionel Johnson Sr. (5.13.2022)

    Johnson was appointed to the newly formed Southern University System in 1974 by then-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards. Johnson was subsequently elected as chair, a position he held for 10 years.

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  • Presbyterian College Has Expelled Four Students for Racist Behavior on Campus

    Presbyterian College Has Expelled Four Students for Racist Behavior on Campus (5.13.2022)

    Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, expelled four students and suspended another student for one year for an incident that included the racist and sexist harassment of the women’s lacrosse team from historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C.

    May 13, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (5.12.2022)

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

    May 12, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (5.12.2022)

    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 12, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (5.11.2022)

    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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  • North Carolina A&T Acquires the The Justice Henry E. and Shirley T. Frye Archival Collection

    North Carolina A&T Acquires the The Justice Henry E. and Shirley T. Frye Archival Collection (5.10.2022)

    Shirley Frye was a longtime administrator at North Carolina A&T State University and nearby Bennett College. Henry Frye was a district attorney, legislator, judge, and chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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  • Alexander Conyers Selected to Be the Next President of South Carolina State University

    Alexander Conyers Selected to Be the Next President of South Carolina State University (5.09.2022)

    After a long career in the U.S. Army, in March 2021, Conyers was appointed vice president for strategic alliances and initiatives at the university. The board named Conyers acting president on July 13, 2021, and changed the designation to interim president on August 25, 2021.

    May 09, 2022 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Study Looks at the Mental Health and Help-Seeking of College Students of Color

    Study Looks at the Mental Health and Help-Seeking of College Students of Color (5.09.2022)

    Researchers found that the mental health of college students across the United States has been on a consistent decline over the past eight years. Mental health issues take a particular toll on African American and other students of color.

    May 09, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • David Hood Appointed Provost at Minnesota State University Mankato

    David Hood Appointed Provost at Minnesota State University Mankato (5.09.2022)

    Dr. Hood is currently the associate provost for undergraduate education and the founding dean of University College at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Earlier, he was dean of University College at North Carolina Central University.

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  • National Academies Report Finds Low Defense Department Research Funding for HBCUs

    National Academies Report Finds Low Defense Department Research Funding for HBCUs (5.09.2022)

    The National Academies analysis used data from fiscal years 2010 to 2020. It indicated that there has not been a significant expansion in the funding for research projects or research capacity awarded to the vast majority of HBCUs, despite legislation and departmental efforts with this stated intent.

    May 09, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post