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  • University of Virginia  Takes Steps to Make its Campus a More Welcoming Place

    University of Virginia Takes Steps to Make its Campus a More Welcoming Place (10.28.2020)

    Jim Ryan, president of the University of Virginia, stated that these “actions that will make this place more clearly and obviously welcoming to all, and where all have an opportunity to thrive.”

    Oct 28, 2020 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (10.28.2020)

    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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  • HBCU Finally Removes the Names of a Ku Klux Klan Leader From a Residence Hall on Campus

    HBCU Finally Removes the Names of a Ku Klux Klan Leader From a Residence Hall on Campus (10.27.2020)

    Since 1929, Bibb Graves Hall on the campus of historically Black Alabama State University has honored a former governor and the Grand Cyclops of the Montgomery Klavern of the Ku Klux Klan.

    Oct 27, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • National Science Foundation Teams Up With Nine Universities to Boost  Diversity in STEM Faculty

    National Science Foundation Teams Up With Nine Universities to Boost Diversity in STEM Faculty (10.27.2020)

    The alliance will provide underrepresented minority doctoral and postdoctoral students training opportunities to learn and network at partner institutions, conduct research exchange visits, and access resources for placement into faculty positions.

    Oct 27, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (10.27.2020)

    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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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (10.27.2020)

    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.

    Oct 27, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Penn State Men's Basketball Coach Resigns After Investigation of "Noose" Remark

    Penn State Men’s Basketball Coach Resigns After Investigation of “Noose” Remark (10.26.2020)

    An internal investigation following a report that the coach told a Black player that he would “loosen the noose that’s around your neck,” uncovered new undisclosed allegations that led to the resignation.

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  • Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

    Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions (10.26.2020)

    Shannon Mathews will be the next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of La Verne in California. Rochelle Gilbert was appointed dean of student affairs at Walden University and Bruce A. Johnson is the new dean of mathematics and sciences at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

    Oct 26, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Six African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Six African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities (10.23.2020)

    The appointees are Sheldon D. Fields at Penn State, Deidre Hill Butler at Union College in New York, Belinda Robnett at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sonia Rucker at Southeast Missouri State University, Franklin Ellis at Vanderbilt University, and Nahomi Carlisle at Bunker Hill Community College.

    Oct 23, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs

    Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs (10.23.2020)

    The program will provide full scholarships for HBCU students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Spelman College in Atlanta. The program is designed to support the students’ career skills and readiness to help set them on a life-long path to success.

    Oct 23, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

    Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles (10.23.2020)

    The four Black scholars in new posts are Brian K. Smith at Boston College, Zindell Richardson at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Olufunmilayo Ayobami at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Blessing Masasi at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

    Oct 23, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills

    Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills (10.23.2020)

    The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is partnering with Google to launch the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program. The goal is to have 20 participating HBCUs by January and to have the program be available to all HBCUs by fall 2021.

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  • Anderson Sunda-Meya Wins the Excellence in Physics Education Award

    Anderson Sunda-Meya Wins the Excellence in Physics Education Award (10.23.2020)

    Anderson Sunda-Meya, the Norwood Endowed Professor of Physics and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University in New Orleans, has been awarded the 2021 Excellence in Physics Education Award from the American Physical Society.

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  • New Program Seeks to Install New Field Turfs at Dozens of HBCUs

    New Program Seeks to Install New Field Turfs at Dozens of HBCUs (10.23.2020)

    Willie Lanier, a former star of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has announced an initiative to install state-of-the-art playing surfaces at the football stadiums of nearly three-dozen historically Black colleges and universities.

    Oct 23, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Trio of African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

    A Trio of African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education (10.23.2020)

    Taking on new assignments are Dionne Hall at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Quinton Clay at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, and Dawn S. Booker at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Oct 23, 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 (10.22.2020)

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

    Oct 22, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (10.22.2020)

    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.

    Oct 22, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Duke University Receives Major Gift to Boost Faculty Diversity and Combat Racism

    Duke University Receives Major Gift to Boost Faculty Diversity and Combat Racism (10.21.2020)

    The $16 million grant from the Duke Endowment allocates $10.5 million toward recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and $5.5 million to support the university community’s understanding of historical and current racism, to combat racism, and to create a more inclusive environment.

    Oct 21, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Pennsylvania's New Initiative to Preserve Black Heritage Sites

    University of Pennsylvania’s New Initiative to Preserve Black Heritage Sites (10.21.2020)

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design is launching a new initiative to advance the understanding and sustainable conservation of heritage sites relating to African American struggles for equality, from before the passage of the 14th Amendment to the present day.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (10.21.2020)

    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.

    Oct 21, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Former Assistant Dean at Millersville University in Pennsylvania Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit

    Former Assistant Dean at Millersville University in Pennsylvania Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit (10.20.2020)

    The suit alleges severe harassment from her superiors, including leaving her out of important meetings, denying opportunities for advancement, being passed over for promotion, and interfering with an attempt to hire a Black student to assist her.

    Oct 20, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Oregon Mounts Effort to Boost Faculty Diversity

    University of Oregon Mounts Effort to Boost Faculty Diversity (10.20.2020)

    The five-year effort to create the new Center on Racial Disparities includes hiring 12 additional faculty members with research expertise in understanding and addressing racial disparities in areas such as health, education, housing, employment, and wealth.

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  • In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020

    In Memoriam: Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell, 1968-2020 (10.20.2020)

    A native of Jamaica, Jacqueline Rosemarie Satchell was an assistant professor of medicine and a leading clinician-educator in the Yale Section of General Internal Medicine and Veterans Administration’s Connecticut Healthcare System.

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  • A Snapshot of Pre-Pandemic Black Enrollments in U.S. Graduate Schools

    A Snapshot of Pre-Pandemic Black Enrollments in U.S. Graduate Schools (10.19.2020)

    In the fall of 2019, Blacks were more than 18 percent of total first-time enrollments in graduate programs in public administration but only 4.5 percent of first-time graduate enrollments in physical sciences and 5.8 percent in engineering.

    Oct 19, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post