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  • In Memoriam: Joseph Echols Lowery, 1921-2020

    In Memoriam: Joseph Echols Lowery, 1921-2020 (3.28.2020)

    Joseph Lowery, often referred to as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Moevment,” held a doctorate from the Chicago Ecumenical Institute. In 2002, the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights was founded at Clark Atlanta University.

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  • Hampton University Museum Hires a New Curator of Collections

    Hampton University Museum Hires a New Curator of Collections (3.27.2020)

    Turner, a native of Newport News, Va., comes to Hampton University after recently working at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

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  • Yale University Commits to Expand the Study of African Linguistics

    Yale University Commits to Expand the Study of African Linguistics (3.25.2020)

    During a recent trip to Africa, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University President Peter Salovey announced that Yale will co-sponsor two upcoming meetings of the African Linguistics School, which is devoted to collaborative training and research on generative linguistics in Africa.

    Mar 25, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (3.25.2020)

    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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  • The Higher Education of the Surgeon General of the United States

    The Higher Education of the Surgeon General of the United States (3.24.2020)

    Each day when President Trump meets with reporters to give a daily briefing on the government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, standing by his side is Jerome Adams, an African American man who serves as Surgeon General of the United States.

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  • Harvard University Offers Online Course on the Selma Voting Rights March

    Harvard University Offers Online Course on the Selma Voting Rights March (3.24.2020)

    Selma Online is an interactive program that is designed for middle or high school students. The platform uses scenes from Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film Selma as a storyboard to bring the voting rights movement to life

    Mar 24, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (3.24.2020)

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

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (3.24.2020)

    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.

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  • Did North Carolina A&T State University Police Use Excessive Force Against Black Student?

    Did North Carolina A&T State University Police Use Excessive Force Against Black Student? (3.22.2020)

    Verdant Julius, the sophomore class president at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, was arrested by campus police while attempting to enter his residence hall to clear out his belongings as the university transitioned to all online instruction.

    Mar 22, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

    Fatimah Jackson to Receive the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award (3.20.2020)

    Fatimah Jackson is a professor of biology and the director of the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is the first woman of African descent to receive this prestigious award from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

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  • Howard University School of Business Enhances its MBA Degree Offerings

    Howard University School of Business Enhances its MBA Degree Offerings (3.20.2020)

    The Howard University School of Business in Washington, D.C., has announced a partnership with Noodle Partners, the nation’s fastest-growing online program manager, to launch an online MBA degree program and invest in the growth of its online Executive MBA program.

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  • Three Black Women Named Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards

    Three Black Women Named Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards (3.20.2020)

    Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Three of the six winning authors this year are Black women. Each has some ties to higher education.

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  • The Heman Sweatt Leadership Institute Is Established at Wiley College

    The Heman Sweatt Leadership Institute Is Established at Wiley College (3.20.2020)

    In establishing the Sweatt Institute, Herman J. Felton, president of Wiley College, established four pillars as the foundation of the effort; servant leadership, expressing empathy, accountability, and repetition.

    Mar 20, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Michelle Samuel-Foo Elected President of the Southeastern Entomological Society of America

    Michelle Samuel-Foo Elected President of the Southeastern Entomological Society of America (3.20.2020)

    Dr. Samuel-Foo joined the faculty at Alabama State University in 2018. Earlier, she taught for 10 years at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. There, she conducted research on specialty crop pest management.

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  • New Children's Book Extols the Virtues of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    New Children’s Book Extols the Virtues of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (3.20.2020)

    Yvette Manns, who grew up in Jamaica, New York, is a graduate of historically Black Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, where she majored in early childhood education. She is the author of the new children’s book HBCU Proud.

    Mar 20, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • The Next Director of Athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta

    The Next Director of Athletics at Morehouse College in Atlanta (3.20.2020)

    Curtis Campbell has served as an athletics director at four colleges and universities: Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois; Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Tuskegee University in Alabama; and most recently at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. He will begin his new duties at Morehouse College on July 1.

    Mar 20, 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 (3.19.2020)

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

    Mar 19, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (3.19.2020)

    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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  • University of Notre Dame Debuts Online Archive of Students' Stories Relating to Race

    University of Notre Dame Debuts Online Archive of Students’ Stories Relating to Race (3.18.2020)

    The Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana has launched a new initiative to collect stories relating to race and encourage constructive dialogue at the university.

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  • Berkeley Scholar Aims to Increase Retention Rates of Black Male Public School Teachers

    Berkeley Scholar Aims to Increase Retention Rates of Black Male Public School Teachers (3.18.2020)

    Travis J. Bristol, an assistant professor of education at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a series of “affinity groups” for male teachers of color in public schools to address issues they share, including the lack of resources, typical feelings of isolation, and the physical and psychological effects of being men of color at these schools.

    Mar 18, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: John F. Merchant, 1933-2020

    In Memoriam: John F. Merchant, 1933-2020 (3.18.2020)

    John Merchant, an attorney who taught at both Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University, both in Connecticut, was the first Black graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.

    Mar 18, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Exhibit Documents History of Racial Discrimination and Violence in the Railroad Industry

    Exhibit Documents History of Racial Discrimination and Violence in the Railroad Industry (3.17.2020)

    The exhibit, “The Other Side of The Tracks: Discrimination and Social Mobility in the Railroad Industry,” will be on display at the Catherwood Library of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, through August 31.

    Mar 17, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery

    Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery (3.17.2020)

    Robert Steele spent 40 years on the faculty of the psychology department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then served nearly a decade as the director of the university’s David C. Driskell Center, which supports the study of African-American art.

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  • The Racial Gap in Four-Year High School Graduation Rates

    The Racial Gap in Four-Year High School Graduation Rates (3.16.2020)

    In all 50 states, the graduation rate for White students was higher than the rate for Black students. In Wisconsin, the Black student high school graduation rate was 24.1 percentage points lower than the White rate. The states with the smallest racial gaps in graduation rates between Blacks and Whites included Alabama, Hawaii, West Virginia, and Rhode Island.

    Mar 16, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post