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  • Six African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Six African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities (1.18.2019)

    Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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  • U.S. Senators Ask for Advice on How to Address Racial Disparities in Student Debt

    U.S. Senators Ask for Advice on How to Address Racial Disparities in Student Debt (1.16.2019)

    Recently, a group of four United States senators issued a statement asking for expert advice on how to address the racial disparities in student debt. African American college graduates are more likely to default on student loans than White college dropouts.

    Jan 16, 2019 | 1 comment | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Richard Payne, 1951-2019

    In Memoriam: Richard Payne, 1951-2019 (1.16.2019)

    Richard Payne was the Esther Colliflower Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Divinity at Duke Divinity School. Earlier in his career, he taught at the University of Texas and held the Anne Burnett Tandy Chair in Neurology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.16.2019)

    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 (1.16.2019)

    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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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.16.2019)

    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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  • The Revival of Frederick Douglass' The North Star

    The Revival of Frederick Douglass’ The North Star (1.15.2019)

    In 1847, 172 years ago, Frederick Douglass and Martin Delany started The North Star as the leading abolitionist newspaper of the day. Now, with the blessing and permission of the family of Frederick Douglass, The North Star is being revived.

    Jan 15, 2019 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Six Schools of Public Affairs Launch New Diversity Alliance

    Six Schools of Public Affairs Launch New Diversity Alliance (1.15.2019)

    The new Public Affairs Diversity Alliance seeks to encourage and sustain a pipeline of diverse candidates for faculty positions in criminal justice, policy, and public administration at the six participating schools.

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  • In Memoriam: Lamin Sanneh, 1942-2019

    In Memoriam: Lamin Sanneh, 1942-2019 (1.15.2019)

    Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, passed away on January 6 from a stroke.

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  • Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts

    Two African American Men Stepping Down From High-Level University Posts (1.15.2019)

    John Newson, director of university bands at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has retired from his position after 25 years and James Lucas, director of human resources at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is retiring after almost seven years at the institution.

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  • Long-Time University of New Mexico Official Appointed to State Government Post

    Long-Time University of New Mexico Official Appointed to State Government Post (1.11.2019)

    William Scott Carreathers, director of African American Student Services at the University of New Mexico since 2000 has been appointed by the governor as the new executive director of the state’s Office of African American Affairs.

    Jan 11, 2019 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Simmons College Partners With Local Schools to Produce More Black Teachers

    Simmons College Partners With Local Schools to Produce More Black Teachers (1.11.2019)

    The first phase of the new program will allow Simmons graduates to get into the county’s public school classrooms quickly through a 12-week summer boot camp that has been approved by the state.

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  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis (1.11.2019)

    In September of 2018, the ‪Birmingham Civil Rights Institute selected Angela Davis to receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award at its annual gala in February. That decision has now been changed and the event has been cancelled. Dr. Davis believes her support of Palestinian rights prompted the decision.

    Jan 11, 2019 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Morgan State University Designated With a Higher Research Classification

    Morgan State University Designated With a Higher Research Classification (1.11.2019)

    Morgan State has established many initiatives to improve the quality of research done on campus including a university-wide effort to increase research and grant projects and to expand the type of research conducted throughout the institution.

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  • New Administrative Posts for Four African Americans in the Academic World

    New Administrative Posts for Four African Americans in the Academic World (1.11.2019)

    Taking on new roles are Kenneth Strother Jr. at Princeton University in New Jersey, Opio Mashariki at Savannah State University in Georgia, Alphonso Garrett Jr. of Virginia Tech, and La’Tosha Brown at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018

    In Memoriam: Tasia Smith, 1986-2018 (1.11.2019)

    Tasia Smith was the Evergreen Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Only 32 years old at the time of her death, Dr. Smith had joined the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2016.

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  • University of Cincinnati to Decide What to Do About Its Slave-Owning Founder

    University of Cincinnati to Decide What to Do About Its Slave-Owning Founder (1.09.2019)

    When McMicken died in 1858, he left money and property to the city of Cincinnati “to found an institution where White boys and girls might be taught.” He owned slaves and reportedly fathered children with enslaved women.

    Jan 09, 2019 | 1 comment | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Henry J. Durand Jr., 1948-2018

    In Memoriam: Henry J. Durand Jr., 1948-2018 (1.09.2019)

    Dr. Durand began his career at the University at Buffalo in 1990. He held many positions throughout his tenure, ultimately becoming senior associate vice provost of academic affairs and executive director of Cora P. Maloney College.

    Jan 09, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.09.2019)

    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.

    Jan 09, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.09.2019)

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

    Jan 09, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.09.2019)

    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.

    Jan 09, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Student at the University of Tennessee Uses Racial Slur in Social Media Video

    Student at the University of Tennessee Uses Racial Slur in Social Media Video (1.08.2019)

    A member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at the University of Tennessee was suspended from the Greek organization after a racist video surfaced on social media. The student was asked on a short video what she called Black people. She shouted “Niggers.”

    Jan 08, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post