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  • Two Public Universities in Florida Announce Efforts to Address Systemic Racism

    Two Public Universities in Florida Announce Efforts to Address Systemic Racism (8.11.2020)

    The University of South Florida has created the Research Task Force on Understanding and Addressing Blackness and Anti-Black Racism in our Local, National and International Communities. The University of Florida has established the Racial Justice Research Fund.

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  • Two African American Woman Appointed to University Dean Positions

    Two African American Woman Appointed to University Dean Positions (8.10.2020)

    Loury Ollison Floyd has been named dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Carmenita D. Higginbotham, an art historian, has been named dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

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  • Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

    Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities (8.07.2020)

    The four Black scholars named to endowed chairs are Barbara Ransby at the University Illinois at Chicago, Kiese Laymon at the University of Mississippi. Annette Gordon-Reed at Harvard University, and Wayne A. I. Frederick at Howard University.

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  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro Creates Black Lives Matter Archive

    University of North Carolina at Greensboro Creates Black Lives Matter Archive (8.05.2020)

    Collecting for the project is ongoing, and the archive is particularly interested in photographs, video, protest signs, clothing, flyers, posters, and creative works. The material can be historic, originating with the founding of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013, as well as current.

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  • In Memoriam: Gus T. Ridgel, 1925-2020

    In Memoriam: Gus T. Ridgel, 1925-2020 (8.05.2020)

    Dr. Ridgel was a member of Concerned Student 1950, the first group of African-American students admitted to the University of Missouri. He was admitted to the graduate program in economics in 1950 after civil rights groups won a court ruling desegregating the university. He earned a master’s degree a year later.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (8.05.2020)

    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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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (8.05.2020)

    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 (8.05.2020)

    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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  • The Amazing Woman Who Was the First Black Graduate of New Mexico State University

    The Amazing Woman Who Was the First Black Graduate of New Mexico State University (8.04.2020)

    Clara Belle Drisdale Williams’ professors did not allow her inside the lecture room because she was African American. She took notes while standing in the hallway. When she graduated in 1937 at the age of 51, she was not permitted to participate in the graduation ceremony.

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  • What Happens to African American College Graduates After They Get Their Degree?

    What Happens to African American College Graduates After They Get Their Degree? (8.03.2020)

    Blacks are more likely than Whites to apply to and enroll in postbaccalaureate degree or certificate programs. More than 84 percent of Black students took out loans to pay for their postbaccalaureate programs compared to 59.5 percent of Whites.

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  • Howard Spearman Named the First African American President of Rock Valley College

    Howard Spearman Named the First African American President of Rock Valley College (8.03.2020)

    Most recently, Dr. Spearman served as the vice president of student affairs and chief student services officer for Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. From 2011-2019, Dr. Spearman served in several administrative roles at Rock Valley College.

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  • UNCF Survey Shows How COVID-19 Impacts Students at Private HBCUs

    UNCF Survey Shows How COVID-19 Impacts Students at Private HBCUs (8.03.2020)

    The United Negro College Fund has released the results of its Pulse Survey of students at member institutions. The survey found that 8 percent of the respondents said they would not return to school if all instruction was online. Another 16 percent said they would be unlikely to return if there was only online instruction.

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  • Arlie Petters to Become Provost at the Abu Dhabi Campus of New York University

    Arlie Petters to Become Provost at the Abu Dhabi Campus of New York University (8.03.2020)

    Dr. Petters has been serving as Benjamin Powell Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is the former dean of academic affairs for the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke. He will begin his new duties on September 1.

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  • University Study Finding Persisting Racial Bias by Ridesharing Drivers

    University Study Finding Persisting Racial Bias by Ridesharing Drivers (8.03.2020)

    A new study, by researchers at Indiana University and American University, shows that biases against underrepresented groups continued to exist after drivers accepted a ride request — when the rider’s picture would then be displayed. This resulted in higher cancellation rates compared to White riders.

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  • Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux Elected President of the American Association of State Climatologists

    Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux Elected President of the American Association of State Climatologists (8.03.2020)

    Lesley-Ann L. Dupigny-Giroux is a professor of geography at the University of Vermont. Dr. Dupigny-Giroux’s research focuses on hydroclimatic natural hazards and climate literacy as well as the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems in the fields of spatial climate and land-surface processes.

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  • Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

    Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties (7.31.2020)

    Here is this week’s listing of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

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  • Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder

    Six HBCUs Receive Major Donations From Wife of Amazon Founder (7.31.2020)

    MacKenzie Scott donated $40 million to Howard University and $30 million to Hampton University. Tuskegee University, Xavier University in New Orleans, and Morehouse College each received $20 million. Spelman College, the United Negro College Fund, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund also received donations.

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  • New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

    New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Seven African Americans (7.31.2020)

    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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  • Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, to Offer Two New Bachelor's Degree Programs

    Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, to Offer Two New Bachelor’s Degree Programs (7.31.2020)

    The new bachelor’s degree program in business administration is geared toward working professionals. The new bachelor’s degree in psychology will provide practical, hands-on training to students who will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice and prepare them for mental health professions.

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  • George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

    George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award (7.31.2020)

    Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, an organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

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  • Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana

    Florida A&M University Enters Partnreship With a College of Applied Sciences in Ghana (7.31.2020)

    Historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee has entered into a partnership with the Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences in Ghana. Six students from Ghana will study agriculture, computer science, and education at Florida A&M University for the 2020-21 academic year.

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  • Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

    Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty (7.31.2020)

    At Hendrix College, a liberal arts educational institution in Conway, Arkansas, Jericka S. Battle and Rosilyn Sanders were hired as instructors of psychology and Latorya D. Hicks was appointed an assistant professor of chemistry.

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  • In Memoriam: Cordy Tindell Vivian, 1924-2020

    In Memoriam: Cordy Tindell Vivian, 1924-2020 (7.31.2020)

    Cordy T. Vivian was former chaplain and dean of the Divinity School at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a key member of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle during the civil rights movement.

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  • California State University, Dominguez Hills Acquires Massive Archive of Black History

    California State University, Dominguez Hills Acquires Massive Archive of Black History (7.29.2020)

    The collection from the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum contains more than 2 million rare books, films, documents, photographs artifacts, and works of art related to the history and culture of African-Americans in the United States, with a significant focus on Southern California and the American West.

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