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  • In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021

    In Memoriam: Miriam DeCosta-Willis, 1934-2021 (1.15.2021)

    Nearly, a decade after she was not allowed to enroll at what is now the University of Memphis because of the color of her skin, Dr. Decosta-Wilis was hired as the university’s first Black faculty member. She also taught at Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Howard University in Washington, D.C., George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.14.2021)

    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 (1.14.2021)

    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 Mississippi Continues to Study the History of Enslaved People on Campus

    University of Mississippi Continues to Study the History of Enslaved People on Campus (1.13.2021)

    The University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group was established in 2013. So far, the group has been able to name and identify only 11 enslaved people who labored on the campus.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.13.2021)

    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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  • University of North Florida to Offer a Major in Africana Studies

    University of North Florida to Offer a Major in Africana Studies (1.12.2021)

    The new Africana studies program will be a interdisciplinary major in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students will be able to choose from concentrations including history, arts and culture, gender and sexuality, health, education as well as race and the environment.

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  • Vermont Town Honors a Native Son and America's First African American College President

    Vermont Town Honors a Native Son and America’s First African American College President (1.12.2021)

    In 1856, Martin Henry Freeman was appointed president of the all-Black Allegheny Institute and Mission Church in Pittsburgh, which later became Avery College. Freeman moved to Liberia in 1863 and taught at and later served as president of Liberia College.

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  • University of Maryland to Name New Residence Hall for Two Black Student Pioneers

    University of Maryland to Name New Residence Hall for Two Black Student Pioneers (1.12.2021)

    Whittle-Johnson Hall will honor Hiram Whittle, the first African American male to be admitted to the university in 1951, and Elaine Johnson Coates, the first African American woman to graduate with an undergraduate degree in 1959.

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  • Racial Differences in the Age of Doctoral Degree Recipients in the United States

    Racial Differences in the Age of Doctoral Degree Recipients in the United States (1.11.2021)

    On average, Whites who earned doctorates were 31.6 years old when they received their doctoral degrees. For African Americans, the average age was 36.1. But when we break the figures down by age group, we see more pronounced differences.

    Jan 11, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Trevor Bates Is the New President of Wilmington College in Ohio

    Trevor Bates Is the New President of Wilmington College in Ohio (1.11.2021)

    Dr. Trevor Bates was the vice president of academic affairs, dean of faculty, and professor of health sciences at Mercy College of Ohio, which has campuses in Toledo and Youngstown. He is the nineteenth president in the 150-year history of Wilmington College.

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  • College Athletic Powerhouses Making Progress in Racial Equity in Leadership Posts

    College Athletic Powerhouses Making Progress in Racial Equity in Leadership Posts (1.11.2021)

    Of the 130 colleges and universities that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, nine have a Black or African American president or chancellor. This is up from five a year ago.

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  • The New Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

    The New Dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (1.11.2021)

    Dr. Christie-Mizell is a professor of sociology and had been serving as dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Science at the university. He joined the faculty in 2010. Previously, he taught at the University of South Carolina, the University of Akron, and Kent State University.

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  • Fatalities From Work-Related Injuries Increasing for Black Americans

    Fatalities From Work-Related Injuries Increasing for Black Americans (1.11.2021)

    In 2019, 634 African Americans died as a result of work-related injuries. The number of African American fatalities has increased by 28 percent since 2015. This is more than double the increase for the population as a whole.

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  • Ronnie Hopkins Is the New Leader of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina

    Ronnie Hopkins Is the New Leader of Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina (1.11.2021)

    Dr. Hopkins has served as the institution’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, accreditation liaison, and is a tenured professor of English. Before coming to Voorhees College, Dr. Hopkins served in several positions at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

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  • Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women's Business Centers

    Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women’s Business Centers (1.08.2021)

    Two of the Small Business Administration’s 20 new Women’s Business Centers will be on the campuses of historically Black universities: The Women’s Business Center at Jackson State University and the Winston-Salem State University Women’s Business Center.

    Jan 08, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Three Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

    Three Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments (1.08.2021)

    Robin E. Dock was promoted to professor of rehabilitation counseling at Winston-Salem State University. Elwood Watson, a professor of history at East Tennessee State University, was named co-editor in chief of a prestigious journal and Ainsley LeSure is a new assistant professor of African studies at Brown University in Rhode Island.

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  • Coppin State University Revamps College of Business Curriculum

    Coppin State University Revamps College of Business Curriculum (1.08.2021)

    The College of Business at historically Black Coppin State University in Baltimore has announced that it is revamping its curriculum shifting from a sole focus on business academic preparation to ongoing career planning and lifelong learning in the business profession.

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  • Asmeret Asefaw Berhe Wins the Joanne Simpson Medal From the American Geophysical Union

    Asmeret Asefaw Berhe Wins the Joanne Simpson Medal From the American Geophysical Union (1.08.2021)

    Asmeret Asefaw Berhe holds the Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology and is associate dean of the graduate division at the University of California, Merced. The main focus of her research is to understand the effect of changing environmental conditions on vital soil processes.

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  • Two HBCUs in South Carolina Partnering in Entrepreneurial Initiative

    Two HBCUs in South Carolina Partnering in Entrepreneurial Initiative (1.08.2021)

    Historically Black South Carolina State University, historically Black Claflin University and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College have entered into a partnership to establish the Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center. 

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  • Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities (1.08.2021)

    Rebecca Armstrong-English has been named the director of alumni relations at Dillard University in New Orleans. Sherri Braxton was named senior director for digital innovation at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and Jacob Koon was promoted to dean of students at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.

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  • In Memoriam: James Carmichael Renick, 1948-2021

    In Memoriam: James Carmichael Renick, 1948-2021 (1.08.2021)

    During a long career as a faculty member and administrator in higher education, Dr. Renick served as chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn and was provost at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

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  • Utica College in New York to Debut an Africana Studies Program

    Utica College in New York to Debut an Africana Studies Program (1.06.2021)

    The program has been developed to provide many perspectives and address four pillars of education, including Africa and sub-Saharan Africa; African diaspora in the United States; North Africa and Islamic histories in Africa; and Afro-Latinx experiences.

    Jan 06, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.06.2021)

    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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  • In Memoriam: Herman Wadsworth Hemingway, 1932-2020

    In Memoriam: Herman Wadsworth Hemingway, 1932-2020 (1.05.2021)

    Herman Hemingway, a lawyer, educator, civil rights activist, was the first Black graduate of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He taught for more than two decades at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

    Jan 05, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post