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  • A Racial Incident on the Campus of Worcester State University in Massachuetts

    A Racial Incident on the Campus of Worcester State University in Massachuetts (11.26.2021)

    A racial slur directed against African Americans was found on a window of a common area in a  residence hall at Worcester State University in Massachusetts.

    Nov 26, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Four African Americans Who Will Lead Diversity Efforts at Colleges and Universities

    Four African Americans Who Will Lead Diversity Efforts at Colleges and Universities (11.26.2021)

    Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Crystal McCormick Ware at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Jason J. Dorsette at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, Marsha McGriff at the University of Florida, and Andrea Cornett-Scott at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia.

    Nov 26, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Clifford E. Reid, 1945-2021

    In Memoriam: Clifford E. Reid, 1945-2021 (11.26.2021)

    Clifford E. Reid was the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics, Emeritus at Colby College. He taught at Grinnell College in Iowa for 16 years before joining the faculty at Colby College in 1987. He taught there for 22 years.

    Nov 26, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (11.24.2021)

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

    Nov 24, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (11.24.2021)

    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.

    Nov 24, 2021 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (11.23.2021)

    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.

    Nov 23, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Richard A. Williams, 1946-2021

    In Memoriam: Richard A. Williams, 1946-2021 (11.23.2021)

    Williams held administrative posts at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth before joining the staff at Rowan University in 1984. He remained on the staff at the university until 2008.

    Nov 23, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Two Black Scholars in Georgia Share the Breakthrough Idea Award in Management

    Two Black Scholars in Georgia Share the Breakthrough Idea Award in Management (11.22.2021)

    Leon Prieto, an associate professor in the College of Business at Clayton State University in Georgia, and Simone Phipps, an associate professor in the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University, were named the winners of the Breakthrough Idea Award from Thinkers50, a London based organization that ranks the world’s top management thinkers.

    Nov 22, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • New Positions or Assignments for a Quartet of Black Scholars

    New Positions or Assignments for a Quartet of Black Scholars (11.19.2021)

    Taking on new roles are Marcus L. Johnson at the Virginia Tech School of Education, Tracey Conti at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Anthea Butler at the University of Pennsylvania, and Michael Javen Fortner at Claremont McKenna College in California.

    Nov 19, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Kirkland & Ellis Donates Its Fees Awarded in the Maryland Higher Education Desegegation Case

    Kirkland & Ellis Donates Its Fees Awarded in the Maryland Higher Education Desegegation Case (11.19.2021)

    Kirkland & Ellis is entitled to fees of $12.5 million from the settlement of the longstanding case allocating $577 million over the next 10 years to four historically Black universities in the state of Maryland. But the law has announced that it will donate the fees to seven organizations.

    Nov 19, 2021 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

    Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education (11.19.2021)

    Russell L. Smyre, Sr. is the new executive director of facilities at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Jamilyn Penn has been named interim vice president at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington, and Leslie Rodriguez-McClellon is the new senior vice president at Saint Augustine’s University in North Carolina.

    Nov 19, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Grambling State University to Partner With the Environmental Protection Agency

    Grambling State University to Partner With the Environmental Protection Agency (11.19.2021)

    Under the agreement, the two entities will collaborate in preparing students to enter and compete in the federal workforce. The Environmental Protection Agency will offer expertise to review and enhance Grambling’s curriculum and students and faculty will participate in research efforts to promote environmental awareness.

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  • CalTech Names Its New Mentoring Award to Honor Trustee Shirley Malcom

    CalTech Names Its New Mentoring Award to Honor Trustee Shirley Malcom (11.19.2021)

    The California Institute of Technology has established the Shirley M. Malcom Prize for Excellence in Mentoring. The prize honors senior trustee Shirley Malcom’s long-standing commitment to make STEM education and access equitable for all.

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  • Xavier University Creates New Degree Program in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering

    Xavier University Creates New Degree Program in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering (11.19.2021)

    The curriculum is designed for students interested in applying intelligent systems to improve the quality and performance of technology and products. The university states that the program, which will launch in the spring 2022 semester, is the first of its kind at a historically Black university.

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  • Three Universities Have Announced the Hiring of African Americans to Diversity Positions

    Three Universities Have Announced the Hiring of African Americans to Diversity Positions (11.19.2021)

    Kevin Thomas is the inaugural vice dean for DEI at the Duke University School of Medicine. Tiffany Taylor Smith was named vice president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Dayton in Ohio and Kiwana McClung has been named interim chief diversity officer at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

    Nov 19, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Millie Louise Bown Russell, 1926-2021

    In Memoriam: Millie Louise Bown Russell, 1926-2021 (11.19.2021)

    The granddaughter of enslaved African Americans, Dr. Russell was the first Black student to enroll in the medical technology program at Seattle University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the university in 1948 and later had a long career as an administrator and lecturer at the University of Washington.

    Nov 19, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (11.18.2021)

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

    Nov 18, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (11.18.2021)

    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.

    Nov 18, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Baylor University Opens Its New Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center

    Baylor University Opens Its New Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center (11.17.2021)

    The centerpiece of the Black Gospel Archive & Listening Center is a sound isolation pod, which features high-end audio equipment and a full keyboard for researchers who want to play along with sheet music or recordings from the collection.

    Nov 17, 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 (11.17.2021)

    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.

    Nov 17, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Alabama's New Program Seeks to Increase Diversity in the Real Estate Industry

    University of Alabama’s New Program Seeks to Increase Diversity in the Real Estate Industry (11.16.2021)

    The Career Opportunities in Real Estate initiative is an eight-week online credentialing course consisting of eight modules featuring live and self-paced real estate career content, as well as professional development resources, soft skills training, and access to life coaching.

    Nov 16, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • No Progress Over the Past Decade in Diversifying Surgical Faculty at U.S. Medical Schools

    No Progress Over the Past Decade in Diversifying Surgical Faculty at U.S. Medical Schools (11.15.2021)

    Researchers used data from 140 U.S. medical schools to assess trends from 2011 to 2020. They found that diversity was greater among medical students than among faculty. The data showed that faculty from all underrepresented groups remained unchanged at about 11 percent.

    Nov 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Marcus Jones Is the First Black President of Northwestern State University in Louisiana

    Marcus Jones Is the First Black President of Northwestern State University in Louisiana (11.15.2021)

    Before being named interim president in July 2021, Jones was executive vice president and chief operating officer for the University of Louisiana System. He was executive vice president for university and business affairs at Northwestern State from 2017 to 2020 and has been a faculty member since 1994.

    Nov 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post