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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.30.2022)

    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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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (6.30.2022)

    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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  • The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University

    The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University (6.29.2022)

    Dr. Carcia Carson intends to devote her professional career to developing translational research in cancer vaccines and personalized immunotherapy.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.29.2022)

    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: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

    In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022 (6.28.2022)

    Browne C. Lewis, dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, died on June 2 while attending a conference in Colorado. She was 60 years old.

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  • Brandeis University Creates Its First Endowed Chair in Black Studies

    Brandeis University Creates Its First Endowed Chair in Black Studies (6.28.2022)

    The Marta F. Kauffman ’78 Professorship in African and African American Studies will support a distinguished scholar with a concentration in the study of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora.

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  • Four African Americans Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Four African Americans Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities (6.24.2022)

    The four African Americans who have been named to diversity posts are Bruce B. Felder at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Thelathia “Nikki” Young at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Emanuela Kucik at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Annie McGowan at Texas A&M University.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Arnold Euriel George, 1952-2022

    In Memoriam: Arnold Euriel George, 1952-2022 (6.24.2022)

    George joined NCCU in 1991 as an instructor and served the university and music department for 31 years, where he played an instrumental role in building the Jazz Studies Program. His primary instrument was the alto saxophone but he also was an excellent pianist.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (6.23.2022)

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

    Jun 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.23.2022)

    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.

    Jun 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Eastern Illinois University Renames a Residence Hall to Honor Two African Americans

    Eastern Illinois University Renames a Residence Hall to Honor Two African Americans (6.22.2022)

    Zella Powell is believed to be the university’s first Black graduate, earning a degree from Eastern State Normal School in 1910. Ona Norton was the matriarch of a Black family in Charleston, Illinois, who housed Black student athletes in the 1950s who were not permitted to live on campus.

    Jun 22, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.22.2022)

    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.

    Jun 22, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Prairie View A&M University Seeks to Rediscover Its Lost History

    Prairie View A&M University Seeks to Rediscover Its Lost History (6.21.2022)

    Prairie View A&M University is located on land that once was a plantation that housed 400 enslaved individuals. Many of the historically Black university’s historical records were lost in a 1947 fire. Now a new committee has been formed to piece together the university’s past.

    Jun 21, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Many African American Families Are Struggling to Pay Back Parent PLUS Loans

    Many African American Families Are Struggling to Pay Back Parent PLUS Loans (6.20.2022)

    In the month they were surveyed, 37 percent of Black parent-borrowers said they expected to be unable to make a partial payment on their student loan bills, compared to 20 percent for all other groups.

    Jun 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Kenneth Elmore Appointed President of Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts

    Kenneth Elmore Appointed President of Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts (6.20.2022)

    Elmore has been serving as an associate provost and the dean of students at Boston University, where he has been a member of the leadership team for nearly two decades. He will be the college’s fourteenth president since its founding in 1865.

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  • Tracking the Gender Gap in Enrollments at HBCUs

    Tracking the Gender Gap in Enrollments at HBCUs (6.20.2022)

    For the fall of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted enrollments in higher education, women were 64.3 percent of all students at HBCUs, compared to 62.7 percent in 2019, before the pandemic took hold.

    Jun 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The New President of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

    The New President of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (6.20.2022)

    Kimberly S. Smith is the associate vice provost for student success initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.

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  • Like Other Problems, the Baby Formula Shortage Has a Greater Negative Impact on Blacks

    Like Other Problems, the Baby Formula Shortage Has a Greater Negative Impact on Blacks (6.20.2022)

    The percentage of White babies who receive all their food from breast milk during their first four months of life is double the percentage for African American babies. This fact alone shows that African American mothers are more dependent on the availability of formula.

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  • Jerry Wallace Selected as the New President of Danville Community College in Virginia

    Jerry Wallace Selected as the New President of Danville Community College in Virginia (6.20.2022)

    Dr. Wallace has been serving as president of the Hastings Campus of Nebraska Central Community College, where he has worked since 2019. Prior to that, he was a dean at New River Community and Technical College in Beckley, West Virginia.

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  • New Duties for a Trio of Black Scholars

    New Duties for a Trio of Black Scholars (6.17.2022)

    Arwin Smallwood, a professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University, was named interim vice provost for undergraduate education. Courtney-Savali Andrews will join the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and Jerelle Joseph will be an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University.

    Jun 17, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Florida A&M University Gets a $70 Million Windfall in Increased State Funding

    Florida A&M University Gets a $70 Million Windfall in Increased State Funding (6.17.2022)

    The funding is designed to beef up the university’s student success initiatives, including graduation and retention rates, first-time licensure pass rates for nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy, boosting the number of STEM graduates, and the recruitment and retention of faculty.

    Jun 17, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

    Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts (6.17.2022)

    Taking on new assignments are Branden Grimmett at Emory University, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Christine D. Lovely at Cornell University, Tauheedah Jackson at Harvard University, Norbert Rome at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Breanna McKnight at Clemson University in South Carolina.

    Jun 17, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Alcorn State University Enters Partnership With Copiah-Lincoln Community College

    Alcorn State University Enters Partnership With Copiah-Lincoln Community College (6.17.2022)

    Copiah-Lincoln Community College operates campuses in Wesson, Mendenhall, and Natchez, Mississippi. Under the agreement, students who complete specific associate degree requirements at the community college will receive guaranteed admission to Alcorn State University’s four-year degree programs.

    Jun 17, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

    Three African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships (6.17.2022)

    Elizabeth West was appointed to the John B. and Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters at Georgia State University. Regina Stevens-Truss was appointed the Dorothy H. Heyl Senior Endowed Chair in Chemistry at Kalamazoo College and Deondra Rose was named the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor at Duke University.

    Jun 17, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post