Monthly Archives: October 2011

Southern University Declares Financial Emergency

All employees earning more than $30,000 a year, including tenured faculty, will receive a furlough during the academic year which will reduce their pay by 10 percent.

Two Universities to Co-Sponsor Conference on Literacy of Young Black Males

The conference, entitled Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth, will be held this spring on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

In Memoriam: Edward N. Thompson (1953-2011)

He was director of development for the Office of Educational Equity at Pennsylvania State University.

Florida International University Leads Clean Water Program in West Africa

The West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program will fund clean water projects in Ghana, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso.

Southern University Switching to Four-Day Class Schedule

The university hopes to save utility costs by not holding classes on Friday.

Publishing Firm Pledges 50 Percent of Profits for Scholarships at HBCUs

The company has produced 18 audio books.

New Homeland Security Center Opens at Fayetteville State University

Eighteen faculty members at Fayetteville State University, most from STEM disciplines, will be involved in the work of the new center.

North Carolina Central University Premiers New Website on Community Engagement

The site offers news and a calendar of upcoming events at the university that deal with its community outreach efforts.

In Memoriam: Daniel T. Stallworth (1932-2011)

He taught mathematics at Alabama State University for nearly a half century.

President Obama’s Top Adviser on Urban Policy Going to the University of Chicago

In January Derek Douglas will become vice president for civic engagement.

Robin Givens to Teach at Miles College

This spring the actress will teach courses in the theater department and conduct acting workshops.

HEAL Africa Wins the $1 Million Opus Prize

HEAL Africa has established 31 safe houses for women who have been victims of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Honors and Awards

Four African Americans who were honored for their achievements in higher education.

Grants and Gifts

Among the grants awarded recently to historically black colleges, Dillard University received the largest award in school history.

The Racial Gap in College Student Graduation Rates

For black students who matriculated in the fall of 2004, only 43 percent earned their degree within six years.

Two African-American Scholars Awarded Research Grants for Projects on Racial Health Disparities

Olivio Clay and Shantel Hebert-Magee receiving funding for their research projects.

North Dakota State Partners With African University to Offer Joint Master’s Degree

Eight students are now enrolled in the master of science degree program in infectious disease management and biosecurity.

One of America’s Top College Role Models

Amber Koonce of the University of North Carolina started a nonprofit organization to distribute dolls around the world.

Student Assembly at Cornell Calls for Reevaluation of Appointment of Africana Studies Faculty Search Chair

The resolution was introduced by Dara Brown, a junior who is chair of the Student Assembly's Women's Issues Committee.

Boston College Professor Wins St. Elizabeth Seton Medal

M. Shawn Copeland wins awards recognizing distinguished women in theology.

Two Black Physicians Join the Faculty at the Howard University College of Medicine

Majorie Warren and Dapo Ojeyemi are among eight new faculty appointments.

Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Study Finds Duke Trails Its Conference Rivals in Hiring Black Coaches

Duke University has never had a black head coach in any sport.

A Racial Breakdown of Financial Aid

In 1996 only 6 percent of undergraduates received merit-based grants. A decade later this percentage more than doubled.

Delaware State University Reports Record Enrollments

For the first time in history, there are more than 4,000 students on campus.

In Memoriam: Rudolph P. Byrd (1953-2011)

A prominent black studies scholar, he authored or edited 11 books.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Chooses Three Finalists for President

Either Beverly Edmond, William B. Bynum Jr., and Robert Jennings will replace retiring Ivory V. Nelson as president.

Bridget Terry Long Named Chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Education Sciences

She leads the board that oversees the research arm of the Department of Education.

North Park University Professor Wins Elective Office

Terry Lindsay will serve on the school board in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Yale Acquires Archives of an Eighteenth-Century Jamaican Plantation Owner

The documents provide a detailed account of the racial, sexual, and economic aspects of life on a Jamaican plantation.

Two African-American Women in New Administrative Posts

Monique Field and Jerolyn Chapman Navarro are serving in new positions.

Miles College President Named to Federal Panel

He will advise the secretary of education on issues relating to accreditation of higher education institutions.

Faculty News

Tony Gaskew is promoted and Nwadiuto Esiobu wins a State Department fellowship.

Honors and Awards

Marie Chisholm-Burns, Michael and Libby Johnson, and M. Christopher Brown receive honors.

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