Monthly Archives: November 2011
In a recent article on his website, Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University questions whether black scholars should limit themselves to teaching at predominantly white universities.
Muralist John Biggers founded the art department at Texas Southern University.
But the trendline shows improvement in recent years.
The HBCU-UF Master's to Ph.D. Pathway Project targets high performing master's degree students at historically black colleges and universities.
From its founding in 1693, it would be more than 250 years before the first black student would enroll.
Nikky Finney wins the National Book Award for her fourth volume of poems.
All eight Ivy League colleges have an African-American student graduation rate of 85 percent or better.
She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of South Alabama.
Dr. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, called Professor West, "the leading public theologian of our age."
Leon Kerry has led the conference for the past 22 years and has brought in millions of dollars of revenues which have benefited member institutions.
More than a thousand students attended an outdoor rally that addressed this serious incident.
Amherst College had led the rankings for five years in a row. This year, Williams College ties Amherst for the top spot.
The honorees are Gloria Ladson-Billings, Beverly Tatum, Patty Wilson, and Alphonso Sanders.
Assessing Black Progress in Leadership Positions at the Universities With Major College Football Programs
In 2009 there were seven black head football coaches at the 120 FBS schools. In 2011 this number increased to 17.
He was vice chancellor of student affairs at UCLA from 1981 to 2001.
About 60 students participated in a protest on the Tufts campus that produced some positive results.
University Research Finds Black Teens Are Less Likely Than Their White Peers to Use Drugs or Alcohol
The study examined data from more than 72,000 youth, ages 12 to 17.
Matthew Asare recently competed his doctorate at the University of Cincinnati and is a visiting professor at Northern Kentucky University.
Official counts of black students have declined but the numbers may be a bit deceiving.
Bonnie Newman Davis is named to an endowed chair and Linda Silver Coley was appointed head of a department.
The hair was apparently taken from his head in Indiana in 1876.
Livingstone has used ink he made from berries to write on the pages of an old newspaper.
Students at Ohio University and Duke Law School will spend either winter or spring break in Africa and earn course credits.
Students Working Ambitiously to Graduate (SWAG) pairs African-American male freshmen with upperclass mentors.
Here is new of two men and three women who have assumed or will soon assume new administrative duties in higher education.
Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
Rafia Zafar was named associate dean for diversity and inclusiveness for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Blacks make up 6 percent of all students at Penn State. A decade ago the figure was 4.4 percent.
Gilda Barabino is the first African American to serve as president of the society.
Applications and first-year enrollments of blacks are both up from a year ago.
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.
Donna H. Oliver has led the university since January 2009.
Professors Frances Smith Foster and Clayborne Carson will share the $25,000 Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize from Brandeis University.
Arthur Johnson, author, civil rights activist, and former senior vice president of Wayne State University, died recently from complications associated with Parkinson's disease. He was 85 years old.
Yohance Myles will appear in at least 11 episodes in a series on the USA Network.
Harold Owens III, a native of Indiana, is a student at Jackson State University in Mississippi.