Monthly Archives: April 2012
The American Educational Research Association recently honored Jeraldo F.L. Jackson and Robert T. Palmer for their scholarship relating to diversity.
Julian Bond, the civil rights leaders and former chair of the NAACP, has spent the last 20 years on the history department faculty at the University of Virginia. He is retiring this week.
The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she converted to Mormonism, moved to Utah and was elected mayor of the town of Saratoga Springs.
James E. Shepard established the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race. The first classes were held in 1910.
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and Dillard University join five previous HBCU members that accept the common application.
The university was presented with the Centennial Medal from Catholic Charities USA for its commitment to racial equality in higher education.
A new event offers many young African American students the opportunity to compete on a national level in spelling competitions.
Faculty members at historically Black colleges and universities are more likely than their peers at predominately White institutions to engage in "educationally purposeful" activities both in and outside the classroom.
Black students are four times as likely as Asian or White students to be enrolled in the poorest performing schools.
Only 39.5 percent of Black students who entered four-year-college bachelor's degree programs in 2004, earned their degree within six years.
Darren Canady will be honored at the national conference of the American Theatre Critics Association.
Currently, Craig Barton is an associate professor of architecture at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Johnson is the former dean of the College of Education at the university and served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for six years.
In the fall of 2013, two posses of students, one from Atlanta and one from Houston, will enroll on the College Station campus.
She currently is assistant dean of students at Georgia State University.
But the number of Black students admitted to Berkeley and UCLA has declined from a year ago.
The Spelman College graduate currently serves as an associate professor of women's studies and African American studies at Georgia State University.
The new $1.3 million, 3,300-square-foot museum's collection includes more than 9,000 artifacts.
Pamela Anthony of Georgia State University and Miron Billingsley of Prairie View A&M University in Texas are the two African American candidates.
Since 2009, she served as vice president for academic affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.
Over the past decade, about 350 minority students have earned Ph.D.s in engineering nationwide. Forty-five of them have participated in the GERS program.
Johnson Akinleye, Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Helen E. Jones-Kelley, and Maurice Taylor are the four candidates to lead the historically Black university in Ohio.
Chancellor emeritus at North Carolina Central University, he was the first African American president of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The new appointees are Marlene Helm at Midway College, Belinda Anderson at Norfolk State University, and Carolyn Tucker at the University of Florida.
Wanda Spurlock, Denise Ghartey, Bernadette Nwafor, and Ruth J. Simmons are the honorees.
From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week's selections.
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.
Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has sided with Fisk in its attempt to share its art collection with a museum in Arkansas.
An audit found that the college did not return unused financial aid money to the federal government for students who dropped out of school during the 2010-11 academic year.
Black students at charter schools in Austin, Dallas, and Houston had a dropout rate of 13 percent compared to a drop out rate of 4 percent for Black students in urban public schools.
When the jury pool was all White, Black defendants were convicted 81 percent of the time. When the defendant was White, the conviction rate was 66 percent.
The three winners of the National Society of Black Engineer's Impact Award are Michigan State University, the University of Houston, and the University of Maryland-College Park.
For the third year in a row, all graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies in Chicago have been accepted into four-year colleges.
Representatives John Conyers, the former chair of the House Judiciary Committee, earned his law degree at Wayne State in 1958.
Two nooses were found on the campus of the University of West Florida in Pensacola. One was found last Saturday and a second noose was found on Monday.