Monthly Archives: August 2012
The university received $30 million, with $15.2 million earmarked for its endowment. Nearly $6 million is being used for legal fees associated with the eight-year legal battle to share or sell the art collection.
Chancellor Victor Ukpolo states the university "will not only survive this difficult period, but rebound stronger than ever."
The director of the new Veterans Center is Timothy Abram, who won a Bronze Star during Operation Desert Storm and is now studying for a doctorate in educational leadership.
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 film legend has given over $7 million to an endowed scholarship fund for minority students at St. Lawrence University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1939.
Since its inception, the Leadership Alliance, a partnership of 32 high-ranking research universities and several minority-serving educational institutions, has produced 215 Ph.D.s and 19 M.D./Ph.D.s.
It is proposed that the number of campuses that will participate in the scholarship program will be reduced from 203 to 127 and as many as 2,000 fewer students will be able to participate.
The new department will have 11 standing faculty members and will be chaired by Camille Z. Charles, a professor of sociology at Penn.
The name was changed to the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity to reflect the broadening field of research being undertaken at the institute.
Rahn Kennedy Bailey will lead the association representing 30,000 African-American physicians nationwide for one year.
Bernard Muir takes over the athletics program at Stanford and Jerome Fitch does the same at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
The president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County has been appointed by President Obama to chair the newly created President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Under the program students will study for three years at Fayetteville State and spend another two years at North Carolina State University. At the end of the five years, they will receive bachelor's degrees from each institution.
In 2011, Blacks earned 4.2 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in engineering. A decade ago in 2002, Blacks earned 5.4 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering.
A new study shows that, particularly for African Americans, there is very little economic mobility.
The percentage of Black teenagers who have had sex has dropped by 22 percentage points over the past 20 years.
A study led by a Washington University faculty member, finds that racial discrimination, more so than other stress, may produce violent behavior among young African Americans.
Stephen McDaniel, Remica Bingham-Risher, Blane Harding, Loretta Moore, A. Benjamin Spencer, and Latanya Walker are the appointees.
Patricia Lowrie of Michigan State, Denisha Hendricks of Kentucky State, and William B. McLeod, former chancellor of Fayetteville State, are the honorees.
A former judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, he has been teaching at the law schools of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A member of the Princeton faculty since 1992, Dr. Rouse served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2009 to 2011.
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.
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.