Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fisk University Completes Agreement to Share Its Stieglitz Art Collection

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.

Southern University of New Orleans Makes Cuts to Offset State Budget Reductions

Chancellor Victor Ukpolo states the university "will not only survive this difficult period, but rebound stronger than ever."

Jackson State University Opens New Veterans Center

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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.

Kirk Douglas Expands His Commitment to a Minority Scholarship Program

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.

The Leadership Alliance Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary

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.

Ronald McNair Scholars Program Faces Major Cuts

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.

Penn Creates Africana Studies Department

The new department will have 11 standing faculty members and will be chaired by Camille Z. Charles, a professor of sociology at Penn.

University of Minnesota Renames Its Institute on Race and Poverty

The name was changed to the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity to reflect the broadening field of research being undertaken at the institute.

Meharry Medical College Professor Installed as President of the National Medical Association

Rahn Kennedy Bailey will lead the association representing 30,000 African-American physicians nationwide for one year.

Stanford and Claflin Universities Name African Americans to Athletics Director Posts

Bernard Muir takes over the athletics program at Stanford and Jerome Fitch does the same at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Freeman Hrabowski to Head New Commision on African American Education

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.

Fayetteville State’s New Dual Degree Program in Engineering

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.

Black Degree Attainments in Engineering

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.

Black Economic Mobility in the United States

A new study shows that, particularly for African Americans, there is very little economic mobility.

Study Shows Black Teens Less Likely to Be Sexually Active Than 20 Years Ago

The percentage of Black teenagers who have had sex has dropped by 22 percentage points over the past 20 years.

Stress From Racial Discrimination May Lead to Violent Behavior

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.

Six African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education Administration

Stephen McDaniel, Remica Bingham-Risher, Blane Harding, Loretta Moore, A. Benjamin Spencer, and Latanya Walker are the appointees.

Honors for a Trio of African American Educators

Patricia Lowrie of Michigan State, Denisha Hendricks of Kentucky State, and William B. McLeod, former chancellor of Fayetteville State, are the honorees.

Charles Becton to Lead North Carolina Central University

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.

Cecilia Rouse Named Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School

A member of the Princeton faculty since 1992, Dr. Rouse served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2009 to 2011.

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.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

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.

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