Monthly Archives: March 2014

Blacks Projected to Have a Higher Share of College Enrollments by 2022

The projections show that by 2022, there will be 3,940,000 African Americans enrolled in higher education. They will make up 17.3 percent of all enrollments in higher education, according to the projections.

The Growing Racial Gap in Home Ownership

Many American families use the equity in their home to finance the higher education of their children or grandchildren. This source of higher education funding is less available to African Americans.

Duke University Creates Task Force on Faculty Diversity

The Academic Council at Duke University has established a diversity task force that will formulate a diversity plan for the university for the next decade.

Childhood Adversity Impacts the Adult Health of Black Men

A new study led by a sociologist at the University of Texas finds that African American men who endured childhood adversity are more likely to have physical and mental health problems as adults.

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.

Alabama State University Fights Off Large Budget Cuts

The Alabama State Senate approved a budget that would cut the allocations earmarked for historically Black Alabama State University from $41.5 million in the current fiscal year to $31.5 million, a cut of about $10.8 million.

Middlebury College’s Connection to 12 Years a Slave

Middlebury College in Vermont recently received the donation of two portraits, one of which shows the Middlebury College alumnus who rescued Solomon Northup from bondage in Louisiana.

Alfred Rankins Named President of Alcorn State University

A former associate professor of plant and soil science, he has been serving as deputy commissioner for academic and student affairs for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

New Information on the First Black Graduate of Yale

Until now, Edward Bouchet, who earned a bachelor's degree in 1874 was considered the first Black graduate of Yale College. New information finds that Richard Henry Green earned a bachelor's degree in 1857.

African American Named President of the International College of the Cayman Islands

Dr. David Marshall has been vice president for academic affairs at Olive-Harvey College, a campus of the City Colleges of Chicago system. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.

North Dakota State University Is Conducting a Campus-Wide Survey on Diversity Issues

The goal of the project is to make the NDSU campus a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the community.

Medgar Evers College Professor Honored by the Government of Montserrat

George Irish, a professor at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, has been selected to receive the Order of Excellence from the government of the island nation of Montserrat in the Caribbean.

Two New Degree Programs to Start This Fall at Kentucky State University

The historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, Kentucky, will offer a master's degree program in interdisciplinary behavioral sciences and a doctor of nursing practice degree with a concentration in gerontology.

Mississippi Valley State University Names Two Women to Academic Affairs Posts

Constance Bland was appointed vice president for academic affairs at Mississippi Valley State University and Kathie Stromile Golden was named associate vice president for academic affairs.

Tuskegee University Begins Yearlong Celebration of George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was born 150 years ago in 1864. In 1897 he began a 47-year career at what is now Tuskegee University. He developed alternative crops for southern cotton fields and products that could be made from those crops.

Honors for Two African American Faculty Members

Michael Nduati of the University of California Riverside received a New Faculty Scholar Award and Howard Fuller of Marquette University was named an "Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement."

Tennessee State University Beefs Up Campus Security

Among the initiatives is a requirement that all students, faculty, staff, and administrators wear and display identification badges while on campus.

Five African Americans in New Higher Education Administrative Posts

The appointees are Khala Granville at Indiana University, Romanda Noble-Watson at Claflin University, Lloyd Holmes at Monroe Community College, Darryl Pope at The Lincoln University, and Calvin Thomas IV at Ivy Tech Community College.

Will Changes to the SAT Help College-Bound Blacks?

The College Board has announced sweeping new changes to the SAT college entrance examination. One important development is the announcement of free test preparation services but it seems doubtful that the changes will appease the test's critics.

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.

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.

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