Monthly Archives: February 2022

Five African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The five African Americans in new administrative roles are Hector M. Molina at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Ashley Irvin at Xavier University in New Orleans, Wayne Henry Bryant at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Jennifer Jarvis at Queens University of the City University of New York, and Gerald D. Shields at Kentucky State University.

Morehouse School of Medicine Forms Partnership With Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta have announced a new partnership to create an early commitment program and a pre-medical linkage program. African Americans make up 34 percent of the student body at the women's college.

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Professorships

The three African Americans appointed to named chairs are Kamia Chavis at the law school of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Williams Clemons at the California Institute of Technology, and Monica Peek at the University of Chicago Medical School.

HBCUs: At the Financial and Competitive Crossroads of College Sports

Dr. Al-Tony Gilmore examines the state of athletics at the nation's historically Black colleges and universities.

Recent Books 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. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

In Memoriam: Clarence Shelly, 1931-2022

In 1968, Clarence Shelly was hired as the inaugural director of the Special Education Opportunities Program at the University of Illinois, one of the nation’s earliest and largest recruitment efforts of Black and students of color.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Once Again, a Large Group of HBCUs Subjected to Bomb Threats

Once again, multiple HBCUs received bomb threats on January 31 and February 1. Unlike the January 4 incidents when most students had not returned from winter break, the campuses were forced to halt classes and other activities due to the threats.

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