The University of Phoenix Is a Pillar of African American Higher Education

Blacks make up 17.7 percent of undergraduate students, 22 percent of graduate students, and 18.6 percent of the faculty.

Myrlie Evers-Williams Named Scholar-in-Residence at Alcorn State University

The civil rights icon will teach, prepared her papers for the university's archives, and develop a research center on social justice and civic engagement.

New Princeton University Committee Aims to Identify Ways to Enhance Diversity

The committee will develop recommendations for strategies to attract people of color and women to positions in which they have historically been underrepresented.

Brad Braxton Named to Endowed Chair at SMU

A former Rhodes Scholar, he has held teaching positions at Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest University.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs

Fred Bonner at Rutgers and Joseph Ofori-Dankwa at Saginaw Valley State are appointed to named chairs.

Tulane Professor Lands a TV Gig

Melissa Harris-Perry will host a weekend morning show on MSNBC.

Brown University’s Newest Black Faculty

Chanelle Howe and Kym Moore are new assistant professors at Brown.

Hope Lewis Is Honored by the American Bar Association

The Northeastern University law professor is recognized for her work for the advancement of women in the field of international law.

University of Delaware Mounts Effort to Increase Racial Diversity

Blacks are just 5 percent of the undergraduate student body and 4 percent of the faculty but 21 percent of the state's population.

Two African Africans Named to New Faculty Posts

Jemima Pierre and Curtis Everett Powell are named to new faculty positions.

Two African Americans to Join the Faculty at the University of Kansas

Jennifer Hamer and Clarence Lang both taught at the University of Illinois.

Are Black Scholars on the Wrong Track?

In a recent article on his website, Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University questions whether black scholars should limit themselves to teaching at predominantly white universities.

Cornel West to Return to Union Theological Seminary

Dr. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary, called Professor West, "the leading public theologian of our age."

Two Notable Appointments at North Carolina A&T State University

Bonnie Newman Davis is named to an endowed chair and Linda Silver Coley was appointed head of a department.

North Park University Professor Wins Elective Office

Terry Lindsay will serve on the school board in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Faculty News

Tony Gaskew is promoted and Nwadiuto Esiobu wins a State Department fellowship.

Two Black Public Health Scholars Join the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee has added eight new faculty members this fall. Two of the new assistant professors are black.

Phylicia Rashad Is the Inaugural Holder of the Denzel Washington Chair at Fordham University

Denzel Washington made a $2,225,000 contribution to his alma mater to fund the chair and a scholarship program.

Three Black Scholars Named to Prestigious Fellowships

Tyrone Forman, Joseph Youngblood II, and Wizdom Powell Hammond are honored with fellowships.

Three Black Scholars Named to New Faculty Positions

Olufunmilayo Arewa, Walter Allen Bennett Jr. and Christine Thorpe begin new teaching duties.

Two Black Scholars Named Fellows at Stanford’s CCSRE

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson and Barrymoore Bogues will spend the year at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

The Racial Gap in Dental School Faculty Is Hard to Swallow

In the entire country in 2007-08 academic year, there were only 42 tenured African-American faculty members in U.S. dental schools.

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