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New Study Provides Evidence on the Effect of Race on Criminal Sentencing

The authors found that "respondents who view persistent racial inequalities as the product of both past and ongoing institutional factors prescribed lengthier sentences for White defendants; those who discount these explanations prescribed lengthier sentences for Black defendants.

Helene D. Gayle Appointed the Eleventh President of Spelman College in Atlanta

Dr. Gayle is currently president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. Earlier, she was CEO of the international humanitarian organization CARE and spent 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Four African American Women Appointed to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The four women hired to diversity, equity, and inclusion positions are Kerri Alexander at Xavier University in New Orleans, Shontay Delalue at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Cammie Jones at Barnard College in New York City, and Eunice Tarver at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma.

In Memoriam: Lila Althea Fenwick, 1932-2020

Lila Fenwick was the first Black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School. She died from complications of the coronavirus on April 4 at her home in New York City.

In Memoriam: Alicia Lawrence, 1983-2020

Alicia Lawrence was deputy dean and executive director of residential life and housing at Barnard College in New York City. Before joining the staff at Barnard, Lawrence held administrative posts at Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and Ohio University.

Three African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Mignon R. Moore was promoted to full professor of sociology at Barnard College in New York. Professor Suzanne Weekes was named associate dean at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Tracy L. Jackson will direct the physicians assistant program at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

African Americans Accepted Into the Class of 2023 at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, most of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission into the Class of 2023. Some revealed the racial/ethnic breakdown of their admitted students.

Three Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The three new deans are Karen Richardson at Princeton University in New Jersey, Leslie Grinage at Barnard College in New York City, and Glenda M. Prime at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Student Shouted White Supremacist Views in Confrontation With Black Students at Columbia

A White sophomore at Columbia University in New York City was seen on video harassing a group of African American students outside the Butler Library on campus.

In Memoriam: Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018

Shange was a professor of women's studies at the University of Florida from 2002 to 2006. She was the author of the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf."

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Pomona College in California Appoints Avis Hinkson as Dean of Students

Dr. Hinkson has been serving as dean of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hinkson was associate dean of admissions at Pomona College. She will begin her new job at Pomona College in Claremont, California, on August 1.

Edwidge Danticat Wins the Neustadt International Prize for Literature

Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-American writer who has taught creative writing at New York University and the University of Miami, was chosen to receive the $50,000 Neustadt Prize, which is awarded by the University of Oklahoma.

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.

Ntozake Shange Donates Her Archives to Barnard College in New York City

Ntozake Shange, the noted African American playwright, poet, and novelist has donated her extensive archives to Barnard College in New York City. Shange is a 1970 alumna of the college.

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new duties are David H. Jackson at Florida A&M University. Belinda Archibong at Barnard College, Derron O. Wallace at Brandeis University, Christena Cleveland at Duke Divinity School, and Zella Palmer at Dillard University.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Mignon R. Moore is a new associate professor of sociology at Barnard College. Kara Walker was named to an endowed chair at Rutgers University and Jenna Hatcher is taking on new duties at the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing.

In Memoriam: Mary Lynn Jones Walker Huntley, 1946-2015

Lynn Walker Huntley served as president of the Southern Education Foundation from 2002 to 2010. Earlier she was an attorney for the Legal Defense Fund and a deputy assistant attorney general in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Barnard College Scholar Co-Authors the Libretto for a New Opera

Yvette Christianse, a professor of English and Africana studies at Barnard College in New York City, is the co-author of the libretto for the opera Cities of Salt that debuted recently at the Royal Opera House in London.

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Barnard College Elevates Africana Studies to Department Status

Barnard College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution for women in New York City, has elevated its African Studies Program to a full academic department.

Two Black Women in New Teaching Roles

Nobel Peach Prize winner Leymah Gbowee was named the inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice at Barnard College. Stacy Finley was hired to the biomedical engineering faculty at the University of Southern California.

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