Tag: City University of New York

In Memoriam: Faith Ringgold, 1930-2024

Ringgold was a mixed media artist, best known for her narrative quilts which centered around African American and women's representation. She was a professor emerita of art with the University of California, San Diego where she taught for 15 years.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants 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.

In Memoriam: Paul F. Bitting, 1945-2024

In 1989, Dr. Bitting joined the faculty of the College of Education at North Carolina State University where he taught until his retirement in 2016 as an associate professor. From 2006 to 2007, he served as the college's assistant dean for diversity.

Two Black Men Appointed to Administrative Roles

Ernest Pierre-Louis was promoted to associate director of the Black Male Initiative and financial operations at the City University of New York and Kevin D. Howell has been named the chief external affairs officer for the University of North Carolina Health and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Universities Announce the Appointment of Three Black Scholars to New Positions

Professor Rosemarie Wesson was named associate vice chancellor and university vice provost for research at the City of New York. Charles E. Menifield was named a University Professor at Rutgers University–Newark and Sonya Grier was named to the Eminent Scholar Chair in Marketing at the Kogod School of Business of American University in Washington, D.C.

Four Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Marc Lamont Hill at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Chinenye Anyanwu at the University of Connecticut, James Kereri at the University of Missouri, and Curtis Austin at Arizona State University.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

The new deans are David Marshall at Savannah State University in Georgia, Andrew Chin at Florida A&M University, Janelle L. West at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, Dara N. Byrne at the City University of New York, Christopher D. Card at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Elimelda Moige Ongeri at North Carolina A&T State University.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Arlitha Williams-Harmon at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, Jonathan Quash at the City University of New York, Penn’lope Davis at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Carold Boyer-Yancy is the new executive director of student accounts at Delaware State University.

In Memoriam: Colin Luther Powell , 1937-2021

Colin Powell was the first African American to serve as Secretary of State, National Security Adviser, and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, he founded the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at City College of New York. In 2013, the Center was transformed into the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

In Memoriam: Charles Wade Mills, 1951-2021

Since 2016, Charles W. Mills was the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Earlier, he served as the John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Three African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Dean Positions

Catherine R. Squires was named interim dean of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Denelle Wallace-Alexander has been appointed dean of the School of Education at Norfolk State University in Virginia and Carmen Renee’ Green is the new dean of the City University of New York School of Medicine

Virtual Events at the City University of New York Zoom Bombed by Racists

Several virtual Zoom events hosted by CUNY campuses were the targets of hateful attacks by individuals who infiltrated the online forums and posted racist, White supremacist messages and images. The events included campus celebrations of Black History Month.

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.

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.

CUNY Announces New Policies Aimed at Increasing Engagement with Minority-Owned Businesses

A recent conference offered insight to minority- and women-owned businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses on how to conduct business with CUNY and to provide a forum for networking with CUNY decision-makers.

The CUNY School of Medicine is a Leader in Producing Minority Physicians

In 2018, the Association of American Medical Colleges cited the City University of New York School of Medicine as the fifth top medical school in the country for recruitment of Black and African-American students, exceeded only by the four historically Black medical schools.

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.

A Trio of African American Women Who Are Taking on New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Taking on new administrative roles are Krystal Prime Banfield at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Brigette A. Bryant at the City University of New York, and Carol Burton at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Two African American Women Earn Prestigious Honors

Gilda Barabino, dean of engineering at City College of New York, is being honored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and Janelle Baker of Alcorn State University was honored at the Health Disparities Conference at Xavier University in New Orleans.

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.

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.

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.

CUNY Initiative Seeks to Increase the Number of Blacks in Journalism

The new initiative will include five, full-tuition scholarships to the Graduate School of Journalism and a summer internship program in New York for 20 undergraduates from minority-serving institutions.

New Scholarship for Minority Students Pursuing Degree Programs in Labor Studies at CUNY

Minority students who are selected to receive the scholarships will receive up to $20,000 for the last two years of undergraduate study or $30,000 for two years of graduate study.

CUNY Scholar to Be Honored by the American Historical Association

Herman L. Bennett is a historian who specializes in the African presence in colonial Latin America.

The Changing Demographics of the Student Body of the City University of New York

Since 2001, the percentage of Black students in the entering classes at the five most prestigious campuses of the City University of New York has decreased from 17 percent to 10 percent.

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