Tag: Connecticut College

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Administrative Roles

Rodman King has been named the next dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College. Ivy Banks was appointed vice president for institutional diversity and inclusion at Xavier University, and Donald Mitchell, Jr. has been named the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Molloy College.

John McKnight Selected as the Next Dean of Haverford College in Pennsylvania

Since 2016, Dr. McKnight has been the dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College. Prior to joining the staff of Connecticut College, he worked at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, as dean of intercultural development. Earlier, he served as director of multicultural affairs and a coordinator of residence life at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

How Racism Impacts African Americans’ Decisions to Seek Self-Employment

Two sociologists at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that working Black adults with “racial capital,” or high awareness of the systemic nature of racism, were seven times more likely to pursue self-employment than those with low awareness.

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.

In Memoriam: Jewell Plummer Cobb, 1924-2017

In 1981, Professor Cobb was appointed president of California State University, Fullerton. She was the first African American women to lead a major university west of the Mississippi River.

Racist Graffiti Found on the Campus of Connecticut College

Racist graffiti was found in the first floor bathrooms of the Crozier-Williams building on the campus of Connecticut College in New London.

Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Form New Partnership to Increase Faculty Diversity

The Creating Connections Consortium is a partnership between 26 leading liberal arts colleges and the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.

African Americans Named Dean at Connecticut College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Carolyn Denard was named dean at Connecticut College and Ray J. Davis was appointed dean of the School of Arts and Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

David Canton Wins the 2011 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize

The associate professor at Connecticut College was honored for his book on Raymond Pace Alexander.

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