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A Trio of African Americans Appointed to Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Positions

Jeremi London was named the assistant provost of academic opportunity and belonging at Vanderbilt University. Pierre Morton has been appointed the vice president of the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at Pacific University Oregon. And Chloe Poston will be the next vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Davidson College.

Davidson College Decides to Keep the Name of an Enslaver on a Main Campus Building

Davidson College in North Carolina has decided not to rename Chambers Building, the main academic structure on campus. The building is named for Maxwell Chambers who made a contribution to the college in 1855 that allowed the educational institution to continue operations. He also donated five enslaved people to the college.

A New Oral History of Black Alumni at Four Educational Institutions in the Carolinas

The “Counting It All Joy!” initiative aims to better understand and to make more visible the narratives of Black people who have attended Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University, and Johnson C. Smith University between 1990 and 2020.

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.

Three African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Alan D. Robertson was named chief financial officer at Florida A&M University. Julian Coaxum will be the next chief of police at Davidson College in North Carolina and Raymond Clarke has been named vice president for enrollment management at Savannah State University in Georgia.

NBA Star Stephen Curry Funds the Reestablishment of Golf Teams at Howard University

Starting in the 2020-21 academic year, Howard will field men's and women's golf teams. Curry's donation will provide the startup costs for the program and fund it for six years.

Four Black Scholars Taking On New Roles as Deans at Colleges and Universities

Nicola Boothe Perry has been named interim dean at Florida A&M University, Kimberly Gaiters has been named dean at Virginia Union University, Philip Jefferson has been named vice president at Davidson College, and Floyd Wormley has been named associate provost at Texas Christian University.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Marcus Guess at Albany State University, Keith Smith at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ann McCorvey at Davidson College in North Carolina, Joffery Gaymon at Auburn University in Alabama, and Kristen Barnes at Columbia University in New York City.

Davidson College Investigating Racist Tweets Allegedly Posted by Students

Davidson College, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in North Carolina, is investigating racist and anti-Semitic tweets. The Davidson College Sailing Team reportedly has removed two of its students due to connections with the racist tweets.

Three African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Ernest E. Jeffries, associate dean of students at Davidson College, Robert Smith, a graduate of Tougaloo College who was a major figure in the civil rights movement, and Roscoe Mitchell of Mills College.

Alumnus Anthony Foxx Will Chair Davidson College’s Commission on Race and Slavery

The Davidson College Commission on Race and Slavery is charged with investigating how the college's own history is intertwined with the institution of slavery, the lives and work of enslaved persons, and conceptions of race that emerged from this history.

Two Students in Same Class Found That One’s Ancestors Owned the Other’s Ancestors as Slaves

During the course of their research, Ebony Hill of Johnson C. Smith University and Grace Woodward of Davidson College found out that several of Hill's ancestors had been slaves owned by ancestors of Woodward.

Tracey Hucks Appointed Provost at Colgate University

Dr. Hucks has been serving as the James D. Vail III Professor at Davidson College in North Carolina. Earlier in her career, Professor Hucks spent more than 15 years on the faculty at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

State Board Names Its Preferred Candidate for President of Jackson State University

The board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi announced that it has selected William B. Bynum, current president of Mississippi Valley State University, as the "preferred candidate" to be the next president of Jackson State University.

Three African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

The appointees are Byron P. McCrae at Davidson College in North Carolina, Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Vernon Hurte at Iowa State University.

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: Wayne Everett Crumwell

In 1968, Wayne Crumwell became the first African American to graduate from Davidson College in North Carolina. He later earned a law degree at Duke, opened a private law practice, and served as a faculty member at North Carolina Central University.

African American Adjunct Professor Wins a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

Melissa Givens is an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Texas Southern University in Houston. She is also a doctoral student in music at the University of Houston.

African Americans in the 2015 Class of Truman Scholars

This year, 58 Truman scholars were selected from 688 candidates nominated by 297 colleges and universities. Of this year’s 58 Truman Scholars, it appears that 11, or 19 percent, are African Americans.

Davidson College’s Hiring Process Takes Diversity Experience Into Account

Now, candidates considered for faculty and staff positions are asked about their experience working with underrepresented minority populations.

Three Black Scholars in New Faculty Posts

The scholars in new teaching roles are Sheretta Butler-Barnes at Washington University in St. Louis, Hilton Kelly at Davidson College in North Carolina, and William Nganje at North Dakota State University.

Davidson College Issues Statement Reaffirming Its Commitment to Diversity

Davidson College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, has issued a statement reaffirming the college's commitment to promoting diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Daniel Aldridge Promoted to Full Professor at Davidson College

A former public defender, he returned to school to obtain a Ph.D. in history at Emory University.

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