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Huston-Tillotson President to Step Down in 2015

Larry L. Earvin has been president of the historically Black educational institution in Austin, Texas, since 2000. During his tenure as president, enrollments at the school have nearly doubled.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships

Robert M. Franklin Jr., former president of Morehouse College was appointed to an endowed chair at Emory University and Pat Obi was named to an endowed professorship at Purdue University Calumet.

The Honors Keep Coming for Natasha Trethewey

The Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta and poet laureate of the United States received the 2014 William Meredith Award for Poetry.

Emory University Acquires the Papers of a Civil Rights Hero

The university's library has acquired a collection of papers from the Rev. C.T. Vivian and his wife Octavia Geans Vivian, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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.

Dr. Obie Clayton Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Clark Atlanta University

Since 2011, Dr. Clayton has been serving as the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia's School of Social Work.

Letter to the Editor Regarding Diversity at Emory University

A reader questions the commitment of Emory University to the racial diversity of its faculty and administration.

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.

Robert Franklin Has Returned to Emory University

The former president of Morehouse College, has returned to Emory University as senior adviser to the provost for community and diversity. He previously taught at Emory's Candler School of Theology.

Emory University Study Finds Huge Racial Disparity in Rates of Lupus

A study led by researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta finds that African American women were three times as likely as White women to contract lupus, a serious autoimmune disease.

Yolanda Cooper Named University Librarian at Emory

She has been serving as an associate professor, deputy university librarian, and acting dean and university librarian at the University of Miami in Florida.

Two Black Scholars Join the Sickle Cell Disease Research Team at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh has announced the addition of two scholars to its Sickle Cell Disease Program. Laura De Castro was a professor of hematology at Duke University and Solomon Ofori-Acquah was a professor of pediatrics at Emory University.

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.

An Endowed Scholarship Fund Honors Three Pioneering Emory Professors

The Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta has established an endowed scholarship program to provide financial aid for students in its Black Church Studies Program.

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.

Emory University Professor Wins Book Award

Kevin Young, the Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta, has won the 2013 PEN Open Book Award from the PEN American Center. The Harvard University graduate is the author of seven collections of poetry.

Seven African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Camisha Duffy at Murray State, Michael Leo Owens of Emory University, Ashley Robinson at Prairie View A&M, Valandra German at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Clayton Steen at Bowie State, and Natasha Billie at Langston University.

Natasha Trethewey Appointed to a Second Term as Poet Laureate of the United States

She is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta. In addition to a second one-year term as Poet Laureate of the United States, she is also serving a four-year term as the poet laureate of the state of Mississippi.

Emory University Acquires the Papers of Ophelia DeVore Mitchell

Ophelia DeVore Mitchell was the founder of one of the first modeling agencies for African Americans and a pioneer in the "Black Is Beautiful" movement. Now over 90 years of age, she continues to own and help run an African American newspaper.

Three African American Women Scholars Named AAAS Fellows

The Black women with ties to the academic world who recently were named as fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences are Paula Hammond of MIT, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot of Harvard University, and Natasha Threthewey of Emory University.

Two Emory University Faculty Members Earn Important New Assignments

Leon Haley Jr., associate professor of emergency medicine, was named to an advisory council of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Michael Leo Owens, associate professor of political science, was chosen as chair of the governing board of the Urban Affairs Association.

Babies Born Preterm Perform Less Well on Tests When They Reach First Grade

The results are of particular significance to African Americans. More than 17 percent of all African American mothers give birth before completing 37 months gestation. For non-Hispanic whites, only 10 percent of all births are preterm.

Tuskegee University Faculty Member Wins UNCF/Mellon Faculty Residency Fellowship

Dr. Eleanor Blount will spend the fall semester studying the Alice Walker papers at Emory University. She is conducting research on the effects of racism and sexism on African American women writers.

Emory Opens Exhibit of Its SCLC Archives

Emory University in Atlanta officially acquired the archives of Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 2007. Now the university has debuted its first exhibition from the archive.

Emory President’s Commentary on the Three-Fifths Compromise Causes Uproar on Campus

James W. Wagner, president of Emory University, has been criticized for using the Constitution's Three-Fifths Clause regarding the counting of slaves as an example of political compromise.

Emory Students to Prepare Exhibit from Historic Collection of African American Photos

Students in the class "Looking at the Familiar: History, Memory, Race, and Visual Culture" will create an exhibit from the university's archive of 12,000 photographs of African Americans from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Vanderbilt University Losing Its Chief Investment Officer

Matthew Wright is stepping down from his post to pursue a new business venture. He guided Vanderbilt's $3.8 billion portfolio through the great recession of 2008-09.

Emory Opens New Archive of African American History to Researchers

The family papers of artist and civil rights activist Edwin Harleston and his wife, photographer Elise Harlston, have been fully archived and are now available to researchers at the university's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

Two Black Scholars in New Faculty Posts

Jericho Brown is a new assistant professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta and Nadia Rabesahala Horning was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of political science at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Emory Students Apologize for Racially Insensitive Television Broadcast

In the satirical segment, viewers were asked to help identify students who "shouldn't be here and are only at the school because of affirmative action."

In Memoriam: Mozella Smith Peterson Galloway, 1951-2012

She was the co-founder and president of the National Black Herstory Task Force, a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to celebrate and chronicle the lives of women of African descent.

The New Director of the James Weldon Institute at Emory University

Tyrone Forman, a professor of sociology at Emory, replaces the late Rudolph R. Byrd, who founded the institute in 2007.

Emory University Sending More Medical Residents to Ethiopia

Emory University School of Medicine is expanding its study abroad program in Ethiopia to include residents in surgery, pediatrics, dermatology, anesthesiology, pathology, gynecology and obstetrics, family and preventive medicine, and rehabilitation medicine.

Widespread Racial Differences in Who Receives CPR After a Cardiac Arrest

In low-income Black neighborhoods, the odds of receiving bystander CPR were 50 percent lower than in a high-income non-Black neighborhood.

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.

Papers of Pearl Cleage Housed at Emory University Archives

A graduate of Spelman College, Cleage is best known for her novels What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day and Babylon Sisters.

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