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Fisk University Wins the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

This is the first time that Fisk University has won the competition. For their efforts, the team has earned a grant of $50,000 dollars for their institution.

Tuajuanda Jordan Appointed President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Dr. Jordan, who holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue, currently serves as professor of chemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Two HBCUs Removed From Accreditation Probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has lifted the probation of accreditation at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Nontombi Naomi Tutu Wins Social Justice Award

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, a student at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, received the Otis Social Justice Award from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

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.

Fisk University Names Its 15th President

H. James Williams is dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He will assume his new post on February 1, 2013.

Fisk University Names Two Finalists for President

Fisk has chosen two finalists with far different resumes. One has a background in business while the other has had a career largely in academia.

Fisk University Completes Agreement to Share Its Stieglitz Art Collection

The university received $30 million, with $15.2 million earmarked for its endowment. Nearly $6 million is being used for legal fees associated with the eight-year legal battle to share or sell the art collection.

Two Black Poets Honored by the U.S. Postal Service

Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks are among 10 poets honored in a new series of stamps.

Fisk University Sees the Light at the End of the Tunnel in Long-Running Legal Dispute

The Tennessee Supreme Court has sided with Fisk in its attempt to share its art collection with a museum in Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Marcellus Brooks (1941-2012)

Brooks spent his entire professional career at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hazel O’Leary to Retire From Presidency of Fisk University

She was the first woman and first African American to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Fisk University Wins the Latest Round in Its Legal Battle to Share Its Art Collection

Fisk has been trying to resolve this issue for seven years.

Grants and Gifts

• Historically black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, is participating in a $900,000 U.S. Energy Department grant program with Wake Forest University. The researchers are...

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