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In Memoriam: Nathan Hare, 1933-2024

Dr. Hare was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement throughout the 1960s and was a strong advocate for equal educational opportunities for Black Americans. In 1968, he founded the country's first Black studies program at San Francisco State University.

Five Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities Across the United States

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to dean positions at universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@jbhe.com.

PNC Partners With Howard University to Empower Black Entrepreneurship

The Howard University and PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship aims to support and educate Black entrepreneurs from across the country. The collaborative initiative includes three other HBCU partners: Morgan State University, Clark Atlanta University, and Texas Southern University.

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.

Prairie View A&M University Selects Aashir Nasim for Senior Vice President and Provost

Dr. Nasim has spent the past 15 years with Virginia Commonwealth University, currently serving as vice president and senior advisor to the president, as well as a full professor of psychology and African American studies.

Three Black Men Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions in Higher Education

The appointments are Jaquion Gholston at Howard University, Andrew Agwunobi at the University of Connecticut, and Dwayne Lee Pinkney at the University of Pittsburgh.

Atlanta University Consortium and Howard University Partner With Kenya on Technology-Driven Research

The newly established EDTECH Africa initiative aims to strengthen the higher education system in Kenya by fostering research and educational collaborations between Kenyan scholars and historically Black colleges and universities.

Howard University Receives Record-Breaking 36,000 Applicants for Class of 2028

The class of 2028 applicant pool at Howard University increased by 4,000 applications compared to last year's class of 2027. This year, the university's acceptance rate was roughly 31 percent, down five percentage points from last year.

In Memoriam: Kenneth Campbell

Campbell served as an assistant professor in the department of mass communication at North Carolina Central University. He taught media studies and served as an advisor for the student film organization, Nineteen10 Film Alliance.

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.

Spelman College Wins $1 Million Grant From Goldman Sachs’ Market Madness HBCU Competition

In addition to Spelman College, Howard University, Florida A&M University, and Delaware State University all secured grants for their participation in this year's Market Madness Competition.

In Memoriam: Clayton Bates Jr., 1932-2024

Dr. Bates taught physics and electrical engineering at Stanford University for over two decades. He was the first Black faculty member to earn tenure in Stanford's School of Engineering.

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.

Xavier University of Louisiana to Launch the Country’s Fifth Historically Black Medical School

Once official accreditation approval is granted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission, the new Xaiver University Ochsner College of Medicine will become the fifth medical school in the United States at a historically Black college or university.

Oakwood University Wins 2024 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

The Honda All-Star Challenge is an annual academic competition for students and faculty at historically Black colleges and universities. This year's top finisher, Oakwood University, received a $100,000 grant for their win.

MIT Launches HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship

The new HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship will provide students from Howard University, Hampton University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina A&T State University with hands-on training and individualized mentorship to develop their journalistic skills.

Howard University Launches New Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development

The exclusively online program will educate students to promote human development from all stages of life. It will be available to students who have completed between 60 and 72 credit hours, but have not earned a college or university credit for at least one year.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Grants were awarded to Shelley White-Means of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Howard University, the University of California Los Angeles, and the American Cancer Society. Additionally, The First Bank has awarded grants to 12 historically Black colleges and universities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Howard University Fine Arts Dean Phylicia Rashad Announces Retirement

Dean of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at historically Black Howard University, Phylicia Rashad, has announced her retirement at the end of this academic year. She is best known for her role as Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Grants were awarded to Howard University, North Carolina Central University, Clark Atlanta University, and Wiley University.

Jamila Taylor Named President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

"I am eager to set a path for IWPR that builds upon its reputation as a trusted economic and equity think tank, producing ground-breaking research and bold policy solutions that advance gender equality in ways that are meaningful and long-lasting," says Dr. Taylor.

Four Black Professionals Appointed to Administrative Leadership Positions

Lydia Sermons, Robert Jackson, David Robinson-Morris, and Jonathan Miller are taking on new leadership roles at Howard University, Virginia Tech, Dartmouth College, and North Shore Community College, respectively.

Oscar Barton Wins Medal From the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Morgan State University professor and dean, Oscar Barton, is the first African American recipient of the Edwin F. Church Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. As part of the award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will establish an endowed scholarship in his name at Morgan State University.

In Memoriam: Orlando L. Taylor, 1936-2024

Dr. Orlando Taylor of Fielding University passed away on January 16. He held numerous administrative leadership roles in higher education throughout his life. He dedicated his research to speech and language disorders, as well as advancing leadership at HBCUs, earning him seven doctoral degrees over the course of his career.

Roger Fairfax Will Be the Next Dean of the Howard University School of Law

Fairfax currently serves as dean of the American University Washington College of Law. Earlier he was senior associate dean for academic affairs, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, and founding director of the Criminal Law & Policy Initiative at George Washington University Law School.

Howard University to Create a New Innovations Center in Biomedical Engineering

The center will provide opportunities for medical and engineering students to learn about medical technology and subsequently create new devices with the potential of improving patient care.

New Administrative Duties for Four African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative positions in higher education are Patrick Davis Sr. at the new BlueOval City campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology Jackson, Salena Gray Jegede at Spelman College in Atlanta, Marchon Jackson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Wendy Thompson at Fisk University in Nashville.

Howard University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences to Launch Two New Online Degrees

The master of health administration and doctor of nursing practice programs will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to lead in today's dynamic and intricate healthcare landscape while providing a flexible learning experience.

District of Columbia Offering Career Opportunities for Graduates of Local HBCUs

Through the HBCU Public Service Program, which will start up early next year, the city will work with highly talented and qualified graduating seniors to help launch their careers. The program will be open for one-year to graduating seniors who are earning a bachelor’s degree at Howard University or the University of the District of Columbia.

Howard University’s New President Organizes His Top Staff

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza was named senior advisor for strategic initiatives and Allison Morgan Bryant will stay on as a member of the cabinet as the vice president of the Office of Corporate Relations. Calvin J. Hadley was named assistant provost for academic partnerships and student engagement and Latrice Byam was appointed executive director of academic planning and curriculum for the Office of the Provost.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Michael Steele has been appointed to the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Chair Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. Jamel K. Donnor was appointed the Fred Huby Memorial Professor of Education at the College of William and Mary and Sheila Otieno has been honored with the Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies professorship at Elon University in North Carolina.

Elementary School in Richmond Renamed to Honor Howard University Professor Emerita

Lois Harrison-Jones, professor emerita in the School of Education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has been honored by the Richmond, Virginia School Board with the renaming of an elementary school in her honor. The school was previously named for a colonel in the Confederate Army.

Howard University Completing Work on the Renovation of the Home of Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell's home at 326 T Street NW in Washington, D.C. was built in 1894. She and her husband Robert Heberton Terrell, an educator and law professor at Howard University occupied the home between 1899 and 1913. In accordance with Terrell's wishes, the home was bestowed to Howard University in 1987. With the help of a federal grant, the home is now being restored.

Two African American Women Scholars Announce They Are Stepping Down

Phylicia Rashad will step down from her position as dean of the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C. at the end of the current academic year and Sonya Williams resigned as chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community College, after serving in the post for just one year.

Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick Honored by the W. Montague Cobb Health Institute

Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick received the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognized Dr. Frederick for his longstanding commitment to scientific excellence, his fervor as a leader in addressing bias in healthcare and medical education, as well as his impact on medical research.

Beverly Crawford Honored by the National Dental Association Foundation

Beverley Crawford, professor of clinical restorative dentistry and director of the student diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized for her service to students and academics.

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