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Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.

The Higher Education of the Surgeon General of the United States

Each day when President Trump meets with reporters to give a daily briefing on the government's efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, standing by his side is Jerome Adams, an African American man who serves as Surgeon General of the United States.

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

In Memoriam: Harrison B. Wilson Jr., 1925-2019

Dr. Wilson served as president of Norfolk State for 22 years. When he arrived on campus in 1975, the school only offered four graduate programs and enrolled 191 students. By the end of Dr. Wilson's presidency in 1997, the university offered 14 master's programs, one doctoral program, and enrolled 1,110 students.

In Memoriam: Wright Lassiter Jr., 1934-2019

Dr. Lassiter was appointed chancellor of Dallas County Community College District in 2007. He was the first African American to hold the position. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lassiter served for 20 years as president of El Centro College in Dallas.

In Memoriam: Margaret Asalele Mbilzi-Sawerengera

Dr. Mbilzi-Sawerengera, the wife of the Malawi ambassador to the United States, served as an associate professor of educational policy and research at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York, an assistant professor of higher education at Northern Illinois University, and an assistant professor of foundations of education at the University of West Alabama.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Daniel A. Summerhill at California State University, Monterey Bay, Sharlene Newman at Indiana University, Meleko Mokgosi at at the Yale School of Art, and William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University.

Indiana University Law School Establishes the Juanita Kidd Stout Endowed Professorship

Juanita Kidd Stout was the first African American woman to serve on a state supreme court in the United States. The new endowed chair honoring Justice Stout is the first professorship at Indiana University to honor an African American woman and the law school's first endowed position named for a woman of color.

In Memoriam: Albert L. Walker, 1945-2019

Dr. Walker was appointed president of Harris-Stowe State University in August 2011 and served in that role until his retirement in 2013. Earlier in his career, he served as president of Bluefield College in West Virginia.

Shaun Harper Chosen to Lead the American Educational Research Association

Currently, Dr. Harper serves as a Provost Professor in the Rossier School of Education and Marshall School of Business, the Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, and the founder and executive director of the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California.

Teresa Reed Appointed Dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville

Currently, Dr. Reed serves as a professor of music and associate dean of the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Earlier, she taught at the Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa and at Indiana University.

Study Finds Black Students Are More Successful When Professors Believe Intelligence is Malleable

A recent study from social psychologists at Indiana University has found that STEM students, especially students from underrepresented groups, are more successful when their professors believe intelligence is a malleable quality that can be improved over time.

“White Racial Literacy Project” Aims to Involve More White People in Racial Equity Conversations

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis has launched a new initiative, called the White Racial Literacy Project. The effort aims to get White students more involved in conversations about racial equity.

In Memoriam: George Taliaferro, 1927-2018

George Taliaferro was the first African-American ever drafted by a National Football League team. After his football career was over, he served in many roles in higher education in Indiana and at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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.

NBA Legend Isiah Thomas Seeks to Increase Celebrities’ Support of HBCUs

According to a statement released by Florida Memorial University, the new program is “intended to inspire successful athletes, entertainers and other influential partners to re-commit, embrace and support historically Black colleges and universities.”

Gloria Gibson to Be Inaugurated as the Seventh President of Northeastern Illinois University

Before being named president at Northeastern Illinois University, Dr. Gibson was senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Earlier, she was a professor of communication and executive vice president and provost at the University of Northern Iowa.

Two African American Women at State Universities Receive Notable Honors

Stephanie Adams, dean of engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, received an award from the American Society of Engineering Education and Iris Rosa had the floor at the Indiana University dance studio named in her honor.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Indiana University Establishes the Black Philanthropy Circle

The Black Philanthropy Circle will establish programs to improve the recruitment, retention and degree attainment for Black students, faculty and staff on all of Indiana University's campuses.

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anthony C. Nelson has been chosen as the next dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University. George H. Stroud was appointed dean of students at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and Lemuel W. Watson was named dean of the School of Education at Indiana University.

Two Rwandan Scholars in the U.S. Seek to Broaden Opportunities for Other African Students

The African STEM Network or AFRISNET, will be an online resource that will provide resources, information, and assistant to African students seeking educational opportunities or internships in the United States.

Darrell Cain Appointed President of Pierce College-Puyallup in Washington State

Dr. Cain has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs for Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. When he takes office, Dr. Cain will be the first African American to serve as permanent president of the Puyallup campus.

Chicago State University Chooses Zaldwaynaka Scott as Its Next President

Scott is an attorney for the Foley & Lardner law firm, which has offices in 21 major U.S. cities including Chicago. A former federal prosecutor, Scott served on the board of trustees of Chicago State University from 2009 to 2013 and has taught courses as an adjunct professor at several law schools.

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Dr. Webb has been serving as Midwest Campus president and senior adviser for academic innovation to the chancellor of the Antioch University System. Before joining Antioch University, she was the founding dean of the California School of Education of the Alliant International University System.

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: Jacqueline Bolden Beck, 1931-2017

Dr. Beck started her career at Florida A&M University in 1958 as an instructor of nursing. She retired in 2000 after serving as the leader of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the university for 18 years.

Homicide Is the Biggest Contributor to Years of Lost Life Among African Americans

In a revealing new study conducted by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington, it was established that homicide is the largest contributor to potential years of life lost among Black Americans. For Whites, homicide was the only 12th highest contributor to potential years of lost life.

New Assignments for Nine Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Indiana University Reports Encouraging Enrollment Numbers for African Americans

At the flagship campus at Bloomington, there are 1,907 African American students, a record number for this campus. Systemwide, there are 7,646 African Americans enrolled.

The New Director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University

Terri Francis joined the faculty at Indiana University in 2014. Earlier, she taught for nine years in the department of African American studies and the film and media studies program at Yale University. She is an expert on African American cinema and Jamaican film history.

In Memoriam: Franklin D. Cleckley, 1940-2017

Franklin D. Cleckley was the Arthur B. Hodges Professor of Law Emeritus in the College of Law at West Virginia University. He taught at West Virginia University from 1969 until his retirement in 2013.

Indiana University Names New Leaders for Two Performing Ensembles

Stafford C. Berry Jr. was named the director of the African American Dance Company and James A. Strong Jr. will be the new leader of the Indiana University Soul Revue.

Six Black Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Black women faculty in new roles are Sherine Obare at Western Michigan University, Erinn Tucker at Georgetown University, Alyssa L. Harris at Boston College, Reena N. Goldthree at Princeton University, Carolyn Gentle-Genitty at IUPUI, and Eleanor Brown at Pennsylvania State University.

The Racial Gap in School Discipline Is Widest for Girls

The study of middle and high school students in a large urban district by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, found that Blacks girls are three times as likely as White girls to be sent to the principal's office.

The Next Dean of the College of Education at the University of Rhode Island

R. Anthony Rolle has been serving since 2014 as a professor and chair of the department of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Houston. Earlier, he taught at Texas A&M University and the University of South Florida.

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