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Black Student at Lehigh University Harassed and Assaulted on His Way to His Dormitory

A Black student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was accosted when he was walking back to his dormitory. Authorities allege that the student was harassed with a racial slur from a group of individuals in a passing car.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Positions or Duties

Taking on new roles are Barnard A. Jones at St. John's University in Staten Island, New York, Artha Gillis, at the University of California, Los Angeles, Terry-Ann Jones at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and David Staten at South Carolina State University.

Black Student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania Victimized in Racist Attack

The Black student was walking on the street near campus when he was approached by two White males, according to police reports. The White men hurled racial slurs and then one of the attackers punched the Black student in the face.

Five Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Universities

The five Black faculty members taking on new duties are Judith Green McKenzie at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Frederick Evans at South Carolina State University, Jennifer Swann at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ruth Opara at Syracuse University in New York, and Bocar Ba at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Xavier University of Louisiana Offers Pathway for Students to Earn Master’s Degrees in Management

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans has entered into a partnership with Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that will enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management in five years.

John McKnight Selected as the Next Dean of Haverford College in Pennsylvania

Since 2016, Dr. McKnight has been the dean of institutional equity and inclusion at Connecticut College. Prior to joining the staff of Connecticut College, he worked at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, as dean of intercultural development. Earlier, he served as director of multicultural affairs and a coordinator of residence life at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Alexia Hudson-Ward at MIT, Mark Fitzgerald Wilson at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, Tiffany Lomax at Colby College in Maine, J. Mike Johnson at Texas A&M University, Joy Moore at Boston College, and Tiffany Reed at Indiana State University.

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

The five Black faculty members in new roles are Clay S. Gloster Jr. at North Carolina A&T State University, Terry-Ann Jones at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sean Edmund Rogers at the University of Rhode Island, Kevin Holcomb at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, and John Wallace at the University of Pittsburgh.

In Memorial: Don Alden Crewell, 1952-2020

Crewell joined the California Institute of Technology as director of financial aid in 2007, a position he maintained until November 2019. Earlier, he served on the staff at the California College of the Arts, the California School of Professional Psychology, and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Nine Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Positions

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.

Did Lehigh University Ignore Sexual Harassment Claims to Help Maintain a Racially Diverse Faculty?

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is facing a lawsuit after a faculty member claims the university retained a prominent Black professor, despite evidence that he had sexually harassed women colleagues.

In Memoriam: Costel D. Denson, 1934-2018

Costel Denson, a former faculty member and administrator at the University of Delaware, was the first African American student to graduate from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Lehigh University Student Charged With Ethnic Intimidation of Roommate

Racist graffiti was scrawled on the walls inside a dormitory room shared by two students at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Later, one of the two roommates was arrested and charged with ethnic intimidation, institutional vandalism, and criminal mischief.

Lehigh University Is the Latest Educational Partner of the Posse Foundation

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has become a new partner with the Posse Foundation. A Posse of 10 students from the San Francisco Bay area will become Lehigh students next fall. The university hopes to add additional Posses of 10 students each year.

New Administrative Roles for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

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.

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.

New University Administrative Posts for Five African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Valerie I. Harrison at Temple University, David M. Grubb at Dillard University, Margo Foremen at Iowa State University, Adrienne J. McNeil-Washington at Lehigh University, and Yvette Barker at Texas Southern 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.

Lehigh University Settles Racial Harassment Complaint

The Department of Education has announced that Lehigh University has signed a voluntary resolution agreement to resolve a complaint filed by an alumna after a multicultural dormitory on campus was vandalized.

Department of Education to Investigate Response to Bias Incidents at Lehigh University

The investigation was implemented following a complaint filed by an alumna of the university after an incident on campus in November where a multicultural dormitory was vandalized with eggs and racist graffiti.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

The appointees are Patricia A. Johnson at Lehigh University, Crystal Crockett at Virginia Tech, Ryann Randall at Ohio State, Joseph Taylor at Virginia Union University, and Andre Warner at The Lincoln University.

Umoja House at Lehigh University Vandalized With Racial Slurs

The Umoja House residence hall on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is the home to 28 multicultural students. The house was egged and vandalized with racial slurs including the word "nigger."

Three African American Academics Win Whiting Writers’ Awards

The Whiting Writers' Awards are given annually to 10 emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. Each winner receives $50,000. Three of the 10 winners are African American who teach at universities in the United States.

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