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Nine Black Academics Taking on New Administrative Roles

The new appointees are Monica Boyd, Stephen L. McDaniel, Alan Robertson Sr., Tanya Freeman, Tara A. Brooks, Brandon P. Brown, Marcus Clark, Ashiwel Undieh, and Scott Jackson Dantley.

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best HBCUs

As was the case last year, Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the nation's best HBCU. Morehouse College in Atlanta and Howard University in Washington, D.C. held the second and third spots. In last year's rankings, Howard was second and Morehouse was third.

University of Kansas Historian Wins Prestigious Book Prize

Randal Jelks, associate professor of American studies and African American studies at the University of Kansas, has been awarded the 2013 Lillian Smith Book Award for his biography of long-time Morehouse College president Benjamin Elijah Mays.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The new appointees are Keeley M. Powell at the University of Delaware, Clifford Russell at Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Aaron James at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Leroy Keith Jr. Given the Title of President Emeritus of Morehouse College

Leroy Keith Jr served as the eighth president of Morehouse College in Atlanta from 1987 to 1994. Now, nearly two decades after his retirement, the college's board of trustees is bestowing on him the title of president emeritus.

The New Provost at Morehouse College

Since 1997, Garikai Campbell has served on the mathematics faculty at Swarthmore College in suburban Philadelphia. He has also been associate dean of academic affairs, acting dean of students, and associate vice president for strategic planning at Swarthmore.

Two African American Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Alvin Thornton of Howard University was named the alumnus of the year by Morehouse College. Harvey Fields received an award for distinguished service from Washington University for his efforts to ensure the academic success of undergraduate students.

HBCUs That Send the Most Graduates to Serve in the Peace Corps

This year there are 21 graduates from Howard University in Washington, D.C., working in the Peace Corps. Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, 204 Howard graduates have served.

Morehouse College Joins the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program

The foundation now has 33 educational institution partners and supports nearly 300 high-achieving students at these institutions with full-ride scholarships. Morehouse is the first HBCU to benefit from the Stamps scholarship 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.

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. to Be the Next President of Morehouse College

Dr. Wilson currently serves as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black College and Universities. He will begin his new role in January.

Morehouse College Institutes Belt Tightening Measures Due to Drop in Enrollments

Employees will have to take up to five unpaid furlough days through the remainder of the year. Other budget cuts will be made and fewer part-time faculty members will be hired for the spring semester.

The Peace Corps Is Not a Favorite Landing Spot for Graduates of HBCUs

Among historically Black colleges and universities Howard University in Washington, D.C., had the most graduates serving in the Peace Corps with 17.

Scholarship Program Will Bring 40 African Men to Morehouse College

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chair of Econet Wireless, has established the Ambassador Andrew Young International Scholars program.

The Milwaukee Scholarship Program Is Sending 10 Black Men to Morehouse College

All 10 Black male students from Milwaukee public high schools will receive full, four-year scholarships to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Six HBCUs Awarded Grants From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The grants ranging from $800,000 to $1.4 million will assist these schools in their efforts to create more engaging science classes.

The New Provost at Bowie State University

Welson Jackson has more than a quarter-century of experience in higher education administration, most recently as special assistant to the president at Morehouse College.

Spelman and Morehouse Enter Agreement to Enroll Graduates of KIPP Schools

There are 18 KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) high schools across the United States and about two thirds of all KIPP students are African Americans.

A Trio of African Americans Receive Awards

Kendra Preer, Ron Thomas, and Lisa Jackson are the honorees.

Robert Franklin Stepping Down as President of Morehouse College

He will take a sabbatical leave from Morehouse and return as a Distinguished Professor and President Emeritus.

New All-Star Game Will Feature Basketball Players Only From HBCUs

Players from HBCUs will be able to showcase their talent for professional scouts.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Chooses Three Finalists for President

Either Beverly Edmond, William B. Bynum Jr., and Robert Jennings will replace retiring Ivory V. Nelson as president.

U.S. News Names Its Top HBCUs

Spelman is the highest-rated black college or university according to new national rankings.

Two Atlanta HBCUs Participating in Major Robotics Research

Spelman College and Morehouse College are participating in a five-year, $18.5 million grant program to work on robotic devices that interface with the human nervous system.

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