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University of Maryland Archaeologists Conduct Dig at Earliest Settlement of Free Blacks

A team of archaeologists from the University of Maryland is currently conducting a research project in Easton, Maryland, which they believe may be the site of oldest settlement of free Blacks in the United States.

The Next President of Tiffin University in Ohio

Curtis B. Charles currently serves as senior associate vice chancellor for institutional transformation at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He will begin his duties as Tiffin University president on July 1.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Jewel Washington at the University of Maryland, Aristide Collins Jr. at George Washington University, Mikah K. Thompson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and Sidney H. Evans Jr. at Morgan State University.

In Memoriam: Quinton Bernard Wilkes, 1941-2015

A graduate of Morgan State University, Quinton Bernard Wilkes was the first African American man to earn a Ph.D. in psychology at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. He also was a founding member of the the African American studies department at Fordham.

Gloria Gibson Named Provost at Morgan State University

Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. She begins her new job on January 5.

Morgan State University Announces the Finalists for the Position of Provost

Among the finalists are Gloria J. Gibson of the University of Northern Iowa, Steve O. Michael, the former provost at Arcadia University, and Donald B. Pope-Davis of DePaul University.

National Institutes of Health Funds Major New Diversity Effort in Biomedical Research

The 12 universities awarded grants will develop approaches to training and mentoring to encourage students from underrepresented groups to enter into and stay in research careers.

Morgan State University Reports Progress on Key Academic Indicators

At Morgan State University in Baltimore, first-year enrollments are up 19 percent from a year ago. The university also reports significant gains in its retention and graduation rates.

Maryland HBCUs Team Up With the University of Baltimore School of Law

HBCU students who complete the two-week boot camp program and have a 3.5 grade point average and score at least 152 on the Law School Admission Tests (LSAT) receive a full-tuition scholarship to the law school.

Victor R. McCrary Jr. Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Dr. McCrary is vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University. He is being honored for his research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, the National Institute of Standards, and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins 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.

Eight HBCUs Sign Agreement With China’s Ministry of Education

Eight historically Black colleges and universities have signed an agreement with the China Education Association for International Exchange. The agreement calls for 1,000 scholarships for students at the HBCUs to study abroad in China.

Black Degree Attainments in Engineering: Long Way to Go to Reach Parity

In 2005, Black earned 5.3 percent of all bachelor's degree awarded in engineering. In 2012, Blacks earned only 4.2 percent of all bachelor's degrees awarded in the discipline. Blacks did slightly better in graduate degrees in engineering.

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.

Three HBCU Executives Honored With Awards

The honorees are Julie D. Goodwin, general counsel at Morgan State University, William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University, and Glenda Baskin Glover, president of Tennessee State University.

Morgan State University Establishes a New Scholarship Program for Transfer Students

Under the TIP program, students who have earned an associate's degree will receive up to $2,000 for up to five semesters in order to complete their bachelor's degree. Students in the program must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Morgan State President to Stay in Place for the Time Being

Over the past 18 months, Morgan State University President David Wilson was fired, reinstated, and given a new one-year contract. Now the regents have kept him on for an undetermined tenure to serve "at the pleasure of the board."

Morgan State University Enters Into STEM Partnership With Johns Hopkins

The first eight Morgan State University students will participate in internships this summer with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute lasting between 8 and 15 weeks.

Three African Americans Are Finalists for Provost at Morgan State University

The three African American candidates for provost at Morgan State University are Keith H. Jackson, interim provost at Morgan State, Brian L. Johnson of Austin Peay State University, and Oliver G. McGee III of Howard University.

STEM Alliance of Washington-Area HBCUs Is Producing Results

The Washington-Baltimore-Hampton-Roads Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a consortium of universities that is working to increase opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM fields.

Morgan State University Partners With Brazilian Universities

Morgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has entered into a partnership agreement with the State University of Sao Paulo and is exploring agreements with other Brazilian universities.

Two HBCUs Launch New Journals

Fayetteville State University in North Carolina has established a new journal on educational issues and research initiatives. Morgan State University in Maryland debuts a new journal on journalism with an international focus.

Maryland and Its Four HBCUs Head to Mediation

Last month's federal district court ruling stating that Maryland's HBCUs were harmed by competing academic programs at nearby predominantly White universities did not offer any remedies.

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.

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.

Morgan State University Partners With Six South African Universities

David Wilson, president of Morgan State University in Baltimore, recently traveled to South Africa where he signed cooperative agreements with six of the nation's leading universities.

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.

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.

Morgan State Debuts Its PEARL Research Facility

Morgan State University has announced that it is changing the name of its Estuarine Research Center facility in St. Leonard, Maryland, to the Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL).

Morgan State Scholar’s Research on What May be the Oldest African American Neighborhood in the U.S.

Dale Glenwood Green, an assistant professor of architecture and chair of the Historic Preservation Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, found a deed from 1788 which shows a purchase of land in "The Hill" district of Easton, Maryland, by a free African American couple.

New Academic Developments at Morgan State University

Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore is beginning a new Ph.D. in transportation and urban infrastructure systems. The university is also planning to hold a second commencement ceremony in December in addition to the regular event in May.

In Memoriam: Homer Eli Favor, 1925-2013

Homer Favor joined the faculty at Morgan State University in 1956 as an assistant professor of economics. In 1963, he founded the Urban Studies Institute at Morgan State.

Morgan State University to Open a New Journalism School

The School of Global Journalism and Communication, which will be the ninth on the Morgan State campus, will officially open its doors on July 1. DeWayne Wickham, a columnist for USA Today, will be the leader of the new school.

Kweisi Mfume to Chair the Board of Regents at Morgan State University

Mfume is an alumnus of the university and is a former Congressman from Maryland and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Morgan State University Repeats as Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Since the inception of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge in 1989, American Honda has given out more than $7 million in grants to participating historically Black colleges and universities.

Morgan State University Partners With the U.S. Navy

The agreement will enable students at Morgan State University to receive academic and career advice from Navy personnel. Students can also participate in Navy research projects.

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