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Tuskegee University Students Offered an Accelerated Path to a Law Degree

The new 3+3 degree program allows for Tuskegee students to attend the first year of law school at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, after finishing their junior year at Tuskegee, therefore earning a bachelor’s degree followed by a juris doctorate in six years instead of seven.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

The five Black scholars who have been assigned to new roles or duties are Antwan Jones at George Washington University, Kiron Skinner at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Marty Baylor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Bunmi Olatunji at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and James W. Mickens at Harvard University.

Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

Dr. Bryant Davis, professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, is the youngest person to be elected president of the association and the fourth Black woman to hold the post.

Will Urban Gentrification Lead to More Integrated Public Schools?

A new study from the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College of Columbia University, found that some schools in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens have seen a reduction in racial segregation while neighborhoods have experienced increased diversity since the early 2000s.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Hired to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Pierre Morton at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire, Harris Akinloye at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Keesha Burke-Henderson at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and Constance Porter at Rice University in Houston.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new diversity positions are J. Goosby Smith at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Shawna Patterson-Stephens at Central Michigan University, Omar Brown for the Big 10 athletic conference, and Keesha Burke-Henderson at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

University of Washington Scholar to Edit New Book Series on Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Megan Ming Francis, associate professor of political science at the University of Washington, has been selected as the editor of a new series of books from Cambridge University Press called Cambridge Elements in Race, Ethnicity and Politics.

W.B. Allen to Serve as Conservative Thought and Policy Scholar at the University of Colorado

Dr. Allen is professor emeritus of political philosophy at Michigan State University and dean emeritus of Michigan State's James Madison College. Earlier, he served for many years on the faculty at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

The Next President of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania

Dr. L. Joy Gates Black has been serving as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, Texas. She joined the staff at Tarrant County College in 2010. Earlier, Dr. Gates Black served in administrative roles at community colleges in Texas, California, and Massachusetts.

Three African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Clarence Lang was named to a department chair at the University of Kansas. Roshawnda was named to the faculty at Pepperdine University in California, and Sylvester James Gates Jr. will be the Roth Distinguished Scholar at Dartmouth College for the 2015-16 academic year.

The New Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University

Helen Easterling Williams is the former dean of the School of Education and professor of doctoral studies at Azusa Pacific University in California. From 1997 to 2006, Dr. Williams held several leadership posts at the University of Delaware.

New U.S. Ambassador Has Ties to Higher Education

Daniel W. Yohannes was recently sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He sits on advisory boards at the University of Washington and University of Colorado.

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