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Six African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Leykia Brill at the University of Massachusetts, Deidre Labat at Xavier University, Christopher L. Brown at Columbia University, Undi Hoffler at North Carolina Central University, D'Andre Fisher at the University of Oklahoma, and Archie Griffin at Ohio State University.

New University Administrative Posts for Three African Americans

The new appointees are Darryl Heller at Indiana University South Bend, Joanne Woodward at the University of North Texas in Denton, and Jabar Shumate at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head at Duke University

A racist chant recently appeared on a video of SAE fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma. Now a Duke University student says she was subjected to the same song as she walked across campus. Then a noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus.

Video Shows University of Oklahoma Students Singing Racist Song

A video surfaced that reportedly showed members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist song.

Christopher Howard Is Among Three Finalists for President of the University of Toledo

Christopher B. Howard, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, one of the few all-male colleges in the United States.

In Memoriam: Jidlaph Gitau Kamoche, 1940-2013

In 1977, Jidlaph Kamoche became the first director of the American American studies program at the University of Oklahoma. A native of Kenya, he came to the United States to study history at Amherst College.

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Lucas Morel was named to an endowed chair at Washington and Lee University. T. Elon Dancy II was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at the University of Oklahoma and Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University was named chair of a government commission.

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson Smith, 1934-2013

She was the former dean of the nursing schools at the University of Oklahoma and Wayne State University and was the first nurse to be named director of the Michigan Department of Public Health.

The Higher Education of the New Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court

The first Black Supreme Court justice and first Black chief justice is a graduate of Kentucky State University and the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He is a former assistant dean of the law school at Marquette University.

Oklahoma Bans Race-Sensitive Admissions in Higher Education

Oklahoma is the eighth state to ban the consideration of race in university admissions. Blacks make up about 8 percent of the state's population.

In Memoriam

Melvin B. Tolson Jr., Richard David Morrison, and Oscar A. Rogers Jr. recently passed away.

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