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Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

University of Richmond Changes Name of Its Law School Due to Benefactor’s Ties to Slavery

The T.C. Williams School of Law will now be known as the University of Richmond School of Law. Williams was a student and later a trustee of the then-named Richmond College. He personally enslaved three individuals and his business enslaved dozens more.

In Memoriam: Carey Harvey Latimore IV, 1975-2022

Carey Latimore was a Baptist minister and an associate professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio. Dr. Latimore joined the Trinity University community in 2004. He served as the chair of the department of history from 2011-2020 and was the co-director for the African American studies minor.

The New President of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Kimberly S. Smith is the associate vice provost for student success initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Seven African Americans to Administrative Positions

Takin on new duties are Vincent L. Young at Mississippi State, Olga Osaghae at Howard University, Rolundus R. Rice at Rust College in Mississippi, Amy Johnson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Emma Adebayo at Augustana College in Illinois, Brandon Howard at Huntingdon College in Alabama, and Jaide Hinds-Clarke at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

University of Richmond President Announces His Intention to Step Down

Ronald A. Crutcher became the tenth president of the University of Richmond in 2015. He also serves as a professor of music at the university. When a successor takes the helm, Dr. Crutcher will take a sabbatical and then return to the faculty as a university professor.  

Racial Slur Found Written on a Black Student’s Dormitory Door at the University of Richmond

Police at the University of Richmond in Virginia reported that three incidents of racism occurred on campus late last month. In one incident, an African American student had a racial slur written on the name tag on her dormitory room door.

Scholar Develops Software to Search the Dark Web for Hate Group Manifestos

Ugochukwu O. Etudo, a new assistant professor of operations and information management in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut in Stamford, has developed software that can be used to search the internet and the so-called "Dark Web" to identify websites that espouse radical views and violent behavior.

New Online Archive Documents Bank Redlining Practices in the 1930s

A new website hosted by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond offers visitors a look at a series of maps from the Home Owners Loan Corporation that document the practice of redlining during the New Deal era.

Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Norm Jones at Amherst College in Massachusetts, Loretta McDonald at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Keith W. McIntosh at the University of Richmond in Virginia, and Parris Carter at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The Next President of the University of Richmond

Dr. Crutcher currently is the co-chair of Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP). From 2004 to 2014, Dr. Crutcher was president of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

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