Tag: University of Southern Mississippi

University Project Creating a Database of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Christian Friar, a student at the Mississippi University for Women, is spending the summer chronicling runaway slave advertisements in pre-Civil War newspapers from Alabama and Mississippi.

Two New Provosts at HBCUs

Dr. Joyce Blackwell came to Bennett College in the summer of 2012 as senior associate provost. Previously, she was vice president for academic affairs at South Carolina State University. Joe Whitehead comes to North Carolina A&T State University from the University of Southern Mississippi.

In Memoriam: Wilbert Frazier Jordan Jr., 1950-2013

An environmental attorney, he was the first African American to receive an athletic scholarship at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Joshua Otaigbe Named to a Distinguished Chair at the University of Lyon in France

Dr. Otaigbe, a professor of polymers and high performance materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, was named to the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair at the University of Lyon in France for the Fall 2013 semester.

Rodney Bennett Appointed President of the University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Bennett, now vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia, will be the first African American president of any of the five predominantly White state universities in Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi Scholar Wins Outstanding Achievement Award

Royal P. Walker Jr., executive director of the Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, is honored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week's news of appointments of Black Americans to administrative and faculty positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

John Ellis Price Stepping Down as President of the University of North Texas at Dallas

When the institution opened in 2001, there were only 55 students enrolled who took classes in a leased space at a business park. Today, there are more than 2,000 students enrolled in 19 degree programs at the university's 264-acre campus in south Dallas.

Four Notable Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Lynette Overby, Gary Miller, Linda Melvin, and J. Brenton Stewart will be taking on new assignments.

University Historians Assembling Archive of Runaway Slave Advertisements

Two scholars at the University of Southern Mississippi are starting with ads from Mississippi newspapers but hope to expand the archive to other states, the Caribbean, and Brazil.

Sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi Disciplines Six Students for Blackface Incident

The students depicted themselves as members of the Huxtable family from The Cosby Show.

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