Bria Macklin Selected for L’Oreal USA’s For Women in Science Fellowship Program

Dr. Macklin's research in data science and biotechnology at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco focuses on how to improve current gene editing strategies for genetic diseases that affect motor neurons.

Wilberforce University in Ohio Put “On Notice” by Its Accrediting Agency

The Higher Learning Commission has placed Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio, "On Notice." The Commission took this action because it determined that the institution was at risk of being out of compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation. While On Notice, the institution remains accredited, and it has the opportunity to remedy the issues that led to the sanction.

Brown University — Project Coordinator

The purpose of the Project Coordinator position will be to coordinate data collection, data acquisition, research team coordination, IRB protocol management, and grant reporting tasks for one or more research projects.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts 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.

Morgan State University to Join the Safety21 Initiative on Autonomous Vehicles

Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore has been selected to collaborate in a national, multi-university consortium focused on ensuring that autonomous, networked, shared, and integrated transportation technologies and systems are developed and deployed with an emphasis on safety, equity, and sustainability.

In Memoriam: Charles J. Ogletree Jr. 1952-2023

Charles Ogletree was the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and the founding executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School. He taught at the law school for 36 years.

Employment Rates for African Americans by Educational Attainment

In 2022, nearly 76 percent of Blacks who had obtained a bachelor's degree were employed, compared to 70.4 percent of Whites with a bachelor's degree. It is likely that this difference occurs because Black women with a college degree are probably more likely to be employed than White women with a college degree.

Six Medical Schools in Texas Accused of Illegal Racial Preferences in Admissions

The America First Legal Foundation’s (AFL) Center for Legal Equality has filed a class-action lawsuit against six Texas medical schools for what the foundation...

In Memoriam: Theresa A. Powell

Theresa A. Powell was vice president for student affairs at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Powell came to Temple in 2002 after serving as vice president of student affairs at Western Michigan University.

Imani Perry Wins the National Book Award for Nonfiction for South to America.

Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. She was honored...

Princeton University Enhances Its Financial Aid Programs for Middle-Income Families

Under the new plan, most families earning up to $100,000 a year will pay nothing, and many families with income above $100,000 will receive additional aid, including those at higher income levels with multiple children in college. The university estimates that one-quarter of all students will attend Princeton for free, including room and board.

In Memoriam: Leroy Morgan Jr., 1969-2022

Leroy Morgan Jr. served as chief of police at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, from 2014 to the time of his death.

Gerald Simon of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Was Named Optometrist of the...

Gerald Simon, the associate dean for student affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, has been named 2022 Optometrist of the Year by the National Optometric Association. He was nominated for this award for his efforts to increase minority enrollment at the UAB School of Optometry.

A Check-Up on the Progress of African American Faculty in Pediatric Medicine

African American men made up 1.3 percent of all pediatric faculty in 2000 but only 1.04 percent in 2020. In contrast, Black women were 2 percent of all pediatric faculty in 2000 and 3.4 percent of all pediatric faculty in 2020. So Blacks were 4.4 percent of all pediatric faculty in 2020, about one third of the rate that would exist if parity existed with the overall Black population.

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar Wins the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in the American arts. Professor Zollar, a MacArthur Fellow, will receive a cash award of approximately $250,000.

Racist Incidents Occur on the Campus of Ohio University in Athens

In one incident, a trash bag was left outside a resident doorway with a sign that included racial slurs. Also, a student athlete urinated on the dormitory room door of a Black student damaging some of the contents of the room.

In Memoriam: Samuel L. Myers Sr., 1919-2021

Dr. Myers served on the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore from 1950 to 1963 before going to work for the U.S. State Department. He was appointed the fourth president of Bowie State University in Maryland in 1968 and served in the post until 1977.

Kentucky State University Extends the Contract of President M. Christopher Brown II

The board of regents of Kentucky State University has extended the contract of M. Christopher Brown II for four years through July 2022. The four-year extension is the maximum allowed by state law. Dr. Brown was appointed the 15th president of Kentucky State University in March 2017.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week's selections.

“Whites Only” and “Colored” Signs Places on Water Coolers at Sweet Briar College

The Sweet Briar College campus in Virginia is located on the site of a former plantation where slaves had worked. Blacks make up about 9 percent of the student body at the college.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week's selections.

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