Dr. Brown has been serving as
provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the
Southern University System in Louisiana. He is the former president
of Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He stepped down from that
position in December 2013.
People have a tendency to perceive
Black men as larger and more threatening than similarly sized White
men, according to new research. This may explain why Black men are
more likely to be shot by police, the study says.
Wesleyan College, located in Rochester, NY, is
accepting applications for a 9-month, full-time Faculty Position in Computer
Science beginning July 1, 2017, subject to final
budget approval. This position will be instrumental in redesigning
the computer science curriculum and adding an emphasis on
cybersecurity. Roberts Wesleyan College seeks to integrate computing
into the variety of majors taught, especially to the sciences and in
business. This faculty member will teach courses across the computer
science discipline to both computer science majors and students from
Required qualifications include a
master’s degree in computer science or a closely related field, with
expertise and/or experience in cybersecurity; a strong commitment to
the integration of Christian faith and learning; and a willingness to
support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and
identity. A doctoral degree with experience in undergraduate teaching
is preferred. Rank is
open; depending upon qualifications, a tenure-track
appointment is possible.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interested
candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a
for RWC Faculty Employment (download at https://www.roberts.edu/employment.aspx/)
Ellen Smiley has served as provost
and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University
on an interim basis since August 2016. Dr. Smiley joined the staff at
Grambling State University in 1990 and has served in many
The report from the organization
Young Invincibles, makes a series of recommendations on revamping the
Pell Grant system, making it easier to repay student loans, offering
more child care services on campus, and stronger protections for
students against for-profit educational institutions.
Since 2010, Robert E. Johnson has
been president of Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts. When he
takes office, he will become the first African American to lead the
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth campus.
The National Registry of
Exonerations examined the cases of 1,900 defendants who were
convicted of crimes between 1989 and 2016 and later exonerated. They
found that 47 percent of these exonerated defendants were African
The exhibit, “Bamboula! Black Music
Before the Blues,” includes nineteenth- and early twentieth-century
books, sheet music, concert posters, songbooks, and other artifacts.
It will be shown at the university’s John Hay Library through May 5.
Students at the Ross University
School of Medicine study in Dominica in the West Indies and then
complete their training at an affiliated teaching hospital in the
United States. Ross University is a division of the DeVry Education
Raphael Bostic, has been serving as
the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public
Enterprise and director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance in the
School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Los
Beverly Edmond, the interim provost
at the University of Montana, shared the Trailblazer Award from the
Conference of Minority Public Administrators, a division of the
American Society for Public Administration. She and her co-author
were honored for the book Trailblazing
African American Public Administrators.
Janiel Myers is a native of Jamaica
but has become a U.S. citizen. She is scheduled to earn her law
degree in 2018 and is the chair of academic and professionalism
success for the Emory Black Law Student Association.
Crystal Wilkinson, the Appalachian
Writer-in-Residence at Berea College in Kentucky, has won the 2016
Weatherford Award for Fiction from the Appalachian Studies
Association and the 2017 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from
Florida A&M University and the
owners of the new Black Television News Channel recently held a
ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 100,000-square-foot Graphic
Communication facility on the Florida A&M campus. The new network
is scheduled to begin broadcasting in February 2018.
The four African Americans in new
administrative posts in higher education are Archie Tucker II at
Alabama A&M University, Michele Harper at Alcorn State University
in Mississippi, Tamala Tamu Sukari Choma at the University of
California, Riverside, and Carleton Spellman at Fayetteville State
University in North Carolina.
The new M Street Grille restaurant
will operate as “a learning laboratory that cultivates, encourages
and promotes entrepreneurism among UMES students interested in
pursuing careers in the hospitality industry.”
The honorees are Em Claire Knowles,
assistant dean for student and alumni affairs at Simmons College in
Boston and Bridgette Rahim-Williams, associate dean for research at
Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Texas Southern University, the
historically Black educational institution in Houston, has a plan to
institute a four-day work week during the summer months in an effort
to reduce expenses. The proposed changes would save the university
nearly $13,000 a day or more than $467,000 for the summer session.
The Black scholars in new roles are
Renee A. Middleton at Ohio University in Athens, Abi Williams at the
School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington,
D.C., and Jamel K. Donnor at the College of William & Mary in
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