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Teachers who expect a lot of their
students academically, lead a very well-organized classroom, and make
students feel supported in their efforts are the ones that produce
the most success from their African American students.
Currently, Dr. Kevin Rome is
president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Before
taking on this role in 2013, Dr. Rome was vice chancellor for student
affairs and enrollment management at North Carolina Central
University in Durham.
The results showed that 20.6 percent
of motorists did not yield to the Black pedestrian in a crosswalk
compared to 2.9 percent of the White pedestrians. The racial
disparity was greater in a high-income neighborhood compared to a
Roderick Ferguson is a professor of
African American studies and professor of gender and women’s studies
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Beginning in July, he will
serve as president-elect for a year before becoming president of the
organization in July 2018.
A major survey conducted after the
2016 election led by researchers at the University of California, Los
Angeles, shows widespread racial differences in public policy issues
involving health care, climate change, federal spending, immigration,
education, and other issues.
She currently serves as associate
dean and associate professor of law at the University of Houston Law
Center. In 2009, Burke was named deputy director for programs and
policy at the Bureau of Land Management of the U.S. Department of the
North Carolina State University
recently premiered a new documentary film that examines the history
of African American speech, its cultural importance, and how African
American speech has shaped modern American English.
The center was founded in 1989 and
supports 11 student organizations that promote diversity and
inclusion. The center is named after Richard E. Holmes, who was the
first Black student at the university.
Cynthia Warrick, interim president
of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, sent out an urgent letter
to alumni pleading for donations. President Warrick said that the
college needs to raise $275,000 to make a loan repayment in April.
Julius Riles, an assistant professor
of communication at the University of Missouri, was named co-director
of the new center. The new center will examine all aspects of
diversity in both traditional and new media.
The centers will engage and empower
campus and community stakeholders to break down racial hierarchies,
to create positive narratives about all members of the community, and
to prepare the next generation of strategic leaders to carry this
Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard
Candler Professor and chair of African American studies at Emory
University in Atlanta won in the criticism category and Ishion
Hutchinson, an assistant professor of English at Cornell University,
won in the poetry category.
Gilda Barabino, dean of engineering
at City College of New York, is being honored by the American
Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and Janelle Baker of
Alcorn State University was honored at the Health Disparities
Conference at Xavier University in New Orleans.
Upon completion of the minor degree
program in the department of accounting, economics, and finance in
the College of Business, students will be prepared to take the
certification examination of the Certified Financial Planner Board of
Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor was
promoted to associate professor of history and granted tenure at
Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Oladiran Fasina was
named chair of the department of biosystems engineering at Auburn
University in Alabama.
The new center was financed by a
grant from Wells Fargo, the banking and financial services giant. The
facility includes a trading floor that includes a ticker that streams
real-time market information enabling students to manage trade
simulations and portfolio management.
Alice Etim, an associate professor
of management information systems at Winston-Salem State University
in North Carolina, collected and shipped more than 800 books to
replenish a library at her alma mater – the University of Jos in
Nigeria – that lost half of its collection in a fire.
Lenny Knight was the assistant
director of the Approaching Storm Band at Delaware State University.
Knight joined the staff at Delaware State University in 2007 after
serving as band director at Dover High School in Delaware for 15
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