Category : Education

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Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers

Damita Davis will be the new chief diversity officer at the College of Brockport of the State University of New York System, effective July 1. She was the associate director of programming and educational initiatives in the Office for Institutional D...

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In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. White Jr., 1945-2021

Nathaniel White, one of the first five undergraduate students at Duke University and a former administrator at Morehouse College in Atlanta, died on March 19. He was 75 years old. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, in 1963, White – alon...

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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. Venus Standard, an assistant clinical professor in the School of Medicine rec...

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In Memoriam: Robert Daniel Flanigan Jr ., 1949-2021

Danny Flanigan, a longtime administrator at Spelman College in Atlanta, died on March 17. He was 71 years old. A native of Lithonia, Georgia, Flanigan graduated from what is now Clark Atlanta University and earned an MBA at Emory University. He start...

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Scholars Assemble a Massive New Database on Enslaved People

Scholars affiliated with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, the MATRIX Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michig...

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In Memoriam: Lee Vernon Stiff, 1949-2021

Lee Vernon Stiff, professor emeritus of mathematics education at North Carolina State University, died on March 19. He was 72 years old. Dr. Stiff was a native of Murfreesboro, North Carolina. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at...

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Five Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Lauren Haynes was named the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Haynes has been serving as curator of contemporary art at the Crysta...