News Round up - Higher Education

First African American Female Elected Auburn University SGA President

by | February 7, 2020
Auburn University junior Ada Ruth Huntley has been elected Student Government Association (SGA) [...] Read more

Southern University Law Center Joins ‘Universities Studying Slavery’, a 40+ School Consortium

by | February 6, 2020
Southern University Law Center (SULC) is the latest of 40+ schools to join a consortium titled [...] Read more

Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten Named First Black President of Simmons University

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Simmons University, a women’s undergraduate school and co-ed graduate school in Boston, h [...] Read more

Educational Technology Entrepreneur Named Chair of Hampshire’s Board of Trustees

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Hampshire College’s Board of Trustees has appointed Jose Fuentes, an educational technology e [...] Read more

Columbia Honors Jay-Z, Discusses African American Culture With New Lecture Series

by | February 5, 2020
In honor of the New York City-born rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Columbi [...] Read more

Texas Southern Terminates President Austin Lane, Cites Several Contract Violations

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Texas Southern University’s (TSU) board of regents has terminated its president Dr. Austin La [...] Read more

Vanderbilt Names First Female Athletics Director, First Black Woman to Lead SEC School

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Dr. Candice Storey Lee has been named interim athletic director at Vanderbilt University, marki [...] Read more

Michigan State University Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Display

by | February 4, 2020
Michigan State University has apologized for a display featured at a gift shop in the Wharton C [...] Read more

Black Dean is First to Lead Two Medical Schools in U.S. History

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Earlier this year, Dr. Robert L. Johnson, dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, took on a [...] Read more

GWU President Apologizes for ‘Racially Insensitive’ Remark

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George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc has issued an apology for a remark he mad [...] Read more

Dr. Marcia Conston Named 6th President of Tidewater Community College

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Dr. Marcia Conston has been appointed the sixth president of Tidewater Community College (TCC) [...] Read more

With $8 Million Deficit, Bethune-Cookman Faces Potential Accreditation Loss

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) a private historically Black university must close its $8 mil [...] Read more

Two Dead, One Wounded Following Shooting at Texas A&M-Commerce

by | February 3, 2020
Two people have died and another remains wounded following a shooting at a Texas A&M-Commer [...] Read more

Howard Alumnus, Football Player Referees Super Bowl

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Former Howard University football player, Greg Steed, was one of five African American NFL offi [...] Read more

Dr. Constance M. Carroll Announces Retirement in 2021

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After serving as San Diego Community College District’s (SDCCD) chancellor since 2004, Dr. Co [...] Read more