The JBHE Weekly Bulletin delivers the latest news on African Americans in higher education each week. Stay up to date by visiting JBHE.com and following us on Twitter and Facebook. Also, be sure to check out our sister site, Women In Academia Report, tracking the progress of women in higher education via daily updates and a weekly newsletter.
A year ago, Carolyn Meyers, president of Jackson State University, had her contract extended for another four years. Now, she has resigned after it was revealed that the university’s financial situation has deteriorated.
Four years after they graduate from college, Black students have an average debt load that is $25,000 more than White students who had graduated from college four years earlier. And the amount of debt held by African American college graduates, when adjusted for inflation, has increased sixfold in the past 15 years.
At Entangled Solutions a Consulting Team Leader has dual roles – project manager and consultant. We are a team of entrepreneurs-at-heart that invest in “full-stack” talent – individuals who have the capacity to help improve every aspect of our (and our clients’) business. You must be able to coordinate multiple teams composed of consultants, designers, and analysts. You’ll be expected to provide clear direction on research and deliverable design, write detailed reports, and interact with high-profile clients. Most importantly, the person who fills this role will need to be comfortable brainstorming and occasionally going toe-to-toe with some of the brightest minds in Higher Education. As this person gains experience driving change in Higher Education, he/she may have the opportunity to incubate and grow his/her own early-stage company within Entangled Ventures, our parent company.
Key responsibilities Recommendation development. Collaborate deeply with Lead Consultants to generate truly innovative concepts for our clients. You will be equal parts consultant and project manager. Deliverable development. Oversee the creation of, and produce the written content for, beautiful, high-quality project deliverables (e.g., presentations, reports, strategic plans).
Project planning. Create well-scoped work plans detailing the end-to-end delivery of projects.
Research management. Coordinate research and analysis to uncover key trends that will inform our recommendations.
Internal team management. Manage a distributed team of analysts, designers, writers, and consultants.
Customer communications. Conduct check-in calls, stakeholder interviews, and occasional campus visits.
Education expertise. Familiarity with, and a passion for, Higher Ed innovation. Experience and background in some of the four areas below will be particularly valuable:
Market research studies • Strategic communications • Enrollment marketing • Program creation
Luke Powery was appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the Duke Chapel on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Cornelia Sewell-Allen is the new dean of student life at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania.
Among the findings of a a new report from Google is the fact that only 47 percent of Black students nationwide attend schools that have courses in computer science, compared to 58 percent of White students.
Scientists have used gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients. In tests with mice, the genetically engineered stem cells remained for at least four months after transplantation.
A new study by researchers at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University finds that middle and high school students of all races have a more favorable opinion of Black and Latino teachers than they do of White teachers.
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate at Yale University released a new survey that found that more than 70 percent of all Black graduate or professional students reported incidents of bias, harassment or discrimination.
The University of Michigan has announced a five-year plan to make the university community more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. The university has committed $85 million in new resources over the next five years to implement the initiatives in the plan.
The award, presented by the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, recognizes the best book of the year on slavery, the slave trade, or anti-slavery topics.
Georgiana Simpson enrolled at the University of Chicago in 1907 at the age of 41. Her presence of campus was protested by students from the South. But Simpson persisted and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1911 and a Ph.D. in 1921.
A Black student at Louisiana State University found a racist message on her door at an off-campus apartment complex where many university students reside. Someone wrote “Go back 2 Africa Nigger monkeys” on a Halloween door ornament.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new data showing a decline in death rates for breast cancer from 2010 to 2014. But the data showed that the decline in death rates was faster for White women than for Black women. This was particularly true for older Black women.
The Torch of Knowledge: A History of Bowie State University tells of the origins of the educational institution from a one-room schoolhouse in 1865 to the major research institution of today that enrolls more than 4,300 undergraduate students and more than 1,100 graduate students.
Taking on new roles are Keisha Bentley-Edwards at the Duke University School of Medicine, Cedric Merlin Powell at the University of Louisville, and Catherine Knight Steele at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The new partnership will explore two major themes over the course of the next year; the image of Black female athletes and the pathway to coaching jobs for African Americans in the National Football League.
The honorees are Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Tennessee, and Renee Kirby, associate director of disability resources and services at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Four African Americans who were students at Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, died in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 77 in Columbia, South Carolina.
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