Category Archives: Race in Science and Society
Yesterday, author Rebecca Skloot made the following announcement at her website: Today, the Henrietta Lacks Foundation awarded its first ever grants thanks to donations from Rebecca Skloot, and many readers. The first awards cover full tuition and books for five descendants of Henrietta Lacks starting fall semester 2010, as well as an emergency grant for […]
I’m off for another all-day work event that will leave me without internet, not even on the iPhone, so I leave you with some cultural anthropology to muse over as you while away your Friday. I read the Denver Post all the time online but I somehow missed last week’s photo gallery of rare color […]
“When I think of Martin, I can’t help but see the dogs and the sticks and the little girls in the church,” said Paul Herring, who has organized Juneteenth celebrations in Flint, Mich., for 10 years. “But when I think of Juneteenth, I see an old codger kicking up his heels and running down the road to tell everyone the happy news.”
HBCU medical schools at Morehouse, Meharry, and Howard lead “social mission” metric – Annals of Internal Medicine
Have you ever seen Duke, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins at the bottom of any ranking?
Making a difference in cultivating African-American men into the collegiate experience is now a full-time job for this role model, scholar, and genuinely warm and embracing leader. Dorsette speaks frankly on the challenges to African-American men in universities, what can be done and what he is doing, plus a final bit of advice for graying white dudes with goatees.
It seems obvious that math skills (or maths) are essential for any student embarking upon higher education. But a recent New York Times article on a study by Columbia’s Stephan Meier is suggestive that poor math skills may underlie the current US mortgage foreclosure epidemic. The surprise is that this problem does not appear to be associated with income or level of education.
Scholars far more qualified than I have held forth on the continued relevance of the HBCU. As a white professor from the North at a HBCU, what I find most refreshing is learning from students about how the HBCU experience is relevant to them – today. I want to share one example with you in this post.
NCCU Centennial HBCU Symposium – Setting the Agenda for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
A national dialogue on historically Black colleges and universities faces the realities of moving forward in today’s competitive higher education landscape while remaining true to historical mission.
Great to be on the radio in the old Philadelphia stomping grounds.
Interest in Henrietta Lacks overtakes the stoners and the erectile-challenged.