Spelman College announced that it will name the new 84,000-square-foot Center for Innovation & the Arts in honor of Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., the 10th president of the College.
Davidson College Trustees today unanimously named religion scholar Douglas A. Hicks as the college’s 19th president. Hicks, Dean of Oxford College of Emory University, is a Davidson alum who earned a Harvard University doctorate degree and built a career of leadership roles in higher education that stretch from upstate New York to Georgia.
The Spelman College Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Helene Gayle, MD its 11th president.
Applications due: April 29, 2022
ACS is pleased to put out a special call to ACS faculty and staff members for summer virtual workshop and working group proposals.
Thomas Whittemore, a junior from Easley, South Carolina, and Conor Bready, a sophomore from Highland, New York, have been named Goldwater Scholars, the preeminent honor for undergraduate students studying the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
Southwestern University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
Two Hendrix College seniors have been named semifinalists for 2022-2023 Fulbright Awards.
Kaylen Holman ’22 and Maggie Kleck ’22 are semifinalists for Study/Research Awards in Finland. Holman plans to pursue a master’s degree in Neuroscience at the University of Helsinki, and Kleck will enroll in the Inequalities, Interventions, and New Welfare State Master of Arts program at the University of Turku.
Furman University formally acknowledged that the campus occupies land that once belonged to the Cherokee and other Indigenous people when a contingent from the university presented a framed land acknowledgment to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) stands in solidarity with the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). At least 14 HBCU campuses, including ACS member institution Spelman College, were disrupted and terrorized by bomb threats in the first two days of February, a month that marks the celebration of Black History Month.
ATLANTA – Spelman College today announced a $10 million grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to support an on-campus creative hub for young entrepreneurs and innovators.
Morehouse College today launched the Black Men’s Research Institute (BMRI), a pioneering initiative to study the economic, social, cultural, and personal outcomes of issues affecting Black men, particularly where disparities exist in the U.S. and internationally. Rooted in the scholarship of the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the creative arts, the institute is unique in its expansive focus on diverse Black masculinities and the positioning of Black men in society as it relates to the intersectionality of race, class, religion, gender, sexuality, identity, politics and policy, history, art, and other factors. By amplifying collaborative thought leadership, the institute strives to counter conflicting narratives, distrust, and ambiguity with a clear, authoritative voice on the experiences of Black men. The BMRI will also strengthen the intellectual discovery, discourse, and scholarship at Morehouse in areas related to LGBTQ history, culture, and social challenges, as well as sexism, patriarchy, and misogyny.
A short film honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr., written and produced by Morehouse College Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies , is already airing on all 9 MTV Entertainment Group channels (MTV, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, Logo, TV Land, Pop TV, and Smithsonian Channel) with additional amplification across those brands’ social and digital platforms.
Finance-savvy students might geek out at the prospect of sitting in class learning about debt instruments and how institutions use them for funding large capital expenditures. Others might not be so interested. But likely all can agree that if given the chance to witness a capital funding campaign unfold in real time, Wall Street-style, they’d take that over lectures and textbook learning any day.
Furman University opened up the sale of bonds to the market to finance Furman’s $70 million South Housing construction and renovation project announced this week.
Assistant professor of anthropology Shan-Estelle Brown has received a notable national fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program to study the experiences of Black women in regard to HIV prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Brown will team up with Andrea Dunn, executive director of Let’s Behive!, a nonprofit focused on providing HIV education and resources and J. Richelle Joe from the University of Central Florida.
David E. Shi, an environmental historian who served 16 years as president of Furman University (1994-2010), is the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The award honors outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the advancement of sustainability in higher education over their lifetimes. Shi is the fourth recipient of the award.
Rhodes College today announced the appointment of Jennifer M. Collins as its 21st president following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees. An inspiring leader, beloved educator and committed proponent of the value of the liberal arts, she is currently the Judge James Noel Dean and professor of law at Southern Methodist University (TX).
The Mid-Career Advancement Pathways Program (MAPP) application portal is now live! The program, available to mid-career colleagues currently working at Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) campuses, blends opportunities for both individual development and community support as participants consider mid-career pathway possibilities and create sustainable future plans as they develop meaningful relationships with other mid-career colleagues across ACS campuses.
This MAPP pilot begins in February 2022 and runs through May 20. The deadline for applications is December 10, 2021.
Sewanee: University of the South senior Klarke Stricklen is one of 32 American students chosen as Rhodes Scholars for 2022, making her the university’s 27th Rhodes Scholar.
The awards, announced Nov. 21, provide all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. The winners were selected from 826 applicants endorsed by 247 different colleges and universities. The scholars will enter Oxford next fall.
Rollins College philosophy professor and George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair Margaret McLaren has been awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Professional and Academic Excellence Award for the 2021-22 academic year. In spring 2022, she will be pursuing her research project, “Tagore’s Cosmopolitanism: Educating for Global Citizenship” at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan, India.