Morehouse College today announced the sudden and unexpected death of Interim President William “Bill” Taggart. Taggart had been on the job only a few months before his passing, and had spent the previous day participating enthusiastically in the annual meeting of the presidents of our member colleges and universities. ACS wishes to express our deep and sincere condolences… Read more »
News from Members
Dr. Bradley Caskey, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has been selected as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at Birmingham-Southern College. Dr. Caskey will assume the position July 1, 2017. The provost and vice president for academic affairs reports directly to the… Read more »
Dr. William Ringle (Davidson College), Dr. George Bey (Millsaps College), and Dr. Tomas Gallareta Negron (Centro Yucatan-INAH in Merida, Mexico) will receive a $286,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Read the full story at the Millsaps College site.
John Wilson, president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, was interviewed by Leah Flemming of Georgia Public Broadcasting – listen to the broadcast.
Morehouse College in Atlanta celebrated its 150th founder’s day event on February 14th, 2017. The day’s events included a talk by U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA), the new chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and official recognition in the U.S. House of Representatives,
Sharon Davies of Ohio State University, will join Spelman’s administrative team in mid-June, 2017. Read more.
The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond has released the results of a new digitization project that illustrates the controversial practice of “redlining” neighborhoods. The maps show how the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation used maps to plot the characteristics of homes and residents in order to make lending decisions.
In August, 2016, ACS member Birmingham-Southern College announced a new “test optional” admission policy, designed to give deserving students an alternative to admissions decisions based on standardized test scores. FairTest, a test optional advocacy group, reports that half of the liberal arts colleges ranked in the top 100 have now moved to such a policy… Read more »
Millsaps College’s Dr. Robert Pearigen, responding to a an op-ed in the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger, presents a case for the economic benefits of private colleges to the state.
On the heels of Rhodes College’s “1616′” event, commemorating the year that William Shakespeare died, professor Scott L. Newstok (director of the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes) pens a provocative essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education. [image: the 1588 “Grafton Portrait” of a young man, once thought to portray a young William Shakespeare.]
Jim and Marilyn Simons of New York have pledged a gift of $2.5 million to Morehouse College for STEM Education.
The Board of Trustees of Birmingham-Southern College is pleased to announce that Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, BSC’s former Chief of Staff, has been named the 15th president in the college’s 160-year history. The current president, Dr. Edward F. Leonard III, is vacating the position. Read the full news release.
Furman University President Elizabeth Davis announced today that Dr. George C. Shields, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bucknell University, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Furman. Read the story on Furman’s website.
Faculty from multiple ACS institutions, led by Washington And Lee Classics professor Rebecca Benefiel, have been widely recognized for their ongoing work in deciphering the graffiti in the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Funded in part by ACS, the project leaders and their students are now creating a digital, online archive of these… Read more »
Millsaps College has announced the creation of a distinctive leadership development program, known as the Institute for Civic and Professional Engagement. Identified as a key goal in the institution’s strategic plan, Across the Street and Around the Globe: Partnerships and Influence at Millsaps College, the Institute was developed by a task force of campus faculty,… Read more »
Centenary College of Louisiana has chosen Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, an academic with extensive experience in college classrooms and administration, as its 31st president. Holoman is currently Provost at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, and will assume leadership of the 191 year old Shreveport institution in July. Read more at the Centenary website.