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Dr. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting has been hired to direct African-American studies at Vanderbilt University. She hopes to raise the program to national prominence, using top-notch programs at Duke and Harvard universities as models. (The Tennessean, 7/9/04)

Dr. William Lawson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Tennessee State University, will serve as the universitys executive vice president. (The Tennessean, 7/2/04)
Dr. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting has been hired to direct African-American studies at Vanderbilt University. She hopes to raise the program to national prominence, using top-notch programs at Duke and Harvard universities as models. (The Tennessean, 7/9/04)

Dr. William Lawson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Tennessee State University, will serve as the university's executive vice president. (The Tennessean, 7/2/04)

Eastern Kentucky University is launching its first capital campaign. The move came as the university's Board of Regents approved a $155.4 million budget for next year, including a 1.5 percent raise for EKU employees and more money for scholarships and maintenance projects. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 7/1/04)

Belmont University has agreed to match all financial assistance provided by 100 Black Men, a nonprofit organization, to graduates of its 100 Kings Program who attend the school. 100 Kings is a year-old effort to get 100 at-risk boys ready for college by the time they finish high school in 2010. (The Tennessean, 7/1/04)