Monthly Archives: August 2011
Students and faculty members in the archaeology department at Columbia University, New York University, and the City University of New York have found the remains of Seneca Village, a 19th century African-American settlement in what is now Central Park in New York City.
In the recent debate over the debt extension, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, issued a report on what he considered wasteful government spending. The report featured a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that had been awarded to historically black Langston University in Oklahoma.
Spectrum: The Journal on Black Men will be published twice a year, beginning in March.
Nnamdi Asomugha, the All-Pro defensive back, is the founder of Asomugha College Tours for Scholars. This foundation provides funds for low-income, inner-city youth to visit the nation’s best colleges and universities.
The decision came after the Alabama Board of Nursing issued a ruling that it no longer approved of the Stillman program.
Project PRE MED will invite black and other minority college students to campus for a weekend this October.
The Harvard School of Public Health in conjunction with the Tanzanian government has opened a new clinic in Dar es Salaam for AIDS patients.
This summer 10 undergraduate students participated in a six-week program at Duke University designed to increase the number of minorities in nursing.
Ronnie G. Elmore, associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University teaches a course, “Practicing Veterinary Medicine in a Multicultural Society.”
There are 5,500 freshman students this year, an increase of 10 percent from a year ago.
JoAnn W. Haysbert, president of Langston University in Oklahoma, has announced that she will step down at the end of the year. President Haysbert is the first woman to lead the historically black university. She has served as president for six years.
Tucker is leaving the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to serve as a visiting professor at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
John Q. Taylor King Sr., the longest-serving president of what is now Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, died earlier this month. He was 89...
• Mercy Eyadiel was appointed executive director for employment development in the Office of Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North...
• Billy C. Hawkins, president of Talladega College in Alabama, received the Omega Century Award for Excellence at the centennial celebration of the Omega Psi...
• Historically black North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina Central University are participating in a five-year, $25 million research project to understand and...
The U.S. Department of Education recently released data on the success rate of the cohort of students who entered higher education in the fall of 2003.
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that during the recent recession, the wealth gap has grown even wider.
Dr. Hardy has been serving as dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Jackson State.
The historical collections of 14 museums in the Chicago area will be digitized and made available online through what will be called the Chicago Portal.
Temple University Study Dispels the Stereotype of the Widespread Misuse of Prescription Drugs by Low-Income African Americans
New research from scholars at Temple University has found that the rate of borrowing prescription drugs in low-income groups is no greater than in other segments of the population.
Spelman College and Morehouse College are participating in a five-year, $18.5 million grant program to work on robotic devices that interface with the human nervous system.
Under the agreement, students will study for three years at Dillard University. Those that have performed up to academic standards will then transfer to Texas Chiropractic College for three additional years of study.
The schools that students said had a lot of interracial interaction were Loyola University of New Orleans, Stanford University, the University of Miami, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Dorothy Cowser Yancy was named interim president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Melvin B. Tolson Jr., Richard David Morrison, and Oscar A. Rogers Jr. recently passed away.
JBHE regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers.
• Esther S. Powell, director of nontraditional adult student services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was elected vice president of the Alpha Sigma...
• Alexander G. Clark Sr. was inducted posthumously into the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame. In 1867, more than 85 years before Brown v. Board...
• Historically black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, is participating in a $900,000 U.S. Energy Department grant program with Wake Forest University. The researchers are...
The Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta has established a new collection on African Americans in sports.
The Utah State Board of Regents has approved the establishment of a degree program in ethnic studies at the University of Utah.
Rodney S. Clark was named dean of the Attleboro campus of Bristol Community College, based in Fall River, Massachusetts. Clark was dean of admissions at the college.
Wilma Lewis was recently confirmed as judge for the U.S. District Court in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. She is the first woman to serve as a federal district judge for the Virgin Islands.
Will Higher Standards for Bar Passage Rates for Graduates of U.S. Law Schools Lead to a Lower Level of...
The American Bar Association is considering a new proposal that would call for an 80 percent bar passage rate or a rate that is no more than 10 percentage points below that of other law schools in the state.
A group of 12 historically black colleges and universities has launched a campaign to raise $12 million to help rebuild the Université d’Etat d’Haïti (State University of Haiti), which was severely damaged by an earthquake in January 2010.
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