Cornell University reports that there are 209 African-American freshmen on campus this fall, up from 172 last year. That is an increase of 21.5 percent from a year ago. Blacks make up 6 percent of this year’s entering class, an increase from 5 percent in 2010.
Cornell University Reports Sharp Increase in Black Freshmen
"Today, on behalf of Yale University, we recognize our university’s historical role in and associations with slavery, as well as the labor, the experiences, and the contributions of enslaved people to our university’s history, and we apologize for the ways that Yale’s leaders, over the course of our early history, participated in slavery," says Yale University President Peter Salovey, and Josh Bekenstein, senior trustee of the Yale Corporation.
“This new center epitomizes the university’s commitment to equity and to serving our state, particularly our urban communities,” said Kean University president Lamont Repollet.
Through analyzing data from the United States Census Bureau and the National Science Foundation, the Pew Research Center found that Black-owned businesses make up 3 percent of companies and earn 1 percent of gross revenue in the United States.
Dr. Martin Lemelle has been serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Maryland Institute College of Art.