With last-minute polls calling for an extremely close election, readers of JBHE bested the pollsters showing a high degree of confidence in the reelection of the President. In last week’s readers’ poll, 89 percent of responders said that on the morning after the election we would know that Obama had won the election. Just 2 percent predicted a Romney victory and 9 percent said we would not know who had won yet.
The Reelection of Barack Obama: JBHE Readers Got It Right
In a recent December upload, the Yale University Library added a collection of papers from Black poet Langston Hughes to the school's online archive. The collection contains correspondence between Hughes and other authors and civil rights activists of his time.
In 2022, African Americans earned 1.2 percent of all mathematics and statistics doctorates, 1.2 percent of all doctorates in computer science, 1.7 percent of all doctorates in chemistry, and only 1.7 percent of all doctorates awarded in engineering disciplines.
Morakinyo A.O. Kuti has been named president of historically Black Central State University in Ohio. Dr. Kuti has held numerous leadership roles in his tenure with the university, most recently serving as vice president of research and economic development.
Scholars from the University of Alabama created an online database housing information on the history of slavery on the university's campus. The new website is the latest effort in a larger initiative from the Consortium of Universities Studying Slavery to uncover the history of enslaved individuals who labored for colleges and universities across the world.