The Next President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Currently, Juliette B. Bell is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She will assume her new post on July 1.

The First Black President of Frederick Community College

Since 2005, Frederico Talley has served as vice president and dean of the Leonardtown campus of the College of Southern Maryland.

Only One African American in the 40-Member Class of 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholars

Marie Rose Katia Mehu is an appellate level prosecutor for the state of Arizona. This fall she will study international law at Cambridge University in England.

Book on the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta Wins the Bancroft Prize

Tomiko Brown-Nagin of the University of Virginia Law School is one of three winners of the Bancroft Prize, considered one of the highest honors in academic history.

An Historic Find in a Chicago Attic: The Papers of Harvard’s First Black Graduate

The papers of Richard T. Greener, including his Harvard University diploma, were discovered in an old trunk in a house that was about to be razed.

Helen Giles-Gee Named New President of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Currently, president of Keene State University in New Hampshire, she will be the first woman president in the 191-year history of the University of the Sciences.

Toni Morrison Society Sets Up Shop at Oberlin College

The international literary society founded in 1993 and dedicated to scholarly research on the works of the Nobel laureate, will now be housed at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Kara Walker Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The professor of visual arts at Columbia University is the only African American among the 10 new members of the honorary society.

Purdue University Trustee Named CEO of McDonalds

When Don Thompson takes office in July, he will be the first African American CEO of the world's largest restaurant chain.

Duke University President Addresses the Issue of Race

Each year Richard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University, addresses the annual meeting of the university faculty. This year, he chose to discuss the issue of race and its impact on the Duke University community.

African Americans Making Significant Progress in Graduate Nursing Programs

While the percentage of Blacks in entry-level nursing programs has declined in recent years, Black enrollments in graduate-level nursing programs has surged.

David Harris Named Provost at Tufts University

He is currently senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. He recently served for 16 months in the Obama administration.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds California Ban on Race-Sensitive University Admissions

An appeal is planned and organizers have vowed to take the fight for campus diversity to the streets.

Kymberly Pinder Named Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of...

She is a professor and former chair of the department of art history, theory, and criticism at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Large Numbers of Black Applicants Accepted at Top-Rated Schools

More than 10 percent of accepted students at Harvard University and nearly 14 percent at Williams College, are African Americans.

Columbia Earmarks $30 Million to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

Columbia University has made significant strides in increasing the racial diversity of its undergraduate student body. Now there is a new plan to increase the diversity of Columbia's faculty.

In 2010 There Were Nearly 3 Million Black Students Enrolled in Higher Education

Blacks were 13.4 percent of all students enrolled in institutions eligible to participate in federal student financial aid programs.

The Huge Racial Gap in College Graduation Rates

Only 39.5 percent of Black students who entered four-year-college bachelor's degree programs in 2004, earned their degree within six years.

The First Black Commander of the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

For the university's first 88 years, Black students were not allowed to enroll. Now a Black student will lead the university's 2,200-member Corps of Cadets.

Tufts University Makes a Concerted Effort to Recruit Students From Africa

Tufts accepted 21 students from 13 different African countries for admission into its Class of 2016. Six accepted students are from Ghana.

University of California San Diego Agrees to Take Steps to Prevent Racial Harassment

The federal government and the university have resolved an investigation of racial harassment directed against African Americans on campus.

Two African American Scholars Win Pulitzer Prizes

Tracy K. Smith of Princeton University won the poetry prize and the late Manning Marable of Columbia University won the prize in history.

Racial Equality in Initial College Enrollment Rates

About two thirds of all Black and White high school graduates in 2011 had enrolled in college by October 2011. For those not enrolled in college, Blacks had a very high unemployment rate of more than 53 percent.

Calvin Johnson to Lead the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Dr. Johnson is the former dean of the College of Education at the university and served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for six years.

Sylvia Jenkins Named President of Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois

She has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at the college in Palos Hills, Illinois.

Thirteen Indicted in Hazing Death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion Jr.

Those convicted on felony hazing charges could face up to six years in prison.

The New President of Florida Keys Community College

Jonathan Gueverra, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, has been serving as the CEO of the Community College of the District of Columbia.

Edison Jackson to Lead Bethune-Cookman University

The former president of Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn will serve as interim president until a permanent successor to Trudie Kibbe Reed can be found.

Paula McClain to Be the First African American Dean of a School at Duke...

A professor of political science, Dr. McClain has served on the Duke University faculty since 2000.

Cheryl Dozier Named President of Savannah State University

She has been interim president since April 2011 and previously was associate provost for institutional diversity at the University of Georgia.

The New Leader of West Virginia State University

Brian Hemphill has been serving as vice president for student affairs at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Willie J. Hagan Named Interim President of CalState Dominguez Hills

He has been serving in a similar capacity at California State University at Fullerton, a campus where he has served as an administrator for the past 16 years.

Historically Black Central State University in Ohio Names a New President

Cynthia Jackson-Hammond is the former provost and vice president of academic affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore.

Livingston Alexander Given Authority Over a Second Campus of the University of Pittsburgh

President of the Bradford campus since 2003, he will now do double duty as president of the Titusville campus.

Allegations of Academic Fraud Leveled at the Black Studies Program at Chapel Hill

Many of the allegations involve former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro, who is retiring from the university as of July 1.

The Next President of Alabama State University

Joseph H. Silver Sr. has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University.

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