Colleges and Universities Showing the Largest Increases in Black Student Graduation Rates

The Black student graduation rate at California University of Pennsylvania increased from 27.5 percent in 2004 to 60.5 percent in 2010. Now the Black student graduation rate is higher than the rate for Whites.

Record Black Enrollments at Louisiana State University

While the progress is commendable, it must be noted that Blacks make up only 10.3 percent of the total enrollments at the flagship campus of the state university, whereas Blacks are 32.4 percent of the population in the state.

Phyllis Vroom Named Deputy President at Wayne State University

The former dean of the School of Social Work will fill in at times for President Allan Gilmour who has been battling prostate cancer.

More Than 180,000 Black Students Enrolled in Graduate Programs

The Council of Graduate Schools reports that in the 2010-11 academic year, there were 38,498 first-time and a total of 181,905 African American/Black students in U.S. graduate schools.

New CEO for Howard University Hospital

Hebert C. Buchanan Jr. has been serving as the chief operating officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

No Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in SAT Scores

In 2012 the mean score for Whites on the reading and mathematics sections of the SAT was 1063, 207 points higher than the mean score for Blacks.

Duke University Acquires the Papers of John Hope Franklin

The archive includes more than 300 boxes of materials which include diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, drafts of speeches, photographs, and video recordings.

James Rosser Stepping Down as President of California State University-Los Angeles

Dr. Rosser has served as the sixth president of the university and professor of healthcare management since 1979.

New Report Documents a Crisis in Black Male High School Graduation Rates

While Black males have made significant gains, a Schott Foundation study finds there is a persisting large racial gap in four-year high school graduation rates.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Administrator Named to United Nations Post

Joan M. Prince is vice chancellor for global inclusion and engagement at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

U.S. Education Department Awards $227.9 Million in Grants to 97 HBCUs

The five-year, Strengthening Historically Black College and Universities grants will be used for improving the physical plant at these institutions, strengthening their curriculum and academic resources, or to build endowments.

Robert J. Jones Named President of the University at Albany

For the past eight years, Dr. Jones has been the senior vice president for academic administration for the University of Minnesota system.

Kenoye Eke Is the New Provost at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Since 2010 he has served as vice president for institutional advancement at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Record African American Enrollments at the University of Kentucky

In a state where Blacks are 8 percent of the population, African Americans make up 11 percent of this year's entering class.

Census Bureau Reports a Widening of the Racial Income and Poverty Gaps

In 2011, the average Black household in the United State had an income that was only 58 percent of the average non-Hispanic White household.

U.S. News Names Its Top HBCUs

The rankings are almost identical to last year's listing with Spelman, Howard, and Morehouse retaining the top spots.

Clemson University Is a Mecca for Black Computer Scientists

Six of the 56 Black tenure-track computer science faculty at all major research universities in the United States teach at Clemson University in South Carolina.

A New Dean at Prairie View A&M University

Tamara Brown, who was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky for the past 13 years, is the new dean of the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology.

The First African American Woman to Lead the CIAA

Jacqie Carpenter, a former executive at the National Collegiate Athletic Association, will lead the nation's oldest athletic conference for historically Black colleges and universities.

The New Leader of the University of the District of Columbia Community College

Calvin Woodward, who holds two doctoral degrees, is the former head of Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Moses Kairo Is the New Dean of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at UMES

He was the associate research director for the 1890 Land Grant Program of the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at Florida A&M University.

No Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in ACT Test Scores

The ACT data shows that only 5 percent of Black ACT test takers met the organization's college readiness standards in all four major subject areas.

Morris Brown College Files for Bankruptcy

Since the college lost accreditation a decade ago, students enrollments have dropped from 2,500 to 50. Facing a foreclosure sale on much of the campus, the college filed for federal protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Former Associate Attorney General to Lead an Investigation of Roxbury Community College

The college has hired Wayne Budd, a litigator with the law firm Goodwin Proctor and a former associate attorney general of the United States, to conduct a sweeping investigation of all allegations of impropriety at the college.

President of Alabama A&M University Receives Major Vote of Confidence

The university's board of trustees extended President Andrew Hugine's contract to July 2017.

Stanford’s Condoleezza Rice Is One of the First Two Women Members of Augusta National

Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state in the administration of George W. Bush and current professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, achieves yet another milestone.

Muriel Poston Named Dean of Faculty at Pitzer College

She has been serving as division director for human resource development at the National Science Foundation. Previously, she had served on the faculty at Howard University for more than 20 years.

Joyce Blackwell Takes on Senior Academic Post at Bennett College

She was vice president for academic affairs and a tenured professor of history at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

Saint Paul’s College Suspends Classes for the Fall Semester

With the loss of accreditation looming, the HBCU has decided it would be "prudent" to suspend most campus operations, including fall classes. An appeal of the accreditation ruling is expected to be heard next week.

Kenneth Saunders to Lead Nassau Community College on Long Island

He has been serving as the executive vice president of the college and previously served for 12 years as the college's vice president for academic student services.

University of Texas Defends Its Consideration of Race in Undergraduate Admissions Decisions

The plaintiff, in the case the Supreme Court will hear on October 10, argues that she was denied admission to the university in 2008 because she is white.

Fisk University Completes Agreement to Share Its Stieglitz Art Collection

The university received $30 million, with $15.2 million earmarked for its endowment. Nearly $6 million is being used for legal fees associated with the eight-year legal battle to share or sell the art collection.

Penn Creates Africana Studies Department

The new department will have 11 standing faculty members and will be chaired by Camille Z. Charles, a professor of sociology at Penn.

Charles Becton to Lead North Carolina Central University

A former judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, he has been teaching at the law schools of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Cecilia Rouse Named Dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School

A member of the Princeton faculty since 1992, Dr. Rouse served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2009 to 2011.

The First Black Dean of the Duke Chapel

Luke E. Powery has been serving as the Perry and Georgia Engle assistant professor of homiletics at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

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