One Third of All Teams Banned by the NCAA From Postseason Play Are at...

The football teams at Hampton, Texas Southern, and North Carolina A&T as well as the basketball teams at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State did not past muster on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate.

Widening Racial Wealth Gap Threatens the Ability of African Americans to Pay for College

According to the Federal Reserve, between 2007 and 2010, nonwhite and Hispanic families saw their median net worth dropped from $29,700 to $20,400. This is a decline of 31.3 percent.

Central State University Clears a Big Hurdle in Effort to Achieve Land-Grant Status

If approved by the U.S. Congress, the historically Black university would be eligible for federal funds reserved for land-grant universities.

Roxbury Community College President to Step Down

Terrence A. Gomes, president for the past nine years, has been under fire for alleged underreporting of crime on campus and for major delays in the distribution of financial aid to students.

Howard University Names Its New Provost

Wayne A.I. Frederick has been serving as professor of surgery, director of the Howard University Cancer Center, and interim deputy provost for health sciences at the university.

Esther Terry to Lead Bennett College for Women

She was a founding member of the Afro-American studies department at the University of Massachusetts and served as department chair for 19 years.

Board of Trustees at Florida A&M Votes “No Confidence” in University’s President

President James Ammons, who became president in 2007 and signed a five-year extension to his contract a year ago, vowed to stay on and deal with issues confronting the educational institution.

African American Professor Named Poet Laureate of the United States

Natasha Trethewey is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University in Atlanta.

Cynthia Warrick to Lead South Carolina State University

She has been serving as a senior fellow in the School of Pharmacy at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The New Provost at Bowie State University

Welson Jackson has more than a quarter-century of experience in higher education administration, most recently as special assistant to the president at Morehouse College.

Rudy Crew Will Be the New Education Czar in Oregon

An often controversial figure, he has led the public school systems in New York, Miami, Sacramento, and Tacoma.

Vivian Gadsden Named Co-Editor of Educational Researcher

She is the William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education and director of the National Center on Fathers and Families at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.

Thousands of African American College Students Face Losing Their Pell Grants

The new rules eliminate Pell Grants for college students who do not have a high school diploma and for those who have been in college for more than six years.

The New Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University

Michael Tidwell has been serving as dean of the College of Business at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Several Historically Black Universities Set Graduation Records

Several historically Black colleges and universities have reported a record number of degrees conferred at this year's commencement exercises.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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