Spelman is the highest-rated black college or university according to new national rankings.
Albert Walker was named the new president of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, effective October 1.
When the federal government needed an expert to conduct an investigation on the impact of the August 23 earthquake with an epicenter near Mineral, Virginia, it called on James R. Martin III, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech.
Students and faculty members in the archaeology department at Columbia University, New York University, and the City University of New York have found the remains of Seneca Village, a 19th century African-American settlement in what is now Central Park in New York City.
The Harvard School of Public Health in conjunction with the Tanzanian government has opened a new clinic in Dar es Salaam for AIDS patients.
Under the agreement, students will study for three years at Dillard University. Those that have performed up to academic standards will then transfer to Texas Chiropractic College for three additional years of study.
After only 11 months on the job, Irma McClaurin abruptly resigned as president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Classes at the university are scheduled to begin on Monday.
Last month the world's newest nation, Southern Sudan, declared its independence. Now efforts are underway to reestablish Juba University in the capital city of Southern Sudan as well as Upper Nile University in Malakal and Bahr el Ghazal University in Wau.
Howard University has announced the formation of a free standing College of Pharmacy. Previously, pharmacy programs were housed in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health.