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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

President of South Carolina State University Announces His Resignation

George W. Cooper will leave his post at the end of March. The campus has been embroiled in controversy for the past several weeks after Dr. Cooper fired eight administrators.

The New Leader of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University

For 27 years, Howard Dodson was the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

Cirecie West-Olatunji Elected President of the American Counseling Association

The associate professor of counseling education at the University of Florida, will serve one year as president elect before assuming the leadership post in July 2013.

President Julianne Malveaux Announces She Is Leaving Bennett College in May

An economist, author, and educator, she has led Bennett College since 2007.

Good News on Educational Attainments

One in five adult African Americans over the age of 25 are now college educated. There has been tremendous progress, but a significant racial gap remains.

Supreme Court to Revisit Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Most observers believe the Court deciding this case is more conservative than the one that narrowly approved limited race-sensitive admissions in 2003.

Hazel O’Leary to Retire From Presidency of Fisk University

She was the first woman and first African American to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Two African American Professors Receive the National Medal of Arts

Rita Dove of the University of Virginia and Andre Watts of Indiana University were recognized at a White House ceremony.

Cornell University Outlines a New Agenda on Diversity

President David Skorton is mounting a concerted effort to increase diversity among students, staff, and faculty and to create better opportunities for veterans and the disabled.

Babatunde Ogunnaike Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

It appears that the University of Delaware professor is the only Black scholar among the 66 newly elected members.

Myrlie Evers-Williams Named Scholar-in-Residence at Alcorn State University

The civil rights icon will teach, prepared her papers for the university's archives, and develop a research center on social justice and civic engagement.

The New Dean of the Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of...

Yaw D. Yeboah is currently a professor of engineering at Penn State. From 1975 to 1979, he earned four degrees in four years at MIT.

Robert Franklin Stepping Down as President of Morehouse College

He will take a sabbatical leave from Morehouse and return as a Distinguished Professor and President Emeritus.

Naomi Long Madgett Named the 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist

The noted poet is professor emerita at Eastern Michigan University.

Tidewater Community College Names Two African American Provosts

Michelle Woodhouse and Marvin Bright will lead the Portsmouth and Norfolk campuses of the 46,000-student community college.

Bethune-Cookman President Announces Her Retirement

Trudie Kibbe Reed has served as president of the historically Black university since 2004.

Millersville University President Announces Intention to Step Down

Francine C. McNairy, who has held the post since 2003, will leave her post a year from now.

Shenandoah University Selects a New Dean of Its Business School

Miles K. Davis is an associate professor of management at the university and the founding director of the business school's Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Two Black Women Are Among the Five Finalists for Dean of the Law School...

Marcella David and Beverly Moran will visit the Columbia, Missouri, campus next month for interviews and public forums.

Wynetta Lee Is the New Dean of the School of Education at North Carolina...

She was the dean of the College of Education at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Cambridge College Appoints a New Provost

Elwood L. Robinson has served as a professor of psychology and dean at North Carolina Central University.

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