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Study Shows the Importance of Race in Law School Admissions

The authors of the study concluded that "exposure to a diversity of viewpoints prepares the students to be better lawyers, making them more 'culturally competent.'"

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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.

University Study Finds That Bottling Up Emotions Can Lead to Depression Among Black Men

A new study by Wizdom Powell Hammond of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, finds that Black men who hold back their emotions when confronted with racial discrimination are more likely to become depressed.

Amber Koonce Named a Luce Scholar

The University of North Carolina senior will spend a year in Asia gaining knowledge of juvenile rights in that region.

Six African Americans With New Roles in Higher Education

Here is new of six appointments of African Americans to administrative positions.

Honors for Four Black Educators

Tricia Bent-Goodley, Unoma Azuah, Amos Sawyer, and Bernadette Gray-Little received honors for their work.

New Vaccine Gives Hope to Efforts to Combat Malaria in African Children

Early results show that children who are given the vaccine are far less likely to get malaria.

Two Universities to Co-Sponsor Conference on Literacy of Young Black Males

The conference, entitled Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth, will be held this spring on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

One of America’s Top College Role Models

Amber Koonce of the University of North Carolina started a nonprofit organization to distribute dolls around the world.

Three Black Scholars Named to Prestigious Fellowships

Tyrone Forman, Joseph Youngblood II, and Wizdom Powell Hammond are honored with fellowships.

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