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Two African-American Scholars Elected to the Institute of Medicine
The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970. Its mission is to serve as adviser to the nation to improve health. There is no official data on the race of the institute's 1,649 active members. In both 2008 and 2009, JBHE research showed that each year five of the 65 new inductees were African Americans. This year only two of the 65 new members are black. (click to read more)

Black Freshmen in the Ivy League: Columbia Far Out in Front; Brown Leaps From Last to Second; and Princeton Is at the Bottom
Data from the 18th annual JBHE survey of black freshman students at high-ranking colleges and universities shows that, once again, Columbia University in New York City is far ahead of its seven Ivy League rivals. This fall there are 202 first-year black students on the Columbia campus. They make up 14.5 percent of all freshman students. This is the largest percentage of black freshmen at a high-ranking university in the history of the JBHE survey. (click to read more)

Oxford University's Poor Record in Admitting Black Caribbean Students
Last year there were 3,200 first-year undergraduate students at Oxford University in England. The Equality and Human Rights Commission announced that only one of these incoming undergraduates was a black student with Caribbean descent. In 2008 there were five black first-year students with Caribbean backgrounds. Only 10 percent of all Caribbean black students in England qualify for admission to the nation's top universities compared to 25 percent of all white students. (click to read more)

New Minority Scholarship Program Launched by the NBA and Bacardi Distillers
The National Basketball Association and Bacardi U.S.A. have announced the establishment of a new college scholarship program for African Americans and Hispanics. The Gold Standard Scholarship Program will be offered to black or Hispanic undergraduates or graduates who are at least 21 years old and have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Twenty-four students will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Four of the students will receive an additional $30,000 in scholarship funds. (click to read more)

HBCU Adds Three New Degree Programs
South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, has announced the establishment of three new degree programs. There will be a new bachelor's degree program in civil engineering technology with an emphasis in design. (click to read more)

GOP Candidate States Black Men Prefer Drugs to Education
At a recent political debate in Champaign, Illinois, sponsored by the NAACP and the League of Women Voters, candidates for the state Senate were asked for their ideas on how to increase black enrollments at the University of Illinois. GOP candidate Al Reynolds of Danville stated, "Minority women are motivated more so than the minority men. The minority men find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs than to do education. It's easier." (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Curtis Everett Powell • Blake D. Morant • Jim Floyd • Connia Nelson • Aaron Walton • Albert W. Gray Sr. (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
LeMoyne-Owen College • Portland State University • Florida A&M University • Michigan State University • Winston-Salem State University • Spelman College • Association of American Colleges and Universities • Bowie State University • MentorNet • North Carolina Central University (click to read more)
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African-American Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Nominated for National Book Award
Terrance Hayes, professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, is a finalist for a National Book Award in the poetry category. Hayes was nominated for his collection entitled Lighthead. (click to read more)

Georgetown University Study Finds That Moderate Exercise Can Significantly Decrease Black Women's Risk of Developing Breast Cancer
Medical researchers at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University have found that black women can decrease their chance of breast cancer by 64 percent by exercising for as little as two hours a week. In addition, the study of black women in the Washington, D.C., area found that black women who exercised less than two hours per week also were at less risk of breast cancer compared to women who reported little or no physical activity. (click to read more)

African-American Scholar Is One of Four Finalists for Provost at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale
Robert L. Hampton, professor of sociology and social work at Tennessee State University in Nashville, is one of four finalists for the position of provost at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Dr. Hampton served as provost and executive vice president at Tennessee State from 2006 to 2008. (click to read more)

Sailors Around the World Can Earn Bachelor's Degrees From Historically Black Norfolk State University
Norfolk State University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, has entered into an agreement with the United States Navy to establish a distance learning program for sailors around the world. Under the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership, students can work toward a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. (click to read more)

Race Relations on Campus Database
Periodically, JBHE Weekly Bulletin will publish a selection of racial incidents that have occurred on the campuses of colleges and universities. Click through to our website for the latest incidents. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Michelle D. Hill • Michael Cunningham • Xuri Maurice Allen • Claude Joseph-Phillip Poux • Anthony C. Nelson • Kimberly S. Brown (click to read more)

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