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Number of Blacks Earning Doctorates Reached an All-Time High in 2009
According to the National Science Foundation, in 2009 there were 2,221 African Americans who earned doctoral degrees from U.S. universities. This was the highest number of doctorates awarded to blacks in any single year. African-American doctoral awards increased by a healthy 10.1 percent from 2008 to 2009. Since 2005, black doctoral awards are up by 23.5 percent. (click to read more)

Among Caribbean Nations, Jamaica Sends the Most Students to U.S. Colleges and Universities
In the 2009-10 academic year there were more than 13,000 students from Caribbean nations attending colleges and universities in the United States. In all probability, many of these students are black. Jamaica sent 3,530 students to U.S. colleges and universities in the 2009-10 academic year, the most of any Caribbean nation. (click to read more)

Among the Nation's Highest-Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges, Bucknell and Washington & Lee Report the Best Black Student Yield
Among the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, annual JBHE rankings show Bucknell University and Washington & Lee University with the highest black student yield at 56.4 percent. Colby College in Maine and Wellesley College in Massachusetts were the only other high-ranking liberal arts colleges reporting a black student yield greater than 40 percent. (click to read more)

Two Books on Slavery Share the 2010 Frederick Douglass Book Prize
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition has announced the winners of the 2010 Frederick Douglass Book Prize. This year the prize will be shared. (click to read more)

Texas Southern University Adds an Academic Partner: Students Can Earn Bachelor's and Chiropractic Degrees in Six Years
Texas Southern University, the historically black educational institution in Houston, has entered into an academic partnership with the Texas Chiropractic College. Under the agreement the two schools will establish a six-year program in which students will earn a bachelor's degree at Texas Southern and a doctor of chiropractic degree from TCC. (click to read more)

Fisk University Placed on Warning Status by Accrediting Board
Fisk University, the highly regarded historically black educational institution in Nashville, has been placed on warning status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The accrediting body stated that Fisk was not in compliance with its standards on financial stability. Fisk must submit a report within six months demonstrating that it has a plan to deal with its financial problems. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
Margaret T. Burroughs, an artist, poet, educator, and co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History in Chicago, died late last month in Chicago. She was 95 years old. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Joseph F. Johnson • Martin Philbert • Ruth Okediji • Darryl Scriven • Roberta M. Troy • Duncan M. Chembezi (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Eddie Ellis • Harold Dow • Tolor E. White • Alvin F. Poussaint • Monica L. Miller • Wash A. Jones (click to read more)

Two African Americans Named Mitchell Scholars
The Mitchell Scholars program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholars program, named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell who helped negotiate an end to the violence and political turmoil in Northern Ireland, provides tuition to an Irish university, plus housing and living expenses and an international travel stipend. This year, two of the 12 Mitchell Scholars are black. (click to read more)

Carolyn W. Meyers Named President of Jackson State University
The board of trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi has selected Carolyn W. Meyers as the next president of Jackson State University. Dr. Meyers is the former president of Norfolk State University in Virginia. (click to read more)

Study Finds That Black Teens Who Do Well in School Often Pay the Price in Lower Social Acceptance
New research by Thomas Fuller-Rowell, a developmental psychologist at the University of Michigan, and Stacey N. Doan, an assistant professor of psychology at Boston University, has found that black teenagers are more likely than white teens to suffer socially because of success in school. (click to read more)

When Black High School Students Fear For Their Safety, Preparing For College is Not Their Priority
It is obvious that when one's personal safety is in question, it is difficult to concentrate on academic matters. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of black students in the nation's public schools must constantly look over their shoulder rather than look down at their textbooks or up at their teachers in front of the classroom. The Education Department and the Bureau of Justice Statistics have released a new report on school safety detailing some of the trends. (click to read more)

Lawsuit Seeks $2 Billion for Maryland's Four Historically Black Universities
The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education has filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The suit claims that the state has not done enough to end racial segregation at its state universities. The suit is seeking $2 billion in funding to upgrade campus facilities and to enhance educational programs. The plaintiffs include alumni and current students of the state's four historically black universities. (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)

Grants and Gifts
University of Virginia • Bethune-Cookman University • Virginia State University • Missouri University of Science and Technology • United Negro College Fund • Morehouse School of Medicine (click to read more)

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