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African Americans Are Increasingly Studying Abroad
During the 2008-09 academic year more than 260,000 American college students spent some time abroad. In 1999 there were 143,590 American college students who spent at least one semester abroad. From 1999 to 2006 the black percentage of all students who went abroad remained stagnant at a low 3.5 percent. (click to read more)

At Many Top-Ranked Universities, Black Student Acceptance Rates Remain a Well-Guarded Mystery
It is well recognized that the percentage of black applicants who actually receive invitations to join a university's freshman class is a valuable gauge of an institution's commitment to racial diversity. Yet this figure is regarded as the most sensitive of all admissions data. This is particularly true for some of the very highest ranked institutions. Of the 30 highest-ranked universities that responded to JBHE's 2010 survey, 10 declined to reveal their black acceptance rates. At 12 of the 20 universities that supplied acceptance rate data to JBHE, the black student acceptance rate was higher than the acceptance rate for all students. (click to read more)

University of Michigan Study Finds a High Rate of Depression Among Black Fathers, Particularly Those With a Low Level of Education
A study conducted at the University of Michigan School of Social Work finds that black fathers are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men generally. The study found that black men without a high school diploma were twice as likely to be depressed as other black men. (click to read more)

Vassar College Students Conduct Research at Black Cemetery
Students in the African-American history class of Quincy T. Mills at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, teamed up with students of earth science and geography on a research project at the Negro Burial Ground in Rhinebeck, New York. The students used high-tech geophysical equipment at the half-acre cemetery and determined that there were far more people buried there than grave markers indicated. (click to read more)

Slow Progress in Achieving Racial Diversity on College and University Boards of Trustees
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges has issued two reports on the makeup of the boards of trustees of the nation's private and public colleges and universities. The data shows that in 2010, 12.5 percent of the board members of private colleges and universities were racial or ethnic minorities. For state-operated colleges and universities, 23.1 percent of the board members were minorities. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
Kathryn L. Morgan, the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Professor Emerita of History at Swarthmore College, died late last month at a healthcare facility in Media, Pennsylvania. She was 91 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Dorothy Holland • Kenneth Walker • James L. Moore III • Wangari Maathai • Halvan J. Lieteau • Ivory V. Nelson (click to read more)

Missouri State University Makes Further Amends to Its First Black Applicant Who Was Rejected Because of Her Race
In 1950, Mary Jean Price graduated second in her high school class in Springfield, Missouri. At the time, higher education in Missouri was racially segregated. She could not afford to travel and live on campus at historically black Lincoln University in Jefferson City, so she applied to Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield. But Price never received the courtesy of a reply from the college. Sixty years after Mary Jean Price sent in her application, this past spring Missouri State University gave her an honorary degree. (click to read more)

Black Students Mount Protests on the Campus of Cornell University
Earlier this month, Kent Fuchs, provost at Cornell University, announced that the Africana Studies and Research Center would now be under the jurisdiction of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, the director of the center reported directly to the provost. As a result of the decision, students mounted protests on campus and Robert L. Harris Jr., professor of history and director of the center, resigned. Dr. Harris agreed to rescind his resignation after a unanimous request of the center's faculty. (click to read more)

Valerie Smith Named Dean of the College at Princeton University
Valerie Smith, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and professor of English and African-American studies at Princeton University, was named dean of the college. As dean she will be the senior officer in charge of undergraduate academic programs. She will assume her new duties on July 1. (click to read more)

Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars
Each month, the JBHE Weekly Bulletin publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. This month's selections can be accessed on our website. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Leon Wyden • Jamal Sowell • Luther S. Williams • Reena N. Goldthree • Jerolyn Chapman Navarro • Huey Thornton (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
North Carolina A&T State University • University of the District of Columbia • University of Nevada Las Vegas • North Carolina Central University • Hinds Community College • Virginia State University (click to read more)

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