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Among African Nations, Nigeria Sends the Most Students to U.S. Colleges and Universities
The Institute of International Education recently released the 2010 edition of its Open Doors report, documenting the number of foreign students studying at U.S. colleges and universities. The report found that during the 2009-10 academic year there were 37,062 students from Africa at U.S. colleges and universities in the 2009-10 academic year. This was slightly higher than the previous year. Nigeria sent 6,568 students to the United States, the most of any African nation. (click to read more)

Strong Growth in Black Enrollments at Georgia's Public Universities: But Blacks Still Underrepresented at High-Ranking Institutions
The University System of Georgia reports an all-time high in student enrollments this fall of 311,442. This is an increase of 3.2 percent from a year ago. Black enrollments at the University System of Georgia institutions are up 5.1 percent this year. However, blacks are still grossly underrepresented at the state flagship campus in Athens. (click to read more)

African-American Student at Indiana University Selected as a Rhodes Scholar
This year 309 colleges and universities across the United States nominated 837 students for a Rhodes Scholarship. While the Rhodes Trust does not divulge the race of scholarship winners, it appears that there is only one African American among the 32 students selected to be Rhodes Scholars. In 2009 there were four blacks among the 32 winners. Esther Uduehi, a senior at Indiana University in Bloomington, was selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. (click to read more)

Black Scholar Examines Trends in Violence Among Teenage Black Girls
Research by Nikki Jones, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, finds that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of school-age African-American girls who have been arrested on criminal charges relating to personal violence. But Dr. Jones discovered that the number of incidents of violence has not increased, just the number of arrests. (click to read more)

The New President of Alcorn State University
M. Christopher Brown II was named president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He has served as executive vice president and provost at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to his appointment at Fisk, he was dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. (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
Mary Evans Sias • Carl H. Davis • Donna N. Williams • Samuel Harrison • Battinto L. Batts Jr. • George E. Cooper (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
University of Maryland Eastern Shore • Hampton University • Winston-Salem State University • Morgan State University • North Carolina A&T State University (click to read more)

Among the Nation's Highest-Ranked Universities, Harvard Reports the Best Black Student Yield
So-called yield, the percentage of applicants who decide to go to a college that issues an invitation to them, has become the standard measure of an institution's strength and drawing power. For most of the past 20 years Harvard University has been the nation's gold standard in student yield percentage for both black and white students. In seven of the past 10 years, the JBHE annual survey has shown that Harvard has had the best performance in black student yield among the nation's 30 highest-ranked universities. Despite the fact that its black student yield dropped from 71 percent in 2009 to 64 percent this year, Harvard once again leads the pack. (click to read more)

Black Colleges and Universities Trail in Providing Online Degree Programs
A new report from the Sloan Consortium finds that in 2009, 5.6 million college students nationwide were enrolled in at least one online course. This is a 21 percent increase from 2008. About one third of the nation's higher education institutions offer degree programs online. But only 10 percent of the nation's historically black colleges and universities have online degree programs. (click to read more)

A Mixed Bag of Reader Predictions
JBHE thanks all of our readers who participate in our weekly polls. The results are not scientific but are nevertheless interesting. (click to read more)

Kofi Lomotey Steps Down From Chancellorship of Southern University
Kofi Lomotey has announced that he will step down as chancellor of Southern University at Baton Rouge at the end of the academic year. The resignation came on the eve of a board meeting that was to consider whether to extend the chancellor's contract. In November the faculty senate approved a vote of "no confidence" in Lomotey. (click to read more)

Students Protest Black Studies Budget Cuts at the University of Texas
Students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin mounted campus demonstrations protesting proposed budget cuts to the Center for African and African-American Studies and other ethnic studies programs. Initially the proposed cuts amounted to 41 percent of the center's total budget but the administration subsequently restored some of the funding. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
Carolyn D. Yancey, who served for 27 years on the board of trustees of Spelman College, has died at her home in Atlanta. She was 89 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Jinx Coleman Broussard • Atlanta Student Movement • Maya Angelou • The Black Student Union at Peru State College • J. Marshall Shepherd (click to read more)

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