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Many Black Doctoral Degree Recipients Overcome Long Odds
New data released by the National Science Foundation shows that many African Americans who earn doctoral degrees are more likely to have parents who did not go to college than to have parents who graduated from a four-year educational institution. (click to read more)

Black Transfer Applications Surge at the University of California
Over the past two years the number of African-American students seeking to transfer from community colleges to undergraduate programs at the University of California have surged. In 2009, 848 black students sought to transfer from a community college to one of the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California system. This year there are 1,379 black students seeking to transfer. This is an increase of nearly 63 percent. (click to read more)

AICPA Foundation Awards 92 Scholarships to Minority Students
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has announced the awarding of 92 scholarships to minority accounting students. This year's recipients will be awarded scholarships totaling $254,500. The 92 winners come from 71 different educational institutions in 30 states. (click to read more)

The First Black President of Mills College
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux was named the 13th president of Mills College in Oakland, California. When she takes office this summer she will be the first African American to lead the women's college. Mills College has some 900 undergraduate students, about 9 percent of whom are black. (click to read more)

Great Progress for Blacks in South African Higher Education
A half-century ago, black students were barred from admission to most universities in South Africa. Only those blacks with special permission from the apartheid government were permitted to enter higher education. Slowly, over the years, the South African government loosened its tight grip on higher education. But research from the South African Institute for Race Relations has found that since the end of apartheid the number of blacks graduating from South African universities has quadrupled. (click to read more)

Congresswoman and Educator Barbara Jordan Is the Latest Honoree in the Postal Service's Black Heritage Series
The first African American to appear on a U.S. postage stamp was Booker T. Washington in 1940. Since then, scores of black Americans have appeared on stamps. The 34th U.S. postage stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Barbara Jordan, the former congresswoman and educator. The stamp will be issued in September. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
• Dolly McPherson, the first African-American woman to hold a full-time faculty position at Wake Forest University, died recently at the age of 82.
• Sammie Burnett Johnson, one of eight black students who in 1959 racially integrated what is now the University of Memphis, has died after a long battle with bone cancer. She was 71 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Zelia Wiley • Ron Kirk • Lynda Hale • Isaac J. Crumbly • University of Georgia (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
University of Massachusetts at Amherst • Virginia State University • Texas Southern University • Howard University (click to read more)

New Program Seeks to Enhance the International Focus at Seven Historically Black Universities
The American Council on Education in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education has announced a new program to enhance the international focus at seven historically black colleges and universities. Under the Creating Global Citizens: Exploring Internationalization at HBCUs project, program directors will seek to inject a curriculum at these institutions that deals with international issues. The project will also develop partnerships between the HBCUs and foreign educational institutions. (click to read more)

Athletic Conference of Historically Black Colleges Rejects Call by the NAACP to Move Its Postseason Basketball Tournament
The local chapter of the NAACP is calling for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association to move its postseason basketball tournament from Charlotte, North Carolina, to another city. The NAACP disputed the decision of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District to hold classes on the holiday commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. to make up for a school day lost due to winter weather. The NAACP has also expressed its opposition to the school board's decision to close some inner-city schools. (click to read more)

Survey Finds Some African Think Tanks Among the World's Best
The University of Pennsylvania has issued its annual rankings of the world's top think tanks. Researchers at the university's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program surveyed 1,500 scholars, journalists, and public officials in 120 countries around the world. Nearly 7,000 think tanks, including 548 organizations in Africa, were analyzed and ranked. The South African Institute of International Affairs was rated the best think tank in sub-Saharan Africa. (click to read more)

Naval Academy Settles Complaint Filed by Professor Who Claimed Blacks Get "Easy Pass" on Admissions
The United States Naval Academy has reached a settlement with an English professor who claimed his right of free speech was being abridged. In 2009, Bruce Fleming, a professor at the Naval Academy, published an op-ed piece claiming that the academy operated a two-tier admissions systems which made it easier for black and other minority students to gain admission. Three months after the article was published, Fleming was denied a merit pay increase. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel found "evidence indicating that the USNA illegally denied the employee a merit pay increase because of his public statements." (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Carlton E. Wilson • Chondra Johnson • Souleymane Fall • P. Renee Myatt • Lois Deloatch • Rene Davis • Will M. Campbell Jr. • Jarita C. Holbrook • Goldie Byrd • Mathew Knowles (click to read more)

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