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The Carolina Covenant Has Been Successful in Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates for Low-Income Students
In 2003 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill introduced the Carolina Covenant program in which low-income students would have all their financial aid needs met by grants. Students work 10 to 12 hours a week at a college job but are able to graduate debt-free. A new study by the university finds that students who have benefited from the Carolina Covenant have shown significant improvement in their graduation rates. (click to read more)

End of the Road for Southern University of New Orleans?
The Louisiana Board of Regents approved by a vote of 9-6 a proposal to merge historically black Southern University of New Orleans with the predominantly white University of New Orleans. Under the plan, the new institution would be called the University of Greater New Orleans. (click to read more)

Meharry Medical College Looks to Boost Enrollments
Meharry Medical College, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, has announced plans to increase its enrollment by 40 percent over the next decade in an effort to help reduce the shortage of primary care doctors serving low-income communities. Currently, Meharry enrolls 105 first-year medical students. It hopes to increase the number of new entrants to as many as 150 over the next 10 years. (click to read more)

The Highs and Lows: Black Scoring Performance on Selected Advanced Placement Tests
Last week JBHE reported on the dismal performance of black students on Advanced Placement examinations. The mean score for black members of the high school class of 2010 was 1.88 on a scale of 1 to 5, with five being the highest score, equivalent to a grade of A. But there are some AP tests where black students performed much better than the national average. (click to read more)

University of Cincinnati Looks to Increase Racial Diversity of Students and Faculty
A new report prepared for the president of the University of Cincinnati calls for a more concerted effort to enroll more black students, increase retention and graduation rates of minority students, and to hire more faculty of color. At the present time, blacks make up 9.6 percent of the 41,000 undergraduates at the university, a level that has remained stagnant in recent years. (click to read more)

Boston Nightclub Settles Racial Discrimination Complaint Involving an Event After Last November's Harvard-Yale Football Game
Last November three black graduates of Harvard University hosted a party at the Cure Lounge in Boston after the annual Harvard-Yale football game. About 400 alumni and graduate students bought tickets for the event. But some guests were turned away at the door when employees of the club stated that a long line of black people on the street would attract "local gangbangers." (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
Carlo D. Laurore • Regina V.K. Williams • Trae T. Cotton • Marcus Fogle • John McKnight • Grant D. Venerable II (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Emory University • North Carolina A&T State University • Myron Beasley • Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions Program • Brenda Dixon Gottschild (click to read more)

All Seniors at a Public Charter High School for Black Men in Chicago Are College Bound
Urban Prep is a public charter high school reserved for African-American men. This is the second year in a row that all graduating seniors have been accepted into college. (click to read more)

Cornell University Was an Early Leader in Training Black Veterinarians
Jennifer K. Morrissey, who worked as a research assistant to Donald F. Smith, dean emeritus of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has completed an investigation determining the early black graduates of the college. She found that between 1910 and 1920, seven African Americans earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Cornell. (click to read more)

Temple University Receives Archives of Philadelphia's Tuskegee Airmen
Temple University in Philadelphia has received a donation of the archives of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. There were 48 original members of the chapter. Only six are still alive. (click to read more)

Miles College Plans to Become a University
Miles College, the historically black educational institution located just outside the city limits of Birmingham, Alabama, has announced plans to offer graduate-level courses and become a university. The college plans to offer master's degree programs in education and social work. (click to read more)

The Rarity of Black Professors at Predominantly White Universities
A new survey published on finds that 42 percent of all African-American students who attended a predominantly white university never had one black professor. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
Emmett W. Bashful, the first chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans, died last month at a hospice facility in Baton Rouge. He was 93 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Weldon H. Latham • Johnnetta B. Cole • Vernon C. Polite • Jill J. Harp • Eddie Ellis • John T. Grayson • Leyte Winfield • Mark Best (click to read more)

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Dean of Instruction

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Director of University of Connecticut Stamford Campus

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Associate Dean for Inclusion & Professional Development in the Graduate School

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