|Racial Differences in School and College Enrollments by Age Group
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in October 2009 nearly 12 million African Americans were enrolled in school at some level. This was 32.4 percent of all African Americans over the age of 3. In contrast, 23.9 percent of all white Americans over the age of 3 were enrolled in school in October 2009. The reasons for the disparity include the fact that a higher percentage of young blacks compared to young whites are enrolled in preschool. (click to read more)
Very Few Blacks in the New Field of Sustainability at the Nation's Colleges
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has released a new survey showing the makeup of staff members in the field at the nation's colleges and universities. Sustainability officers in higher education are generally responsible for monitoring an institution's ecological and environmental impact. The survey showed that just one percent of all sustainability officers are black. (click to read more)
New Master's Degree Program at North Carolina A&T State University
Historically black North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro has received approval from the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to establish a master's degree program in nanoengineering. Nanoengineering focuses on engineering at the atomic or molecular level. (click to read more)
University of Texas Study Finds Racial Differences Among Teens on Issues of Affirmative Action and School Desegregation
A study conducted by the Gender and Racial Attitudes Lab at the University of Texas finds that African-American teenagers are more supportive of affirmative action and efforts to end school racial segregation than their white peers. (click to read more)
University of Arkansas Partners With University of Cape Coast in Ghana
The University of Arkansas has entered into an agreement with the University of Cape Coast in Ghana that will foster student and faculty exchange programs between the two educational institutions. (click to read more)
Clemson University Aims to Increase Black Enrollments and Faculty
Only about 6 percent of the 19,400 undergraduate students at state-operated Clemson University in South Carolina are black. A decade ago there was a larger number and percentage of black students on campus. About a third of South Carolina's college-age population is African American. In 2000 there were 533 blacks on the university's payroll. Today there are 463. Now the university has announced immediate goals of increasing black undergraduate enrollments and black faculty by 2 percentage points and graduate enrollments by 1.5 percentage points. (click to read more)
• John A. Sanders, former chair of the department of mathematics at Chicago State University, died last month at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from complications of an autoimmune disease. He was 75 years old.
• Rubens J. Pamies, vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, died late last month after suffering a heart attack at his sister's home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was 52 years old. (click to read more)
Honors and Awards
Michelle Cook • Arnold Rampersad • William H. Turner • Rosette Muzigo-Morrison • Ron Kirk (click to read more)
In last week's edition we reported that Wesley C. McClure, president of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, had stated that he expects the college will be stripped of its accreditation in the near future. We had based our item on a published report from a reputable news organization, which turned out to be incorrect.
President McClure had stated that the college finds itself in a tough economic climate, one that other historically black colleges and universities had not survived. But the college assured JBHE that its accreditation is in good standing and the college remains strong. We apologize for the error.
The Racial Scoring Gap on Selected Advanced Placement Examinations
Over the past several weeks JBHE reported on the participation and scoring performance of black students on Advanced Placement tests. Now we turn our attention to the racial gap in scoring on the most popular AP examinations. Black students had a mean score of 2.40 on the French test. This was only slightly below the mean score of whites, which stood at 2.56. On all the other widely taken AP tests, the racial scoring gap was significantly larger. (click to read more)
Longtime University Professor Donates Papers to Memphis Public Library
Miriam DeCosta-Willis, who was a university professor for more than 40 years, has donated her papers to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in Memphis. Now 76 years old, DeCosta-Willis has donated her collection of articles, academic papers, unpublished manuscripts, newspaper clippings, funeral programs, letters, and photographs to the public library. The library will make the archive accessible to researchers and the general public. (click to read more)
Most Top Administrators in Big-Time College Football Are White Men
A new survey by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the College of Business Administration of the University of Central Florida has found there are very few African Americans among the top athletic administrators in college sports. Of the 120 colleges and universities that participate in the Football Bowl Subdivision, only nine have an African American who serves as athletic director. (click to read more)
Bethune-Cookman University to Offer a New Master's Degree Program
Bethune-Cookman University, the historically black educational institution in Daytona Beach, Florida, has been granted accreditation to offer a new master's degree program in integrated environmental science. The program will begin accepting students this summer. (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)
Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Shelley I. White-Means • Terri Harris Reed • Pamela Nolan Young • Phoebe Butler-Ajibade • Elva Bradley • Carolyn Jacobs • Annie Leslie • Michael DeBaun (click to read more)
Grants and Gifts
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund • Tennessee State University • Morehouse College • Howard University • Claflin University (click to read more)
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