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Six African Americans Named Truman Scholars
Recently the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation announced that there will be 60 students among its 2011 class of award winners. The students were selected from a field of 602 candidates representing 264 colleges and universities. This year, it appears that six of the 60 Truman Scholars are African Americans. (click to read more)

A Photographic History of African Americans at Harvard University
An interesting photo gallery highlighting the history of African Americans at Harvard University has been posted online. The 40 photographs include images of Richard T. Greener, the first African American to earn a bachelor's degree at Harvard and Booker T. Washington, who in 1896 was the first black man to be awarded an honorary degree at Harvard. (click to read more)

College Students Will Retrace the Route of the Freedom Riders
Next week 40 college students will embark on a 10-day journey that will trace the route taken a half century ago in 1961 by the original Freedom Riders. The 1961 protests sought to bring attention to segregation on interstate bus lines. One bus was firebombed near Anniston, Alabama, and riders on another bus were attacked at the terminal in Birmingham. (click to read more)

Google Enlists College Students Ambassadors in Ghana
Internet giant Google Inc. has initiated its new Student Ambassador Program in Ghana. Under the program Google has enlisted the support of 20 students at five universities in Ghana for one year. (click to read more)

Historically Black Norfolk State University Names a New President
Last Friday, the board of visitors at Norfolk State University chose Tony Atwater as the university's fifth president. Dr. Atwater will assume his new duties on July 1. Dr. Atwater is a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. From 2005 to 2010, he served as president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (click to read more)

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

In Memoriam
David M. French, a former Howard University professor of pediatric surgery and former head of the department of community medicine at the Boston University Medical School, has died from a pulmonary embolism in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 86 years old. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
M. Evelyn Fields • Katreshia Louis Verrett • Cassandra M. Robinson • John E. Smalls • LaSalle D. Leffall • Barbara J. Ellis • Renee Alexander (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Fayetteville State University • Emory University • University of Maryland Eastern Shore • Jackson State University • Wayne State University • Spelman College (click to read more)

New Free Newsletter on Women in American Higher Education

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Florida A&M Wins Honda Campus All-Star Challenge for the Seventh Time
Florida A&M University recently won the 22nd annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. During the two-day tournament, 48 historically black colleges and universities competed in an academic quiz competition. (click to read more)

Study Shows That a One-Hour Seminar Helps to Reduce the Racial Gap in Academic Achievement
Gregory M. Walton, an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University, believes that a one-hour seminar, developed by Stanford psychologists, can help eliminate the academic achievement gap between black and white students on predominantly white campuses. The one-hour course teaches students that everyone has difficulties in adjusting to college. These difficulties can be especially hard for black and minority students who don't have large support groups on campus. (click to read more)

Board Does Not Renew Contract of Savannah State University President
Earl G. Yarbrough Sr., president of Savannah State University, was informed that his contract would not be renewed. The board of trustees did not disclose any reasons for terminating the contract. Cheryl Davenport Dozier, associate provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Georgia, was named interim president of Savannah State University, effective May 9. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Byron D'Andra Orey • Freeman A. Hrabowski • Judith Jamison • Deryl Bailey • Jerome Charles White Jr. • Florence Boldridge • Michele Boone • Travis Parker (click to read more)

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Counselor Education)

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