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No African Americans Among the 72 New Inductees to the National Academy of Sciences
Each year the prestigious National Academy of Sciences selects new members, who in the academy's judgment have made the greatest contribution to scientific research, including social science research. While the academy does not release data on the race of its membership, it appears from JBHE research that none of the 72 new members are African Americans. (click to read more)

Nearly Three Million African Americans Are Currently Enrolled in Higher Education
New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2009, the latest year for which complete statistics are available, there were 2,919,800 black Americans enrolled in degree-granting institutions of higher education. This is a whopping increase of 13 percent from 2008. (click to read more)

Edison State College Struggling to Diversify Its Faculy and Administration
Edison State College is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, and operates three satellite campus in southwestern Florida. The college has met with success in its efforts to diversify the 16,000-member student body. About 10 percent of the students are black and 17 percent are Hispanic. But a new report presented to the board of trustees found that the percentage of minority faculty and the percentage of minority administrators has declined over the past five years. (click to read more)

Stanford University Researchers Find Persistent Racial Gap in Mortality Rates of Heart Transplant Patients
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine recently published a study in the journal Circulation which shows a significant racial disparity in mortality rates among heart transplant recipients. (click to read more)

The New Provost at Grambling State University
Connie Walton was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Grambling State University in Louisiana. She has served in the post on an interim basis for the past year. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
J. Ernest Wilkins Jr., a prominent African-American scientist and educator, died earlier this month of respiratory failure at his home in Arizona. He was 87 years old. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Cilas Kemedjio • Glenn Loury • Glenn Proctor • Floyd Little • Delores Johnson Price • Michelle Garfield Cooke (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Claflin College • National Medical Fellowships • Hampton University • Morgan State University • Paine College • University of Nebraska (click to read more)

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Tracking the Progress of Blacks in STEM Degree Awards in the 50 States
As reported in last week's JBHE, from 2001 to 2009 there was only a slight increase in the number of blacks earning degrees in the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Furthermore, the percentage of all STEM degrees that were earned by blacks declined during the period. But there are wide differences from state to state in black progress in STEM fields. (click to read more)

Black Students Still Face Major Hurdles in Gaining Acceptance to Cambridge
This year Cambridge University in England accepted 3,394 of its 15,966 applicants. This is an acceptance rate of 21 percent. There were 151 black applicants to Cambridge. Only 16, or 10.6 percent, were accepted for admission. (click to read more)

Mississippi City Aims to Preserve the Home of the First Black Woman to Earn an Educational Doctorate
The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, has assumed ownership of the former home of Jane McAllister, the first black women in the United States to earn an educational doctorate. The city is applying for a state grant to restore the home and make it into a civil rights historic site and museum. (click to read more)

Robert M. Franklin Lays Out His Vision for the Future of Morehouse College
Recently, President Robert M. Franklin announced his goals for improving the educational experience at Morehouse College, one of the nation's most prestigious historically black educational institutions. (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)

Honors and Awards
Cordell Cunningham • Linda Darling-Hammond • Tiffany P. Fountaine • Ousseina D. Alidou (click to read more)

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Assistant Director of Fraternity Sorority Affairs

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Director of Environmental Health Safety

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