• The University of Georgia received a $505,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation to research the process of identity formation as it relates to academic achievement among middle-class black youth. The research is under the direction of Jerome Morris, an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.

• Three black universities in Maryland will participate in a $4 million grant program called the Chesapeake Aeronautics Consortium. The funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will go to programs to increase the number of black students studying science and engineering.

The participating institutions are Morgan State University, Bowie State University, and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.