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Teach For America Announces Its Most Racially Diverse Class in the Organization's 20-Year History
Each year thousands of graduating seniors at the nation's colleges and universities are selected to join Teach For America. This year Teach For America reports that it has its most diverse class in its 20-year history. (click to read more)

The Gender Gap in African-American Associate Degree Holders
In 2009 nearly 2.2 million African Americans held a two-year associate's degree. As in many other areas of African-American higher education, a significant gender gap exists in associate degree awards. Nearly 1.4 million African-American women have earned associate's degrees compared to 800,000 black men. (click to read more)

A Milestone Appointment for the "Little Ivies"
Aaron Kelton was named head football coach at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The college states that Kelton is the first African-American head football coach in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, a group of 11 academically high ranking liberal arts colleges. (click to read more)

Hampton University Launches New Mentoring Program for First-Generation College Students
Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, has announced a new program designed to help first-generation college students cope with life on campus. The program will include a $150 stipend for books for 100 incoming students. Ten of the students will also receive a $500 merit-based scholarship. A grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund the new program. (click to read more)

Huge Increase in Academic Credentials of Students Admitted to Historically Black South Carolina State University
Admission officials at historically black South Carolina State University in Orangeburg report a surge in applicants this year. As a result, the university has been able to be more selective in the students it admits. This year the average SAT score of admitted students is 923. A year ago the average SAT score was 830. (click to read more)

New Research Center on Race Established at the University of California
The University of California is establishing the Center for New Racial Studies on the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The new center, funded by a $1.73 million grant from the university's president office, will support research and teaching on race and ethnicity topics throughout the University of California system. (click to read more)

University of Chicago Report Argues That Museums Need Greater Outreach to Blacks and Other Minorities
A new report commissioned by The Center for the Future of Museums and prepared by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago finds that for museums to remain economically viable and relevant to the general public, increased emphasis will have to be placed on exhibits that appeal to minorities and the young. The study recommends reaching out to minority communities with relevant exhibits that will attract new visitors. (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Tennessee State University • Southern University • North Carolina Central University (click to read more)

Recent Mobility of African-American College Graduates
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 16.7 percent of the black population of the United States changed their place of residence from 2008 to 2009. For whites, only 11.5 percent of the population moved in the same period. Blacks with a college education were less likely than other African Americans to move. (click to read more)

The Former Campus of Historically Black Mary Holmes College Is Sold to Nonprofit Counseling Group
Mary Holmes College, a historically black educational institution in West Point, Mississippi, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, closed its doors in 2005 due to financial difficulties. Now the Presbyterian Church has sold the campus to the nonprofit Community Counseling Services. (click to read more)

The University of the District of Columbia Is the First HBCU Recognized for Establishing Professional Science Master's Degree Programs
The University of the District of Columbia is the first historically black educational institution to have a professional science master's degree program recognized by the Council of Graduate Schools. The two graduate programs at the university are in applied statistics and water resource management. (click to read more)

Colleges and Universities Among the Grantees of New Kellogg Foundation Program to Better the Life Chances of Minority Youths
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced a five-year, $75 million grant program that aims to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children. America Healing has announced the first 119 grants totaling $14.6 million to "support community-based organizations' healing efforts among racial and ethnic groups that address historic burdens, disparities, and barriers to opportunity." (click to read more)

Alumni Group Calls for Shaw University Board of Trustees to Resign
The president of the alumni association of Shaw University, the historically black educational institutional in Raleigh, North Carolina, has called on the university's board of trustees to resign. In a letter to board chair Willie Gary, the alumni association president wrote, "We have serious concerns regarding conflict of interest, fiduciary responsibility, adverse interest and commitment." (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Brenda Wilson-Hale • Stephanie Mays Boyd • Leonard A. McIntyre (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Mary Evans Sias • Doreen E. Loury • Chekesha Liddell (click to read more)

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Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education

The University of Connecticut invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. The Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education is a full-time, 12-month position that reports directly to the Provost and is responsible for graduate programs at all campuses. This position requires an individual with a proven commitment to graduate education. For a full position description, qualifications and application guidelines.

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EMS Faculty Position Advertisement (2010)

The University of Dayton's DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AND SYSTEMS is seeking to immediately fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. Applicant must have an earned doctorate in engineering management, management science or other appropriate discipline with at least one degree in engineering. Candidates also must have significant experience in teaching and guiding students at the graduate level and should be qualified to teach a broad range of courses within the Department's M.S. programs in Engineering Management and Management Science. Candidates must be able to conduct funded research and should be able to work on DoD facilities.

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