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Examining the Racial Gap in Earnings for Bachelor's Degree Holders: Wide Variations Across Major Disciplines
A new report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University finds that on average a person with a bachelor's degree will earn 84 percent more over the course of his or her lifetime than a peer who only graduated from high school. So going to college continues to provide a major economic benefit. But the earnings benefit of a college degree is not uniform across the major disciplines. And the racial gap in earnings can be quite different depending on the degree earned. (click to read more)

Blacks Are Only a Tiny Percentage of Faculty at British Universities
In the United States blacks make up about 5 percent of all full-time faculty at colleges and universities. There has been very little progress in increasing the percentage of black faculty over the past decades. But as bad as the situation is here in the U.S., in the United Kingdom the small numbers of black faculty is striking. (click to read more)

University Study Finds That Whites Believe They Are Now the Most Frequent Victims of Racial Discrimination
A poll conducted by researchers at Tufts University and Harvard Business School found that whites believe they are victimized by racial discrimination more often than blacks. (click to read more)

Research Finds That Racial Divisions in Sports Participation Does Not Change for Highly Educated African Americans
A research study by sociology faculty at the University of Houston and the University of Colorado at Denver finds that African Americans who achieve a high level of education do not gravitate to so-called high status sports such as tennis and golf. (click to read more)

A Statistical Snapshot of the Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2009 there were 322,789 students enrolled at the nation's historically black colleges and universities. This is the highest level in U.S. history. (click to read more)

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Names an Interim President
Mortimer H. Neufville has been selected to serve as interim president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His appointment will begin on August 16, when current president Thelma B. Thompson will step down as president. (click to read more)

The Crisis in Black Male Unemployment
The nation's unemployment rate moved above 9 percent in May, reversing a downward trend in recent months. As has been the case for over a half century, the black unemployment rate continues to be about twice the rate for whites. In May, 8 percent of whites were unemployed compared to 16 percent of blacks. (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Norfolk State University • Central Connecticut State University • University of the District of Columbia • Oberlin College (click to read more)

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Preserving the Home of the Woman Who Sought to Desegregate the University of North Carolina
A group of community organizations is teaming up with the Pauli Murray Project at Duke University to purchase and renovate the childhood home of civil rights activist Pauli Murray in Durham, North Carolina. The plan is to turn the house into a museum. (click to read more)

Bennett College Announces Big Plans to Upgrade Its Campus
Bennett College for Women, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, North Carolina, has announced plans for $45 million in capital improvement projects. The plan calls for the construction of a 35,000-square-foot library, a 25,000-square-foot health center, and a new dormitory to house 75 women. (click to read more)

Fisk University Offers New Dual-Degree Program in Engineering With the University of Tennessee
Fisk University, the historically black educational institution in Nashville, has announced that it will offer a new dual-degree program in engineering with the University of Tennessee. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Jonathan Modica • Onye Ozuzu • Kim Vaz • Shawn Moyo Bediako • Joshua A. Busby • Cerri Banks • Charlotte H. Johnson (click to read more)

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Olusola Adesope • Leo E. Rouse • LeRoy Pernell • Nicola Edwards-Omolewa • Verjanis Peoples (click to read more)

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