|Black Colleges and Universities Fare Well in Washington Monthly’s College Rankings
The magazine Washington Monthly has released its new rankings of liberal arts colleges and universities. The magazine’s rankings are markedly different from those compiled by other ratings organizations, most notably U.S. News & World Report. The editors say that their rankings are “a measure of not just what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country.” (click to read more)
Hampton University Professor Gives Back to the Community
Natalie S. Robertson, an associate professor of history at Hampton University in Virginia, has launched a job training center in a low-income neighborhood of Newport News. (click to read more)
UCLA Honors Two Black Panther Party Member Students Who Were Slain on Campus in 1969
On January 17, 1969, two African-American students were shot and killed on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles. The two students, Alprentice Carter and John J. Huggins Jr., were both members of the Black Panther Party. Now a plaque honoring the slain students will be placed in a glass case in the classroom building where the murders occurred. (click to read more)
UDC Has a Friend in Marion Barry
Former Washington, D.C. mayor and current City Council member Marion Barry, who holds degrees from LeMoyne College and Fisk University, has been a major supporter of the University of the District of Columbia. Thanks to Barry, the university will use a recently acquired 358,000-square-foot building as a campus of its newly established community college. (click to read more)
Black College Announces New Degree Program
Voorhees College, the historically black educational institution in Denmark, South Carolina, has announced the establishment of a new major in sports management. (click to read more)
African-American President of Indiana University of Pennsylvania to Step Down
Tony Atwater, who has served as president of Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the past five years, has announced that he will step down at the end of this month. Dr. Atwater’s resignation comes six months after the faculty senate overwhelmingly supported a resolution of no confidence in his leadership. (click to read more)
Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Jonathan Holloway • Rixon Campbell • Tim Turner • Stephen L. Mayo • Barbara D. Jumper • Dwaun J. Warmack • Lance R. Collins (click to read more)
Grants and Gifts
Delaware State University • University of Notre Dame • University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work (click to read more)
U.S. Navy Launches Oral History Project of Its First Black ROTC Recruits at a Black College or University
The United States Navy is conducting an oral history project involving the first black recruits to an ROTC program at a historically black college or university. In 1968, 13 African-American men enrolled in the new ROTC program at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. (click to read more)
The Mystery of Hattie McDaniel's Oscar: It Has Been Missing From Howard University for Nearly 40 Years
In 1940 Hattie McDaniel won the Academy Award as best supporting actress for her portrayal of Mammy in the classic film Gone With the Wind. McDaniel died in 1952 from breast cancer. She bequeathed the award to the Howard University drama department. But in the late 1960s or early 1970s, the Oscar disappeared and its whereabouts remain unknown. (click to read more)
A Huge Racial Gap Persists in High School Graduation Rates
New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2008 there were 415,111 black graduates at public high schools in the United States. Only 61.5 percent of black students who were high school freshmen four years earlier earned their high school diploma in 2008. For white students, the high school graduation rate was 81.0 percent. (click to read more)
Study Finds Large Racial Disparities in Prescription Drug Abuse by High School Students
A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that one in five high school students in the United States has abused prescription drugs. The results showed that white students were more likely than their black peers to abuse prescription drugs. (click to read more)
Race Relations on Campus Database
Each month JBHE Weekly Bulletin will publish a selection of racial incidents that have occurred on the campuses of colleges and universities. Click the following link for this month’s incidents. (click to read more)
• Annie P. Woodard, the first African-American woman to hold a faculty position at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 74 years old. (click to read more)
Honors and Awards
Tommie Morton-Young • Alexander Byrd • James Hawkins • Harold L. Martin Sr. • Rudolph P. Byrd • Karen A. Baskerville • Office of Community Relations at Cornell University (click to read more)
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