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The Surging Enrollments of Blacks in Graduate Degree Programs
New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows continuing rapid growth in black enrollments in graduate programs. In 2009, there were 342,400 African Americans enrolled in graduate programs in the United States. This was up from 315,200 blacks enrolled in postbaccalaureate education in 2008. (click to read more)

The New Secretary of Higher Education for the State of New Jersey
Rochelle Hendricks was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to the newly created position of secretary of higher education for the state of New Jersey. Hendricks has been serving as acting deputy education commissioner. She first joined the New Jersey Department of Education in 1987. (click to read more)

Gates Millennium Scholars: 15,000 and Counting
Another 1,000 low-income minority students have been awarded Gates Millennium Scholarships. This year's class includes students from 44 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The 1,000 winners will be attending 334 different colleges and universities. (click to read more)

Racial Differences in Twitter Use at College
A study of first-year college students conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and published in New Media & Society, found that 37 percent of blacks were using Twitter compared to 21 percent of whites. (click to read more)

Harvard University and Williams College Report Increases in Black Students Who Accepted the Schools' Offer of Admission
Harvard University reports that 77 percent of the students it accepted for admission in April have decided to enroll. Harvard says that 9.8 percent of the students who have accepted the university's offer of admission are African Americans. In the fall of 2010, blacks were 9.3 percent of the entering class. At Williams College, the top-rated liberal arts college in western Massachusetts, blacks are 12.7 percent of all incoming students. In the fall of 2010, they made up 11 percent of the incoming class. (click to read more)

Woodson University Buys a New Campus
Woodson University, the newly established educational institution in Concord, North Carolina, which is named for the esteemed black historian, Carter G. Woodson, has been awarded the right to purchase the 10.5-acre property that housed the Old Bethel School campus in Midland, North Carolina. (click to read more)

The New President of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Marvin A. McMickle, senior pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland since 1987 and faculty member at the Ashland Theological Seminary, was chosen as the next president of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. Dr. Mickle will begin his duties this summer and take over the job full time in January. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Sabine Simmons • Cedric Rodney • Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones • Yvonne R. Jackson • Antonio T. Baines (click to read more)

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New Admission Standards Threaten to Drastically Reduce Black Enrollments at Four-Year Public Colleges and Universities in Louisiana
New admissions standards for state universities in Louisiana may have a major negative impact on black enrollments in higher education in the state. The new standards, scheduled to be in effect next year, require applicants to score 20 on the American College Testing Program's ACT college entrance examination or have a minimum 2.0 grade point average in 19 core high school courses. The average ACT score for black students nationwide is 16.9. (click to read more)

Nigerian-American Teen Prodigy Heading to Harvard
Saheela Abraham, of Piscataway, New Jersey, is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. This spring she graduates from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, a private academy in Edison, New Jersey. Saheela is 15 years old. She has decided to enroll at Harvard and plans to study neuroscience. (click to read more)

A Promising Development in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
Researchers at Howard University and 12 other medical schools or hospitals across the nation have discovered a potential breakthrough in the treatment of sickle cell disease, an affliction that is far more common among African Americans than it is for the population as a whole. (click to read more)

Yale University Research Finds Racial Disparity in Monitoring of Prescription Drug Abuse
In a study published in the journal Annals of Family Medicine, Yale University researchers found that black patients are more likely to be screened for prescription drug abuse than white patients. (click to read more)

A Brief Biography of New York State's New Education Commissioner
John B. King Jr. was named education commissioner for the state of New York. At age 36, he is one of the youngest education officials in the nation. He had been serving as deputy education commissioner. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Ira K. Blake • Jewell Cherry • Thomas C. Segar • Martin Mbugua • Benjamin Watson • Leon Sanders • Gary S. May (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Southern Methodist University • Tennessee State University • South Carolina State University • Jackson State University • Alcorn State University (click to read more)

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