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Are Black Colleges Becoming Whiter?
Enrollments at the nation's historically black colleges and universities remain at the highest level in history. Of the 322,789 students enrolled in HBCUs, 264,090, or 81.8 percent, are black. So despite numerous press reports to the contrary, in general the "whitening of black colleges" is simply a myth. (click to read more)

Black Students in the Nation's Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
Black students make up about 17 percent of all students in the nation's public schools. But a new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that blacks make up only 9.2 percent of the students in the nation's private elementary and secondary schools. (click to read more)

Claude Steele Returns to Stanford
After a brief two-year stint as provost at Columbia University, social psychologist Claude Steele is returning to Stanford University as dean of the School of Education. Steele was a member of the Stanford faculty from 1991 to 2009. (click to read more)

The Persisting Racial Digital Divide
In the early days of the computer revolution, the racial digital divide was huge. Due to the high cost of computers, software, and other technology equipment, blacks were slow to join the digital age. Great progress has been made. But a significant digital divide remains. (click to read more)

Study Shows That Blacks and Other Minorities at High Risk for Diabetes Are Not Being Sufficiently Screened for the Disease
A study published in the journal Diabetes Care, led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, finds that blacks and other ethnic groups with a high risk for diabetes are not being sufficiently screened for the disease. (click to read more)

Florida A&M Moving Forward With Plans for a Dental School
James H. Ammons, president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, is moving forward with plans for the university to establish a College of Dental Medicine. His goal is to have a plan ready for approval by the Florida Board of Governors and the state legislature early next year. (click to read more)

Chicago City Colleges Name Two African Americans to Leadership Posts
Two black scholars were named presidents in the City Colleges of Chicago system, a group of seven publicly operated community colleges: Anthony E. Monroe is the new president of Malcolm X College and Craig T. Follins will be the new president of Olive-Harvey College. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
William G. Gillespie, who served for more than a half century as pastor of the Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church in St. Louis and was the longtime chair of the board of regents of Harris-Stowe State University, has died from complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease. He was 80 years old. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Gail L. Thompson • Bonnie Thornton Dill • Darin Latimore • Marvin E. Green Jr. • Shelton Rhodes • Kimberly Edelin Freeman • Aaron J. Hart • Jasmine M. Waddell (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Virginia State University • University of Maryland Eastern Shore • Salisbury University • Grambling State University • University of Massachusetts at Amherst • University of Michigan • University of Southern California (click to read more)

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Yale School of Medicine Honors Its First Three Black Women Graduates
Recently, the Yale University School of Medicine honored the first three African-American women graduates of the school: Beatrice Ann Hamburg, Yvette Fay Francis-McBarnette, and Doris Louise Wethers. (click to read more)

Black Males Show Significant Progress in the Pittsburgh Promise College Scholarship Program
The Pittsburgh Promise provides up to $10,000 annually for college to students who graduate from the Pittsburgh public schools. In the first year of the program in 2008, 96 black males and 205 black females received Pittsburgh Promise scholarships. But despite lower overall enrollments and tougher eligibility standards, black scholarship winners increased in 2010. That year, 124 black males and 200 black females earned Pittsburgh Promise scholarships. (click to read more)

Hampton University Ties the Knot With the Coast Guard
Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, has entered into a partnership agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard. Under the program, students at Hampton can participate in internships with the Coast Guard in areas such as intelligence, operations, marketing, publicity, and community relations. (click to read more)

Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars
Periodically, the JBHE Weekly Bulletin publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The latest selections can be accessed on our website. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Gwendolyn Highsmith-Quick • Kofi Annan • Chad Williams (click to read more)

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