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Black Students Are Dropping Out of High School at a Rate More Than Twice as High as White Students
New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2008 there were 159,407 black students who dropped out of public high schools in the United States. This was 6.7 percent of all black students who were enrolled in public high schools that year. There were 234,121 white students who dropped out of public high schools. They made up 2.8 percent of all white students enrolled in public high schools. (click to read more)

Howard University Partners With the District of Columbia to Operate a Juvenile Detention Center for Girls
For many years, the District of Columbia did not operate a juvenile detention center for girls. Next month the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services in conjunction with Howard University will open the Lillian D. Worthington Residential Facility in Southeast Washington. (click to read more)

South Carolina State University Trustees Decide Not to Renew the Contract of the Institution's President
The trustees of South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, voted not to renew the contract of George E. Cooper, who has served as head of the university for the past two years. The board's vote was 7-4 against Cooper. (click to read more)

HBCU Opens New Satellite Campus in Houston
Prairie View A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Texas, has opened a new branch campus in northwest Houston. The new 52,000-square-foot facility includes space for classrooms, meeting space, and offices for student services. (click to read more)

HBCU Establishes New Master's Degree Program in Psychology
The historically black University of the Virgin Islands in St. Croix will be offering a new master's degree program in psychology. University officials estimate that there will be 30 students in the program this fall. (click to read more)

Florida A&M Students Build Most Fuel-Efficient Electric Car at International Competition
Students from the joint engineering program at historically black Florida A&M University and Florida State University won the first place award for fuel efficiency and seventh place overall in the all-electric vehicle category at the Formula Hybrid International Challenge at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. (click to read more)

The Racial and Gender Gaps in Master's Degree Attainments
Government statistics show that in 2009, 5.1 percent of all black women ages 25 to 29 held a master's degree. For white women in this age group, 10.4 percent held a master's degree. In 2009, 3.2 percent of black men in the 25 to 29 age group held a master's degree. The comparable figure for white men was 7.4 percent. (click to read more)

Spelman College Joins the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program
Spelman College, the highly selective historically black college for women in Atlanta, has joined the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program. Under the program, the top mathematics and science students in Rwanda compete for places at 16 participating American colleges throughout the South. (click to read more)

A Food Kitchen for Needy Students Is Established at UCLA
Students at the University of California at Los Angeles have opened a "food closet" on campus for low-income students on campus. Food is donated by several campus organizations and founders are asking local businesses to contribute. (click to read more)

African Americans Named to University Boards of Trustees
Princeton University, Delaware State University, Kentucky State University and Winston-Salem State University recently named African Americans to their boards of trustees. (click to read more)

The Higher Education of the Nation's Latest Appeals Court Judge
President Obama has nominated James E. Graves Jr. to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Graves is currently the presiding judge and the only African American on the Mississippi Supreme Court. (click to read more)

Organ Donor Education Program Founded at Howard University Has Been a Major Success
In 1978 a research program at Howard University in Washington, D.C., sought to determine why blacks and other minorities were less likely than whites to become organ donors. As a result of the findings of the 1978 study, Clive Callender, a transplant surgeon at Howard University School of Medicine, established the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP). A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons documents that MOTTEP has been widely successful. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Bertin M. Louis Jr. • Bevlee Watford • Adebayo O. Oyekan • Ann Creighton-Zollar • Everette J. Freeman • Christon Arthur • Betty Overton-Adkins (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
James E. McLeod • Ingrid Nembhard • Barbara W. White • Antoine Alston • Patricia Joseph • Dwyane Smith (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Paul Quinn College • Winston-Salem State University • Bowie State University • University of Alabama (click to read more)

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Cornell University
Associate Vice Provost, Admissions & Financial Aid

Central New Mexico Community College
Reference Librarian (Systems & Distance Learning)

University of Texas System
Director, Office of Strategic Management

Pittsburg State University
Director of Teacher Education, 2010-2011

Penn State University
Paul Robeson Cultural Center Director

Naval War College
Command Information Officer and Director


Southern Methodist University
Faculty Position in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Economics

Chowan University
Tenure-Track Position, Sport Management

Stanford University
Body MRI Faculty Position, Department of Radiology


American Council on Education
ACE Fellows Program 2011-2012

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