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Honorary Degrees Awarded to Blacks at This Spring's Commencement Ceremonies of the Nation's Highest-Ranked Universities
This spring the nation's 30 highest-ranked universities and 30 highest-ranked liberal arts colleges bestowed honorary degrees on 31 blacks. This is two more than in 2009. (click to read more)

Historically Black Medical Schools Ranked High in "Social Mission" Criteria
A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that the nation's three historically black medical schools — Morehouse, Howard, and Meharry — were the highest-ranked institutions in graduating doctors who became primary care physicians in the nation's most underserved areas. (click to read more)

Historic Bust of Richard Allen Now On Display in Philadelphia
Late last month a bust of Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was placed on display at AME headquarters in Philadelphia. The bust was created for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and was briefly displayed there. (click to read more)

Huge Racial Disparities Persist in High School Graduation Rates
A new study by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center finds that 53.7 percent of black students who were enrolled in ninth grade in 2003 went on to graduate from high school in 2007. This figure was significantly below the high school graduation rate for white students, which stood at 76.6 percent. (click to read more)

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

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Mark A. Kidd • Andriel Dees • Charles P. Mouton • Latrice C. Pichon • Selwyn R. Cudjoe • Cynthia Jackson-Hammond • Reginald Van Lee (click to read more)

White College Students Are Significantly More Likely Than Their African-American Peers to Work While Enrolled in Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education reports that in 2008, 34.4 percent of black full-time college students were employed. White college students were significantly more likely than African-American college students to work. Nearly one half of all white full-time students held a job. (click to read more)

The Changing Racial Demographics of the Nation's Public Schools
In 2008 African Americans made up 15.5 percent of all K-12 public school students in the United States. A decade earlier, in 1998, blacks were 17.2 percent of all K-12 students, the highest level in history. Twenty years earlier in 1988, blacks were 16.5 percent of all public school students. (click to read more)

Former President of Historically Black Alabama A&M University Loses Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
By a unanimous vote, the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Robert R. Jennings, the former president of historically black Alabama A&M University. The board alleged that Jennings had failed to follow university procedures in the hiring of an assistant and then paid the assistant for time spent away from campus. (click to read more)

Black Man Defeats Son of Strom Thurmond for GOP Nomination in South Carolina's Second Congressional District
Last Tuesday, Tim Scott defeated the son of former senator Strom Thurmond for the GOP nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina's First Congressional District. The district is a Republican stronghold so Scott is expected to win the general election. He will be the first African-American Republican elected to the House from the Deep South since Reconstruction. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Cheryl S. Taylor • Neal Lester • Kofi Adu-Nyako • Eddie N. Moore Jr. • Herbert J. Hancock • Shiriki Kumanyika (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
University of the Virgin Islands • Meharry Medical College • Dillard University • New York Medical College (click to read more)

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Director of Business Services

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Vice President, Information Resources

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Alumni Relations Specialist

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Old Dominion University
Dean of the College of Health Sciences


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University of California, Davis
Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Lesley University
Assistant or Associate Professor in Special Education

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