|Advisory Committee Recommends Major Increases in Federal Financial Aid for Low-Income Students
A new report from a government committee states that there is insufficient financial aid available for low-income college students. The committee warns that the shortfall in financial aid will result in lower persistence and graduation rates among students from low-income groups. (click to read more)
Home Depot Grants to Spruce Up Black College Campuses: Site of the Emancipation Oak to Be Refurbished
Elizabeth City State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, won a $50,000 prize in the Retool Your School competition sponsored by Home Depot. The university will use the prize money to landscape a new baseball complex on campus. (click to read more)
Memorial to Coretta Scott King Will Be Built on the Campus of Sojourner-Douglass College in Maryland
Sojourner-Douglass College in Edgewater, Maryland, will be the site of a memorial for Coretta Scott King, the wife of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The memorial will be built with a $200,000 grant from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, an organization based in Annapolis, Maryland. (click to read more)
New High School Planned on the Campus of Historically Black Johnson C. Smith University
Johnson C. Smith University, the historically black educa-tional institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced plans to open a private high school on its campus. The university will partner with the Regent Schools of the Carolinas, a private organization of Christian schools, to operate the new high school. (click to read more)
Alabama A&M University Tightens Its Belt
Alabama A&M University, the historically black educational insti-tution in Normal, has been forced to make some tough decisions to keep its financial house in order. The board of trustees recently approved a whopping 23 percent increase in tuition for the coming academic year. The board estimates that the increased tuition will bring in an additional $8.8 million. (click to read more)
Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Chad Williams • Travis Griffin • Edward Montgomery • Lucas Morel • Kurt L. Schmoke • Harry J. Elam Jr. • Keith A. Wailoo (click to read more)
Honors and Awards
The CHEER Scholar program at Fayetteville State University • Cheryl A. Davis-Robinson • Robin D.G. Kelley • Otis A. Thomas • Mary Evans Sias • Keith Whitfield (click to read more)
|Four Blacks Among the "25 Most Famous Professors"
An article published on the website CollegeStats.org lists the "25 Most Famous College Professors Teaching Today." There are four African Americans on the list of 25 famous professors. (click to read more)
Possible Fee Increases at British Universities May Result in Less Racial Diversity
Currently, fees for attending a university in Britain are £3,225 per year. But the British government is conducting a review to determine whether fees should be raised, and, if so, by how much. The study found that blacks and low-income students would be less likely than their white peers to enroll at a university if costs increased. (click to read more)
Historically Black University Offers One-of-a-Kind Degree
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has approved two new degree programs for the historically black University of Maryland Eastern Shore. One of the new degree programs is especially noteworthy. The university will be the first in the nation to offer a degree program in quantitative fisheries science and resource economics. (click to read more)
Scholarships for Minority Students Pursuing Degrees in Health Care Fields
The United Health Foundation is providing $1,225,000 in scholar-ships to more than 200 minority students who plan to pursue careers in health care fields. The foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative provides up to $5,000 towards a student's tuition. (click to read more)
Black Enrollments Increase at the University of California San Diego Despite a Series of Racial Incidents on Campus
Last year several racial incidents occurred on the campus of the University of California at San Diego. But the racial tension on the university campus does not seem to have adversely affected the recruiting of black students. (click to read more)
Milestone Appointment at Suffolk University School of Law in Boston
This September, Camille A. Nelson will become the first woman and the first African American to serve as dean in the 104-year history of the Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. (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)
• Teshome H. Gabriel, a longtime professor of theater, film, and television studies at the University of California at Los Angeles and one of the world's leading experts on Third World cinema, died last month at a hospital in Pasadena after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 70 years old.
• Wilfred Foster, a member of the chemistry department faculty at historically black Virginia State University for 33 years, died last month in a Richmond-area hospital after battling cancer. He was 73 years old.
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Grants and Gifts
Clemson University • Tennessee State University • Hampton University • Saint Augustine's College • North Carolina A&T State University (click to read more) |
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