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The National Council for Blackā€ˆStudies Finds a New Home
The National Council for Black Studies (NCBS), which was established in 1975, is moving from Georgia State University to a new home in the department of Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. (click to read more)

Charles Drew University No Longer on Probation From Accrediting Body
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges announced that the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles was no longer on probation or in danger of losing its accreditation. (click to read more)

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Maryland's HBCUs Put on Hold So That Settlement Talks Can Be Held
A lawsuit filed on behalf of four historically black colleges and universities in Maryland has been put on hold for at least six months as the parties work to achieve a settlement in the case. The suit charges that the state of Maryland has not lived up to its agreement to end racial segregation in its higher education system. (click to read more)

Son of a Black College President Is the First African American to Earn a Ph.D. in History at Vanderbilt University
Larry O. Rivers, son of Larry E. Rivers, the president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia, recently became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in history at Vanderbilt University. (click to read more)

Sharon White Named to Lead the Stamford Campus of the University of Connecticut
Sharon White was named director of the Stamford campus of the University of Connecticut. She has served as interim director for the past year and has been employed by the university for the past 30 years. (click to read more)

Cheyney University Expands Its Call Me MISTER Program
Only 2 percent of the teachers in the nation's public school systems are black males. The Call Me MISTER Teacher Leadership Program offers college scholarships to black men in return for a pledge to teach in the public schools once they earn their college degree. The chapter at historically black Cheyney University in Pennsylvania recently announced that it is expanding its program from 24 students to 45 students. (click to read more)

The University of Southern California's Summer Outreach Program for Attracting African-American College Students to Its Medical School
This summer 12 minority college students are participating in an eight-week program at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. The Bridging the Gaps; Bench to Bedside Summer Research Program aims to increase the number of minority, and particularly African-Americans students, who apply to the medical school or to graduate programs in the biological sciences. (click to read more)

CalTech Joins the LEAD Program
The Leadership Education and Development Summer Engineering Institute recently was held on the campus of the California Institute of Technology. This is the first time that CalTech has participated in the LEAD program. (click to read more)

Two African-American Women Named to High-Level Interim Posts at the University of Mississippi
Carol Minor Boyd was appointed interim dean of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. Fannye Love was named interim dean of the Desoto campus of the University of Mississippi in Southaven. (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
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HBCU Goes on the Offensive Against Sexual Assault
Bowie State University, the historically black educational institution in Maryland, has developed a new sexual assault awareness initiative. The Partners in Peace program was created to train the campus community on issues relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. (click to read more)

University of Wisconsin Program Looks to Cut the Black Infant Mortality Rate in Half
Infant mortality for African-American babies in Racine, Wisconsin, is at a very high rate of 20.4 for every 1,000 live births. In Milwaukee the rate is 14.2 per every 1,000 live births. A new effort has been launched with the goal to reduce the infant mortality rate in Racine by 50 percent. (click to read more)

Delaware State University Expands Its Global Focus
Historically black Delaware State University has announced cooperative agreements with universities in China and Mauritania. (click to read more)

University of Michigan Scholars Are Assessing the Effectiveness of an Effort to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Liberia
A majority of all births in the African nation of Liberia now occur at home. Under a $1.75 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development, six maternity homes are being built in rural areas where women can stay in the days before they are due to have their babies. (click to read more)

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