|Study Finds Persisting Racial Bias in the SAT College Admissions Test
In what some in the educational community are calling a "bombshell," a new study presents evidence of continuing racial bias in test questions contained on the SAT, the most widely used college entrance examination. (click to read more)
At South Carolina State University, Board Rehires Fired President
In June, the South Carolina State University board of trustees voted 7 to 4 not to renew the contract of university president George E. Cooper. On July 1, the terms of two trustees who had voted against Cooper expired. Two new trustees began their terms. A new vote was held and the board voted to reinstate Dr. Cooper as president by a vote of 8 to 5.
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Africa's First Master's Degree Program in Hospital Administration Produces Its First Class of Graduates
A new master's degree program in hospital and health care administration at Jimma University in Ethiopia has produced its first class of graduates. The effort is the only master's degree program in the discipline in Africa. (click to read more)
A Record Number of Blacks in the Entering Class at West Point
Recently the Class of 2014 at the United States Military Academy reported to West Point to begin a summer of basic training. Of the nearly 1,400 cadets in the first-year class, 250 are women and 375 are from underrepresented minority groups. Included in the class are 126 African Americans, the largest number in the history of West Point. (click to read more)
The Higher Education of Indiana's First Black Federal Judge
Tanya Walton Pratt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a seat on the federal bench in the southern district of Indiana. She is the first African American to be named a federal judge in Indiana. (click to read more)
Court Rules Columbia University Can Expand Its Campus Into West Harlem
The New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, has ruled that a state development agency has the right to use eminent domain to clear the way for Columbia University in New York City to expand its campus into the predominantly black community of West Harlem. As a result of the ruling, Columbia will be able to proceed with a $6.3 billion expansion plan on 17 acres in a blighted Manhattanville neighborhood. (click to read more)
Frank Pogue Named the Eighth President of Grambling State University
In December 2009, Frank G. Pogue was appointed interim president of Grambling State University. Since that time he has impressed almost every constituency in the Grambling community. As a result, the university's board of supervisors has decided to make Pogue's appointment permanent. (click to read more)
Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Chiquita V. White • Haki R. Madhubuti • Roberta Troy • Donald Martin Carter • Bonita J. Hairston • Walter R. Dean Jr. • William Watkins (click to read more)
Grants and Gifts
Washington and Lee University • Pitzer College • Clark Atlanta University • Columbia University (click to read more)
|Honorary Degrees Bestowed on Blacks at This Spring's Commencement Ceremonies of the Nation's Leading Liberal Arts Colleges
Last week JBHE reported that 30 honorary degrees were given out to blacks this year at the commencement ceremonies of the nation's leading universities and liberal arts colleges. In that issue JBHE listed the honorees at the nation's highest-ranked universities. In this issue we list the honorees at the nation's top liberal arts colleges. (click to read more)
Three African Americans Named to Interim President Positions
Recently three African Americans were named interim president of colleges and universities. They will serve until permanent presidents are hired. Click through to read brief biographies of these three new interim presidents. (click to read more)
Two African Americans Among the New Fellows of the National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, has announced its 2010 class of fellows. This year there are 36 new fellows chosen from 442 applicants. JBHE research has determined that two of the new NHC fellows are black
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Walter Bumphus to Head Community College Association
The American Association of Community Colleges has named Walter G. Bumphus as its president and CEO. The association represents more than 1,200 public two-year colleges in the United States. (click to read more)
Black College Considering Reintroducing Football After a 60-Year Hiatus
LeMoyne-Owen College, the historically black educational institution in Memphis, has not lost an intercollegiate football game since 1951. The reason is that the LeMoyne-Owen Magicians haven't fielded a team in almost 60 years. But now the college is considering reviving its football program. (click to read more)
Good News and Bad News on Accreditation Status for Black Colleges in the South
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed on probation historically black Concordia College in Selma, Alabama, and Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. The colleges were placed on probation due to financial troubles facing the small, private HBCUs. In contrast, Texas Southern University and Tougaloo College in Mississippi, two historically black educational institutions, were restored to fully accredited status. (click to read more)
Wendell Logan, the founder of the jazz studies department at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and professor of music at Oberlin College in Ohio, has died in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 69 years old. (click to read more)
Honors and Awards
Benjamin F. Payton • Archibald A. Alexander • Leland B. Ware • Jared Sexton • The School of Journalism at the University of Arizona • William Sizwe Herring (click to read more) |
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