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Emory University Library Starts New Collection on African Americans in Sports
The Manuscript, Archives, and Race Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta has established a new collection on African Americans in sports. The new archive includes books about African-American athletes, memorabilia, documents, posters, and other collectibles. (click to read more)

University of Utah to Offer Degree Program in Ethnic Studies
The Utah State Board of Regents has approved the establishment of a degree program in ethnic studies at the University of Utah. Previously, students could take ethnic studies courses but could not major in the discipline. (click to read more)

Rodney S. Clark Named to Lead Attleboro Campus of Bristol Community College in Massachusetts
Rodney S. Clark was named dean of the Attleboro campus of Bristol Community College, based in Fall River, Massachusetts. Clark was dean of admissions at the college. As head of the satellite campus, Clark will be charged with raising enrollments, which have been on the decline. (click to read more)

The Higher Education of the Nation's Newest Black Judge
Wilma Lewis was recently confirmed as judge for the U.S. District Court in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. She is the first woman to serve as a federal district judge for the Virgin Islands. Judge Lewis is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School. (click to read more)

Georgetown University Study Finds Racial Disparity in Care of Stroke Victims
A study by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center finds a racial disparity in care for stroke victims. The research, published in the journal Stroke, found that blacks were less likely than whites to receive tPA, the most effective drug treatment for stroke victims. (click to read more)

Meharry Professor to Lead the National Medical Association
Rahn Kennedy Bailey was named president-elect of the National Medical Association, an organization representing 30,000 African-American physicians nationwide. He will become the association's 113th president in July 2012 and will serve a one-year term. (click to read more)

New Provost at North Carolina Central University
Debbie Thomas was appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She was serving as associate provost and associate vice chancellor at NCCU. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
• Matthew J. Perry, civil rights leader and the first African-American federal judge in South Carolina, died late last month at his home in Columbia. He was 89 years old.
• Dawn Della DeVeaux, university omsbud officer for students at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, died late last month at the age of 49. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Natachie Elie • Janette L. Dates (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
College of William and Mary • University of Maryland, Baltimore County • University of Connecticut • Fayetteville State University • HBCU Library Alliance (click to read more)

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Will Higher Standards for Bar Passage Rates for Graduates of U.S. Law Schools Lead to a Lower Level of Racial Diversity in the Legal Profession?
The American Bar Association is considering a new proposal that would call for an 80 percent bar passage rate or a rate that is no more than 10 percentage points below that of other law schools in the state. The new standards are of particular concern to the dean of law schools at historically black universities, many of which would have difficulty meeting the new standards. (click to read more)

HBCUs Pitch In to Rebuild the State University of Haiti
A group of 12 historically black colleges and universities has launched a campaign to raise $12 million to help rebuild the Université d'Etat d'Haïti (State University of Haiti), which was severely damaged by an earthquake in January 2010. (click to read more)

Kroger Continues Its Support of the UNCF
Shoppers at Kroger Food Stores in North Texas now have the opportunity to contribute to the United Negro College Fund from now through September 10. (click to read more)

The First African-American President of Kansas City, Kansas Community College
This week Doris F. Givens began her new duties as the fifth president of the Kansas City, Kansas Community College. She is the first woman and the first African American to lead the college. (click to read more)

Shaw University President Resigns
After only 11 months on the job, Irma McClaurin abruptly resigned as president of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Classes at the university are scheduled to begin on Monday. An official inauguration of Dr. McClaurin as university president was scheduled for October. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Vicky Coleman • Sheilah Shaw Horton • Melissa V. Harris-Perry • Bernard Franklin • Michele Butts • Michelle Williams • Sheri R. Notaro (click to read more)

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