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University Archaeologists Unearth African-American Village in Central Park
Students and faculty members in the archaeology department at Columbia University, New York University, and the City University of New York have found the remains of Seneca Village, a 19th century African-American settlement in what is now Central Park in New York City. (click to read more)

Langston University Responds to Politician's Criticisms of Its Research Project
In the recent debate over the debt extension, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, issued a report on what he considered wasteful government spending. The report featured a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that had been awarded to historically black Langston University in Oklahoma. The grant sponsored research on developing a better electric fence for goat farmers. Langston University issued a response stating that the research will provide great benefits for the economy. (click to read more)

New Scholarly Journal on the Black Male Experience
Indiana University Press has announced the launch of a new scholarly, peer-reviewed journal on the black male experience in the United States. Spectrum: The Journal on Black Men will be published twice a year, beginning in March. (click to read more)

Football Star Who Sends Inner-City Kids on College Tours Finds a New Home in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League recently signed Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year, $60 million contract. Asomugha, a cornerback, was widely considered the best free agent available this year. While the Eagles will benefit from the skills of this great performer on the football field, the people of Philadelphia, particularly college-bound African Americans, will also be rewarded. (click to read more)

Harvard School of Public Health Fights AIDS in Tanzania
The Harvard School of Public Health in conjunction with the Tanzanian government has opened a new clinic in Dar es Salaam for AIDS patients. The new facility is for patients who have not benefited from initial drug treatments that are routinely given to patients with HIV/AIDS. (click to read more)

Understanding Diversity in a Veterinary Medicine Setting
Ronnie G. Elmore, associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University teaches a course, "Practicing Veterinary Medicine in a Multicultural Society." Professor Elmore believes that studying cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity can help veterinary students better serve the pets of an increasing diverse population. (click to read more)

Record Number of Black Freshmen at the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia announced that a record number of new students will be on campus for the fall semester. There are 5,500 freshman students this year, an increase of 10 percent from a year ago. (click to read more)

Langston University President to Step Down: Will Take Post at Hampton University
JoAnn W. Haysbert, president of Langston University in Oklahoma, has announced that she will step down at the end of the year. President Haysbert is the first woman to lead the historically black university. She has served as president for six years. (click to read more)

In Memoriam
John Q. Taylor King Sr., the longest-serving president of what is now Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, died earlier this month. He was 89 years old. (click to read more)

Honors and Awards
Billy C. Hawkins • Cynthia Downing • Willie Jennings • Bea Awoniyi (click to read more)

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Historically Blackā€ˆStillman College Ends Its Four-Year Nursing Program
Stillman College, the historically black educational institution in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has announced that it will close its four-year nursing degree program. The decision came after the Alabama Board of Nursing issued a ruling that it no longer approved of the Stillman program. (click to read more)

Marshall University School of Medicine Seeks Minority Students
Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, has established a new program aimed at increasing the number of undergraduate students who apply to the university's medical school. Project PRE MED will invite black and other minority college students to campus for a weekend this October. (click to read more)

Duke University School of Nursing Looks to Increase Diversity
This summer 10 undergraduate students participated in a six-week program at Duke University designed to increase the number of minorities in nursing. The Making a Difference in Nursing Scholars program admits students who are currently pursuing degrees in non-nursing fields but who have an interest in possibly switching course and concentrating in nursing. (click to read more)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Cynthia Tucker Now Teaching at the University of Georgia
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Cynthia Tucker has left the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to become a visiting professor at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Tucker has been based in Washington, serving as a political columnist for the newspaper. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Mercy Eyadiel • Charles E. Jones • Harvey Hollins III • F. Michael Higginbotham • Elizabeth A. Dooley • Joe Ricks Jr. • Arnetta C. Girardeau (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
North Carolina A&T State University • North Carolina Central University • Fort Valley State University • Mississippi Valley State University • Rust College (click to read more)

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