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Academic Study Attempts to Explain Why Black Athletes Are Faster
In an article sure to provoke controversy, scientists at Duke University and Cornell University attempt to provide an explanation for the dominance of black athletes in sprinting events at the Olympics and other international track and field competitions. The authors also claim that white athletes have an advantage in swimming competitions. (click to read more)

Scholar Finds Continuing Racial Disparity in Media Coverage of Missing Women
A new study by Mia Moody, an assistant professor of journalism and media arts at Baylor University, finds a significant racial disparity in media coverage for women who have been reported missing. (click to read more)

New Assignment for Education Administrator
Peter C. Groff, who has been serving as director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, has accepted a position as president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the opportunities for students seeking alternative education within the public school systems. (click to read more)

20 Students From Zimbabwe Receive Scholarships From U.S. Colleges and Universities
The United States Achievers Program of the EducationUSA Advising Center has selected 20 students from Zimbabwe who will receive full tuition scholarships at colleges and universities throughout the United States. (click to read more)

Vanderbilt University Study Seeks to Determine If Blacks Are Aging Faster Than Whites Due to Increased Levels of Stress
The Center for Research on Health Disparities at Vanderbilt University is conducting a five-year, $4 million study to determine the effects of stress on the aging process and whether there are racial differences regarding the aging process due to stress. (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)

Honors and Awards
Syrulwa Somah • Fred Irby III (click to read more)
Community College in D.C. Off to a Good Start
A year ago, the Community College of the District of Columbia was split off from the four-year University of the District of Columbia, a historically black educational institution. There were 960 students when the community college opened last fall. Enrollments now stand at 2,335. (click to read more)

New College Football Bowl Game Proposed for Conferences Representing HBCUs
From 1991 to 1999 the football champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), two groups made up of historically black educational institutions, met in the Heritage Bowl. Now discussions are under way to resurrect the game as the Legacy Bowl. (click to read more)

Historically Black South Carolina State University Targets Nontraditional College Students
South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, has introduced its new Weekend College for Adult Learners Program. The new initiative is targeting nontraditional college students who hold full-time jobs during the workweek. (click to read more)

Coppin State University Criticized for Trying to Help Low-Income Students Who Have Had Difficulty Paying Their Bills
A state auditor charges that historically black Coppin State University in Baltimore has failed to follow proper procedures in collecting overdue tuition payments. The audit showed that the university has allowed students who have not paid their bills to continue taking classes. (click to read more)

Black First-Year Enrollments Dip at Berkeley
This year 1,408 African-American students have announced their intention to enroll at University of California campuses. This is up from 1,355 a year ago. But at the University of California at Berkeley, the flagship campus of the university system, 119 blacks have indicated they will enroll this fall. This is down from 124 in 2009 and 144 in 2008. (click to read more)

New African-American Studies Program Debuts at Marshall University
Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, is offering a minor program in African-American studies for the first time. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Danny Gatling • Tracy K. Smith • Hiram Powell • Lepaine Sharp-McHenry • Jacob Oluwoye • David Camps • Tanaga Anne Boozer • Audrey Tanner • Espelencia Baptiste (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Northwestern University • Alabama A&M University • Coppin State University • Howard University (click to read more)

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