|Six Black Colleges and Universities Are Included in the New 373 Best Colleges Guide Published by the Princeton Review
The Princeton Review recently published its annual 373 Best Colleges guide. Among the 373 colleges chosen as America's best are six historically black colleges and universities. (click to read more)
College of Staten Island to Combat Hate Crimes in the Local Community
In recent years, a series of violent and brutal hate crimes have occurred on Staten Island, a borough of New York City. Now, a consortium of elected officials, community leaders, educators, neighborhood associations, businesses, and citizens groups has mounted a campaign to increase racial tolerance on Staten Island. The College of Staten Island, a division of the City University of New York, is an active participant in the campaign. (click to read more)
Number of Blacks Taking the ACT College Entrance Examination Soars But the Racial Gap in Test Scores Widens Once Again
The number of 2010 African-American high school seniors who took the ACT college entrance examination rose to 215,000. This was up from 196,000 in 2009 and 139,000 in 2006. From 2006 to 2010 the number of black ACT test takers increased by nearly 59 percent. (click to read more)
Tufts University Makes Solid Progress in Black First-Year Enrollments
There are 92 black freshmen at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, this fall. This is an increase of nearly 59 percent from a year ago when there were 58 black freshmen. (click to read more)
New Nursing School at Historically Black Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Is in a Precarious Financial Position
Late last month the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles enrolled its first 40 students. The promise of the new nursing school is dimmed by the fact that the university may run out of funds to pay for the new building that houses the school in six months. (click to read more)
• Wilhelmina Jakes Street, who as a student at Florida A&M University was one of the initiators of the 1956 Tallahassee bus boycott, has died at the age of 80.
• Wisdom Coleman Jr., associate dean of admissions at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, died recently of complications from diabetes. He was 66 years old.
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New Study on Racial Gaps in Graduation Rates: Been There, Done That
The Education Trust recently released a report showing the colleges and universities having the largest and smallest racial gaps in student graduation rates. While we applaud any study that brings attention to the racial gap in graduation rates, we note that a far more comprehensive research effort on the identical subject and using the same data was published in the Autumn 2009 issue of JBHE. (click to read more)
Blacks More Than Twice as Likely as Whites to Receive Federal Pell Grants
New data published by the U.S. Department of Education shows that 27.3 percent of all undergraduate students received a federal Pell Grant in the 2007-08 academic year. Pell Grants are reserved for students from families with low incomes. The Department of Education data shows that 46.3 percent of all African-American undergraduate students receive Pell Grants. (click to read more)
Law School at Historically Black Florida A&M University Enrolls Its Largest Entering Class
The College of Law at historically black Florida A&M University enrolled 296 students in its entering class this fall. There are 233 first-year students in the full-time day program and 63 students in the part-time program that holds classes in the evening. (click to read more)
Two Historical Accounts on Race Win Lillian Smith Book Awards
Two white history professors are the recipients of the 2010 Lillian Smith Book Awards given out by the Southern Regional Council, the University of Georgia Libraries, and the DeKalb County Public Library. This year's winners are Amy Louise Wood, a professor of history at Illinois State University, and Charles W. Eagles, the William F. Winter Professor of History at the University of Mississippi. (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)
Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Draion M. Burch • Derek Horne • Richard Dozier • Tiffany Sanders Baffour • Sandra B. Totten • Rebecca E. Batson • Roland Davis • Nicole Pride • Bettina Miller (click to read more)
Grants and Gifts
Hampton University • Philander Smith College • North Carolina A&T State University (click to read more)
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