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There Is Little Racial Disparity in Student Acceptance Rates at Harvard
For the past 18 years, JBHE has conducted a survey of black first-year students at the nation's highest-ranked liberal arts colleges and universities. Harvard's leadership and large numbers of its prominent faculty have voiced strong opinions in favor of race-based affirmative action. Some observers may have concluded that because Harvard has been a champion of affirmative action and also usually declines to divulge information on black applicants that the black acceptance rate would be significantly higher than the overall acceptance rate. But this is not the case, at least for 2010. (click to read more)

The New President of Tuskegee University
Tuskegee University in Alabama was founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington. Since that time it has had only five presidents. Now the board of trustees has announced that on November 1, Gilbert L. Rochon will become the sixth president of the institution. (click to read more)

The Persisting Racial Income Gap: For African Americans, a Major Barrier to Equal Access to Higher Education
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that in 2009 the median household income for African-American families was $32,584. For non-Hispanic whites, the median income in 2009 was $54,461. Thus, the median income of black families in the United States was less than 60 percent of the median income of non-Hispanic white families. This ratio has remained relatively constant for about the past 40 years. (click to read more)

Controversy at Texas Southern University Over the Destruction of Two Murals
John Rudley, president of historically black Texas Southern University in Houston, ordered workers to paint over two murals that had been created over 40 years ago in the Hannah Hall administration building. One mural was called "Dere's a Han' Writin on de Wall." President Rudley reportedly objected to poor spelling. (click to read more)

University of Arkansas Makes Progress in Racial Diversity, But Still Has Much Work to Do
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville reports that, this fall, student enrollments have reached an all-time high. The university saw an increase in minority students in every major ethnic category. Overall minority student enrollments are up 16.6 percent from a year ago. Underrepresented minorities make up 15.5 percent of the student body. (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
Mary Evans Sias (click to read more)
We Want to Hear Your Views
JBHE now features an interactive poll at Please visit the site and take part in our weekly poll on an important issue of concern to African Americans in higher education. (click to cast your vote)

On the SAT, Black Students Score Lower Than Every Other Major Ethnic Group in the United States
Last week, JBHE reported that the racial gap in SAT scores has expanded over the past 20 years. But black performance on the SAT is not only significantly lower than that for white students, the mean black score is lower than the average score for every other major ethnic group in the United States. (click to read more)

Newsweek's List of the Most Diverse College Campuses
It seems like everyone is getting into the college rankings competition. U.S News & World Report remains the most widely cited ranking organization but many others are jumping on the bandwagon. Newsweek recently released its rankings of the colleges and universities with the most diverse student bodies. To compile its rankings, the magazine considered the percentage of black and Hispanic students and the percentage of women in the student body. Using these criteria, the University of Pennsylvania was ranked as having the most diverse student body. (click to read more)

Financial Crisis Prompts Resignation of the Entire Board of Trustees at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
The interim president and the entire board of trustees of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles have resigned. In their place the board selected a group of higher education and medical leaders from the area to oversee the troubled institution. Charles R. Drew University is facing loan repayments of $43 million, money it does not have. (click to read more)

Historically Black University Holds Conference on Goat Meat Production
Florida A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Tallahassee, recently hosted the inaugural National Goat Conference. It is believed to be the first ever conference on the goat livestock industry held by an academic institution in the United States. (click to read more)

Vanderbilt University Makes Solid Progress in Enrolling Black Students
This fall, Vanderbilt admitted 18 percent of all applicants. It was the most selective class in the university's history. There are 179 black freshmen on campus this fall. They make up 11.2 percent of the first-year class. Last year there were 125 black freshmen at Vanderbilt. They were 7.8 percent of all first-year students. (click to read more)

Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations
Scheherazade Forman • Samuel N. Addy • Esther S. Powell • Michael L. McFrazier • Donald M. Carter • Alvin B. Tuck • Robert Z. Carr • Wilbourne Rusere (click to read more)

Grants and Gifts
Cornell University • University of Maryland Eastern Shore • Meharry Medical College • Virginia State University (click to read more)

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