Mary K. Goodman, a Black laundry woman in New Haven, Connecticut, died in 1872. She left her life savings of $5,000 to Yale University to support the education of African American divinity students.
The data shows that the number of Black applicants to U.S. dental schools has declined by 7.5 percent over the past four years. In 2014, Blacks were 4.3 percent of all new students enrolling in U.S. dental schools. This is down slightly from recent years.
The students say that the seal, depicting three bushels of wheat, is an image taken from the family seal of Isaac Royall Jr. who donated his estate to endow the first professorship in law at Harvard. Royall owned slaves and was a slave trader.
In 2015, the number of Black applicants to U.S. medical schools was up a whopping 16.8 percent from 2014. Blacks were 7.6 percent of all medical school matriculants in 2015. This was up from 6.9 percent in 2014.
Dorothy C. Browne has been serving as an adjunct professor of maternal and child welfare in the School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the former director of the Public Health Institute at North Carolina A&T State University.
A native of Haiti, Dr. Laraque-Arena has been serving as chair of the department of pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and as a professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
The USBC Step Up Entrepreneurs Program will consist of a three-week online course of study that will educate students in cash flow, market analysis, and financial performance. They will then create a business plan that can be submitted to a financial institution for funding of their enterprise.
Charles W. Richardson Jr., the new dean of the School of Business at Claflin University, previously taught at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, and Clark Atlanta University. He served for 25 years as an executive at AT&T.
Hampton University students selected for the internship program receive guaranteed admission to the medical school so long as they graduate from Hampton with honors and achieve a threshold score on the Medical College Admission Test.
In 1978, 1,410 Black males applied to U.S. medical schools. In 2014, the figure was 1,337. In 2014, women were 62.2 percent of all African Americans who applied to medical school. In every other major racial or ethnic group, men were a majority of all applicants.
Willie James Jennings was an associate professor of theology and Black church studies at Duke University Divinity School. He is the the 2015 winner of the $100,000 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.
This brief snapshot of the six law schools at historically Black universities compares enrollments, selectivity, and bar passage rates.
Dr. David S. Wilkes has been serving as executive associate dean for research affairs at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified specialist in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.
Under the partnership, MLT will help recruit minority MBA students to Vanderbilt. Then MLT will provide these students with skills and tools needed to be successful in business school and in the corporate arena.
Students who complete the Baltimore Scholars Program, score at least 152 on the LSAT, and have a college grade point average of 3.5 or better receive a full scholarship to the University of Baltimore law school.
For the past nine years, Dr. King has been chair of the department of medicine at the university. He joined the faculty at the medical school in 1997 after teaching at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Mighty has been serving as vice chancellor for clinical affairs at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Earlier in his career, he was on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Students from underrepresented groups who are selected for the new fellows program will receive paid summer internships at area law firms or in the legal departments of area corporations after completing their first year of law school.
Professor Pernell became dean in 2008. Previously he served for 10 years as dean of the College of Law at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He will now return to his full-time faculty position at the FAMU law school.
The Howard University School of Law ranked 110th in the listings posted by U.S. News and World Report. Howard was the only law school at a historically Black university to be included in the listings.
Members of the psychiatry residency program at the Yale University School of Medicine have formed the Yale Solomon Carter Fuller Association in honor of the nation’s first Black psychiatrist.
Dr. Jones currently holds the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair and is dean of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He has also served as dean of the business school at Louisiana State University.
The study found that Black students were more likely to enroll in less selective law schools in 2013 than they were in 2010 and were less likely to enroll in highly selective law schools than they were in 2010.
At none of the 15 highest-ranked law schools do Black enrollments reach 9 percent. Harvard Law School ranks first with Black enrollments of 8.7 percent.
In 2014, African Americans were 8.1 percent of all applicants to U.S. medical schools. Blacks were 6.9 percent of the students who matriculated at U.S. medical schools in 2014.
Professor Brown is the associate dean of academic affairs at the law school. He joined the faculty at the law school in 2002 and currently holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism.
The effort is part of the university’s Supplier Diversity Initiative aimed at having university departments achieve a greater percentage of their procurements from minority-owned and women-owned firms.
The Meet-Educate-Experience-Transition (MEET) Kelley program will bring two groups of rising high school seniors – one male and one female – from across the United States to campus this summer for a week of instruction, campus activities, and a case competition.
For the past seven years, Professor Blake D. Morant has been dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Also, he is the president-elect of the Association of American Law Schools.
Festus Ohan was removed from the care of his mother at the age of 5. When he was 13, his father abandoned him and one of his two sisters. He was placed in foster care. Only 2 percent of children placed in foster homes earn degrees from four-year colleges but Ohan beat the odds.
Leonard M. Baynes, a professor at the School of Law of St. John’s University in Queens, New York, has been selected as the next dean of the University of Houston Law Center. He will begin his new job on August 15.
In February 2014, Wendell Pritchett announced that he was joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Now the law school says he will serve as dean for the 2014-15 academic year.
Wendell Pritchett, chancellor of the Camden campus of Rutgers University, is stepping down in June and will take a position as Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
The Black Student’s Guide To Law Schools lists Harvard Law School as the top law school for Blacks. Stanford University and the University of Chicago rank second and third. In fourth place is the law school at historically Black Howard University.
Currently, Dr. Broome is associate dean and chair of the department of community-mental health at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. She will take on her new role in March 2014.
Professor Bridgeman is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School. She has served as associate dean of the University of Wyoming law school since 2010 and has been on the faculty since 2002.