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Harvard Pioneer Chosen for Induction Into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

Harvard Pioneer Chosen for Induction Into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame

William Clarence Matthews, a member of the Class of 1905 at Harvard University, led the university’s baseball team in batting for three straight seasons. In 1905 he batted .400 and stole 22 bases.

In Memoriam: Kenneth Carlton Edelin, 1939-2013

In Memoriam: Kenneth Carlton Edelin, 1939-2013

Dr. Edelin was a long-time professor and administrator at the Boston University School of Medicine. He was best known for a 1975 legal case when he was convicted of manslaughter for an abortion. The conviction was later overturned.

Research Finds That for Black Women, Exercise Can Fend Off Aggressive Breast Cancer

Research Finds That for Black Women, Exercise Can Fend Off Aggressive Breast Cancer

The study by researchers at Boston University and Georgetown University found that Black women who exercise at least once each week were less likely to develop an aggressive form of breast cancer than Black women who did not exercise.

University Study Links Exposure to Racism to Higher Probability of Adult-Onset Asthma

University Study Links Exposure to Racism to Higher Probability of Adult-Onset Asthma

The Boston University study examined the cases of more than 38,000 African American women who participated in the Black Women’s Health Study between 1997 and 2011. The women completed questionnaires on their health and experiences of racism every two years.

Three Black Scholars Named to New Teaching Positions

Three Black Scholars Named to New Teaching Positions

Carlyle Brewster was promoted to full professor of entomology at Virginia Tech. Allan Boesak was named to a joint professorship at Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary and Keith N. Hylton of Boston University Law School was named a Distinguished Professor at the university.

Boston University Study Links Low Level of Education With Obesity Among Black Women

Boston University Study Links Low Level of Education With Obesity Among Black Women

The results showed that women whose parents had not completed high school were more likely to become obese than women who had at least one parent who completed college.

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

Four African Americans Presented With Awards

M. Christopher Brown II, Sonja Trent-Brown, Isabel Wilkerson, and Nell Russell are honored for their work in higher education.

Three Black Men Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Three Black Men Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Marcus C. Bruce at Bates College, Gene A. Jarrett at Boston University, and Stephon H.S. Alexander at Dartmouth College are named to important teaching positions.

Where Do College Students Stand on the Issue of Affirmative Action?

Where Do College Students Stand on the Issue of Affirmative Action?

With the Supreme Court agreeing to hear a case on the race-sensitive admissions program at the University of Texas, it appears that there is a wide variety of opinions on the subject among college students.

University Study Finds Link Between Smog and Diabetes and Hypertension Among Black Women

University Study Finds Link Between Smog and Diabetes and Hypertension Among Black Women

Women who had the highest exposure to nitrogen oxides, as a result of traffic-related air pollution, had a 24 percent higher risk of diabetes.