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The Progress of the Ivy League in Admitting Black Students

The Progress of the Ivy League in Admitting Black Students

A decade ago, there were 1,110 Black students in the entering classes at the eight Ivy League schools. In 2016, there are 1,503, a 35 percent increase. Four of the eight Ivy League schools have an entering class that is more than 11 percent Black. A decade ago, the leader stood at 9.6 percent.

Three Black Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

Three Black Women Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

The honorees are Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Vievee Francis of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Megan Covington of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Survey of Dartmouth College Students Finds Widespread Support for Racial Diversity

Survey of Dartmouth College Students Finds Widespread Support for Racial Diversity

A new survey finds widespread support among Dartmouth College students for giving priority to members of underrepresented groups in faculty hiring and student admission decisions. But are those surveyed just giving the researchers the answers they want to hear?

Dartmouth College Unveils Its Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence

Dartmouth College Unveils Its Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence

The plan contains more than three dozen new initiatives and enhancements of existing programs. Among the most notable items in the plan is a pledge to hire 50 faculty members from underrepresented groups over the next decade.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The Racial Gap in Student Loan Debt Is Highest Among the Most Affluent Families

The Racial Gap in Student Loan Debt Is Highest Among the Most Affluent Families

According to a new study, on average, an African American college graduate has 68 percent more debt than a White college graduate. But the racial gap in student loan debt is highest among affluent Black and White families.

Three African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Three African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Clarence Lang was named to a department chair at the University of Kansas. Roshawnda was named to the faculty at Pepperdine University in California, and Sylvester James Gates Jr. will be the Roth Distinguished Scholar at Dartmouth College for the 2015-16 academic year.

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Five African Americans Named Rhodes Scholars

Five African Americans Named Rhodes Scholars

The Rhodes Trust has announced the latest class of 32 American students who will study at the University of Oxford as Rhodes Scholars. It appears that five of the new Rhodes Scholars are African Americans.

Dartmouth College Graduate From Kenya Named a Rhodes Scholar

Dartmouth College Graduate From Kenya Named a Rhodes Scholar

Miriam Kilimo, from Nairobi, Kenya, majored in anthropology at Dartmouth and was ranked second in the 2014 graduating class. At Oxford University, she will study for a master’s degree in women’s studies.

Dartmouth College Aims to Boost Number of Minority Faculty

Dartmouth College Aims to Boost Number of Minority Faculty

Dartmouth College has set a goal that within five years 25 percent of the total faculty would be made up of underrepresented minorities or foreign scholars. Currently, 17.5 percent of the faculty are underrepresented minorities or foreign scholars.

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr Is Retiring From Teaching at Dartmouth College

C. Dwight Lahr was named professor of mathematics emeritus at Dartmouth College. He first joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1975 as an assistant professor.

Student Loan Debt Impacting Home Ownership Rates of Blacks More So Than for Whites

Student Loan Debt Impacting Home Ownership Rates of Blacks More So Than for Whites

For Blacks with $10,000 or more of student loan debt, there is a 11 percent lower probability of home ownership. For Whites with student loan debt there is “no discernible association” between debt and home ownership.

New Information on the First Black Graduate of Yale

New Information on the First Black Graduate of Yale

Until now, Edward Bouchet, who earned a bachelor’s degree in 1874 was considered the first Black graduate of Yale College. New information finds that Richard Henry Green earned a bachelor’s degree in 1857.

Two Black Scholars Named to Teaching Posts

Two Black Scholars Named to Teaching Posts

Albert Monroe was named visiting assistant professor of law at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, and James Tengatenga was appointed a presidential fellow at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

New U.S. Ambassador Taught at Dartmouth College and Howard University

New U.S. Ambassador Taught at Dartmouth College and Howard University

Tulinabo Mushingi is the new U.S. ambassador to the African nation of Burkina Faso. A native of Congo, he is the first African-born naturalized U.S. citizen to return to Africa as an ambassador.

Dartmouth College Rescinds Appointment of Malawi Bishop

Dartmouth College Rescinds Appointment of Malawi Bishop

In July, Dartmouth College announced that James Tengatenga has been appointed dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at the college. After Dr. Tengatenga’s past comments on homosexuality came to light, the college has decided not to go forward with the appointment.

Anglican Bishop of Southern Malawi to Lead Dartmouth's Tucker Foundation

Anglican Bishop of Southern Malawi to Lead Dartmouth’s Tucker Foundation

James Tengatenga has been appointed the Virginia Rice Kelsey ’61s Dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The foundation, established in 1951, supports the spiritual and moral efforts of the college community.

Dartmouth College Study Finds Cosmetic Surgery to Look Whiter Fails to Boost Women's Self-Esteem

Dartmouth College Study Finds Cosmetic Surgery to Look Whiter Fails to Boost Women’s Self-Esteem

In a study of 63 women in Venezuelan, 24 who had undergone a rhinoplasty and 39 who wanted to have one, Dr. Lauren Gulbas, assistant professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College, found that all the women of African descent believed that having a nose job would improve their self-esteem.

13 Blacks Receive Honorary Degrees From Ivy League Schools

13 Blacks Receive Honorary Degrees From Ivy League Schools

The eight Ivy League universities gave out 52 honorary degrees this commencement season. Of the 52 honorary degrees awarded this year at Ivy League schools, 13, or 25 percent, went to Blacks.

Dartmouth's Stephon Alexander Honored by the American Physical Society

Dartmouth’s Stephon Alexander Honored by the American Physical Society

Dr. Alexander, the E.E. Just 1907 Professor at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Edward A. Bouchet Award from the American Physical Society.

The Changing Face of Residential Segregation

The Changing Face of Residential Segregation

Three professors of geography have produced a new study showing that while racial diversity in American cities has increased in the past two decades, highly diverse neighborhoods are still very rare.

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.