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Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Black Students Accepted for Admission at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities

Recently, the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities informed applicants if they had been accepted for admission. Some of the nation’s most selective institutions provided acceptance data broken down by race and ethnic group.

Student Researcher Learns More About the First Black Graduate of Pomona College

Student Researcher Learns More About the First Black Graduate of Pomona College

In 1904, Winston M.C. Dickson became the first African American graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California. He later had a successful law practice in Houston, Texas.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

In 2009, only three of the nation’s high-ranking liberal arts colleges had entering classes that were at least 10 percent Black. This year there are seven, with another three schools close behind.

New Academic Roles for Seven Black Scholars

New Academic Roles for Seven Black Scholars

The seven Black scholars who are taking on new duties are Paul C. Clement, Jamal Ratchford, Nicholas Ball, Dineo Khabele, James Hill, Jordanna Malton, and Robert Winn.

Claudia Rankine to Join the Faculty at the University of Southern California

Claudia Rankine to Join the Faculty at the University of Southern California

Claudia Rankine was appointed to the Aerol Arnold Chair of English in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Professor Rankin will begin teaching at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2016.

Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President of Kalamazoo College, to Retire

Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, President of Kalamazoo College, to Retire

Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran has served as the 17th president of the college since July 2005. A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran taught at the University of Ife in Nigeria for 14 years before returning to the U.S. in 1988.

Black Students Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Black Students Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

Some of the nation’s most selective colleges and universities have released data on the number of Black students accepted for admission into the Class or 2019.

Claudia Rankine Wins a National Book Critics Circle Award

Claudia Rankine Wins a National Book Critics Circle Award

Claudia Rankine is the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She was the first author in 39 years to be nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in two categories.

Pomona College's Claudia Rankine Makes Literary History

Pomona College’s Claudia Rankine Makes Literary History

Professor Claudia Rankine of Pomona College in Claremont, California, is the first author to have a work nominated as a finalist in two categories in the 39-year history the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

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.

Addressing the Lack of Racial Diversity in Environmental Science

Addressing the Lack of Racial Diversity in Environmental Science

Environmental and earth sciences have among the largest racial shortfalls in faculty positions in higher education. Minorities make up only 11 percent of the total faculty in environmental sciences.

Claudia Rankine Is a Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry

Claudia Rankine Is a Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry

Claudia Rankine, the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College in Claremont, California, is one of five finalists for the National Book Award in the poetry category.

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.

Claudia Rankine of Pomona College Wins the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize

Claudia Rankine of Pomona College Wins the 2014 Jackson Poetry Prize

The judges for the Jackson Poetry Prize stated that “the moral vision of Claudia Rankine’s poetry is astounding. . . . In both vision and voice she has distinguished herself as a singular perspective, a consummate talent, and a courageous spirit.”

Pomona College Launches a Five-Year Africa Initiative

Pomona College Launches a Five-Year Africa Initiative

The five-year Africa Initiative at Pomona College in Claremont, California, will include a wide range of guest speakers, performances, and a visiting African scholar during the spring semester each year.

Claudia Rankine Elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Claudia Rankine Elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

The Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College in California, will serve a six-year term promoting the Academy and acting as an ambassador for poetry to the world at large.

Pomona College Begins Instruction in Swahili

Pomona College Begins Instruction in Swahili

The Swahili language is used by more than 60 million people and is the official language of five African nations. At Pomona, students will study on their own and meet with a counselor once a week to practice conversation.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Higher Education Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of key appointments of African Americans at colleges and universities across the United States.

In Memoriam: John A. Payton (1946-2012)

In Memoriam: John A. Payton (1946-2012)

Upon hearing of Payton’s death, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous stated, “John Payton was one of the greatest civil rights lawyers our nation has ever had and our world has ever known.”