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Strong Racial Identity Can Help Adolescents Seek Out More Diverse Friendships

Strong Racial Identity Can Help Adolescents Seek Out More Diverse Friendships

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Arizona finds that middle school boys who are secure in their racial identity are more likely to seek out friends in other racial and ethnic groups. Not so for middle school girls.

Black Directors of Methadone Clinics Are the Least Likely to Dispense Recommended Minimum Doses

Black Directors of Methadone Clinics Are the Least Likely to Dispense Recommended Minimum Doses

A study led by a researcher at Johns Hopkins University finds that at methadone treatment facilities run by African American directors, patients are less likely to receive the recommended minimum dose than at facilities directed by managers of other races or ethnic groups.

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.

Is Bias Responsible for the Racial Disparity in Pedestrian Deaths?

Is Bias Responsible for the Racial Disparity in Pedestrian Deaths?

A study by researchers at the University of Arizona and Portland State University found that African Americans on average had to wait 32 percent longer than Whites before drivers would yield to them in crosswalks.

President of Virginia State University to Step Down

President of Virginia State University to Step Down

After meeting in a three-hour closed-door session with the Virginia State University board of visitors, university president Keith T. Miller announced that he will step down on December 31.

University of Arizona to Offer a Minor Degree Concentration in Hip-Hop

University of Arizona to Offer a Minor Degree Concentration in Hip-Hop

Among the courses that are offered in the minor degree concentration in the Africana studies program are Rap, Culture, and God, Hip-Hop Cinema, and U.S. and Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures.

Black and Minority Students Are Being Squeezed Out of Community Colleges

Black and Minority Students Are Being Squeezed Out of Community Colleges

A new report states, “Hundreds of thousands of prospective students are knocking on the doors of community colleges and are being denied access because the colleges have insufficient capacity to serve them.”

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Marie Chisholm-Burns, Michael and Libby Johnson, and M. Christopher Brown receive honors.

The New Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The New Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Marie Chisholm-Burns will assume her new role at the beginning of 2012.