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Denise Whisenhunt Is the New Leader of San Diego City College

Denise Whisenhunt Is the New Leader of San Diego City College

Denise Whisenhunt has been serving as vice president for student services. She is expected to serve as interim president for up to a year. The college enrolls about 17,000 students. African Americans make up 12 percent of the student body.

Study Finds That HBCUs Are Charged Higher Fees to Issue Bonds

Study Finds That HBCUs Are Charged Higher Fees to Issue Bonds

A new study authored by researchers at four universities, finds that historically Black colleges and university pay a higher underwriting fee for debt issues than predominantly White institutions even when credit reporting agencies rate the debt issues as having similar risk.

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

University of California, San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of Black students and faculty on campus and to make the campus environment more welcoming to African Americans. The latest Education Department data shows that Blacks make up just one percent of the undergraduate student body.

Study Finds That Racial Stereotypes Are Common in Major Print Media Outlets

Study Finds That Racial Stereotypes Are Common in Major Print Media Outlets

The authors of the study examined thousands of photographic images in six popular American magazines. They found that 79 percent of all images of Asians were those of women. Nearly 60 percent of the photos of African Americans were men.

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.

Notable Honors and Awards for Black Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for Black Scholars

The honorees are Emanuel Collins of Florida State University, Souleymane Bachir Diagne of Columbia University, Bridal Pearson of the University of Baltimore, John Hudgins of Coppin State University, and Jamila Stockman of the University of California, San Diego.

University of California, San Diego Honors Sojourner Truth

University of California, San Diego Honors Sojourner Truth

The University of California, San Diego, recently unveiled a new life-size bronze sculpture of Sojourner Truth. The statue is the work of of local artist Manuelita Brown, a graduate of the University of California, San Diego.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are LaDaniel Gatling II at Elon University, Jameca Falconer at Logan University, Wilmore Webley at the University of Massachusetts, Benjamin Hughes at Haverford College, Becky Petitt at the University of California, San Diego, and Ameerah McBride at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

A New Orientation Program for Black Students at the University of California, San Diego

A New Orientation Program for Black Students at the University of California, San Diego

The Black Resource Center Success Institute is designed to foster a strong sense of community for new Black students, connecting first-year and transfer students with key support services that encourage engagement, retention, and graduation.

New Mobile Phone App Aims to Provide Means to Pay Tuition for Schoolchildren in Benin

New Mobile Phone App Aims to Provide Means to Pay Tuition for Schoolchildren in Benin

Two scholars at the University of California at San Diego, are developing an app for mobile phones that will allow for friends, relatives, and philanthropists to pay the tuition for schoolchildren in the African nation of Benin in an efficient and secure manner.

Summer Undergraduate Internships Boost Diversity in Ph.D. STEM Program

Summer Undergraduate Internships Boost Diversity in Ph.D. STEM Program

Last summer, eight Howard students spent eight weeks conducting bioengineering research on the University of California, San Diego campus. Now, two of the eight will enroll in the UCSD Ph.D. program in bioengineering.

Racial Disparities in Cancer Patient Treatment

Racial Disparities in Cancer Patient Treatment

The data showed that Blacks were 10 percent less likely than Whites to have primary tumor surgery, 17 percent less likely to undergo chemotherapy, and 30 percent less likely to receive radiotherapy.

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.

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Teresa Hardee, Linda Greene, Josephine Davis, Adriel Hilton, Nevada Winrow, and Philip Sherrill.

University of California San Diego Agrees to Take Steps to Prevent Racial Harassment

University of California San Diego Agrees to Take Steps to Prevent Racial Harassment

The federal government and the university have resolved an investigation of racial harassment directed against African Americans on campus.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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