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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.

University Economic Report Finds That Blacks in Texas Are Losing Ground to Other Groups

University Economic Report Finds That Blacks in Texas Are Losing Ground to Other Groups

A report from the Institute of Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas at Austin finds that the economic condition of African Americans in Texas has deteriorated since the beginning of the century. African Americans have the lowest median income of any racial or ethnic group.

Texas Bill Proposes That History Requirement Cannot Be Filled by Ethnic Studies Courses

Texas Bill Proposes That History Requirement Cannot Be Filled by Ethnic Studies Courses

Under the proposed legislation, only courses that present a “comprehensive survey” of American or Texas history could be used to meet the six-credit history requirement for all bachelor’s degree recipients at state universities.

Texas Study Seeks to Explain the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Blacks and Hispanics

Texas Study Seeks to Explain the Gender Gap in Educational Attainment for Blacks and Hispanics

Scholars from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas will conduct a study to examine how two- and four-year Texas higher education institutions are developing initiatives to address the educational crisis among Black and Hispanic men.

Does Race Play Too Big a Role in the Teaching of U.S. History?

Does Race Play Too Big a Role in the Teaching of U.S. History?

The National Association of Scholars released a report that criticizes the history department curricula at the University of Texas and Texas A&M University as being overly concerned with issues of race, class, and gender.

Three African Americans in New Faculty Roles

Three African Americans in New Faculty Roles

Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta, will be teaching at the University of Texas. Vivian Fluellen was named to department chair at Fort Valley State University and Desmond Patton is a new assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan.

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 University of Texas to Offer Ph.D. Program in Black Studies

The University of Texas to Offer Ph.D. Program in Black Studies

The doctoral program in Black studies is the first in the state of Texas and the first in the southwestern United States.

In Memoriam: James L. Hill, 1928-2012

In Memoriam: James L. Hill, 1928-2012

A special assistant to the president of the University of Texas, he was the first African American to serve as a vice president of the university.

University of Texas Defends Its Consideration of Race in Undergraduate Admissions Decisions

University of Texas Defends Its Consideration of Race in Undergraduate Admissions Decisions

The plaintiff, in the case the Supreme Court will hear on October 10, argues that she was denied admission to the university in 2008 because she is white.

In Memoriam: Zeb Ferdinand Poindexter Jr. (1929-2012)

In Memoriam: Zeb Ferdinand Poindexter Jr. (1929-2012)

He was the first African American graduate and the first African American faculty member at the University of Texas Dental Branch.

Study Finds Dropout Rates for Black Students Are Higher at Charter Schools

Study Finds Dropout Rates for Black Students Are Higher at Charter Schools

Black students at charter schools in Austin, Dallas, and Houston had a dropout rate of 13 percent compared to a drop out rate of 4 percent for Black students in urban public schools.

Editorial Cartoon Creates an Uproar at the University of Texas

Editorial Cartoon Creates an Uproar at the University of Texas

The editorial board of the student newspaper issued a strongly worded apology for publishing the cartoon relating to the Trayvon Martin case.

Benefits of Preschool Are More Likely to Accrue to Children of Lower-Income Homes

Benefits of Preschool Are More Likely to Accrue to Children of Lower-Income Homes

A study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Texas finds that the preschool experience can greatly reduce academic achievement gaps between white and nonwhite children and children from rich and poor families.

King Davis Selected as Founding Director of a New Institute at the University of Texas

King Davis Selected as Founding Director of a New Institute at the University of Texas

A professor in the university’s School of Social Work, he will lead the new Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis.

Three Black Women Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Three Black Women Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Barbara White of the University of Texas, Treva Lindsey of the University of Missouri, and Lonieta Cornwall of Shaw University.

Supreme Court to Revisit Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Supreme Court to Revisit Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Most observers believe the Court deciding this case is more conservative than the one that narrowly approved limited race-sensitive admissions in 2003.

Six African Americans With New Roles in Higher Education

Six African Americans With New Roles in Higher Education

Here is new of six appointments of African Americans to administrative positions.

Mildred Rice Jordan and Gregory J. Vincent Are Honored

Mildred Rice Jordan and Gregory J. Vincent Are Honored

Two African American educators receive prestigious awards.

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Notable 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.