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Hardin Coleman Will Step Down as Dean of Boston University's School of Education

Hardin Coleman Will Step Down as Dean of Boston University’s School of Education

Dr. Coleman will take a one-year sabbatical and then return to Boston University as a full-time faculty member in master’s degree programs in family therapy and school counseling and as director of the Center for Character & Social Responsibility.

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.

Neil Roberts Elected President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association

Neil Roberts Elected President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association

Neil Roberts is an associate professor of Africana studies and chair of the department of religion at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He will become president of the association in January 2017.

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some have provided data broken down by race.

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.

Amherst College Admits a Record 180 Black Students This Spring

Amherst College Admits a Record 180 Black Students This Spring

There were 180 Black students accepted at Amherst this spring. They made up 15.3 percent of all students accepted. The 180 Black students admitted to Amherst ties the college’s all-time record.

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.

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some have provided data broken down by race.

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.

Howard University's William Spriggs Earns Honor From the NAACP

Howard University’s William Spriggs Earns Honor From the NAACP

Dr. Spriggs is a professor of economics at Howard and also serves as chief economist for the AFL-CIO. He is the former assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Labor.

African Americans Fare Well in Admissions at Harvard University and Williams College

African Americans Fare Well in Admissions at Harvard University and Williams College

African American students are 11.9 percent of the admitted students at Harvard University and 14.3 percent of all students admitted to Williams College in Massachusetts.

New Posts for Three African American Administrators

New Posts for Three African American Administrators

The appointees are Cheryl Harrelson at New Mexico State University, Claude Poux at the Harvard College Observatory and Ferentz Lafargue at Williams College in Massachusetts.

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Early Admission of African Americans to Leading Colleges and Universities

Several of the nation’s highest ranked colleges and universities have reported data on students they have accepted under early decision or early action admissions plans. Some have provided data broken down by race.

Two Black Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

Two Black Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

The highly rated liberal arts institution Williams College has promoted and granted tenure to six faculty members. Two are Black, Rhon Manigault-Bryant and Neil Roberts.

Nearly 16 Percent of All Students Accepted for Admission at Williams College Are Black

Nearly 16 Percent of All Students Accepted for Admission at Williams College Are Black

Of the 1,157 students accepted for admission at highly rated Williams College in Massachusetts, 183 are African Americans. Therefore, African Americans make up 15.8 percent of all accepted students.

Two Black Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

Two Black Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

James Manigault-Bryant was named an associate professor of Africana studies and Ngonidzashe Munemo was promoted to associate professor of political science.

Black Students Fare Well in Williams College's Early Decision Admissions

Black Students Fare Well in Williams College’s Early Decision Admissions

African Americans make up 11.3 percent of all students accepted under Williams’ early decision plan.

Williams College Receives Rare Collection of African-American Writings

Williams College Receives Rare Collection of African-American Writings

The collection includes poetry, plays, prose, anthologies, recordings, and personal correspondence from scholars such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gwendoyln Brooks, Countee Cullen, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, and Sterling Brown.

Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Form New Partnership to Increase Faculty Diversity

Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Form New Partnership to Increase Faculty Diversity

The Creating Connections Consortium is a partnership between 26 leading liberal arts colleges and the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.

Williams College Honors Two Black Alumni

Williams College Honors Two Black Alumni

The Multicultural Center at Williams College in Massachusetts has been renamed to honor Allison Davis and his brother John A. Davis.

In Memoriam: Ernest D. Brown Jr. (1947-2012)

In Memoriam: Ernest D. Brown Jr. (1947-2012)

The longtime Williams College professor founded the college’s Kusika African Dance and Drumming Ensemble and the Zambezi Marimba Band.

Large Numbers of Black Applicants Accepted at Top-Rated Schools

Large Numbers of Black Applicants Accepted at Top-Rated Schools

More than 10 percent of accepted students at Harvard University and nearly 14 percent at Williams College, are African Americans.

Nineteen African Americans Admitted Early to Williams College

Nineteen African Americans Admitted Early to Williams College

They make up 8 percent of all students accepted under the college’s early decision plan.

Williams College Cancels a Day of Classes After Racial Incident on Campus

Williams College Cancels a Day of Classes After Racial Incident on Campus

More than a thousand students attended an outdoor rally that addressed this serious incident.