The Black Excel Newsletter
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1) 36th Annual National Conference of the Student
National Medical Association
(2) Morehouse College: A Snapshot
(3) Where Are Our Black Law Students at the "Highest
Ranked" Law Schools?
(4) The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (Academic
(5) MORE DOCTORATES IN THE HOUSE (from HBCUs?)
(6) Black History Month 2001 at Virginia Tech
(7) NAFEO 26TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION (2001)
(8) The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Series (of the Black
Business Professionals and Entrepreneurs
(9) CULTURAL DIVERSITY AT BOSTON COLLEGE?
36th Annual National Conference
of the Student National Medical Association
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the nation's oldest and largest student-run organization dedicated to the needs and concerns of medical and premedical students of color, is having its next National Convention from April 12-15 in Atlanta, GA. The conference is for medical and premedical students,
as well as health care educators. Over 90 exhibiting companies, organizations, and schools will appear. The location will be the Hilton Atlanta Hotel at Courtland and Harris Sts., NE Atlanta, GA For extra information and registration fees, visit the website at: www.snma.org.
- Almost 90% of the freshmen class indicated they were accepted by two or more colleges.
- Morehouse was the first choice of approximately 80% of the first-time freshmen.
- Over 50% of freshman class parents have a college or graduate degree.
- More than 50% of freshmen come from two-parent households.
- In 1999, the 748 entering freshman had a median score of 520 (verbal), 530 (math), and a composite SAT of 1050.
Where Are Our Black Law Students
at the "Highest Ranked" Law Schools?
(As rated by US News & World Report with data from the
American Bar Association [Black Students as of 1999])
Georgetown University: 163
Harvard University: 150
Columbia University: 135
George Washington University: 133
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 91
New York University: 84
University of Michigan: 76
University of Virginia: 74
University of Illinois: 74
University of Southern California: 73
University of Pennsylvania: 68
Duke University: 67
Vanderbilt University: 63
Yale University: 58
Emory University: 54
The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
(Academic HBCU competition)
The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) is the first-ever academic competition among students at America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Now in its 12th year,
HCASC campus play is open to all four-year, degree-granting HBCUs in the US. Each year the first 64 schools to qualify attend the National Championship Tournament (NCT). Questions range from a wide array of topics including: history, science, religion, the arts, as well as African-American history and culture. Honda has contributed over $2.5 million to the HBCUs and its students since 1989. The 2001 HCASC NCT will be held in Orlando, FL on April 7-11, 2001. For more information on HCASC, e-mail Lillian Parker at email@example.com or call her at 800-388-2272 x 104.
*Editor's note: one year Florida A&M was crowned the National
Champion with South Carolina State finishing second. Tuskegee
and Alabama State finished third and fourth, respectively.
MORE DOCTORATES IN THE HOUSE
African Americans are increasingly opting for HBCUs as the institutions to attend for doctorate completion. Between 1992-93 and 1997-98, HBCUs increased their number of doctoral graduates by 15.2 percent. The two institutions listed among the top 15 African-American doctorate producers with the largest undisputed one-year percentage increase are Jackson State University in Mississippi (ranked 15th with an increase of 144 percent) and Clark Atlanta University (ranked fifth with an increase of 95.5 percent). Additionally, South Carolina State, ranked 35th in 1997-98, increased its production of Black doctorates by 1,200 percent.
-Excerpt from article appearing in 7/6/00 Black Issues of Higher Education, by Eric St. John. Comments are based on analysis of US Department of Education reports.
Black History Month 2001 at Virginia Tech
Students at Virginia Tech will be "Celebrating Black History
by Reflecting on Music, Art, and Educational Milestones."
The Fisk Jubilee Singers will perform Saturday, February 10th
at 7 p.m. in the Donaldson Brown Auditorium. Dr. Derrick
Bell will speak Sunday, Feb. 25th at 7 p.m. in Colonial Hall.
The Keynote Speaker, Judge Joe Brown, will speak on February
8th at Colonial Hall. Black History Month is coordinated by
the Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Affairs.
For more information contact Kimberly Philpott at (540)
231-3787. Mailing Address: Black Cultural Center, Multicultural Programs/Dean of Students Office/140 Squires Student Center/Blacksburg, VA 24061-0138. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Editor's note: Nikki Giovanni is a professor at Virginia Tech
and on the Black History Month Steering Committee.
NAFEO 26TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION (2001)
The National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education,
"Closing the Achievement and Technology Gaps," will take
place on March 19-24, 2001 at the Hilton Washington Hotel,
Washington, DC. Some of the scheduled workshops include
"HBCUs' Strategies: Ways to Close the Digital Divide"
(Tuesday, May 20th, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm); "The Role of the HBCU in Educating African Americans on Predominantly White Campuses"(Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.); and an "HBCU Youth Summit" (Thursday, March 22nd, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.). There is much more. Note that there are corporate and individual registration fees. For more information call Telephone: (301) 650-2440 or go to the website at http://www.nafeo.org/Events/conf01.htm. NAFEO/8701 Georgia Avenue, Suite 200/Silver Spring, MD 20910 c/o Conference Office.
-NAFEO (National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education)
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Series
(Of the Black Business Professionals and
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Series (part of the noted conference), will be held February 9-11, 2001 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. A "magnificent line-up" of business-related sessions are scheduled. There will be workshops, networking opportunities, and entertainment. The bonus will be a "Collegiate Entrepreneurs Series" for students aged 16-22. They will participate in three days of sessions led by professors from the local HBCU, Savannah State University. Interested parties can contact Jewel Daniels Radford via email (email@example.com), by phone at 1-912-369-4929 or visit www.allaboutbbpe.com for a more comprehensive overview.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY AT BOSTON COLLEGE?
Since its creation in 1969, enrollment in the Black Studies Program has grown from a few dozen to include some 1,400 students each year. The program also has grown into a 40-course curriculum--and now an interdisciplinary minor--in African-American and Caribbean history, literature, arts, music, and political and social issues. Approximately 60 undergraduates currently have Black Studies as a minor. Black Studies also offers 30 courses that fulfill the cultural diversity requirement of BC's core curriculum.
*Editor's note: Applications from African Americans have increased 90 percent since 1994. The year 2000 marked the sixth consecutive year that 100 or more African-American students enrolled. The BC freshman class of 2,160 was selected from nearly 21,000 applicants.
(Information provided by Isaac Black, Founder, Black Excel: The College Help Network.)
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