The Black Excel Newsletter
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1) Do HBCU Graduates Contribute to Their Schools?
2) Upcoming Law Forums for Our Aspiring Law Students!3) What Are They Saying About Xavier University,
4) Do More African American Men or Women Enter
5) Fellas: Why Not Fisk University?
6) A Free SAT Tutorial & Test Gateway!
7) The 18th Seattle Annual Black College Fair
8) A Special Feature: Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan
9) Morgan State Has New Telecommunications
10) Yale's African-American Medical School Graduates
Do HBCU Graduates Contribute to Their Schools?
During the 1998 and 1999 years, what is the average percentage of graduates from our highest ranked HBCUs that made monetary contributions to their schools? Here's a short listing of some of our schools (as selected by Black Excel) with the telling figures. The percentage totals are of HBCU graduates contributing during the noted years:
Florida A&M University----NA
Clark Atlanta University-----NA
North Carolina A&T University----6%
(previous year's figure)
Morgan State University----NA
(previous year's figure)
Do note that among schools like Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Yale, Cal Tech, and other such schools, the average rate of alumni giving for the same period (as reported) generally averaged over 40%. When we surveyed the data listed for all HBCUs, a large
percentage of our schools fell in the "NA" category --that is, no figures in "alumni giving" were supplied by the institution. Encouraging news: Claflin College reported a 37% giving rate, and John C. Smith was at 23%,
(Editor's note: HBCU graduates should be provided with entry and exit orientations about the need to support their colleges. At this point, we appear to be negligent.)
Source of data: US News & World Report, rankings edition, 2001
Upcoming Law Forums for Our Aspiring
Black Excel feels that the Law Forums (listed below) are very helpful. Over 100 law schools are usually at tables. Do bring a backpack, because there will be catalogs, viewbooks, applications, and tons of material to pick up. The Law School Forums (and the reps that will be present) will help you answer these questions:
- What law schools are best for you?
- How does the admission process work?
- What is the best way to prepare for the LSAT?
- How can you finance your legal education?
- What law school opportunities are available for members of minority groups?
- For more info, go to LAW FORUMS at: http://www.lsac.org/default2.asp (Law School Admissions Council)
Friday, September 7 Noon - 6 P.M.
Saturday, September 8: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street
For directions to the Sheraton, please call: 404.659.6500
Saturday, October 20, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M
Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
For directions to the Marriott, please call: 617.236.5800
Friday, September 28, Noon - 6 P.M
Saturday, September 29 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Ave.
For directions to the Marriott, please call: 312.836.0100
Saturday, November 3, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M
5150 Westheimer Rd.
For directions to the Marriott, please call: 713.961.1500
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, November 9, Noon - 6 P.M.
Saturday, November 10, 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 West Century Blvd.
For directions to the Marriott, please call: 310.641.5700
New York, NY
Friday, September 14, Noon - 7 P.M.
Saturday, September 15, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
New York Marriott
Three World Trade Center
For directions to the Marriott, please call: 212.938.9100
Monday, November 12, Noon - 6 P.M.
Oakland Marriott City Center
For directions to the Marriott, please call: 510.451.4000
Saturday, July 7, 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Renaissance Washington DC Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
For directions to the Renaissance, please call: 202.898.9000
There will be Minority Information Panels
10:30 A.M. & 3 P.M. at the Washington, DC;
Boston, MA; and Houston, TX Forums
(Boston - 10:30 A.M. only).
What Are They Saying About Xavier University,
Xavier ranks high in the 2001 U.S. News and World Report guide. It's first in the nation in placing African-American students into medical schools, outpacing such prestigious competitors as Harvard, Yale, and Michigan. They're saying Xavier ranks first in the nation in the number of A-A undergrads receiving degrees in biology and the life sciences...first in the nation in the number of A-A undergrads receiving degrees in the physical sciences. They're saying that Xavier ranks first in the nation in producing A-A graduates in physics. They're saying Xavier is first in the nation in enrolling and graduating A-As in pharmacy. Who's saying what? Go to: http://www.xula.edu/AdmWTAS.html for an overview.
Any opinions here?
(Editor's note: For the eighth consecutive year [including 2000] Xavier U. in New Orleans has sent more Black students to medical school than any other American college.)
Do more African-American Men or Women
Enter Medical School?
Here's a recent statistic. The First Year Enrollment of African- American Medical Students for 1999-2000 totaled 1330 students. The total included 458 A-A men, and 872 A-A women. Will the A-A women soon double the Black male admissions totals?
(Data presented by the American Medical Association.)
Fellas: Why Not Fisk University?
Fisk University, an historically Black college in Nashville, implemented a recruitment program this year called "The Talented Tenth," which invites African-American high school
males to the campus for a series of workshops about college. The current freshman class is 72% female.
(The above excerpt is from an article by Karen Sloan, for USA Today, titled "Universities Fret About How to Attract Males.")
A Free SAT Tutorial & Test Gateway!
This link (below) has a world of great SAT information. It's a how- to tutorial and helper that Black Excel believes will be very useful. You can take a practice test while getting insider's tips, direction, and test dates. This is a highly recommended stop for students who want to be competitive: http://www.testu.com/aolschool?college
(This site was suggested by BK Fulton, our "technology"hero.)
The 18th Seattle Annual Black College Fair
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2001 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at
Seattle Central Community College.
The Seattle 18th Annual Black College Fair is a major community outreach effort that will stoplight Langston University this year and HBCUs. The Fair is an opportunity for Puget Sound area students. The Fair will provide info on all college admissions issues, including application procedures, financial aid, and test-taking strategies. You can dialogue with college representatives. More than 2,000 students, parents, and educators usually attend. For extra info write to the Seattle Black College Fair Committee/P.O. Box 3184/Bellevue, WA 98009. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: http://www.scn.org/collegefair/
A Special Feature: Congratulations to
Dr. Jonathan David Farley
Dr. Jonathan David Farley, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to conduct research at the U. of Oxford while on sabbatical in the year 2001-2002. Prof. Farley graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University
in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. With 29 A's and three A-minuses, he had the second highest average in his graduating class (out of about 1,600 students). In 1998, Prof. Farley solved a mathematics problem in the field of "Lattice Theory" that had been unsolved for 34 years; in 1999, he solved a problem posed by an eminent mathematician at MIT that had remained unsolved for 24 years. Prof. Farley was profiled in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education as one of only three Black
mathematicians at a top-20 American university (Winter 1998/1999). Congratulations can be sent to Prof. Farley at farley@math.Vanderbilt.Edu.
Morgan State Has New Telecommunications
The Department of Communication Studies at Morgan State University is pleased to announce its new Master of Science degree program in telecommunications. The program commences August, 2001. For more information and to request an application, please contact:
Dr. Allan J. Kennedy, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communications Studies
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251-0001
Or call: (443) 885-3502.
Yale's African-American Medical School Graduates
A list of the African-American graduates of the Yale School of Medicine is available thanks to the scholarship of Dr. Daniel D. Daniels (YSM 1987). He wrote his medical school thesis on the history of African-Americans at Yale. Dr. Daniels' list has been updated annually in cooperation with the Yale Alumni Association and Office of Multicultural Affairs. Over the past 30 years, over more than 300 African American students have graduated with MD's or with combined MD/PhD degrees; African-American graduates comprised 9.5% of the MD's graduating from the School during this period. For the list, go to: http://info.med.yale.edu/omca/directories/alumni.htm
(Information provided by Isaac Black, Founder, Black Excel:
The College Help Network.)
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