The Black Excel Newsletter

                                    March, 2003

    The Black Excel African American Student's College Guide is now on sale at Amazon.com for $13.96. "This book will have a rallying impact on our aspiring college students."  -Isaac Black,  Black Excel Founder and Author
     

    TOPICS

    (1) Howard University Files Brief in University of Michigan Supreme   Court Case
    (2) Law School Recruitment Forums
    (3) Why Are HBCU Presidents Leaving?
    (4) Medical School Graduates: By Race and Ethnic Backgrounds
    (5) S.M.A.R.T Ministry 2003 College Tour (Phila., PA)
    (6) Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate Minority Students
    (7) California College Tours I & II--Spring Break Road Trip '03

    (8) Summer 2003 Program for High School Women in Science and Information Tech
    (9) National Association for College Admission Counseling College Fairs: March 2003
     

             Howard University Files Brief in University
                   of Michigan Supreme Court Case

    Howard University, in a stand for social justice, officially filed its brief in the University of Michigan Supreme Court Case on Feb. 18th. As a leading historically black university, Howard supports protecting the opportunity of underrepresented minorities to attend the most selective majority institutions of higher education. The brief is located on Howard's web site at www.Howard.edu/newsevents/hubrief.asp

    (Black Excel footnote: More than 80 other colleges and universities have also filed briefs supporting the U. of Michigan's position, including Columbia, MIT, Stanford, Rice, CalTech, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Cornell, New School, and others.  Also, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), representing the nation's 126 medical schools, has also filed a supporting brief.)
     

                     Law School Recruitment Forums

    The Law School Forums organized by the Law School Admission Council are an excellent resource for our students.  100+ law school representatives appear at these forums to answer your questions, provide applications and catalogs, and generally inform you. These forums are highly recommended by Black Excel.  Tip: Bring a knapsack. The next forum will be in: Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 12/10 A.M.-5 P.M./ Renaissance Hotel/Washington DC/999 Ninth Street, NW.  Other forums:

    New York City (Sept. 6)
    Atlanta, GA (Sept. 19)
    Chicago, IL (Oct. 10)
    Boston, MA (Oct. 25)
    Houston, TX (Nov. 18)
    Bay Area, CA (Nov. 18)
    Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 10 & Nov. 14).

    For dates and locations, go to: http://www.lsac.org/popups/messages/email-signup.htm.
     

                  Why Are HBCU Presidents Leaving?

    According to a survey by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education  research department, since the beginning of the year 2000, 44 black colleges and universities nearly one half of all HBCUs have inaugurated a new president. Since 1990 all but 19 HBCUs have installed a new president. For the full overview, go to: http://www.jbhe.com/news_views/38_HBCU_presidents.html
     

                         Medical School Graduates
                 By Race and Ethnic Backgrounds

    According to data published by the American Medical Association, the racial and ethnic backgrounds of medical school graduates for 1999-2000 were as follows:

    African-American: 466 men; 710 women; total 7.4 percent.
    Native-American/Alaskan Native: 71 men; 64 women; total 0.8 percent.
    Mexican-American: 252 men; 190 women; total 2.8 percent.
    Puerto Rican (mainland): 57 men; 60 women; total 0.7 percent.
    Puerto Rican (other): 103 men; 89 women; total 1.2 percent.
    Other Hispanic: 185 men; 121 women; total 1.9 percent.
    Asian/Pacific Islander: 1,642 men; 1,199 women; total 18 percent.
    All other students (includes white and non-U.S.-citizen, foreign students of various racial and ethnic backgrounds):
    6,336 men; 4,279 women; total 67.1 percent.
     

                S.M.A.R.T Ministry 2003 College Tour
               (Starting Point: Phila., PA, the Church)

    This tour is directed by Jeanne Johnson and Sandra Richardson for the Second Macedonia Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA (Rev. Thomas J. Ritter, Pastor). The tour begins on April 14th and ends on April 17th.
    Colleges to be visited: Howard, Univ. of Distr. of Columbia, Hampton, Virginia State, North Carolina A&T, and Winston-Salem U.  Students must be in grades 9 thru 12. The cost: $350, including hotel, transportation, breakfast, and dinner. Monies must be paid by March 23, 2003.  Church address: 1301 W. Ruscomb Street/Phila., PA 19141; Contact number: 215-457-9750. Email: jjohns13@astro.temple.edu
     

             Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate
                                Minority Students

    For pages of "Summer Opportunities," go to: http://www.doorsofopportunity.org

    (Thanks to the alert from esinglet@COE.UGA.EDU)
     

                        California College Tour I & II
                          Spring Break Road Trip '03

    April 14-18, 2003  (5 days, 10 colleges)
    or April 21-25,2003 (San Francisco Bay Area)

    Stanford Univ., UC Santa Cruz, CSU Fresno, Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Barbara, Occidental College, USC, UC Irvine, CSU San Diego, and UC San Diego.

    Registration Deadline: March 14, 2003. The cost of $1,025 includes round-trip ground travel, meals, lodging, campus activities,  tour T-shirt and tour materials. PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE!  For more info, call 510.839.3112, email info@rtfisher.com, or visit www.rtfisher.com.
     

              Summer 2003 Program For High School
             Women in Science and Information Tech
                         (Near Philadelphia, PA.)
     
    This program runs from June 22-29, 2003 and is sponsored by a grant from the Charles Edison Fund. It's no cost, you live on campus, and students will focus on one of the following: bioinformatics, robotics, or information technology. Students who are presently sophomores in high school may apply. "We had 52% minorities in our last program in 2001," says Sister Susan Cronin, Associate Professor of Biology of Immaculata University. Address: 1145 King Road  at Box 650/Immaculata, PA. 19345-0650/ Email: scronin@immaculata.edu; 610-647-4400 x3273. For info, go to: http://www.immaculata.edu/biology/Summer2003.htm.
     

            National Association for College Admission
                Counseling College Fairs: March 2003

    Hundreds of colleges and universities set up tables at these events.  You can gather viewbooks, applications, and sign up for school mailings. Lastly, you can talk to school representatives. Three fairs are presented below, but you can find more at http://www.nacac.com/exhibit/fair.cfm

    Charlotte National College Fair
    Sunday, March 16, 2003
    Charlotte Merchandise Mart
    Charlotte, NC
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    New Orleans National College Fair
    Sunday, March 23, 2003
    New Orleans Cultural Center-
    Morris FX Jeff Municipal Auditorium
    New Orleans, LA
    Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    New York City National College Fair
    Sunday, March 23, 2003
    Jacob K Javits Convention Center
    New York, NY
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
     

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    Newsletter by Isaac Black, Founder, & Kristin S. Black, MD

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