Tag Archives: Ivy League

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Princeton Fills Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Post

University retains Woodrow Wilson’s name but confronts its history

Protests have roiled college campuses across the country lately, many led by African American students.…

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8 Ways Elmont Memorial High School Clears the Path for Student Success

High expectations, individualized attention, and more go a long way

The school is a culturally diverse mosaic of the African Diaspora: Students hail from Haiti,…

By Robin White Goode

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Women’s History Month: Jacqueline Glass At the Well

Founder of At the Well Conferences Inc. provides safe space for bright girls of color

Jacqueline Glass, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, is founder of At the Well Conferences…

By Robin White Goode

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Michelle A. Williams Becomes Harvard’s First Black Faculty Dean

Williams will step into her role as head of the School of Public Health in July

Michelle A. Williams appointed head of Harvard’s School of Public Health, making her the first…

By Courtney Connley

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Black History Month: Ruth J. Simmons, President of Brown University

29 days of modern black history makers

Ruth J. Simmons became the first black president of an Ivy League institution as the…

By Safon Floyd

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College Admissions to Focus on Character Over-accomplishments

New report seeks to redefine achievement

Are today’s college-bound students obsessed with impressing colleges instead of thoughtfully immersed in exploring their…

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Princeton Approves African American Studies Major

Undergrads can declare the major starting this fall

Princeton University has approved an African American studies major for its undergraduate students, going into…

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Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Yale, Columbia and UPenn all have the distinction of being named Ivy League institutions of higher education. Since February 1954 these eight universities have been heralded for their academic excellence and standout athletic achievements. 	Almost 60 years later, those institutions are still recognized as the most prestigious centers of higher learning nationwide. While the general train of thought would be that the Elite 8 would solely produce cerebral types, some of today’s most notable and creative African American celebrities have walked their hallowed halls as well. With the back to school season in full swing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 celebrities you probably didn’t know attended an Ivy League school. —Amber McKynzie

Student Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Schools Turns Them All Down

Accepts full 4-year scholarship at University of Alabama

Ronald Nelson and his family evaluate the financial aid the Ivy League and other top…

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Educator Claudine Gay Named Harvard’s New Dean of Social Science

Gay will officially step into her role July 1

Harvard University names Claudine Gay as new dean of social science

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Black Excellence: Minnesota Senior Gets Accepted Into All Ivy League Schools

Scholar also received letters from Stanford, Georgetown and University of Minnesota

Minnesota high school senior, Munira Khalif, got accepted into all eight Ivy League schools

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New York Scholar Gets Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools

Long Island, NY student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools

New York student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

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Women of Power: 3 African-American CEOs Leading in Corporate America

Three women make history in Corporate America

Though the numbers of female corporate executives remain low, these three women in corporate America…

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Women of Power: 8 Female Executives Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Power women in corporate America who attended some of the nation's top universities

Check out which female executives from Black Enterprise’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America…

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Black Ivy League Student Leaders Form Civil Rights Coalition

Students pledge to help bring about racial equality

With the goal of bringing about social change, black student leaders from the nation’s eight…

By Courtney Connley

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Top 20 Colleges Minting the Most Billionaires

These schools have educated the world's most wealthy

These higher learning institutions around the world have educated the most wealthy people in the…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Raiders Grant Shopping Spree to Oakland Teen Headed to Yale

NFL team rewards hometown scholar

Oakland Raiders grant shopping spree to Oakland teen, Akintunde Ahmad, who’s heading to Yale in…

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Akintunde Ahmad Has a 5.0 GPA and is Headed To Ivy League

We are so happy for this kid

Oakland teenager has a choice of which schools he can attend in the Ivy League

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Harvard's Tommy Amaker is one of several African American coaches in the Ivy League.

Ivy League Hoops, Ahead of The Curve in Coaching Diversity

The Ivy League has a long and storied tradition of African-American representation and achievement in sport

Which Division I men’s basketball conference currently has the country’s highest concentration and percentage of…

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Celebrities Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Did you have any idea?

Did you have any idea?

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In February 2011, Tyra Banks set a major goal for herself: to attend and graduate from the Harvard Business School. The former swimsuit model and entrepreneur enrolled in a management leadership program at the Ivy League institution to strengthen her business skills, and graduated this February. Born in Inglewood, CA, Banks, 38, has cultivated a catalogue of endeavors over the past 20 years that’s far beyond her runway beginnings. In fact, the Daily Mail recently ranked her among the richest supermodels in the world with a reported net worth of $90 million. Banks has taken on acting, producing, directing, publishing, and promoted ideals of a positive and healthy self-image along the way. BlackEnterprise.com Decodes Banks bankable brand. —Danielle Kwateng

Tyra Banks Decoded: From Supermodel to Mega Mogul

From supermodel to Harvard Business School graduate, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at Tyra Banks beyond the runways

Supermodel Tyra Banks is more than a pretty face, the savvy businesswoman and Harvard Business…

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