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May 15, 2009

Future Scholars Program

The Future Scholars Program partners African American and African students in grades 9-11 at St. Paul's Arlington High School with University of Minnesota students to explore the steps needed to attend and graduate from college. The University/AHS student mentor pairs are currently working together to address college readiness, community, and educational issues, and will make a group presentation to St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman at the end of the mentoring period. The program was highlighted in a May press release from the University of Minnesota's Office for Equity and Diversity.

May 14, 2009

2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar from AA&AS

Congratulations to Antoni Tang, a 2009 candidate for bachelor's degrees in marketing and African American & African Studies, who will be a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar! Antoni received one of only three available Fulbright Teaching Assistant Grants to Venezuela. He will help to teach English to pre-teen and teenage students. Antoni also plans to volunteer with an Afro-Venezuelan organization in the community and plans to learn about Afro-Venezuelan movements for social justice.

May 1, 2009

April/May issue of "The Village"

The latest issue of The Village is now available. The Village is a newsletter for friends and alumni of the Department of African American & African Studies.

Inside the April/May 2009 issue:

  • welcome from the community outreach coordinator
  • first impressions: shaping the path
  • Ken Burns remembers John Hope Franklin
  • CLA Outstanding Service Award: Charlene Hayes
  • NOMMO African American Authors Series
  • course spotlight
  • faculty spotlight
  • upcoming events
  • quote of the month