Black freshmen welcomed


Published Oct 8, 2007 10:53 AM

The fourth annual Black Convocation, hosted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies together with eight other campus organizations, celebrated the arrival of new black freshmen to campus on Oct. 2. Participating were alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, student leaders and community members who came together last year, determined to reverse the black student enrollment decline that had occurred over the last decade at UCLA.

"The good news is that we were successful in almost doubling the number of African Americans entering our undergraduate programs," Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Graduate Division Claudia Mitchell-Kernan told the gathering." And while the numbers are not yet final, she added, "it appears that African-American new enrollment at the graduate level has increased by 28%, from 122 to 156."

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