Criticism of Partnerships Doesn’t Improve HBCU Crisis

The United Negro College Fund is not, and never will be in a position to turn down $25 million. Thurgood Marshall College Fund will not be in a better position to develop college completion and faculty training modules than it currently is with the University of Phoenix.

And for all of the talk about how dangerous certain partnerships are for historically Black colleges and universities, the simple question of “are we better off without them” seems to be escaping the general dialogue on saving these schools.
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AT&T Donates $100K to Texas Southern Urban Academic Village

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First-generation college freshmen at Texas Southern University will have greater access to academic and workforce preparation, thanks to a $100,000 grant from telecommunications corporation AT&T.
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New Morgan State Provost Resigned Following No Confidence Vote at Previous Stop

A new executive hiring at Morgan State University is prompting questions this week, and renewing discussion on HBCUs retaining leaders with controversial prior work history.
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After Shooting, FAMU Opens Campus to Florida State Students

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Florida A&M University today announced that all campus facilities and services will be made available to students from Florida State University, in the wake of the campus shooting that wounded three students and the death of the shooter, an FSU alumnus.
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WATCH – AUC Students on Alert After Guns, Uniform Stolen from Off-Duty Cops

Students in the Atlanta University Center are raising concerns about safety, after a reported theft of Atlanta and Clark Atlanta University Police-issued service firearms and uniforms from a private vehicle this week. WSB-TV reports:
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UMES Foundation Faces Questions Over Missing $25K Grant

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is facing inquiry from state audit and legal officials after an audit of its foundation revealed discrepancies in grant management and personnel conflicts of interest.
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FAMU Trustees Affirm No Confidence Vote for Kellen Winslow

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As the 2015 black college football season draws to a close, question linger over the future of Florida A&M University Athletic Director Kellen Winslow.
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WATCH – How to Be an HBCU Board Member

Former Winston-Salem State University Chancellor Alvin Schexnider discuss the role and responsibilities of effective HBCU board members.
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Prairie View A&M Fires Football Coach Heishma Northern

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Prairie View A&M University head football coach Heishma Northern will not receive a new contract offer, athletic officials today announced.
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Lincoln Board Supports Jennings, Campus Community Protests

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The Lincoln University finds itself as a split campus community this week, as students, alumni and faculty are increasing calls for the resignation of President Robert Jennings, while members of its board of trustees affirmed their faith in his leadership.
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