2014 Black College Football Picks – Week 6

Play along with the HBCU Digest Founding Editor Jarrett Carter Sr. and pick the winners for each week’s slate of black college football games in the comments section of each week’s post.
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Hampton Awarded $3.5 Million ‘First in the World’ Grant


Hampton University was today named among 24 colleges and universities to receive a ‘First in the World’ grant from the Department of Education. Hampton received $3.5 million of a total $75 million awarded to colleges with a goal of developing more STEM-trained professionals, increasing college access, or encouraging stronger transfer pipelines from two-year to four-year institutions.
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North Carolina A&T Takes Top Spot as Nation’s Largest HBCU

#111109 NCATSU:

With more than 10,700 students enrolled this fall, North Carolina A&T State University has taken the top spot as the nation’s largest HBCU by student enrollment.
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Saint Augustine’s Mourns Football Player Killed in Car Accident


Saint Augustine’s University junior offensive lineman Matthew Mangram was killed this morning in a two-car accident near Darien, Ga., where he was home visiting his sick grandmother. From WRAL.com:
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Norfolk to Keep MEAC Basketball Tournaments Through 2018


The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference last week announced an extension of its agreement with the City of Norfolk to host its men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments through 2018.
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Alabama State Receives $500K Grant to Fight Cancer in Black Communities

Alabama State is the second public university in the state to ban smoking on campus in as many weeks (with Auburn).

Alabama State University today announced receipt of a $500,000 grant to research and raise awareness of prostate and colorectal cancer, specifically in African-American and other minority communities.
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Algeania Warren Freeman Named Wilberforce President


Wilberforce University today announced Algeania Warren Freeman as its next president. Dr. Freeman is the former president of Livingstone College, and has served as a faculty member at Norfolk State University.
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HBCU Digest Podcast Series – Morehouse School of Medicine President Valerie Montgomery Rice

We talk with Morehouse School of Medicine President Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice about her path to the presidency, her vision for broadening care to Black communities, and her vision for MSM as a world class medical school.
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Grambling State’s Larry Donnell Sets it Off in Fantasy Football

NFL: New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Former Grambling State University standout and current New York Giant Larry Donnell had a big game last night against the Washington Redskins last night. With five catches, 54 yards and three touchdowns, he’s the talk of NFL pundits and fantasy football gurus this morning.
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Elwood Robinson Named Winston-Salem State Chancellor


The UNC System Board of Governors this afternoon selected Elwood Robinson as Winston-Salem State University’s next chancellor. Dr. Robinson, a North Carolina native who was the founding dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at North Carolina Central University, his alma mater.  [Read more...]