WATCH – Grambling Announces Budget Cuts, Cost-Saving Measures

The Baton Rouge Advocate today reports on new cost-saving initiatives at Grambling State University, a response to a nearly $4 million deficit caused by decreased enrollment.

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Fayetteville State Awarded $859K to Fight Substance Abuse, HIV Infection

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Fayetteville State University is the latest historically Black institution to receive a federal grant to fight substance abuse and HIV/AIDS infection on campus and in its surrounding community.
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WATCH – Cheyney Alumni, Students Sue Pennsylvania

Citing generational discrimination and inequitable funding from state and federal legislature, graduates and students of Cheyney University yesterday reactivated a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeking parity for one of the nation’s oldest historically Black colleges.
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Football Firing Raises Concerns at FAMU

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Less than 24 hours after the firing of Florida A&M University head football coach Earl Holmes, Rattler fans and community members are still seeking insight into the university’s unprecedented firing.
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Mississippi Valley State Growing Opportunities in Public Health, Athletic Outreach

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With campus and community based efforts to fight obesity and related diseases, Mississippi Valley State University is emerging as a valuable public health resource in the Delta region of the state.
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WATCH – Trailer for ‘Beyond This Place’ Black Greek Letter Organizations Documentary

Days remain in a Kickstarter campaign for ‘Beyond This Place,’ a documentary project centered on the historical and contemporary value of Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO).
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Lincoln Faculty Follow Alumni in No-Confidence Vote for Robert Jennings

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Less than five months after members of The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania filed a vote of no-confidence against president Robert Jennings, faculty members at the university have followed suit.
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Morehouse Researchers Create Analytics Tool To Reduce Black Youth Incarceration

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Faculty and student researchers at Morehouse College are measuring juvenile detention reform programs nationwide to quickly analyze and list sites with the highest success rate of keeping Black youth out of prison.
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HBCU Digest Podcast Series – Thurgood Marshall College Fund President, CEO Johnny Taylor

Thurgood Marshall College Fund President, CEO Johnny Taylor talks new rule making in the federal Parent PLUS Loan program, how it impacts funding for today’s HBCU students, and what we can do to spur more concern about it’s potentially adverse impact.
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Morgan State, XULA Receive More Than $40 Million in NIH Research Grants

Morgan State University and Xavier University of Louisiana were among several historically Black colleges and universities to receive research and development funding from the National Institutes of Health, aimed at increasing nationwide diversity in health and medical fields. Many of the HBCUs will work in partnership with the agency, along with other colleges and universities aimed at training future medical practitioners and researchers from underrepresented populations.
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