Tennessee State, Howard Alum Bryan Williams Elected Conference of Bar Examiners Chairman

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Longtime attorney and two-time HBCU graduate Bryan Williams was recently elected as the chairman of the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ (NCBE) Board of Trustees. The NCBE develops examinations used to certify practicing attorneys in states throughout the nation.
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WATCH – Waller County Cop Pepper Sprays PVAMU Student, Under Investigation

ABC 13 in Houston last week reported on an incident involving a Prairie View A&M University student who was pepper sprayed by Waller County Police Officer Adolphus Cannon.
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2014 Black College Football Picks – Week 7

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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Chevron Awards Clark Atlanta $231K Student Scholarship Grant

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Select business and engineering students at Clark Atlanta University will have fewer financial worries this upcoming semester, thanks to a $231,000 scholarship grant awarded by the Chevron Corporation this past week.
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Morgan State Launches New Regional Weather Station

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Morgan State University this week announced the launch of an on-campus WeatherBug weather monitoring station, a regional atmospheric monitoring system which will serving as an academic and community resource for northeast Baltimore.
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Frank Pogue Named Cheyney Interim President

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Recently retired Grambling State University President Frank Pogue was today appointed by the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education Board of Governors as interim president of Cheyney University. Dr. Pogue, who left Grambling this summer after five years in Louisiana, will begin his tenure on Nov. 3.
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FAMU College of Law Outpaces State Average in Bar Exam Passage Rate

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More than 73 percent of Florida A&M University College of Law graduates passed the Florida bar exam in July, a figure that bests the state’s law school average by nearly two percentage points.
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Enrollment Dip Costs Coppin State $2.5 Million

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About 250 fewer students are enrolled at Coppin State University this fall than there were in fall 2013, a drop that has cost the university about $2.5 million in revenue and forced two layoffs in senior administration.
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Fisk Posts Enrollment Increase for Third Straight Year

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Fisk University officials last month announced a third consecutive year of increased enrollment at the historic Nashville campus. The campus welcomed more than 700 students this fall, a three-year high which included a 135 percent increase in transfer students and a 16 percent increase from in-state freshman enrollees.
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Southern Raises $1.1 Million in ‘True Blue’ Alumni Giving Campaign

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The Southern University System last month announced the successful completion of its ‘TRUE Blue’ 90-day alumni giving campaign, collecting more than $1.1 million in gifts and donations.
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