Howard Education Dean Appointed to Smithsonian Advisory Committee

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Synthia Saint James is America’s HBCU ‘Artist-in-Residence’

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What began as a special commissioned work of art for Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall has turned into a growing call for acclaimed visual artist Synthia Saint James to add her signature style to HBCU presidential inaugurations and institutional history.
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Hinds CC Hosts Youth Leadership Conference

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Personal responsibility was the lead topic for more than 300 Mississippi high school student leaders earlier this month at Hinds Community College, as the two-year HBCU hosted its 21st annual student leadership forum on Oct. 10.
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Pioneering Educator, Dillard and Fisk Alum Norward Roussell Dies

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Dr. Norward Roussell,  a graduate of Dillard University and Fisk University and the first African-American superintendent of schools in Selma, Al., died Monday at the age of 80.
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NCA&T’s Jelani Elom Headed to London Film School

Elom portrait_web_130x129North Carolina A&T State University alumnus and aspiring filmmaker Jelani Elom may have been rejected by several domestic film schools, but will soon begin his journey to Hollywood at one of the world’s most prestigious institutes of cinematic arts – the London Film School.
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Delaware State Awarded $500K to Aid Virgin Islands Economic Development

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Delaware State University will serve as a partner in identifying and cultivating stronger economic and workforce development in the Virgin Islands, thanks to a three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Commerce Economic Development Administration.
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WATCH – NBC Nightly News Features Kentucky State President Raymond Burse

Kentucky State University Interim President Raymond Burse, who made nationally headlines by cutting his salary to raise salaries for university employees, was profiled last night on NBC Nightly News.
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WATCH – Teaser for Clark Atlanta Alumna Mari Bell’s Debut Novel, ‘The Quarters’

Clark Atlanta University alumna Mari Bell has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publishing of her debut novel, “The Quarters.” Check out the ‘teaser’ for the novel below.
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WSSU Rehabilitation Counseling Program Awarded $2 Million in Grants

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Winston-Salem State University will expand regional research and professional development opportunities in rehabilitation counseling, thanks to more than $2 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) has received two grants totally more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
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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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