Digest Five – Top New Year’s Resolutions for HBCU Leadership

The number one question for the new year – for those HBCUs struggling to attract and keep students, flailing to raise money and sinking in political quicksand; are they willing to do whatever it takes to return the favor? And for the HBCUs in better positions for finance and image, can we expect more innovation in performance and awareness building?

Howard Professor Joseph Wright Elected to American Pediatric Society

Joseph L. Wright, M.D., MPH, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Howard University College of Medicine, was recently elected to the American Pediatric Society (APS).

Report: More Than 350 Employees Fired at Jackson State Since 2011

The Clarion-Ledger spoke with 25 current and former JSU employees, the majority of whom said they worked in a hostile work environment, where faculty and staff worry the wrong move could lead to retaliation, being “iced out” or worse — a pink slip.

Concordia Shuts Down Football Program

Just weeks after Stillman College announced the discontinuation of its football program, Concordia College last week became the second private HBCU in Alabama to end its primary revenue-bearing sport.

Maryland HBCU Presidents Reject State’s ‘Separate But Equal’ Remedy Proposal

In an editorial published by the Baltimore Sun yesterday, three of Maryland’s four historically black college presidents rejected a proposal from the University of Maryland System to remedy its decades-long maintenance of a ‘separate but equal’ system of higher education for black and white students. 

The Most Wonderful Time of Year to Destroy Elizabeth City State

There is no reason to trust the UNC system to support autonomy for Elizabeth City State, when just a year ago, legislators moved to close the school outright on the grounds of underperformance and leaner spending.

At 22, Jalaal Hayes Becomes Delaware State’s Youngest Doctoral Graduate

Delaware State University history during its Dec. 20 Commencement Ceremony when it conferred a Ph.D. degree to its youngest-ever doctoral candidate.

Non-Black Student Enrollment Gains Net Jackson State $24 Million

A landmark desegregation lawsuit filed more than 40 years ago will again reap benefits for Mississippi’s flagship historically black college, as Jackson State University will receive a $24 million boost to its endowment for meeting court-mandated racial enrollment standards. 

Elizabeth City State Chancellor Stacey Franklin Jones Resigns

Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Stacey Franklin Jones will resign from the university on Dec. 31, less than 18 months after being appointed to the position. 

Federal Funding to HBCUs Fell in 2012, Lowest Over Five-Year Period

A report from the Department of Education shows that federal funding for…