The Hechinger Report recently produced a report on African-American and Latino in-state student enrollment trends at public flagship campuses. The results were a dismal showing of disparities between the kind of access black students have at large, publicly funded research institutions.
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Faculty researchers at Tennessee State University have earned more than $2 million in grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture, the university announced this week.
Dr. Li-Byarlay has donated an Illumina MiniSeq sequencer (fair market value of $50000) to the College of Science and Engineering and the Land-Grant Programs at Central State University in December 2017. Dr. Li-Byarlay is a new Assistant Professor at CSU.
Alfred Street Baptist Church has connected thousands of students to admission and more than $6 million in scholarship support at historically black colleges nationwide through its annual HBCU college fair. Now, the acclaimed college fair will welcome tech giant Facebook as the title sponsor for the 16th edition of the event.
Seth and Beth Klarman, Boston-based philanthropists who have amassed more than $1.5 billion dollars in personal wealth from hedge fund management, have donated $5 million to Spelman College in support of student scholarships.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball tournaments will likely remain in Norfolk, Va. for the next three years.
One week after officials at Bethune-Cookman University announced a lawsuit against former administrators for what they called fraudulent dealings in establishing a dorm construction contract, the university is being sued by a different private developer which alleges the school owes more than $1 million in funds used to secure land and building permits for an off-campus apartment project.
Virginia Union University alumna Shanta Whitaker shares her journey from Richmond to Yale, how HBCUs continue to train the best and brightest in health fields, and the first time she had a Slurpee.
Historically low winter temperatures blasted the east coast earlier this month, and claimed the Howard University campus as one of its highest-profile victims of burst pipes, overworked heating systems and collapsed infrastructure. But something unique happened between the cold snap and the campus’ bounce back to relatively normal operations: people on campus were informed.
Kentucky State University Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies and Academic Specialization Kristen Broady discusses her latest research on minority job prospects in the age of automation, and the value of HBCUs in industrial training.