Alabama A&M University and President Andrew Hugine agreed to a contract extension this week, with a unique clause designed to make his term of service among the most permanent in the HBCU community.
Archives for August 2018
Students and staff receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper financial aid awards at Howard University made big news earlier this year, setting off a chain of events involving investigations, administrative turnover, and massive student protests. Those events have landed the Mecca in a federal program that will grind an already under-resourced financial aid division to a virtual standstill, and will put its already vulnerable financial profile in brighter spotlight.
We talk with Tiffany’s mother, Rosita, about being an HBCU parent in the 21st century.
Former University of Michigan men’s basketball standout and member of the ‘Fab Five’ Jimmy King writes for Scrap Sports about the data and disappointment surrounding black athletes at powerhouse predominantly white athletic programs.
Country music star Keith Urban brought out the Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands Marching Band during his recent performance stop in Nashville.
Andrew Gillum’s unlikely and unprecedented gubernatorial campaign reached an unexpected apex last night, as the Florida A&M University alumnus secured the Democratic nomination to contend for Florida’s highest office.
The Augusta Chronicle reports on continuing efforts at Paine College to stabilize enrollment and to remain as a federally-recognized accredited institution.
Willie and Michelle Rockward were recently announced as the newest members of Morgan State University’s physics and mathematics departments, adding two seasoned professors to the award-winning programs.
We talk about the synergy between the black church and HBCUs and how it is stronger than most may realize. We also discuss Omarosa’s shenanigans and if she was more valuable to the sector than meets the eye.
West Virginia State University last week honored alumna and iconic mathematician Katherine Johnson, unveiling a statue bearing her likeness on the campus grounds.
Johnson, who at 100 years old is receiving but a share of the accolades overdue her for breaking ground in gender and racial equity in the hyper-competitive fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is a living symbol that human ingenuity and intelligence will always live outside of biases and census checkboxes. Movies, commencement speeches, and statues serve her legacy well.