About 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease, with most of the patient population derived from communities of African descent. While life expectancy for almost every major disease or chronic condition is improving, patients with sickle cell disease can expect to die younger than they did 20 years ago.
Archives for September 2018
A mix of newly appointed and seasoned HBCU presidents will highlight the roster of advisors to President Donald Trump on historically black colleges and universities, expected to be revealed to the public in the coming days.
In April, Cheyney University was at the center of a controversial legislative outline for college mergers and closures of member schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. But recent comments from the system’s chancellor suggest that the embattled HBCU may not be subject to consolidation plans.
A thriving community is defined by more than just fiscal success; rather, this type of rich community offers benefits, resources, and support that assists its citizens, helping them flourish and ultimately succeed. That said, community is one of the key components that exemplifies the HBCU experience. HBCU campuses do more than merely survive; they thrive, and not just alone.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc has raised $1 million dollars in support of historically black colleges and universities by way of a 24-hour giving campaign, the organization announced this week.
We discuss the recent US News & World Report rankings, and the latest HBCU to sign up with Nike.
Several HBCU and Hispanic Serving Institutions will serve as pipelines for Google’s emerging generation of minority computer scientists and engineers, thanks to an expansion of the successful ‘Howard West’ summer internship program.
As the annual White House Initiative on HBCUs annual conference kicked off in Washington D.C. this week, the gathering of HBCU presidents, executives, and Capitol Hill officials followed what may have been the year’s biggest example of collaboration between the federal government and the historically black college sector.
Virginia State University shows Big State love in the hours before a major hurricane.
Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II discusses the school’s political and social realities, and the challenges and opportunities for the HBCU sector at large.