In August, I launched a petition calling for the postponement of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2017 HBCU Week Conference. It took approximately 36 hours for my petition to reach its intended audience―I know this because in that time frame, one of our high ranking officials contacted me personally to inform me of the progress that my petition had made.
If I had to choose a favorite HBCU motto, outside of Howard University’s motto, it would be a tie between Fayetteville State University and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Their mottos, respectively, are “res non verba” and “facta, non verba.”
These statements, loosely, translate to “actions, not words.” There is a history of “doing” on our side.
Cheyney University will live for at least another year, after the Middle States Commission on Higher Education yesterday announced its extension of ‘show cause’ status for the embattled institution.
The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board today suggests that a recent decision from Federal Judge Catherine C. Blake in a landmark lawsuit filed by HBCU advocates against the State of Maryland is a way forward in preserving interest for Maryland’s students.
There is no coincidence that the Philadelphia Inquirer today published an exhaustive requiem on Cheyney University, one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges and the campus most likely to close in the next 12 months.
As controversy continues to build around the omission of Tuskegee University from the upcoming NCAA Division II playoffs, a deeper dive into who makes decisions for rankings, funding and support of Division II athletics reveals a significant lack of representation from historically black member institutions in key decision making groups.
The US Department of Education will begin a new rulemaking negotiation period in December aimed at reforming its gainful employment policies; guidelines which suggest punishment for schools producing graduates who struggle to get jobs and pay back student loans.
Tuskegee University won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football championship last Saturday and finished its regular season with a 9-2 overall record. But the Golden Tigers were seemingly snubbed by NCAA’s Division II football playoff committee as an ‘Earned Access’ team by way of its seeding in the final regional standings.
The United Negro College Fund has released an economic impact study of the nation’s 100-plus historically black colleges and universities. The data showcases the financial power of HBCUs in three areas of economic influence; money spent by HBCU students and faculty, jobs created by HBCUs, and the potential lifetime earnings of HBCU graduates.
Officials at North Carolina A&T State University today announced plans to consolidate its departments of political science and history, while making its criminal justice program a standalone department.
The News Tribune reports this week on the travel expenses of former Lincoln University President and current Fisk University President Kevin Rome, who in four years tallied more than $196,000 for expenses covering trips to conferences, meetings, and gatherings with alumni and stakeholders.
Lincoln University of Missouri journalism professor Will Sites writes for MediaShift today about a new drone journalism program at the university, which is exposing undergraduates to a new element of reporting in a quickly changing global news media environment.
A new enrollment report from the University System of Georgia says that total and full-time student enrollment at Albany State University is down by an average of six percent from 2016, while the rest of the system’s public colleges and universities are up three percent and have set a new system enrollment record.