We discuss the differences between the undergraduate and graduate HBCU experience, culture clashes among international faculty and students, and if HBCU culture can change to accommodate millennials.
Former Southern University Human Jukebox band director Nathan Haymer has been accused of depositing more than $300,000 of funds received for band activities into personal accounts, according to a new report from Southern U. System auditors.[Read more…] about Southern Audit Alleges Nathan Haymer Misappropriated More Than $300K in Band Funds
Hampton University Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Neelam Azad recently received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research effects and treatment for pulmonary fibrosis, a typically fatal form of lung cancer.[Read more…] about Hampton Professor Receives $1.2M Lung Disease Research Grant
Faculty researchers at North Carolina A&T State University are part of a national air pollution research consortium which has discovered that some pollutants are slower to dissipate in colder temperatures and that federal emissions policy may need to be adapted to adjust in order to prevent lower air quality.
A Delaware State University professor has published research on the link between Veery songbirds and hurricane severity.
The Cooperative Extension Program in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences participated with Texas A&M in the “Battle Ground to Breaking Ground” program hosted in Dallas, Texas, May 31, 2018. Attending the event was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Mr. Purdue met with veteran farmers to announce a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M “Battle Ground to Breaking Ground” initiative.
You just received that package in the mail, but now wonder what to do with the mound of packaging — most of it which cannot be recycled — that came with it. Tuskegee University researchers are attempting to address that issue with a new low-temperature plasma process that promises to repurpose these materials for use in a wide variety of applications in the consumer products, automotive, aerospace, food safety and medical industries.
Days after reports surface about the possible firing of Southern University Human Jukebox marching band director Nathan Haymer, the university confirmed the termination yesterday afternoon.
Multiple sources within Southern University’s administration and alumni federation membership say that an emergency meeting was called this morning between SU System Executive Vice President and Vice Chancellor of the SUBR flagship campus James Ammons, and officials and students from the university’s Human Jukebox Marching Band.
The meeting stems from what sources say was a demand made by the campus’ executive office for Haymer to submit his resignation or to face termination. These allegations come just one month after reports surfaced in local media about Haymer’s alleged efforts to secure outside payments in exchange for scheduling public appearance by the Human Jukebox, charges that Haymer and his representatives have denied and have privately told supporters were actually honoraria standards that are common practice for most auxiliary organizations at colleges and universities.
In a Facebook post published yesterday, Haymer alluded to possible conflict on the campus.
But in a post issued this morning, Haymer outright denies resigning from his position.
Multiple outlets are citing a report from the Southern Digest about the possible resignation, but no official word has been published by Haymer or the university as of this report.
A Southern alumnus, Haymer returned to the university as its assistant director of bands in 2006, and was named director in 2014. The Human Jukebox is the only multiple ‘Best HBCU Marching Band’ HBCU Award winner, and has regularly been earned national coverage for its covers of contemporary hip-hop and pop hits.
Last fall, the Jukebox secured a $1 million sponsorship deal with the Raising Canes restaurant chain.
Southern University at New Orleans, an embattled HBCU which has faced controversies over a potential merger, chronic underfunding from state government, and problems tied to dilapidated campus facilities, recently received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to aid in training students for future careers in secondary science and math education.