Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proposed a $100 million resolution to the state’s legal battle against stakeholders from it’s four historically black colleges and universities, hoping that the appearance of a big number could sway HBCU constituents to endorse a swift end to the landmark lawsuit which could shape public higher education for generations.
In a letter to lawmakers, Southern University System Presiden Ray Belton requested expediency in deciding appropriations for the 2018-19 budget year; just days before a state judge ordered the university to pay $13,000 to media organizations for refusing to release public records in connection to a potential fraud case.
Supporters of Maryland’s four historically black colleges plan intense voter outreach and campaigning throughout 2018, to support favorable mediation between the HBCUs and the State as it settles a desegregation lawsuit mandated by a federal judge.
Democratic swings in Virginia and Alabama show that the nation is ready for a seismic shift in political solutions to long-standing attitudes and the policies they produce. David Burton, President of the coalition which successfully sued the State of Maryland for enhancing segregation against its four historically black colleges and universities, writes in the Afro American Newspaper about the sense of urgency for black Marylanders to capitalize on the moment.
The court’s latest ruling creates more mediation between constituents at four historically black colleges and the State of Maryland.
The landmark case involving program duplication and a 21st century “separate but unequal” system of higher education will enter another mediation phase to create remedies for Maryland’s four historically black institutions.
Controversial Texas legislator Briscoe Cain is preparing to file a free speech lawsuit against Texas Southern University, alleging that the school denied him of his constitutional right to free expression when it canceled his scheduled appearance on campus last week amid student protests.
A former Paine College administrator who is suing the embattled private university for unlawful termination appears to be heading to court.
The Augusta Chronicle reports on former institutional advancement vice-president Brandon Brown, who sued the college in 2014 alleging that he was terminated after the resignation of former president George Bradley, but that his firing was in breach of his long-term employment agreement.
Land given to Morris Brown College more than 75 years ago from Clark Atlanta University on the condition of its continuing use for academic purposes must be returned to CAU, a Georgia Court of Appeals judge ruled last week.
Leadership and members of Southern University at New Orleans police department have differing stories on what the officers allege is a record of doctoring and providing false information on police reports from department chief Bruce Adams.
Officials at Southern University say they are reviewing a number of sexual harassment complaints filed by students, who alleged that the university botched handling cases through judicial review and discipline.
The Baton Rouge Advocate reports on the internal investigation, the details of which Southern officials say they cannot reveal because of student privacy laws, and attorney-client privilege created by the university assigning the review to system counsel Winston DeCuir Jr.
Texas Southern University will pay a $15,000 fine and must detail efforts to limit gender bias and sexual harassment at its law school, according to a public censure issued by the American Bar Association last month.
A duo of Tallahassee-based attorneys have filed an accompanying lawsuit to a case brought by two University of Florida graduates against the State of Florida, alleging systemic withholding of matching donations to its public institutions and depriving students of billions in financial aid and scholarship support.