We talk with Rep. Adams and Williams about the inaugural ‘Diversity in Tech’ summit, the pathways to tech careers from HBCUs, and how black colleges can better position for training and networking opportunities.[Read more…] about LISTEN: Congresswoman Alma Adams, StubHub Global Diversity Head Rachel Williams Talk HBCU Tech Recruiting
Colleges and universities are looking for ways to offer students cheaper education and training that will get them hired in jobs which won’t be easily outsourced by technological innovation. Providing clean water to cities and communities is one of those jobs, and Dillard University will be the first in Louisiana and among the first in the HBCU sector to offer training in this globally significant industry.
One day after internal documents detailing financial and infrastructural issues challenges at Saint Augustine’s University were published in the HBCU Digest, university president Everett Ward says that the school is “alive and well,” and prepared to resolve its accreditation issues this fall.
Executives, consultants and staff members at Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) have growing concern about the future of the school, privately fearing that it is unlikely to pass an upcoming accreditation site visit from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and that its third negative review in three years may close the 151-year-old institution for good.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors last week approved a $2.3 million appropriation for campus repairs and renovations at Elizabeth City State University. Officials say it is the largest disbursement to the school in seven years from the fund, and the largest percentage share of the total system fund in school history.
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.
North Carolina A&T State University alumnus and UPENN Professor Ishmail Abdus-Saboor discusses his journey from Aggieland to Ivy League research, his earliest engagement with STEM in his parents’ basement, and advice for up and coming scientists at HBCUs.
Erin Chantry writes for the Charlotte Agenda about the changing face of metropolitan Charlotte, a city once known for diverse communities which is quickly shifting to meet the needs of new industry coming to town, and accompanying urban sprawl.
Durham-based businessman Greg Lindberg will provide $1 million in scholarship support to students attending historically black colleges in North Carolina.
We discuss Morehouse College’s separation from Papa John’s, and the opportunities and challenges of leading HBCU campuses and Black Greek Lettered Organizations.
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