Yesterday, news broke that four historically black universities will no longer owe the federal government money they borrowed to help rebuild campuses ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Morgan State University President David Wilson will lead Maryland’s flagship historically black college until 2023, as he signed a new five-year agreement with school regents during their annual board meeting.
Virginia State University has received a $600,000 federal grant to train farmers and ranchers in more than 50 counties throughout Virginia, with a specific emphasis on veterans and residents from socially disadvantaged areas.
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.
A video of men allegedly waving guns in a Southern University dorm room led to the arrest of three men this week, and the seizure of firearms and marijuana. From WBRZ:
We talk with Gerard Robinson, executive director of the Center for Advancing Opportunity, Camille Lloyd, a senior consultant with Gallup Inc., and Dr. Howard Henderson, director of the new TSU Center for Justice Research and a professor in TSU’s Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs about the role of HBCU research in expanding American opportunity.
Tuskegee University alumna Dr. Carmel Martin-Fairey talks about her journey in STEM, how HBCUs cultivate science and tech expertise, and how personal grit determines success in competitive fields.
Virginia State University pays tribute to now-defunct St. Paul’s College, a private HBCU in rural Virginia which shuttered in 2013, but which graduated several VSU faculty and staff members who today carry its legacy.
For many, it was bad enough for US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to be announced as Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 commencement speaker. It got worse when officials taunted protestors by publishing photos of half-filled boxes of petitions to the school calling for her invitation to be rescinded.
We talk with Dr. Frederick about how the campus navigated a historic winter storm and the business perspectives of deferred maintenance on HBCU campuses.
Bowie State University and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a five-year extension of their partnership to help diversify research, career placement, and professional training in the federal agency.
North Carolina Central University was recently announced as the first historically black university to join the Triad Universities Nuclear Laboratory research consortium, a collection of researchers which manage particle accelerators for academic and scientific development.
The Hechinger Report recently produced a report on African-American and Latino in-state student enrollment trends at public flagship campuses. The results were a dismal showing of disparities between the kind of access black students have at large, publicly funded research institutions.