A mix of newly appointed and seasoned HBCU presidents will highlight the roster of advisors to President Donald Trump on historically black colleges and universities, expected to be revealed to the public in the coming days.
Today, we kickoff the 2018 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference in Washington DC! This year’s theme is HBCU Competitiveness: Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities.
Over the next three days, the conference will convene friends – old and new – to discuss the important work of strengthening America’s HBCUs. We expect an at-capacity-crowd of more than 1100 attendees, including 70 HBCU presidents and chancellors, 150 students and others representing 100 institutions.
Students and staff receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in improper financial aid awards at Howard University made big news earlier this year, setting off a chain of events involving investigations, administrative turnover, and massive student protests. Those events have landed the Mecca in a federal program that will grind an already under-resourced financial aid division to a virtual standstill, and will put its already vulnerable financial profile in brighter spotlight.
Andrew Gillum’s unlikely and unprecedented gubernatorial campaign reached an unexpected apex last night, as the Florida A&M University alumnus secured the Democratic nomination to contend for Florida’s highest office.
According to the Pew Research Center overall enrollment for HBCUs has grown over the last few decades to nearly 300,000 students at 100 HBCUs. Currently, the largest mainstream four-year HBCU (excluding two-year St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio) is North Carolina A&T State University. When examining the top HBCUs by enrollment, it is apparent that the majority of public HBCUs have large undergraduate and graduate populations powered by 8,000 or more students and making our campuses into economic anchors for black communities in their respective cities and states.
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.
Omarosa Manigault-Newman has begun her revenge tour against Donald Trump and the Trump Administration, making the rounds on morning talk shows to promote her new book exposing the White House’s dirty laundry.
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Years removed from a legislative effort to close the campus for two years to rid it of administrative corruption, debt, and bad press, South Carolina State University may be facing far less controversy but a similar measure of urgent questions about its sustainability.
Durham-based businessman Greg Lindberg will provide $1 million in scholarship support to students attending historically black colleges in North Carolina.
Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley was never a serious presidential candidate, but his prospects grew dimmer when police shootings around the country forced analysis of the ‘zero tolerance’ policing policies he introduced as Baltimore City mayor during his 2015 campaign.