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.
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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.
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.
Morgan State University President David Wilson appeared on a recent edition of the Baltimore Business Journal’s BaltBizCast to discuss the university’s standing as a public research institution, and how it has been impacted by disparate funding from the State of Maryland and the federal government.
The court’s latest ruling creates more mediation between constituents at four historically black colleges and the State of Maryland.
The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board today suggests that a recent decision from Federal Judge Catherine C. Blake in a landmark lawsuit filed by HBCU advocates against the State of Maryland is a way forward in preserving interest for Maryland’s students.
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.
A report produced recently by the University of Baltimore (UB) analyzes the waning hope for Baltimore City Community College, a two-year school based in the city’s western district, less than a mile away from historically black Coppin State University.
Ridesharing company Lyft has announced plans to partner with online credentialing and nanodegree company Udacity to begin offering scholarships to learners who want to develop self-driving cars.
Lyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they need to build it.
Morgan State University is one of several historically black colleges and universities to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year, but it may be the only black college that will have a temporary home one of of the most famous billboards in the world.
A month after announcing its plans to hire full-time referees for the first time, the National Football League has released the names of 21 professional game officials, several of whom are alumni of historically black colleges and universities.