Maryland State Delegate Charles E. Sydnor III discusses his HB 1062, which seeks to support the state’s HBCUs in their legal fight to eliminate illegal program duplication from predominantly white institutions.
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University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Juliette Bell today announced her plans to resign, effective June 30.
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.
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 few weeks ago, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held graduation exercises for its physical therapy program, with 29 new doctoral students entering a vibrant workforce with growth potential in the region and throughout the state.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Meharry Medical College graduate Cimon Hinton discusses her educational and professional pathways, her historic National Institutes of Health cancer research grant, and the challenges which face even the most competitive black scientists.
Historically black universities in Maryland have long been victimized by the state’s efforts to maintain two systems of higher education separating black students from white students. It has been a painful part of our reality of learning, teaching and graduating from HBCUs in the state for generations, but that pain is now a part of the federal legal record, thanks to an October 2013 federal court ruling by Judge Catherine Blake.
Faculty members from Maryland’s four historically black colleges and universities will hold a rally this week to protest inequitable funding from the state towards its HBCUs, and the unsatisfactory remedies it has promoted to fix the separate-but-equal system of higher education for black and white students.
In an editorial published by the Baltimore Sun yesterday, three of Maryland’s four historically black college presidents rejected a proposal from the University of Maryland System to remedy its decades-long maintenance of a ‘separate but equal’ system of higher education for black and white students.