Several HBCU and Hispanic Serving Institutions will serve as pipelines for Google’s emerging generation of minority computer scientists and engineers, thanks to an expansion of the successful ‘Howard West’ summer internship program.
Dr. Frederick discusses Howard’s jump in the US News and World Report rankings, the work of balancing access and competitiveness in student achievement and defining Howard’s true role in America’s higher ed landscape.
Several historically black colleges and universities are claiming new spots on the controversial list of the nation’s best institutions as ranked by the US News and World Report.
The annual list, which humbles Ivy League schools, frustrates significant research PWIs and boxes out most HBCUs from a reasonable measurement of their missions and value to higher education, made headlines recently for adding a metric of social mobility to their formula of indexing college performance.
Xavier University of Louisiana recently announced a $1 million gift from the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation to support the upkeep of the school’s chapel and merit and need-based scholarships for students from New Orleans.
The announcement preceded a $500,000 gift announced by West Virginia State University from the John L. Dickinson Family in support of the school’s soon-to-launch undergraduate nursing program.
They are just two gifts from families with ties to the cities and states where these HBCUs are located, but they are a positive sign of how HBCUs nationwide can find new support from diverse groups of advocates.
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.
We talk with Tiffany’s mother, Rosita, about being an HBCU parent in the 21st century.
Historically black colleges and universities owe the federal government more than $1.8 billion in loans issued through the US Department of Education’s Capital Financing Program, but the federal agency on accountability says the program has been under-marketed and underutilized by HBCUs looking to build or improve their facilities.
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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.
We talk with Tradition Ever Since CEO Gerard Murray about trending on HBCU Twitter, and discuss the prospects for this year’s White House HBCU Week event.
Howard University and South Carolina State University this week announced dual degree programs with predominantly white institutions in the name of bolstering minority opportunities in STEM industries.