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Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

The study documented 40 lynchings in the state during the period from 1854 to 1933. The research was conducted by Nicholas M. Creary and two students. Dr. Creary is an assistant professor of history and government at Bowie State.

New Coach at Clark Atlanta University Ranks Academics Ahead of Basketball

New Coach at Clark Atlanta University Ranks Academics Ahead of Basketball

Darrell Walker, former NBA world champion and former head coach of two NBA teams, was hired as the head men’s basketball coach at Clark Atlanta University this past spring. Recently, he held a fundraiser to raise money so his players could go to summer school for free.

New Center for Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Opens at Alcorn State University

New Center for Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Opens at Alcorn State University

The Center’s mission is to make policy recommendations that will improve the success of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers by implementing a transparent management structure that focuses on research, stakeholder engagement and outreach.

Florida A&M University Launches New Effort to Recruit and Retain Top Students

Florida A&M University Launches New Effort to Recruit and Retain Top Students

The FAMU Foundation Board of Directors approved the $5 million initiative to help the university increase its graduation rate, enhance academic programs, and recruit top talent.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With a Community College for Criminal Justice Students

Elizabeth City State University Partners With a Community College for Criminal Justice Students

Under a new articulation agreement, students at Beaufort County Community College in Washington, North Carolina, will be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice through Elizabeth City State University.

Hampton University Vows to Fight Virginia's Efforts to Seize Some of Its Land

Hampton University Vows to Fight Virginia’s Efforts to Seize Some of Its Land

Hampton University in Virginia has hired an eminent domain legal advisor in an effort to halt plans of the Virginia Department of Transportation to take land from the university for a project that will widen Interstate 64 and make improvements to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.

Bethune-Cookman University Offers Two New Degree Programs in Rehabilitation Science

Bethune-Cookman University Offers Two New Degree Programs in Rehabilitation Science

The new programs at Bethune-Cookman Univerity in Daytona Beach, Florida, are a bachelor of science degree in health and exercise science and a master’s degree in athletic training.

Texas Southern University Partners With the Houston Community College System

Texas Southern University Partners With the Houston Community College System

The agreement will facilitate a seamless transfer of students who earn associate’s degrees at the system’s community colleges to bachelor’s degree programs at Texas Southern University.

A New Bachelor's Degree Program in Food Science at Fort Valley State University

A New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Food Science at Fort Valley State University

The University of Georgia is the only other public educational institution in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in food science.

Delaware State University Partners With Westchester Community College

Delaware State University Partners With Westchester Community College

The agreement guarantees transfer admission for Westchester Community college graduates that have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average, with the exception of four undergraduate programs that require a 2.5 GPA (management, accounting, social work and mathematics education).

Savannah State University Offers New Certificate Program in Global Citizenship

Savannah State University Offers New Certificate Program in Global Citizenship

The global citizenship certificate program will allow students to gain the knowledge necessary to participate and to become prequalifed to serve in the Peace Corps.

Bowie State University to Expand Arts Programming

Bowie State University to Expand Arts Programming

Under the agreement, a broad number of non-academic cultural activities will be jointly developed by Bowie State and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to include professional performances, master workshops, small-group classes and camps.

Tennessee State's Collegiate Police Academy

Tennessee State’s Collegiate Police Academy

Steve Anderson, chief of Nashville Metro Police, said that “everyone has a citizens police academy. But as far as I know, this is the first collegiate police academy anywhere in the United States.”

When David Duke Paid a Visit to a HBCU

When David Duke Paid a Visit to a HBCU

Dillard University in New Orleans agreed to host a debate among candidates for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana. But David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, qualified to be included in the debate field. His presence on campus was met by protests leading to six arrests and police use of pepper spray.

Delaware State University Partners With the Catholic University Institute of Buea in Cameroon

Delaware State University Partners With the Catholic University Institute of Buea in Cameroon

The agreement between Delaware State and the Catholic University Institute calls for faculty and student exchanges. Also the universities will collaborate on research projects and grant proposals.

Historically Black Tennessee State University Looks to the Future

Historically Black Tennessee State University Looks to the Future

The Impact 20/20 initiative at Tennessee State University in Nashville includes programs to enhance academic programs, improve governance, and calls for capital improvements and infrastructure enhancements.

Xavier University of Louisiana Teams Up With Baylor University for a Student Exchange

Xavier University of Louisiana Teams Up With Baylor University for a Student Exchange

The agreement between historically Black Xavier University and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, calls for a student exchange partnership that will expand educational and cultural opportunities for students at both universities. The student exchanges will begin in the Spring 2017 semester.

Atlanta University Center Library Earns a Prestigious Honor

Atlanta University Center Library Earns a Prestigious Honor

The Robert W. Woodruff Library, serving four historically Black member institutions in Atlanta, has been selected to receive the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

New Book Documents the History of Bowie State University in Maryland

New Book Documents the History of Bowie State University in Maryland

The Torch of Knowledge: A History of Bowie State University tells of the origins of the educational institution from a one-room schoolhouse in 1865 to the major research institution of today that enrolls more than 4,300 undergraduate students and more than 1,100 graduate students.

Morgan State University Enters Into a Partnership With ESPN's The Undefeated

Morgan State University Enters Into a Partnership With ESPN’s The Undefeated

The new partnership will explore two major themes over the course of the next year; the image of Black female athletes and the pathway to coaching jobs for African Americans in the National Football League.

Tragedy Strikes the Campus of Claflin University in South Carolina

Tragedy Strikes the Campus of Claflin University in South Carolina

Four African Americans who were students at Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, died in a tragic automobile accident on Interstate 77 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Winston-Salem State University Focuses on Degree Efficiency

Winston-Salem State University Focuses on Degree Efficiency

The Purposeful Pathways: Faculty Planning for Curricular Coherence initiative at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina seeks to focus students on finding the most direct path to graduation without becoming overburdened by unnecessary course work.

Historically Black Medical School Creates Fellowships to Train Cardiologists

Historically Black Medical School Creates Fellowships to Train Cardiologists

The Morehouse School of Medicine, a historically Black educational institution in Atlanta, has launched the new Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Training Program in an effort to increase the number of Black cardiologists.

Elizabeth City State University Gets a New Academic Partner

Elizabeth City State University Gets a New Academic Partner

The agreement with Roanoke-Chowan Community College will allow students at the two-year college to take courses toward their bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or social work without traveling to Elizabeth City.

Howard University to Offer New Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership

Howard University to Offer New Ph.D. Program in Educational Leadership

Students who are admitted to the new Ph.D. program will have the opportunity to be selected to work as graduate assistants for several organizations including the United Negro College Fund, The Education Trust, and the American Council of Education.

More Good News on HBCU Enrollments

More Good News on HBCU Enrollments

At Bowie State University in Maryland, 967 first-year students are on campus this fall. This is the highest number in university history. Clark Atlanta University in Georgia reports a 20 percent increase in first-year students.

Hampton University Joins the Big Leagues in Meteorology

Hampton University Joins the Big Leagues in Meteorology

Hampton University’s new $5 million direct broadcast weather antenna is one of only 10 such devices nationwide that provide real-time weather information to the public downloaded from satellites.

Claflin University Partners With the South Carolina Technical College System

Claflin University Partners With the South Carolina Technical College System

Under the agreement, students who obtain associate’s degrees at a campus of the South Carolina Technical College System will be able to enroll at Claflin University and earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.

Morehouse School of Medicine Has It Largest Entering Group of New Students

Morehouse School of Medicine Has It Largest Entering Group of New Students

The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta has the largest entering class is school history this fall. There are 151 new students on campus this fall. Some 92 of the 151 students are in the medical doctorate program. Another nine students are enrolled in the Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences with the rest in master’s degree programs.

Survey Examines HBCU Students' Views on First Amendment Issues

Survey Examines HBCU Students’ Views on First Amendment Issues

A new report from the Knight Foundation and and the Newseum Institute finds that students at HBCUs are more likely than college students generally to support restrictions on banning offensive or biased speech on campus.

Florida A&M University to Lead the New Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Florida A&M University to Lead the New Center for Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

The new center is supported by a five-year, $15.4 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Larry Robinson, Distinguished Professor and interim president, will serve as the director of the Center for Coastal and Maine Ecosystems.

Elizabeth City State University Expands Its Mission With the U.S. Coast Guard

Elizabeth City State University Expands Its Mission With the U.S. Coast Guard

The university will offer educational opportunities for Coast Guard members and their families. The Coast Guard will increase its efforts to recruit the university’s students into its officer training corps and will offer scholarships for students under the Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative..

The Leadership Shake Up at Florida A&M University Continues

The Leadership Shake Up at Florida A&M University Continues

New interim president of Florida A&M University Larry Robinson wasted no time by firing six members of his predecessor’s leadership team. Rodner Wright, dean of the university’s School of Architecture and Engineering Technology, was named interim provost.

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

New Legislation Aims to Make It Easier for HBCUs to Raise Money Through Bonds

New Legislation Aims to Make It Easier for HBCUs to Raise Money Through Bonds

U.S. Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota has introduced the HBCU Investment Expansion Act. The legislation would make bonds issued by historically Black colleges and universities exempt from federal, state, and local taxes.

South Carolina State University Enters Partnership With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

South Carolina State University Enters Partnership With Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

South Carolina State University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, has entered into an agreement with Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College that will make it easier for students to transfer from OC Tech to South Carolina State University in order to earn bachelor’s degrees.