The Southern University Board of Supervisors has announced that it is combining the position of system president with that of the chancellor’s post at the system’s main campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Beginning this fall, all students at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas, will be given jobs either on campus or with local business that will offset most of their tuition and living expenses.
The two universities will participate in the operation of the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center on the Huston-Tillotson University campus.
Delaware State University in Dover has announced the establishment of a new Economic Development Leadership Institute to nurture future global business leaders from the university’s student population.
Students from Hampton will be awarded internships that will allow them to work on television programs on the CNBC network or to work with the CNBC digital team that delivers real-time financial information online.
Ivy Tech Community College is a statewide system in Indiana. It has announced the establishment of diversity program that will recruit master’s degree level students from historically Black colleges and universities for faculty positions.
The agreement with the Korea National University of Transportation will create faculty and student exchanges between the two universities and increase research opportunities for scholars at each institution.
The plan to close the university would have to be passed by both houses of the state legislature and would need Governor Nikki Haley’s support.
Elizabeth City State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has advanced its aviation science program with the addition of the Redbird MCX Flight Simulator.
Proposed legislation would make the community college of the University of the District of Columbia tuition-free. The bill would also rename the university after former Mayor Marion Barry, who died this past November.
Police arrested six members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and accused them of hazing a pledge over a two-month period. The pledge alleges that he was struck with an object on several occasions and that his injuries forced him to go to the hospital.
The Morehouse College team, consisting of students Rodje Malcolm and Emanuel Waddell, was the first team from a historically Black college or university to ever win the national moot court competition.
In 1998, the General Accounting Office identified 712 historic buildings and structures on the campuses of HBCUs that it deemed worthy of historical preservation. No funding has been allocated to the program since the 2008 recession.
The Center for Non-Violence and Abuse Prevention will serve as a platform for education and will provide resources that address different forms of abuse and violence.
The concept of The Little Free Library is “take a book, return a book.” The mission is to promote literacy and a love of reading by offering a free book exchange for children.
In addition to the basic introductory courses which provide a general overview of nonprofit management practices, electives include courses on marketing and fundraising, human resources, financial management, and grant writing.
The new degree program at the historically Black university is meant to help satisfy the projected 72 percent increase in jobs in the field over the next several years.
The new 140,000-square-foot building has more than 30 classrooms, five computer laboratories, 10 nursing and medicals laboratories, three conference rooms, 20 group study rooms, and offices for 68 faculty members and their staffs.
This past fall, Paine College played a full varsity schedule of 10 football games for the first time in over a half century. The team had a record of two wins and eight losses. Now financial concerns have forced the college to suspend football for at least two years.
Stillman College, the historically Black educational institution in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has announced that the annual cost of tuition and room and board would be reduced from $22,500 to $17,500 beginning in the fall.
As a result of the cancellation of Friday classes, students will attend class longer on Mondays and Wednesdays. Fifty minutes classes that were held three times a week, will now meet for an hour and 20 minutes on Monday and Wednesdays.
Under the agreement, the two universities will offer student exchange and study abroad programs for students at the partner universities. There will also be research, lecture, and seminar opportunities for faculty members at the partner institutions.
The college no longer offers a music major and the college’s music collections have dwindled. Membership in the college’s choir was reduced to less than half of what it had been, but is now on the rebound.
On September 30, 2014, Javaughntay Burroughs, a sophomore honor roll student at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, was hit by an errant bullet while walking to his fifth-period class.
A new website has been established to promote the anniversary. The site includes a history of the university, a timeline, a schedule of upcoming events, and photo galleries documenting the university’s history.
In an effort to boost enrollments, Alcorn State University in Mississippi has abolished its dual tuition schedule. Now all students who enroll at the historically Black university will pay the same price, regardless of their state of residence.
Scientists from Howard University in Washington, D.C., are participating in a month-long expedition aboard the Ronald H. Brown, a research vessel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Former students who did not complete their degree will be mailed postcards encouraging them to return to campus. A special website has been creating for the Recruit Back program and former students will also be contacted through social media.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has purchased a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and a 2,300-square-foot farmhouse adjacent to a 365-acre tract of farmland purchased in 2013.
Dillard University, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans, will be offering its first online course during the spring 2015 semester: “Principles of Disease Prevention and Control.”
The company will provide internships for students in Howard University’s sports management program and will offer group ticket discounts to the Howard community for games of the Washington Wizards, Capitals, and Mystics.
Chicer Collegiate is a new apparel line focused on historically Black colleges and universities. Its first contract for licensed products is with Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Under the agreement, the Tennessee State University Footprint Collaborative will develop lifelong learning programs that include classes on civic education and duties, oral history, technology, and community gardening.
A report from the auditor general found escalating debt, falling revenues, and declining enrollments. The good news is that Cheyney is already taking steps to cut costs, increase enrollments, and improve retention and graduation rates.