Bennett College, a liberal arts HBCU for women in Greensboro, North Carolina, has debuted a new logo and marketing tagline. The new tagline reads: “Education for your future. Sisterhood for life.”
When completed in 2017 the new $79.4 million academic building will house the departments of psychology, sociology and anthropology, political science, history, economics, and geography.
The board of visitors at historically Black Norfolk State University in Virginia, has voted to eliminate 97 jobs in an effort to make a dent in a projected $16.7 million deficit in the budget for the coming academic year.
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed legislation that fired all of the trustees of historically Black South Carolina State University. Haley and GOP lawmakers will appoint a seven-member interim board that will serve until mid-2018 and work to solve the university’s financial crisis.
The Venture Incubation Program at the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development will provide free services such as marketing, financing, strategic planning, and business development to area start-up firms.
Under the partnership agreement, the two institutions will co-sponsor art exhibitions, conduct and publish joint research, and develop curricula relating to art and museum management.
Under the agreement, both undergraduate and graduate students at each institution will have study abroad opportunities at the partner university. There will also be faculty exchanges and research collaborations.
Howard University has 13 graduates volunteering in the Peace Corps and Spelman College has eight. Norfolk State University and Morehouse College are tied for third with four.
The university has offered a pharmacy doctoral program since 2010. The new graduate programs will focus on pharmaceutical research with concentrations in drug design or drug delivery.
State regulations in Louisiana require that an accredited nursing program maintain a licensure examination passage rate of 80 percent or above for first time test takers. In 2013 the passage rate at Grambling was 64 percent.
The state legislature allocated $2 million in start up funds and the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the establishment of the school at Jackson State.
The new program, which recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, will focus on urban education and school turnaround strategies and methods.
Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College for a shared nursing teaching facility.
Beginning this fall students at two high schools in the district will be able to enroll in courses at Howard University and earn both high school and college credits.
In an era where the number of historically Black colleges and universities is decreasing due to financial difficulties, Simmons College of Kentucky adds a new name to the list of the nation’s HBCUs.
In an effort to boost enrollments, Savannah State University and Albany State University, historically Black educational institutions in Georgia, will now offer in-state tuition rates to students from Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has given some encouraging news to Paine College that was placed on accreditation probation in June 2014.
The Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, North Carolina, has teamed up with AARP to establish a pilot program to educate future clergy members on financial literacy.
The Cheyney/La Salle MBA Affiliation Agreement will guarantee five slots each academic year for qualified students from Cheyney to enter La Salle’s MBA program.
Over the life of the fundraising campaign that has collected nearly $90 million, some 87 percent of Claflin alumni have made contributions. Some 98 percent of the faculty and staff have made donations.
In 2015, minority children now make up more than half of all students in the nation’s public schools. But only 5 percent of the 14,000 school superintendents in the United States are members of minority ethnic groups.
Accepted students who make an intent to enroll deposit by May 1, can choose between a $1,000 scholarship paid over their first two semester or a MacBook Air laptop computer.
In 2012, Morris Brown College in Atlanta filed for bankruptcy. After the sale of 26 acres of its campus to the city of Atlanta, the college has emerged from bankruptcy proceedings and will now seek to regain its accreditation.
Waverly B. Woodson was a 21-year-old student at The Lincoln University when he suspended his studies to enlist in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the first Black battalion of the racially segregated U.S. Army that came ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944.
North Carolina A&T State University has agreed to assume ownership of Memorial Stadium from the city of Greensboro. The university will also receive $1.5 million in funding to renovate the exterior of the facility.
Since its inception in 1989, the Honda All-Star Challenge has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to Black colleges and universities. This year’s national champion was a team from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.
The Howard University School of Law ranked 110th in the listings posted by U.S. News and World Report. Howard was the only law school at a historically Black university to be included in the listings.
Bluefield State College in West Virginia was founded in 1895 as the Bluefield Colored Institute. Today Blacks are 10 percent of all students enrolled. The college hopes that the construction of new residence halls will increase Black enrollments.
To qualify, out-of-state students must achieve thresholds on the ACT or SAT and have a 2.7 high school grade point average. Out-of-state students would save more than $4,100 per semester if they qualify for in-state rates.
Under the arrangement, students who graduate from any of California’s community colleges with a grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted to one of the nine HBCUs as juniors.
The Florida A&M University Wind Symphony will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday March 29. According to the university, the performance marks the first appearance of a classical ensemble from a historically Black college or university at Carnegie Hall.
A recent study found that 10 percent of all people who take advantage of food pantries are college students. Food pantries have been set up on more than 100 college campuses nationwide. One of the newest is at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.
So far this year, Howard has received 28,466 applications, up from 22,913 a year ago. This is a 24 percent increase. The applicant pool includes students from all 50 states and 32 foreign nations.
Students who earn an associate’s degree in the electronic engineering technology program at Albany Tech will be able to enroll at Fort Valley State University with their earned credits applying to a bachelor’s degree in same discipline.
This year there are 13 graduates from Howard University working in the Peace Corps. This puts Howard in 24th place on the list of medium-size colleges and universities that have graduates volunteering in the Peace Corps.