HBCUs

Clark Atlanta University Partners With Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Clark Atlanta University Partners With Georgia Piedmont Technical College

The agreement establishes the Access 4 Achievement program that calls for dual admissions and joint enrollments, program-specific transfer agreements, and joint teaching opportunities for faculty and graduate students.

Lincoln University of Missouri Reactivates History Degree Programs

Lincoln University of Missouri Reactivates History Degree Programs

Last summer, Lincoln University in Missouri suspended it bachelor’s degree programs in history for three years while it considered revising or eliminating the programs. Now, the university has decided to reinstate the degree programs for the fall 2017 semester.

HBCU Research Aims to Enhance Goat Meat Production in the U.S.

HBCU Research Aims to Enhance Goat Meat Production in the U.S.

Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, is conducting research on genetics and breeding to find out which goat breeds are the healthiest and need the least amount of maintenance.

Tuskegee University Adds to Its Digitized Audio Archives

Tuskegee University Adds to Its Digitized Audio Archives

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, has announced that is has digitized several important audio recordings from its university archives including speeches by Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Muhammed Ali.

Three Finalists Announced for President of Historically Black Kentucky State University

Three Finalists Announced for President of Historically Black Kentucky State University

When a field of three finalists to become permanent president of Kentucky State was announced, interim president Aaron Thompson’s name was not on the list. Many in the university community have lauded Dr. Thompson’s performance over the past two years.

The Continuing Woes of Historically Black Knoxville College in Tennessee

The Continuing Woes of Historically Black Knoxville College in Tennessee

Historically Black Knoxville College in Tennessee lost its accreditation in 1997. It has not enrolled any students since the Spring 2015 semester. Now the city of Knoxville has forced college officials to leave campus because of unsafe conditions at the only two buildings that had remained open.

Clark Atlanta University Looks to Boost Enrollments of Black Men

Clark Atlanta University Looks to Boost Enrollments of Black Men

The new Black Male Sunday Initiative at Clark Atlanta University will involve teams of students, faculty, and staff that will be dispatched to churches across the Atlanta metropolitan area during Sunday services.

HBCUs Team Up to Train K-12 Teachers in the Science of Space Exploration

HBCUs Team Up to Train K-12 Teachers in the Science of Space Exploration

The STEM STARS Institute, devoted to enhance science education in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, is a cooperative partnership between Jackson State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Kentucky State University Reports Significant Enrollment Increases

Kentucky State University Reports Significant Enrollment Increases

The university reports that there are 2,096 undergraduate students on campus for the Spring 2017 semester. This is up 34.3 percent from the Spring 2016 semester. Enrollments for the Spring semester are up 30 percent from the Fall semester.

Elizabeth City State University Goes on the Road With STEM Education

Elizabeth City State University Goes on the Road With STEM Education

The aviation science program at Elizabeth City State University has unveiled its new NASA Mobile STEM Lab. The mobile laboratory offers 10 workstations designed to offer students the opportunity to experience cutting edge technology.

Clark Atlanta University Doubles Its Number of International Students

Clark Atlanta University Doubles Its Number of International Students

During the Fall 2014 semester Clark Atlanta University enrolled only 167 international students. Within two years that number has more than doubled. Some 87 percent of all foreign students at the university are from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

White House Ambassadors Call for Less Turnover of HBCU Leaders

White House Ambassadors Call for Less Turnover of HBCU Leaders

The students’ letter calls for trustees to put “personal agendas and self-serving aside” and to “keep the best interests of all students at the center of all decision making” regarding the employment status of HBCU presidents.

Alabama State University Becomes Home to International Journal

Alabama State University Becomes Home to International Journal

Alabama State University has announced that the International Journal of Africana Studies will now be housed at the university. The journal is a publication of the National Council for Black Studies.

South Carolina State University to Offer New MBA Program in North Charleston

South Carolina State University to Offer New MBA Program in North Charleston

Historically Black South Carolina State University has announced that it will offer an MBA program with a healthcare management concentration. Designed for professionals, classes will be held in the evening and on weekends as well as online.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Pitt Community College

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Pitt Community College

Under the agreement student who graduate with an associate’s degree in criminal justice technology from Pitt Community College will be able to transfer seamlessly to the bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice technology at Elizabeth City State University.

HBCUs in Atlanta to Beef Up Campus Security

HBCUs in Atlanta to Beef Up Campus Security

Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and the Morehouse School of Medicine are teaming up to launch an extensive new network of security cameras to monitor the area around the Atlanta University Center.

Winston-Salem State University Debuts New Online Tutoring Service for Students

Winston-Salem State University Debuts New Online Tutoring Service for Students

The online service has hundreds of coaches and tutors who specialize in almost any discipline taught at the university. The service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will be free to all enrolled students at Winston-Salem State University.

HBCU in North Carolina to Launch a New Master's Degree Program in Industrial Biosciences

HBCU in North Carolina to Launch a New Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Biosciences

The Graduate College at historically Black North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro has announced that it will offer a professional science master’s (PSM) degree program in industrial biosciences, beginning this coming fall.

Jarvis Christian College to Open a New African American Museum

Jarvis Christian College to Open a New African American Museum

The new museum will feature the Rodney Lamar Atkins Collection that includes items from Negro League baseball, figurines, rare photos, farming equipment, and kitchen utensils relating to African American life in the early twentieth century.

New Scholarship Program to Debut at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

New Scholarship Program to Debut at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Ron Isley, Grammy Award Winner, producer, and lead singer of The Isley Brothers has announced the launch of the Ron Isley Initiative, which will provide scholarships to the university for students from St. Louis high schools.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Representing 47 HBCUs, Receives Major Donation

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Representing 47 HBCUs, Receives Major Donation

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents 47 publicly supported historically Black colleges and universities, recently received a pledge of more than $25 million from the Koch Foundation, which is associated with right-wing causes and conservative political candidates.

Museum Operated by Tougaloo College Earns Status of National Historical Landmark

Museum Operated by Tougaloo College Earns Status of National Historical Landmark

On January 11, the United States Department of Interior designated the home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, as a national historic landmark. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of the home on June 12, 1963.

Fort Valley State University Sets New Study Abroad Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Fort Valley State University Sets New Study Abroad Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Currently the plan is to send students to Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the summer of 2017 for three weeks. Students will also visit a veterinary clinic near a wildlife game park in South Africa for one week and visit the University of Pretoria in South Africa for one week.

To Go, or Not to Go: Talladega College Wrestles With Invitation to Trump Inauguration

To Go, or Not to Go: Talladega College Wrestles With Invitation to Trump Inauguration

After the Marching Tornadoes of Talladega College in Alabama, were listed among the bands for the parade following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th President, a debate raged over whether or not the band should participate. Ultimately, the college’s president, Billy Hawkins, decided the band would go to the inauguration.

A New Global Outreach Program in the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University

A New Global Outreach Program in the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University

Under this new program, four students will undertake a new internship this semester that offers the first study abroad opportunities for graduate students in the public health field at the university’s College of Pharmacy. Two African American women will study in the Dominican Republic and two more will be based in Durban, South Africa.

Fayetteville State University to Collaborate With NASA for Research in Several Fields

Fayetteville State University to Collaborate With NASA for Research in Several Fields

Under the agreement Fayetteville State University in North Carolina will collaborate with NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia on research on advanced high temperature composite materials, nanomaterials, energy generation, radiation detection, simulation modeling, and failure analysis.

Southern University Debuts Online Archive of Slave Narratives

Southern University Debuts Online Archive of Slave Narratives

The collection was assembled by John B. Cade Sr., a professor and dean at Southern University in the early twentieth century. Cade and a group of his students traveled throughout the South in the 1930s to interview former slaves.

Xavier University of Louisiana Rated the Best in the South for Career Preparation

Xavier University of Louisiana Rated the Best in the South for Career Preparation

Students were asked to rate their educational institution on a scale of 0 to 10 on how the college or university was preparing them for their chosen career. Historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana achieved a score of 9.7, the best score of any college or university in the South.

Dillard University Comes to the Rescue of Students Who Lost State Financial Aid

Dillard University Comes to the Rescue of Students Who Lost State Financial Aid

Many college students in Louisiana will receive only half as much under the state-run Taylor Opportunity Scholarship program for the spring semester than they did for the just completed semester. Dillard University has stepped in to make up the shortfall for its students.

Three HBCUs Face Accreditation Issues

Three HBCUs Face Accreditation Issues

All three HBCUs – Bennett College, Saint Augustine’s University, and Saint Philip’s College – remain fully accredited at this time. But the commission’s actions show that members have some concerns about either the academic programs, governing policies, or financial stability of these HBCUs.

Two HBCUs Team Up to Offer a Course in Bioethics and Research Ethics

Two HBCUs Team Up to Offer a Course in Bioethics and Research Ethics

The new course, which will be taught in the classroom and online, is a collaboration of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama and historically Black Concordia College in Selma, Alabama.

Delaware State University Inks Partnership With the University of Ibadan in Nigeria

Delaware State University Inks Partnership With the University of Ibadan in Nigeria

The agreement calls for collaborations between the institutions’ faculty and staff in the area of research, lectures and other academic pursuits. The accord also opens the door to future faculty and student exchanges and study abroad programs.

Board of Regents Gives the Green Light for the Establishment of the New Albany State University

Board of Regents Gives the Green Light for the Establishment of the New Albany State University

After a year of academic restructuring, staff changes, and approval by the appropriate accrediting agency, the board of regents of the University System of Georgia has voted to make the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College official as of January 1.

Eli Lilly Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program at Two HBCUs

Eli Lilly Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program at Two HBCUs

The programs will provide internships at Lilly’s headquarters for up to eight students from Florida A&M University and Howard University during the summer of their junior year. Students who complete their internship and are offered a full-time job at Lilly upon their graduation, will receive a $12,500 scholarship for their final year as undergraduates.

South Carolina State University Partners With Denmark Technical College

South Carolina State University Partners With Denmark Technical College

The agreement creates the Bulldog Gateway Program that will facilitate the transfer of students who have earned two-year degrees at Denmark Technical College to four-year bachelor’s degree programs at South Carolina State University.

Howard University Creates a New Ph.D. Program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

Howard University Creates a New Ph.D. Program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

The new Ph.D. program in higher education leadership and policy studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., will be focused on leadership of historically Black colleges and universities and other minority serving educational institutions.