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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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, 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.
The bill authorizes an appropriation of $10 million in each of the next seven years for programs to preserve historic buildings on the campuses of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities.
One of the main reasons for the first-time student enrollment increase was a 76 percent reduction in the out-of-state tuition surcharge for students who are not Ohio residents. The largest contingent of new out-of-state students is from Michigan, followed by Illinois and Indiana.
Benedict College has renovated several dormitories, installed new heating and air conditioning systems, and opened a new radio and television studio complex.
When complete, plans call for the development project to include a new hotel and conference center, a business incubation facility, a library, community resource center, residential properties, restaurants and retail stores.
The United States Department of Agriculture recently awarded $18.9 million in grants to 19 historically Black colleges and universities to build or improve agricultural and food science research facilities and equipment on their campuses.
Albany State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, is cooperating with officials representing higher educational interests in the Central American nation of Belize to expand educational opportunities for faculty and students in both countries.
Last May, allegations that a Spelman College student was gang raped by four students from nearby Morehouse College were published on an anonymous Twitter account. Now Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell has reported on measures the college has taken to combat sexual assault on campus.
The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne has entered into an agreement with the Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan. The agreement calls for academic exchanges and study abroad opportunities.
Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens reports the largest entering class in the past six years and there are more new students at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis than at any time in the university’s history. For the first, time its residence halls are at full capacity.
Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama founded by Booker T. Washington, has announced what it calls “rightsizing efforts.” Over the next three years, Tuskegee University is committed to reduce operating costs and expenses by $15 million to $20 million.
Derek Oliver was a first-year student and a cornerback on the football team at Arkansas Baptist College. In 2012 he was shot on a street near campus while helping a friend change a flat tire. A new center on Black-on-Black violence named in his honor recently opened on campus.
According to the Institute of International Education, African Americans are only 5.6 percent of the students who study abroad. But at Spelman College in Atlanta, one fifth of all students study abroad in any given year.
Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has its largest entering class in six years and Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has its largest first-year class in university history.
The Advance Adaptive Technology platform uses 21st century learning technologies to deliver quality online instruction coursework that will be used in biology and history classes to assess the effectiveness of the learning environments to improve student-learning outcomes.
The new logo shows a stone arch which the university says “represents the strength of the university community and reflects the faculty and staff’s commitment to advocating for students and providing them a safe and supportive environment in which to pursue their education.”
Jarvis Christian College, a historically Black educational institution in Hawkins, Texas, has announced that it is opening its first satellite campus at the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas.
Fort Valley State University, a historically Black educational institution in Georgia, has announced that it will be offering this fall a new bachelor of business administration degree with a concentration in supply chain and logistics management.
According to the university, “the reorganization will position North Carolina A&T to award degrees that support careers of the future and increase its competitiveness in the global marketplace.”