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