Earlier this month, Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, announced that it was unable to pay its faculty and employees as scheduled. But employees did receive their paychecks within a week. Now the college has announced a new emergency fundraising effort and plans to trim its expenses.
In June 2014, Wilberforce University was issued a “show-cause order” by its accrediting agency that required the HBCU to present its case as to why its accreditation should not be withdrawn. That order has now been lifted.
An energy company initially had pledged to transfer ownership of an old distillery building and four acres of land to Simmons College as part of the deal to win approval of the project from the city of Louisville. The college had planned to convert the abandoned building into student housing.
The program invites faculty inventors to form a team of postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and a mentor from the business community to participate in a seven-week exercise to determine if a particular invention is marketable.
Last month, three students were shot at Tennessee State University as a result of a dispute during a dice game. One person died in the incident. President Glenda Glover has quickly responded with a new 10-point safety enhancement plan for the Nashville campus.
Hundreds of students, alumni, and supporters of Cheney University of Pennsylvania held a rally in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg calling on legislators to do much more to help the struggling historically Black university.
Florida A&M University has received the title for a 3,800-acre tract of land and 19 buildings that made up the former Subtropical Agricultural and Research Station in Brooksville, Florida.
The Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) will include a 10-week summer program for Hampton undergraduate students. These students will participate in research projects with scientists at Brandeis.
According to a university statement, “deactivate” means that programs are temporarily suspended from admitting new students for up to two years. Students currently enrolled in these programs will be able to complete their degrees.
The “Buckeye Connection at Wilberforce” will offer research training internship opportunities in higher education studies at Ohio State University for undergraduate students at historically Black Wilberforce University.
Howard University in Washington, D.C., has been operating a public television station for the past 35 years. Now the university is considering auctioning off the channel in order to improve its financial position.
After an audit by the University System of Georgia found “serious misconduct” four employees were fired. According to a report in the Albany Herald, one employee of the university had received $270,000 in financial aid funds going back to 1985.
Under the agreement faculty members at Virginia State University will work with officials in the South Africa to address a “deteriorating farming infrastructure” in the Eastern Cape Province.
There are 165 second-year students on campus this year who matriculated last fall. This is 60.2 percent of last year’s entering class of 274 students. A year ago the retention rate was 43.7 percent.
The Army Research Laboratory has expanded its effort to increase the number of minority students in STEM fields by creating the Extreme Science Scholar program at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
The University of Georgia Press has published a striking new book chronicling the troubles of historically Black Morris Brown College in Atlanta.
Students will need at least a 3.5 grade point average in order to apply to the program. Students can complete both preprofessional undergraduate and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology in five years.
Grambling State University in Louisiana, has issued the HBCU Challenge to other historically Black college and universities to conduct book drives for prisons in their states.
Students who complete the five-year program will receive a bachelor’s degree in forensic science from Savannah State University and a master’s degree in forensic genetics from the University of North Texas.
Despite a $30 million cash infusion from an agreement sharing its art collection, Fisk University still faces a challenging financial outlook, according to it new interim president Frank L. Sims.
Former basketball superstar Tracy McGrady provided $105,000 in seed money to develop the software and a website that allows real-time donations and pledges from 150 million smartphone users in the United States.
A new package deal with the U.S. Department of Education will refinance $65 million in debt, saving the university $400,000 annually. Also the university will receive a new $30 million loan for capital projects on campus.
The archives are a series of letters and documents of interviews with slaves that focus on the thoughts of slaves about slave owners, abuse, clothing, religious life, superstitions and religion in their communities.
After three straight years of record enrollments, Jackson State University in Mississippi is extending its marketing outreach by showing a television commercial on national cable networks. The commercial will be featured on MTV, VH1, BET, and other cable outlets.
The historically Black universities in Charlotte, North Carolina, has added two new online degree programs in business administration and sports management. Also, a new on-campus major in dance is being offered.
H. James Williams has resigned as president of the university after less than three years on the job. Frank L. Sims, a member of the board of trustees who was an executive at Cargill Inc., has been named interim president.
The oral history interviews were conducted in 2015 with 13 individuals who graduated from the university between 1960 and 1969. The topics discussed are academic and residence life, athletics, and the students participation in the civil rights movement.
The Male Mentoring Program, designed to improve the retention and graduation rates of male students, is under the direction of Paul Norman, dean of first-year experience at the university.
The historically Black university will receive financial support for its athletic programs and establish a curriculum in gaming and hospitality management. The casino will offer internships to students in these academic programs.
Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of New Mexico. Under the agreement students from the two universities will be able to participate in a cultural exchange program.
Historically Black Delaware State University has entered into a partnership agreement with the College of Agriculture, Science and Education in Port Antonio in eastern Jamaica. The agreement calls for student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations.
The historically Black university has received a grant from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to create the first endowed professorship at the university. Diann Williams, chair of the department of nursing at the university, will be the inaugural holder of the endowed chair.