Under the partnership the journalism schools at the two universities will exchange faculty members, cooperate on research projects, and have students from both journalism schools participate in annual media conferences at each university.
Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida, was founded in 1866. It recently kicked off its celebration of its 150-year anniversary with a ceremony on campus for all students, faculty, staff, and invited alumni.
Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, has named its new School of Hospitality Management for Bob Billingslea, a retired executive of the Walt Disney Company.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a historically Black education institution that enrolls about 2,500 students, has announced that it will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in biochemistry beginning in the fall of 2016.
The aviation sciences program in the department of technology at historically Black Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina will offer five different courses that will focus on agricultural applications of drone technology.
The Endowed Chair in Internet of Things Security was established by a $1 million grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The first holder of the endowed chair will be Kevin T. Kornegay, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Morgan State.
Jackson State University will now offer a bachelor of science degree program in biotechnology and a master’s degree in computational/data-enabled science and engineering.
Under the agreement, Jeju National University students will complete their first two years of study in South Korea. They will then travel to the United States and spend their next two years at Delaware State University.
Students will enroll at Harris-Stowe State University for three years. Then, the students will enroll at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for two years to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy or three years to earn a doctorate in occupational therapy.
Howard University researchers determined that a fourteenth- or fifteenth-century Christian manuscript in its collection originally belonged to the Debre Libanos Monastery in Ethiopia. The university decided that the manuscript should be returned to its rightful owner.
Under the agreement, up to 25 students from the Dominican Republic will receive government-funded scholarships for graduate study at Tuskegee University. Most will study in the natural sciences, engineering, agriculture, and animal sciences.
For all of 2014, Mississippi Valley State University collected more than 85,000 pounds of recycled materials. In just the last six months of 2015, the university recycled nearly 50,000 pounds of materials. The money generated from recycling helps students pay for textbooks.
The historically Black college has struggled to rebound from a decade of difficulties since losing its accreditation in 2004. Now the college has cancelled all classes for the spring semester and the remaining schedule of its basketball teams. It hopes to reopen in the fall.
Jalaal A. Hayes recently was awarded a Ph.D. in applied chemistry at Delaware State University at the age of 22. Dr. Hayes graduated from high school at the age of 15 and earned a bachelor’s degree at the age of 18.
Under the agreement, Mississippi Valley State University will begin to offer classes on the Coahoma Community College campus, about one hour away from the university’s main campus in Itta Bena.
Under the agreement, Hampton University faculty will participate in research and development projects relating to activities associated with the Coast Guard.
Recently, the state of Mississippi transferred $24.3 million to Jackson State University, making good on an agreement reached in the 2001 settlement of a desegregation suit. This allocation more than doubles the university’s total endowment.
Under the agreement, faculty members from universities in Nigeria will come to Central State University to conduct research. The African Leadership Institute will work to recruit Nigerian students to enroll at Central State University.
The new budget deal passed by Congress and signed by President Obama includes increased federal appropriations for the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities.
Winston-Salem State University university has announced that undergraduate students at the university who meet certain standards will be automatically admitted to its highly selective doctor of physical therapy program.
The “workshop on wheels” travels to farm communities across the state and shows farmers how they can use between 1 percent and 3 percent of their total acreage to produce enough biodiesel fuel to power all their farm machinery for the year.
At the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, all graduates of its doctoral program in physical therapy have passed the licensure examination in each of the past two years.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is responsible for operating the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory near Aiken, South Carolina. It will provide scholarships and internship opportunities for Claflin University students.
Stillman College, the historically Black educational institution in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has announced that it is eliminating 10 of its 12 intercollegiate athletics programs for the 2016-17 academic year.
North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, has announced that it will establish a bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice on the campus of Vance-Granville Community College.
Under the agreement students who successfully complete an associate’s degree at Raritan Valley Community College will be guaranteed admission to Howard University as long as they meet prerequisite course requirements and have maintained an acceptable grade point average.
The Norfolk State University/Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office Cadet/Internship Program will offer university students majoring in sociology, psychology, or political science the opportunity to earn credits by participating in the Summer Basic Jailer Academy Program.
The partnership will allow students who complete an associate’s degree programs in civil engineering technology or business logistics management at Albany Technical College to transfer to Savannah State University to complete a bachelor’s degree program in business administration.
The new academic programs are pre-law/legal studies and general studies. Also, the concentrations of political science and public administration have been consolidated into one program known as government and politics.
Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, recently signed agreements with Yeungnam University College in South Korea and Changchun University in China.
The university is already well established in the field with a mass communication academic program, two television stations, one radio station, one affiliate radio station, a weekly student newspaper, a student-produced magazine, and access to an online weather facility.
Each year, five students will be selected to spend their first three years at Harris-Stowe. They will then enroll in a one-year bioscience program at Kansas City University. Those who successfully complete the program will be admitted to the KCU medical school.
Voorhees College and Denmark Technical College have agreed to allow students who earn an associate’s degree at Denmark Technical College to seamlessly transfer their credits and enroll at Voorhees College as a junior to work toward their bachelor’s degree.
The Peace Crops Prep Program is designed to train students who are interested in working abroad in international development work. Fort Valley State is the 39th educational institution nationwide to join the effort.
At Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina an average of 48.9 percent of alumni donated to their alma mater each year during the 2012-to-2014 period. The next highest HBCU alumni giving rate of 38.2 percent was at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Ten students from the Bahamas will receive four-year scholarships to attend Central State University each year for the next four years. The scholarships, for students from public schools in the Bahamas, will be financed primarily through the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in The Bahamas.