Under the agreement, students who complete an associate’s degree with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher can automatically gain admission to 21 historically Black colleges and universities as junior transfer students.
Morgan State University in Baltimore has opened the renovated Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. Jackson, who died in 1975, served for three decades as president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP. The museum is located in her former home but is owned and operated by the university.
The new marine science building is situated on acreage that has deep water access to the ocean and the new science and technology building on the main campus will house laboratories for engineering technology, electrical engineering, civil engineering and chemistry.
The alliance aims to facilitate the strengthening of small business through the strategic sharing and provision of access to resources, publications, training materials, workshops, speakers, and referrals.
Darold Hamlin, John Rosenthall, and Byron Cherry offer the view that the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities must embrace the academic research and development culture in order to have the funding necessary for survival in the 21st century.
Historically Black Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, has struggled since losing its accreditation in 2004. No classes were held this past semester. Now, the college has leased most of its campus to a new university, which is headed by a woman who immigrated from Ghana.
The new program will be offered only to registered nurses who have obtained an associate’s degree in nursing. Claflin states that it will be the only historically Black college or university in South Carolina to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will provide funding and other resources for student research during the summer months, as well during the regular academic year.
Students in the program will be required to take 18 credit hours to qualify for the pre-law minor. Required courses include two semesters of constitutional law, legal research, legal writing, the legal environment of business, and the logic and effective thinking.
Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, is partnering with three other universities in Virginia that will develop and fly a group of small satellites that will take measurement of Earth’s atmosphere.
Applications are up 74 percent from last year. The university also reports that at this time, the number of confirmed new students is up 145 percent from a year ago.
The television cable network Animal Planet recently debuted a new reality program that follows the professional and family life of three graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama.
The merger of historically Black Albany State University and Darton State College is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year. But the Darton name will not fade into history. The Darton College of Health Professions will be one of the five colleges of the new combined institution.
The four-story, 110,000-square-foot building will consist of a two-story podium containing student services, food services, state-of-the-art wellness facilities, and common areas. The top two stories will be student residential space.
The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program @ Texas Southern University is designed to introduce male middle school students from underrepresented groups to the high-tech skills and concepts that will lead them to better career opportunities.
To be accepted into the new master’s degree program in cybersecurity, students need a bachelor’s degree in a related technology field or have experience in cybersecurity in the workforce.
Under the 250-Mile Radius Rate undergraduates taking 15 credit hours will pay $5,903 per year in tuition, a reduction of 43 percent from the current out-of-state tuition charge. The new rate plan also applies for graduate students.
This spring, the Morehouse School of Medicine awarded 118 degrees, the largest number in its history. Among the degrees conferred at spring commencement were 57 medical doctorates and 10 Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences.
As of the beginning of May, 630 students have made a deposit indicating that they attend to enroll this fall at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. This is up from 493 in last year’s entering class. This is an increase of 30 percent.
Convergent journalism includes text, audio, and visual communication that can be accessed by consumers on demand. Mississippi Valley State says there are only nine other similar programs nationwide that will be offered this fall.
The new group, called the FAMU Forward Think Tank, will focus on designing ways to further institutional excellence at the university and enhance outreach and engagement with all stakeholders in the community.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Morgan State University will develop a preservation plan that stewards the many historic buildings on campus, while planning wisely for the university’s future.
The university will conduct a full internal assessment of the nursing program on all aspects of the program including curriculum, staffing, and support programs with the goal of boosting the performance of graduates on the nursing licensure examination.
The first three planned graduate degree programs are in literacy and mathematics education, cybersecurity, and an MBA in health care administration.
Students from 12 colleges and universities from across the nation were invited to the contest to develop software codes to operate innovative types of small robots called “swarmies.” NASA plans to use swarmies to locate resources when astronauts land on Mars.
HBCU Records recently signed two university students to be the first artists associated with the new label. Both have recorded songs and have produced music videos for the new record company.
The United Negro College Fund has announced the awarding of 30 grants to history Black or predominantly Black colleges and universities. The Career Pathways grant program was made possible by funding from the Lilly Foundation.
Howard University, the historically Black research university in Washington, D.C., has issued a 50 percent rebate on the last semester’s tuition for students who completed their degrees in the traditional four-year time frame.
A new 100,230-square-foot student center for North Carolina Central University in Durham has been approved by the board of governors of the University of North Carolina. The existing student center was constructed 50 years ago and is the oldest in the university system.
A recent survey found that only 4 percent of museum professionals are African Americans. This new program, said to be the first of its kind at a historically Black college or university, seeks to address the diversity gap in museum leadership.
The magazines Money and Essence recently collaborated on a project to determine the best historically Black colleges and universities. But any ratings initiative depends on the criteria selected to choose “the best.”
For the current academic year, out-of-state tuition was just under $14,000. For students from Ohio, tuition was $6,246. Under the new tuition formula, the out-of-state surcharge will be reduced by 76 percent for most students entering this coming fall.
The new registry will import data directly from electronic health records enabling researchers to track trends and develop effective treatments for African American cardiovascular disease patients.
Students at the Intellectual Property Law Institute at North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham will gain practical legal experience by helping review suspect patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The concentration will teach students how to develop a startup, run a small business, navigate the venture financing process and bring an entrepreneur’s perspective to large organizations, while building on a foundation of concepts of marketing, accounting, finance and management.
The university reports a surge in applicants and a 34 percent increase in the number of first-year students who have indicated their intent to enroll this coming. The number of transfer students is also on the rise.