A report from the auditor general found escalating debt, falling revenues, and declining enrollments. The good news is that Cheyney is already taking steps to cut costs, increase enrollments, and improve retention and graduation rates.
North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, has announced that it will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in environmental and geographic sciences in its College of Arts and Sciences.
The new Friends of South Africa is a consortium of educational institutions whose aim is to increase cooperation between Norfolk State and several South African universities.
Historically Black Kentucky State Universty has entered into a partnership with Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University to form the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.
The program is offered to students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from a college or university accredited by the Council of Social Work Education and who had a grade point average of at least 3.25 in their social work classes.
Norfolk State will have 12 months to reassure the accrediting agency that it has corrected its problems. Next December, the agency could extend the probation for a year, restore the university to good standing, or revoke accreditation.
Beginning in January, historically Black Kentucky State University will offer an online doctoral program in nursing practice. The program will require more than 1,000 hours of clinical work with a nurse practitioner mentor.
South Carolina State University has received approval from the state’s Bond Review Committee for a $12 million loan that will be paid out over three years. But the university’s president states that more challenges lay ahead.
Virginia Union University in Richmond has announced that it will be offering a new master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. It is the first graduate program at the university offered outside the university’s School of Theology.
The university is offering a new medical physics concentration in its physics and pre-engineering program. The program will prepare undergraduate students for graduate study in medical physics and nuclear medical physics.
The director of the new center is Hubert Grimes, who served as a circuit court judge in Florida for 25 years. Grimes also taught at the Florida A&M University School of Law for seven years.
Researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama have received a United States Patent for a method to screen food for potential contamination by pathogens.
Since June of this year, the university has received more than $3 million in cash donations, nearly triple the amount from a year ago. In addition, the university has received nearly $4 million in pledges during the period.
The historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, has announced that it has joined the China Education Association for International Exchange and Historically Black Colleges and Universities Pilot Network.
This fall there are 4,644 students on campus, up from last’s year record of 4,505. There are 894 first-year students on campus this fall. The 4,259 undergraduates students on campus is also a new record.
Tuskegee University has announced a year-long celebration that will culminate on November 14, 2015, the 100th anniversary of the death of its founder Booker T. Washington. The year-long tribute will include lectures, community outreach activities, and symposia.
After a two-year review process involving students, faculty, staff, and alumni, Prairie View A&M University, a historically Black educational institution in Texas, has announced that it has formulated a new mission statement to better identify its core values.
The history department at historically Black North Carolina Central University in Durham is celebrating its 75th anniversary and recently won the 2014 Equity Award from the American Historical Association.
The faculty Senate at Grambling State University has approved a resolution of “no confidence” in interim president Cynthia Warrick. The resolution calls on the University of Louisiana System to dismiss Dr. Warrick from her duties as president.
Under the agreement students at Thurgood Marshall College Fund members institutions will be able to supplement their on-campus course loads with course programs using the University of Phoenix online platform.
This spring, Texas Southern University in Houston will begin a bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering. In the fall of 2015, a new bachelor’s degree program in computer and electrical engineering will be offered.
Under the spending reduction plan, 18 full-time staff positions and 32 adjunct teaching positions will be eliminated. In addition, $500,000 will be cut from the athletics budget over the next two years.
Since 1982 Clark Atlanta University has offered a doctor of arts degree in humanities with five possible concentrations. Courses with an emphasis on research and scholarship have been added to satisfy the Ph.D. requirement.
The book is only the third published history of the institution and the first available in general circulation since 1925. It has been published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the founding of the institution in 1865.
North Carolina Central University in Durham reports that it was obliged to reject 292 students last year who had 3.0 grade point averages in high school but did not meet the University of North Carolina System’s SAT threshold.
Beginning in January, the English Language Institute of the International Education Center at Savannah State University in Georgia will offer English classes for non-native speakers.
The eight participating bands will receive a $20,000 grant and travel and lodging expenses for the bands in Atlanta will be provided by Honda. North Carolina A&T State University is the defending champion.
The communications disorders program in the School of Education at North Carolina Central University in Durham has announced that it will offer a new specialty track that combines speech-language pathology and special education.
Under the agreement, students who transfer to Tennessee State before earning an associate’s degree at Dyersburg State Community College can use credits earned at Tennessee State to complete their associate’s degree requirements.
At Morgan State University in Baltimore, first-year enrollments are up 19 percent from a year ago. The university also reports significant gains in its retention and graduation rates.
HBCU students who complete the two-week boot camp program and have a 3.5 grade point average and score at least 152 on the Law School Admission Tests (LSAT) receive a full-tuition scholarship to the law school.
Gaddis Faulcon, interim president of Shaw University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, has announced a series of cost-cutting measures in an effort to shore up the university’s financial situation.
Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta has announced the launch of the Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network (HELEN). The network is an effort to advance the cause of health equity and to eliminate racial disparities in health.
The Brazilian government plans to send groups of 10 students to study at universities in the United States. And up to three groups of 10 students could be sent to one particular university. The Brazilian government would pay tuition and other expenses.
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued grants to three historically Black universities under its Support for Advanced Fossil Resource Utilization Research program. The three grantees are Delaware State, Clark Atlanta, and Prairie View A&M.