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Journalism Schools at Jackson State and Ole Miss Enter Into a Partnership

Journalism Schools at Jackson State and Ole Miss Enter Into a Partnership

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 Celebrates Its Sesquicentennial

Edward Waters College Celebrates Its Sesquicentennial

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 Dedicates Its New School of Hospitality Management

Bethune-Cookman University Dedicates Its New School of Hospitality Management

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.

New Biochemistry Major Launched at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

New Biochemistry Major Launched at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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.

Elizabeth City State University to Launch Agricultural Drone Curriculum

Elizabeth City State University to Launch Agricultural Drone Curriculum

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.

Morgan State University Announces Its First Endowed Faculty Chair

Morgan State University Announces Its First Endowed Faculty Chair

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 Wins Approval to Offer Two New Degree Programs in STEM Fields

Jackson State University Wins Approval to Offer Two New Degree Programs in STEM Fields

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.

Delaware State Partners With a Korean University for a Joint Degree Program in Accounting

Delaware State Partners With a Korean University for a Joint Degree Program in Accounting

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.

Harris-Stowe State University to Offer a Dual Degree Program in Occupational Therapy

Harris-Stowe State University to Offer a Dual Degree Program in Occupational Therapy

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 School of Divinity Returns a Sacred Manuscript to Ethiopia

Howard University School of Divinity Returns a Sacred Manuscript to Ethiopia

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.

Tuskegee University Signs Agreement With the Dominican Republic

Tuskegee University Signs Agreement With the Dominican Republic

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.

HBCU Uses Funds Earned Through Its Campus Recycling Efforts for Book Scholarships

HBCU Uses Funds Earned Through Its Campus Recycling Efforts for Book Scholarships

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.

Barber-Scotia College Suspends All Classes for the 2016 Spring Semester

Barber-Scotia College Suspends All Classes for the 2016 Spring Semester

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.

The Youngest Ph.D. Recipient in the History of Delaware State University

The Youngest Ph.D. Recipient in the History of Delaware State University

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.

Mississippi Valley State University Forms Partnership With a Community College

Mississippi Valley State University Forms Partnership With a Community College

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.

Hampton University Teams Up With the United States Coast Guard

Hampton University Teams Up With the United States Coast Guard

Under the agreement, Hampton University faculty will participate in research and development projects relating to activities associated with the Coast Guard.

Jackson State University More Than Doubles Its Endowment

Jackson State University More Than Doubles Its Endowment

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.

Central State University Partners With the African Leadership Institute

Central State University Partners With the African Leadership Institute

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.

HBCUs Get Increased Funding in New Federal Budget Deal

HBCUs Get Increased Funding in New Federal Budget Deal

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.

HBCU Gives a Major Advantage to Its Undergraduates in Admission to Graduate Program

HBCU Gives a Major Advantage to Its Undergraduates in Admission to Graduate Program

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.

Tennessee State University's New Workshop on Wheels

Tennessee State University’s New Workshop on Wheels

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.

Great Success for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Physical Therapy Program

Great Success for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Physical Therapy Program

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.

Claflin University Establishes Partnership With Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Claflin University Establishes Partnership With Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

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 Cuts Back on Its Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

Stillman College Cuts Back on Its Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

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 to Offer a Bachelor's Degree Program at a Community College

North Carolina Central University to Offer a Bachelor’s Degree Program at a Community College

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.

Howard University Signs Agreement With Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey

Howard University Signs Agreement With Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey

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.

Norfolk State University Teams Up With Local Sheriff's Department

Norfolk State University Teams Up With Local Sheriff’s Department

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.

Savannah State University Partners With Albany Technical College

Savannah State University Partners With Albany Technical College

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.

Mississippi Valley State University Adds Two Academic Programs

Mississippi Valley State University Adds Two Academic Programs

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 Teams Up With Two Universities in Asia

Delaware State University Teams Up With Two Universities in Asia

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.

Jackson State University Launches Its School of Journalism and Media Studies

Jackson State University Launches Its School of Journalism and Media Studies

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.

New Program Provides a Path to Medical School for Harris-Stowe State University Students

New Program Provides a Path to Medical School for Harris-Stowe State University Students

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.

Two HBCUs in South Carolina Enter Into a Partnership

Two HBCUs in South Carolina Enter Into a Partnership

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.

Fort Valley State University Joins the Peace Corps Prep Program

Fort Valley State University Joins the Peace Corps Prep Program

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.

HBCUs With the Highest Percentage of Graduates Who Make Donations

HBCUs With the Highest Percentage of Graduates Who Make Donations

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.

New Scholarship for Students From The Bahamas to Attend Central State University

New Scholarship for Students From The Bahamas to Attend Central State University

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.