HBCUs

Delaware State University to Offer New Program in Financial Planning

Delaware State University to Offer New Program in Financial Planning

Upon completion of the minor degree program in the department of accounting, economics, and finance in the College of Business, students will be prepared to take the certification examination of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Harris-Stowe State University Opens New Finance Education Center

Harris-Stowe State University Opens New Finance Education Center

The new center was financed by a grant from Wells Fargo, the banking and financial services giant. The facility includes a trading floor that includes a ticker that streams real-time market information enabling students to manage trade simulations and portfolio management.

Winston-Salem State University Scholar Mounts Book Drive for Nigerian Library Destroyed by Fire

Winston-Salem State University Scholar Mounts Book Drive for Nigerian Library Destroyed by Fire

Alice Etim, an associate professor of management information systems at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, collected and shipped more than 800 books to replenish a library at her alma mater – the University of Jos in Nigeria – that lost half of its collection in a fire.

Black Television News Channel Moving Forward at Florida A&M University

Black Television News Channel Moving Forward at Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University and the owners of the new Black Television News Channel recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 100,000-square-foot Graphic Communication facility on the Florida A&M campus. The new network is scheduled to begin broadcasting in February 2018.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Offers a New Learning Opportunity in Hospitality Management

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Offers a New Learning Opportunity in Hospitality Management

The new M Street Grille restaurant will operate as “a learning laboratory that cultivates, encourages and promotes entrepreneurism among UMES students interested in pursuing careers in the hospitality industry.”

Texas Southern University Proposes a Four-Day Summer Work Week for Staff

Texas Southern University Proposes a Four-Day Summer Work Week for Staff

Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, has a plan to institute a four-day work week during the summer months in an effort to reduce expenses. The proposed changes would save the university nearly $13,000 a day or more than $467,000 for the summer session.

HBCUs Partner With the Department of Energy for the Clean Energy Consortium

HBCUs Partner With the Department of Energy for the Clean Energy Consortium

The new partnership will focus on bringing solar energy to working communities, developing research in innovative technologies at HBCUs, and increasing the number of Black students pursuing degrees and careers in STEM fields.

Delaware State University Opens New Center of Excellence for Student Success

Delaware State University Opens New Center of Excellence for Student Success

The new center is designed to provide academic support and mentoring services for students in STEM majors. But any Delaware State student enrolled in a STEM course can take advantage of the center’s services.

North Carolina A&T University to Hold Separate Commencement for Graduate Students

North Carolina A&T University to Hold Separate Commencement for Graduate Students

The new graduate degree commencement event will feature all the ceremony associated with the hooding of the graduates, a traditional academic rite in which faculty members place special regalia over each graduating student’s robe as a symbol of the culmination of their studies.

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., ranked in a tie for 14th place among medium-sized institutions and Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked seventh among small colleges and universities.

HBCU Chancellors and Presidents Go to Washington

HBCU Chancellors and Presidents Go to Washington

Dozens of presidents and chancellors of historically Black colleges and universities went to Washington to meet with President Trump, the White House Domestic Policy Council, and members of Congress.

Texas Southern University Reports Higher Enrollments

Texas Southern University Reports Higher Enrollments

Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, reports that it has 8,585 students enrolled for the spring semester. This is up nearly 6 percent from the spring 2016 semester. Graduate enrollments are up 18 percent.

Clark Atlanta University Partners With Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Clark Atlanta University Partners With Georgia Piedmont Technical College

The agreement establishes the Access 4 Achievement program that calls for dual admissions and joint enrollments, program-specific transfer agreements, and joint teaching opportunities for faculty and graduate students.

Lincoln University of Missouri Reactivates History Degree Programs

Lincoln University of Missouri Reactivates History Degree Programs

Last summer, Lincoln University in Missouri suspended it bachelor’s degree programs in history for three years while it considered revising or eliminating the programs. Now, the university has decided to reinstate the degree programs for the fall 2017 semester.

HBCU Research Aims to Enhance Goat Meat Production in the U.S.

HBCU Research Aims to Enhance Goat Meat Production in the U.S.

Tennessee State University, the historically Black educational institution in Nashville, is conducting research on genetics and breeding to find out which goat breeds are the healthiest and need the least amount of maintenance.

Tuskegee University Adds to Its Digitized Audio Archives

Tuskegee University Adds to Its Digitized Audio Archives

Tuskegee University, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, has announced that is has digitized several important audio recordings from its university archives including speeches by Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Muhammed Ali.

Three Finalists Announced for President of Historically Black Kentucky State University

Three Finalists Announced for President of Historically Black Kentucky State University

When a field of three finalists to become permanent president of Kentucky State was announced, interim president Aaron Thompson’s name was not on the list. Many in the university community have lauded Dr. Thompson’s performance over the past two years.

The Continuing Woes of Historically Black Knoxville College in Tennessee

The Continuing Woes of Historically Black Knoxville College in Tennessee

Historically Black Knoxville College in Tennessee lost its accreditation in 1997. It has not enrolled any students since the Spring 2015 semester. Now the city of Knoxville has forced college officials to leave campus because of unsafe conditions at the only two buildings that had remained open.

Clark Atlanta University Looks to Boost Enrollments of Black Men

Clark Atlanta University Looks to Boost Enrollments of Black Men

The new Black Male Sunday Initiative at Clark Atlanta University will involve teams of students, faculty, and staff that will be dispatched to churches across the Atlanta metropolitan area during Sunday services.

HBCUs Team Up to Train K-12 Teachers in the Science of Space Exploration

HBCUs Team Up to Train K-12 Teachers in the Science of Space Exploration

The STEM STARS Institute, devoted to enhance science education in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, is a cooperative partnership between Jackson State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.

Kentucky State University Reports Significant Enrollment Increases

Kentucky State University Reports Significant Enrollment Increases

The university reports that there are 2,096 undergraduate students on campus for the Spring 2017 semester. This is up 34.3 percent from the Spring 2016 semester. Enrollments for the Spring semester are up 30 percent from the Fall semester.

Elizabeth City State University Goes on the Road With STEM Education

Elizabeth City State University Goes on the Road With STEM Education

The aviation science program at Elizabeth City State University has unveiled its new NASA Mobile STEM Lab. The mobile laboratory offers 10 workstations designed to offer students the opportunity to experience cutting edge technology.

Clark Atlanta University Doubles Its Number of International Students

Clark Atlanta University Doubles Its Number of International Students

During the Fall 2014 semester Clark Atlanta University enrolled only 167 international students. Within two years that number has more than doubled. Some 87 percent of all foreign students at the university are from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

White House Ambassadors Call for Less Turnover of HBCU Leaders

White House Ambassadors Call for Less Turnover of HBCU Leaders

The students’ letter calls for trustees to put “personal agendas and self-serving aside” and to “keep the best interests of all students at the center of all decision making” regarding the employment status of HBCU presidents.

Alabama State University Becomes Home to International Journal

Alabama State University Becomes Home to International Journal

Alabama State University has announced that the International Journal of Africana Studies will now be housed at the university. The journal is a publication of the National Council for Black Studies.

South Carolina State University to Offer New MBA Program in North Charleston

South Carolina State University to Offer New MBA Program in North Charleston

Historically Black South Carolina State University has announced that it will offer an MBA program with a healthcare management concentration. Designed for professionals, classes will be held in the evening and on weekends as well as online.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Pitt Community College

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Pitt Community College

Under the agreement student who graduate with an associate’s degree in criminal justice technology from Pitt Community College will be able to transfer seamlessly to the bachelor’s degree program in criminal justice technology at Elizabeth City State University.

HBCUs in Atlanta to Beef Up Campus Security

HBCUs in Atlanta to Beef Up Campus Security

Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and the Morehouse School of Medicine are teaming up to launch an extensive new network of security cameras to monitor the area around the Atlanta University Center.

Winston-Salem State University Debuts New Online Tutoring Service for Students

Winston-Salem State University Debuts New Online Tutoring Service for Students

The online service has hundreds of coaches and tutors who specialize in almost any discipline taught at the university. The service, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will be free to all enrolled students at Winston-Salem State University.

HBCU in North Carolina to Launch a New Master's Degree Program in Industrial Biosciences

HBCU in North Carolina to Launch a New Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Biosciences

The Graduate College at historically Black North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro has announced that it will offer a professional science master’s (PSM) degree program in industrial biosciences, beginning this coming fall.

Jarvis Christian College to Open a New African American Museum

Jarvis Christian College to Open a New African American Museum

The new museum will feature the Rodney Lamar Atkins Collection that includes items from Negro League baseball, figurines, rare photos, farming equipment, and kitchen utensils relating to African American life in the early twentieth century.

New Scholarship Program to Debut at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

New Scholarship Program to Debut at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Ron Isley, Grammy Award Winner, producer, and lead singer of The Isley Brothers has announced the launch of the Ron Isley Initiative, which will provide scholarships to the university for students from St. Louis high schools.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Representing 47 HBCUs, Receives Major Donation

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Representing 47 HBCUs, Receives Major Donation

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents 47 publicly supported historically Black colleges and universities, recently received a pledge of more than $25 million from the Koch Foundation, which is associated with right-wing causes and conservative political candidates.

Museum Operated by Tougaloo College Earns Status of National Historical Landmark

Museum Operated by Tougaloo College Earns Status of National Historical Landmark

On January 11, the United States Department of Interior designated the home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, as a national historic landmark. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of the home on June 12, 1963.

Fort Valley State University Sets New Study Abroad Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Fort Valley State University Sets New Study Abroad Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Currently the plan is to send students to Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the summer of 2017 for three weeks. Students will also visit a veterinary clinic near a wildlife game park in South Africa for one week and visit the University of Pretoria in South Africa for one week.

To Go, or Not to Go: Talladega College Wrestles With Invitation to Trump Inauguration

To Go, or Not to Go: Talladega College Wrestles With Invitation to Trump Inauguration

After the Marching Tornadoes of Talladega College in Alabama, were listed among the bands for the parade following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th President, a debate raged over whether or not the band should participate. Ultimately, the college’s president, Billy Hawkins, decided the band would go to the inauguration.