• Florida A&M University, the historically black educational institution in Tallahassee, received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from CampusEAI, a nonprofit provider of technology and consulting services. The grant money will be used for hardware, software, installation, and training and support services for a new campus portal for the university to interact with students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies.

• Morehouse College, the historically black educational institution for men in Atlanta, received a 10-year, $1 million grant from the Delta Airlines Foundation to establish the Joseph E. Lowery International Scholarship fund.

The organization Higher Education for Development, in cooperation with the Agency for International Development, is awarding $50,000 grants to 20 colleges and universities in the United States to work with partner institutions of higher education in Africa to develop national economic priorities for the nations where the African universities are located.

It is noteworthy that none of the participating American colleges and universities are historically black educational institutions. The American colleges and universities receiving the grants include Calvin College, Cleveland State University, Colorado State University, Durham Technical Community College, George Mason University, and Georgia State University. Also receiving HED grants are Michigan State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, George Washington University, and Ohio State University. Troy University, Tufts University, the University of Alabama Birmingham, the University of Connecticut, the University of the Pacific, Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, and Wheelock College-Boston also received $50,000 grants.