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Grambing State University Announces Five New Endowed Funds

Grambing State University Announces Five New Endowed Funds

The Louisiana Board of Regents recently approved five new endowment funds at historically Black Grambling State University that will benefit both students and faculty.

Howard University to Offer a Digital Technlogy Credential Program to Students in All Majors

Howard University to Offer a Digital Technlogy Credential Program to Students in All Majors

A group of Howard University faculty developed a six-course curriculum for non-STEM majors, which would lead to a Digital Tech Generalist Credential to integrate digital technology skills into a higher education curriculum. Students who earn the credential would reeceive hiring preferences at local companies.

Alabama State University to Offer New Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Alabama State University to Offer New Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

The President’s Promise Scholarships will award up to $8,300 per year to out-of-state students assist with tuition costs for the fall and spring semesters. In effect, the scholarships will allow out-of-state stuednts to enroll at in-state tuition rates.

Morehouse College Deals With Budgetary Issues Brought About by the Pandemic

Morehouse College Deals With Budgetary Issues Brought About by the Pandemic

Morehouse College will implement a reduction in force, furloughs, and pay cuts as part of a cost-reduction plan to offset a budget deficit due to the COVID-19  the pandemic. The College has estimated a potential 25 percent decline in enrollment as a result of the pandemic.

Dozens of Nigerian Doctoral Students and PostDocs Will Be Coming to Morgan State University

Dozens of Nigerian Doctoral Students and PostDocs Will Be Coming to Morgan State University

The agreement with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, a funding agency of the Nigerian government, could bring up to 50 (no less than 30) new Ph.D. students and up to 20 postdoctoral researchers to the Morgan State campus each year. Morgan State hopes to welcome the first cohort of students from Nigeria this coming fall.

Alabama State University Partners With Gadsden State Community College  in Alabama

Alabama State University Partners With Gadsden State Community College in Alabama

Historically Black Alabama State University in Montgomery has signed an agreement with Gadsden State Community College in Alabama that will provide a pathway for qualified Gadsden State students to study and earn undergraduate degrees from Alabama State.

Two HBCUs in North Carolina Announce the Appointments of New Provosts

Two HBCUs in North Carolina Announce the Appointments of New Provosts

Lee Brown was named interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Josiah J. Sampson, III was appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs. at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Another Setback for Paine College's Battle to Retain Its Accreditation

Another Setback for Paine College’s Battle to Retain Its Accreditation

Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, lost an appeal of a court ruling that upheld a decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to revoke its accreditation. But the college retains all rights to federal funds as a candidate for accreditation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

Tennessee State University Pitches In to Help Families in Need Due to the Pandemic

Tennessee State University Pitches In to Help Families in Need Due to the Pandemic

Historically Black Tennessee State University in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank and One Generation Away, hosted a contact-free, mobile food pantry distribution outside the university’s indoor athletic facility. More than 500 families were served.

Fayetteville State University to Expand Its Offerings in Theatre

Fayetteville State University to Expand Its Offerings in Theatre

The theatre department will now offer concentrations in media performance, media production, costuming/cosplay, and ​theatre education. The concentrations will allow theatre majors to extend their learning from the stage to the screen ​utilizing emerging technologies.

Maryland Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Provided $577 Million to the State's HBCUs

Maryland Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Provided $577 Million to the State’s HBCUs

In a letter to legislative leaders, Governor Larry Hogan wrote that the economic fallout from this pandemic simply makes it impossible to fund any new programs, impose any new tax hikes, nor adopt any legislation having any significant fiscal impact, regardless of the merit of the legislation.”

Alabama A&M University Reports a Large Graduating Class of STEM Students

Alabama A&M University Reports a Large Graduating Class of STEM Students

The College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences at historically Black Alabama A&M University, has announced that it graduated the largest class of students in the past decade.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Announces a New Program in Nanoscience

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Announces a New Program in Nanoscience

Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field that involves physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. The new program at the historically Black university will encompass core science courses in physics, chemistry, and math, with different focuses on nanoscience and technology.

Lincoln University in Missouri Facing Significant Drop in Enrollments

Lincoln University in Missouri Facing Significant Drop in Enrollments

Lincoln University, the historically Black educational institution in Jefferson City, Missouri, is warning of steep enrollment declines this fall in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the upcoming fall semester, 510 students have enrolled so far — down 25 percent from last year’s 676 at this time.

National Park Service Funds Historical Preservation Projects at HBCUs

National Park Service Funds Historical Preservation Projects at HBCUs

Several of these projects will involve the restoration of buildings on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities. Other grants will fund projects at HBCUs aimed at preserving the history of the civil rights movement.

Tuskegee University Donates Personal Protection Equipment to Healthcare Workers

Tuskegee University Donates Personal Protection Equipment to Healthcare Workers

With the campus closed to students, Tuskegee University leaders and faculty pulled together more than 500 N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, bonnets, shoe coverings, gloves, goggles, and protective gowns from labs across campus for use by Prime Care Medical Center in Tuskegee.

South Carolina State University Adds a New Academic Program in Applied Exercise Science

South Carolina State University Adds a New Academic Program in Applied Exercise Science

The new program offers specialized courses to meet students’ academic needs, including biomechanics, foundations of strength and conditioning, foundations of therapeutic exercise, and the applied exercise science senior practicum.

HBCUs Raise Money to Help Students In Need Due to the Pandemic

HBCUs Raise Money to Help Students In Need Due to the Pandemic

HBCUs have established emergency funds to raise money to help students cover unexpected housing, food, travel, and technology costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Howard University Signs Agreement With the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Howard University Signs Agreement With the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

As part of the agreement, Howard University faculty will utilize CCDC assets to provide training and research opportunities to students in areas such as artificial intelligence, electronic devices, and unmanned machinery. They will also have access to defense laboratory equipment currently on loan to the university by CCDC.

Physician Assistant Program Ready to Roll at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Physician Assistant Program Ready to Roll at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The program will be 28 months in duration and include didactic and experiential education components. Students in the program will complete over 2,000 hours in rotations including family medicine, general surgery, and mental health training.

Howard University Creates an Emergency Fund to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic

Howard University Creates an Emergency Fund to Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic

All of the money in the fund will be used to give immediate, need-based scholarships to prospective May graduates in all 13 schools and colleges of the university, to assist them as they continue working towards their diplomas as planned.

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation's Best Graduate and Professional Schools

HBCUs Do Not Fare Well in Rankings of the Nation’s Best Graduate and Professional Schools

U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2020 rankings of the best graduate and professional schools in the United States. Some of the graduate and professional schools at historically Black colleges and universities were included in the rankings, but in all cases, they were far down the list of the best schools and programs.

Tennessee State University on the Front Lines of the Battle Against COVID-19

Tennessee State University on the Front Lines of the Battle Against COVID-19

Tennessee State University is using its 3D printing assets to design and manufacture headbands that are one of three components of face masks that are used by healthcare professionals. The College of Agriculture is producing hand sanitizer.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Pitches In to Help Fight the Coronavirus

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Pitches In to Help Fight the Coronavirus

Science departments had significant supplies such as disposable gloves, masks, surgery gowns, shoe covers, surgery caps, and dust masks that will not be needed this semester. The supplies were inventoried and excess supplies were donated to a local hospital.

New Scholarship Program for Agriculture Students at Fort Valley State University

New Scholarship Program for Agriculture Students at Fort Valley State University

The FVSU 1890 Scholarship Program will provide financial assistance to freshmen and transfer students of up to $8,120 per academic year (up to $32,480 for four years). As part of the program, students will receive professional development assistance, including mentoring, preparation for internships and career readiness counseling.

GOP Congressman Takes a Cheap Shot at Howard University Over COVID-19 Aid

GOP Congressman Takes a Cheap Shot at Howard University Over COVID-19 Aid

After a GOP Congressman voiced opposition to a $13 million provision for historically Black Howard University in the massive $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, supporters of the university used social media to fight back.

Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Historically Black colleges and universities, which, in some cases, have been previously dealing with low enrollment, now must face what will happen if the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates an already tenuous financial future.

HBCUs Not Forgotten in the Giant Coronavirus Stimulus Package

HBCUs Not Forgotten in the Giant Coronavirus Stimulus Package

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency Title III and Title V aid to HBCUs, predominantly Black institutions and other minority-serving institutions. The act also authorizes the Department of Education to loosen the restrictions on currently appropriated Title III funds.

North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Master's Degree in Health Psychology

North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Master’s Degree in Health Psychology

The degree is a two-year program designed to provide the foundational knowledge and skills for students to work in the health psychology field. The first students are expected to enroll in the program during the Fall 2021 semester.

Prairie View A&M University Alumnae Develop My HBCU Box

Prairie View A&M University Alumnae Develop My HBCU Box

Subscribers to the service receive a package each quarter that contains merchandise valued at $100 or more. The items in the box pertain to HBCU culture and to the subscriber’s particular HBCU.

Hampton University Museum Hires a New Curator of Collections

Hampton University Museum Hires a New Curator of Collections

Turner, a native of Newport News, Va., comes to Hampton University after recently working at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

Howard University School of Business Enhances its MBA Degree Offerings

Howard University School of Business Enhances its MBA Degree Offerings

The Howard University School of Business in Washington, D.C., has announced a partnership with Noodle Partners, the nation’s fastest-growing online program manager, to launch an online MBA degree program and invest in the growth of its online Executive MBA program.

The Heman Sweatt Leadership Institute Is Established at Wiley College

The Heman Sweatt Leadership Institute Is Established at Wiley College

In establishing the Sweatt Institute, Herman J. Felton, president of Wiley College, established four pillars as the foundation of the effort; servant leadership, expressing empathy, accountability, and repetition.

New Children's Book Extols the Virtues of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

New Children’s Book Extols the Virtues of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Yvette Manns, who grew up in Jamaica, New York, is a graduate of historically Black Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, where she majored in early childhood education. She is the author of the new children’s book HBCU Proud.

Historically Black Miles College in Alabama Offering New Degree Programs

Historically Black Miles College in Alabama Offering New Degree Programs

The new academic programs include an online bachelor’s degree in business administration, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and a minor degree program in game design offered through the computer and information science degree program.

Tennessee State University Recovers From a Devastating Tornado

Tennessee State University Recovers From a Devastating Tornado

On March 4, two devastating tornados struck the Nashville, Tennessee, area. More than two dozen people were killed including five children. One of the two tornados touched down on the campus of historically Black Tennessee State University.