HBCUs

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 t0 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 socal 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.

HBCUs Taking Action to Protect Students, Faculty and Staff From COVID-19

HBCUs Taking Action to Protect Students, Faculty and Staff From COVID-19

Colleges and universities across the United States are taking extended spring breaks and using that time to transition instruction online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a summary of what is happening at a group of HBCUs.

JPMorgan Chase Enhances Its Advancing Black Pathways Initiative With HBCUs

JPMorgan Chase Enhances Its Advancing Black Pathways Initiative With HBCUs

JPMorgan Chase has pledged $1 million annually to the Student Financial Hardship Fund. The money will be distributed by the United Negro College Fund and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to students at HBCUs that need aid to stay in school and graduate.

Maryland Legislature Looks to Step In to Resolve 14-Year HBCU Litigation

Maryland Legislature Looks to Step In to Resolve 14-Year HBCU Litigation

Maryland’s four historically Black state universities have been involved in drawn-out litigation that remains unresolved after 14 years. Now African American leaders in the state legislature are preparing a bill that call for nearly $600 million to settle the lawsuit.

Bethune Cookman and the National Council of Negro Women to Honor Mary McLeod Bethune

Bethune Cookman and the National Council of Negro Women to Honor Mary McLeod Bethune

The National Council of Negro Women and Bethune-Cookman University have joined forces to launch “Advancing the Legacy,” an awareness and fundraising initiative to support access to higher education for African Americans students.

Claflin University Plans to Offer a Master's Degree Program in Nursing This Fall

Claflin University Plans to Offer a Master’s Degree Program in Nursing This Fall

The proposed program still needs to be authorized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. If approved, Claflin will be the first historically Black educational institution in South Carolina to offer a graduate degree program in nursing.

Texas Southern University and Former President Austin Lane Reach a Settlement

Texas Southern University and Former President Austin Lane Reach a Settlement

The university has announced that after a 13-hour meeting with a mediator, Dr. Lane, whose contract was terminated in early February, would cut all ties to the university. He will be paid $560,000 — $100,000 of that compensation for “alleged emotional distress, damage to reputation and mental anguish.”

Bowie State University Opens Pantry to Combat Food Insecurity of Students

Bowie State University Opens Pantry to Combat Food Insecurity of Students

Bowie State University, the historically Black educational institution in Maryland, has opened a new food pantry to benefit students with food insecurity; not having enough money to adequately address hunger or proper nutrition. The food pantry was opened in collaboration with Food Lion Supermarkets and the Capital Area Food Bank.

15 HBCUs to Have the Opportunity to Design STEM Teacher Preparation Programs

15 HBCUs to Have the Opportunity to Design STEM Teacher Preparation Programs

The National Math and Science Initiative has received a planning grant from the Fund II Foundation to design UTeach STEM teacher preparation programs at up to 15 historically Black colleges and universities in six states and the District of Columbia.

Morehouse College in Atlanta is the First Historically Black College to Field a Polo Team

Morehouse College in Atlanta is the First Historically Black College to Field a Polo Team

Historically Black Morehouse College in Atlanta has announced that it has become a member of the United States Polo Association. Only one member of the team has any prior experience with horses.

Accrediting Agency Delivers a Blow to Pharmacy Doctoral Program at Hampton University

Accrediting Agency Delivers a Blow to Pharmacy Doctoral Program at Hampton University

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education withdrew the accreditation of the pharmacy doctorate program at historically Black Hampton University in Virginia. The withdrawal will not impact current students and the program will remain accredited while the appeals process moves forward.

Tuskegee University Acquires the Pritchett Collection of African Studies Manuscripts

Tuskegee University Acquires the Pritchett Collection of African Studies Manuscripts

The Pritchett Collection includes more than 1,400 African studies manuscripts amassed over a 40-year period. The collection focuses on research on the African diaspora and studies of African-descended people in the Caribbean, Brazil and elsewhere in Central and South America.

Morgan State University to Offer Degree Programs to Students in Africa

Morgan State University to Offer Degree Programs to Students in Africa

The pilot program is scheduled to begin in fall 2020, creating opportunities for western African students to pursue degrees from Morgan State University. The collaboration marks a first of its kind for an HBCU in Ghana.

Two HBCUs Sign Partnership Agreement With Manager of Nuclear Site in South Carolina

Two HBCUs Sign Partnership Agreement With Manager of Nuclear Site in South Carolina

Claflin University and South Carolina State University, two historically Black educational institutions have signed a partnership agreement with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. The Savannah River Site is one of the nation’s most important nuclear laboratories for both energy research and weapons production.

Bethune-Cookman University President Pleads for Help From Alumni

Bethune-Cookman University President Pleads for Help From Alumni

In a letter to alumni, President E. LaBrent Chrite stated that “2020 will be a pivotal year in the history of B-CU. It will be the year our beloved university prepared to close its doors or it will be the year we turned a corner and began moving toward an exciting future.”

The Amistad Murals Come Home to Talladega College

The Amistad Murals Come Home to Talladega College

Hale Aspacio Woodruff was commissioned to paint the murals in 1938. They tell the story of the revolt on the slave ship Amistad and the subsequent legal battle that secured the slaves’ freedom and return to Africa.

Eight HBCUs Participate in the Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta

Eight HBCUs Participate in the Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta

The show opened with a soulful performance by all eight bands, as more than 2,400 musicians and dancers joined together on the field. This year’s event marked the first time that a woman band director – Dr. Nikole Roebuck of Grambling State University – participated in the Honda Battle of the Bands.

Texas Southern University's Board of Regents Ousts President Austin Lane

Texas Southern University’s Board of Regents Ousts President Austin Lane

Last month, Austin A. Lane, the president of Texas Southern University in Houston was placed on administrative leave with pay. Now the university has terminated his contract. Dr. Lane has 30 days to answer the allegations and seek reinstatement. He said that he would so do.

Major Utility Makes a Commitment to Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Major Utility Makes a Commitment to Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Southern Company, a major provider of power in the southeastern United States, and its subsidiaries announced a $50 million multi-year initiative to provide students attending HBCUs with scholarships, internships, leadership development, and access to technology and innovation to support career readiness.

Florida Legislature Looking to Help Out Students at the State' s Four HBCUs

Florida Legislature Looking to Help Out Students at the State’ s Four HBCUs

Bills moving through both houses of the Florida legislature would create a scholarship fund for students attending any of the state’s four historically Black colleges and universities: Bethune Cookman University, Edward Waters College. Florida A&M University, and Florida Memorial University.

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With Miami Dade College

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With Miami Dade College

The agreement allows any Miami Dade College student who receives an associate’s degree in majors that align with Alabama State’s curriculum to be accepted into the historically Black university’s degree programs.

Allen University Begins Renovation of Jim Crow-Era Hospital to Provide Classroom Space

Allen University Begins Renovation of Jim Crow-Era Hospital to Provide Classroom Space

The renovated building will include classroom space for the university’s education and new theology programs and a studio that will be used to host televised debates sponsored by the university’s new Institute for Civility.

Historically Black Morris Brown College Teams Up With Point University

Historically Black Morris Brown College Teams Up With Point University

Under the agreement, graduates of Morris Brown College will be able to enroll in graduate programs at Point University and receive a tuition discount. At this point, the agreement will have a small impact as only 35 students are enrolled at Morris Brown College.

Howard University Enters a New Partnership With the U.S. Army

Howard University Enters a New Partnership With the U.S. Army

Howard University faculty will utilize U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command assets to provide training and research opportunities to students in areas such as artificial intelligence, electronic devices, and unmanned machinery.