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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 withdrawl 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.

Fisk University Forms Partnership With Meharry Medical College

Fisk University Forms Partnership With Meharry Medical College

The partnership gives Fisk University students focused on a career as a physician or dentist a clearly specified pathway. Under the agreement, Fisk University undergraduate students who meet strict criteria will be admitted directly into medical or dental school at Meharry.

Fayetteville State University Will Offer a Nursing Master's Degree in Patient Quality and Safety

Fayetteville State University Will Offer a Nursing Master’s Degree in Patient Quality and Safety

Experts have calculated that medical errors are the cause of more than 250,000 deaths per year in the United States. The importance of implementing quality improvement and patient safety education into academic curricula has been emphasized by medical and nursing organizations.

Howard University Receives Donation of African Art to Honor the Late Professor Ronald Walters

Howard University Receives Donation of African Art to Honor the Late Professor Ronald Walters

Ronald W. Walters served as a professor in Howard University’s department of political science for 25 years. His wife has donated a collection of African American art to the university, valued at $2,519,950. The university will establish an endowed chair to honor Professor Walters.

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts a Physician Assistant Degree Program

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts a Physician Assistant Degree Program

This new program makes Xavier one of four colleges in Louisiana, one of two in New Orleans, and one of only three historically Black colleges and universities in the nation to offer a physician assistant program. Xavier University now offers 12 master’s degree programs.

Morgan State University May Establish a College of Osteopathic Medicine

Morgan State University May Establish a College of Osteopathic Medicine

The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine at Morgan State University in Baltimore would be the first new medical school at a historically Black college or university in nearly 45 years and the first osteopathic medical school at an HBCU in history.

A Strong Glimmer of Hope for Morris Brown College in Atlanta

A Strong Glimmer of Hope for Morris Brown College in Atlanta

The General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church has announced that it is forgiving $4 million in debt owed to the board by historically Black Morris Brown College in Atlanta. The elimination of the debt will help the college in its efforts to regain accreditation.

Harris-Stowe State University Partners With Charter School System in St. Louis

Harris-Stowe State University Partners With Charter School System in St. Louis

The program is for students at Confluence Academies who want to major in education in college. These students are able to earn college credits while in high school. The hope is that the charter school system school can ‘grow its own’ teachers by providing this opportunity.

Historically Black Virginia Union University Reaches Out to Hispanic Students

Historically Black Virginia Union University Reaches Out to Hispanic Students

Historically Black Virginia Union University, the Virginia Hispanic Foundation, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have signed a historic resolution to “jointly promote education to those who are considered socially and economically disadvantaged.”

Morgan State University Acquires the Papers of Historian Lathan A. Windley

Morgan State University Acquires the Papers of Historian Lathan A. Windley

Dr. Windley was an associate professor of history at Morgan State University from 1963 until his death in 1982 at the age of 42. The focus of his scholarship was on runaway slaves in the pre-Civil War American South.

South Carolina State University Recognized as a Leader in Cyber Defense Education

South Carolina State University Recognized as a Leader in Cyber Defense Education

Institutions designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education are recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for their effective cyber defense programs and curricula.

Virginia Union University to Cut Undergraduate Tuition by Nearly a Third

Virginia Union University to Cut Undergraduate Tuition by Nearly a Third

The university announced recently that as part of the university’s “Access to Excellence” initiative undergraduate tuition would be reduced by 32 percent. This amounts to a reduction of approximately $5,000. The new tuition rate will begin with the Fall 2020 semester.

Fayetteville State University Enters Partnership With Central Carolina Community College

Fayetteville State University Enters Partnership With Central Carolina Community College

Graduates of Central Carolina Community College who have obtained an associate’s degree will be able to complete an online bachelor’s degree at Fayetteville State University at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses.

Xavier University of Louisiana Will Explore Creating a Catholic University in Arizona

Xavier University of Louisiana Will Explore Creating a Catholic University in Arizona

Xavier University and St. Michael Indian School in St. Michaels, Arizona will join forces to determine the possibility of creating a Catholic university in Arizona to serve members of the Navajo Nation. Both Xavier University and St. Michael Indian School were founded by Saint Katherine Drexel.

Tuskegee University to Add Master's Degree Program in Psychology

Tuskegee University to Add Master’s Degree Program in Psychology

The new master’s degree program in psychology will include 12 hours of core course study, 15 hours of electives, and a one- to three-hour internship experience. The degree program has both thesis and non-thesis options.

Grambling State Partners With the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia

Grambling State Partners With the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Virginia

The articulation agreement will guarantee provisional admission to five students annually into the four-year doctor of osteopathic medicine program at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Bowie State University to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Chemistry

Bowie State University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Chemistry

The new chemistry major – within the department of natural sciences – will serve as a pipeline for students to further their education or begin a career in disciplines such as medical sciences, engineering, and nanotechnology.

Southern University of New Orleans Aims to Shore Up Its Financial Position

Southern University of New Orleans Aims to Shore Up Its Financial Position

Recently the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted to continue the accreditation probation of Southern University New Orleans. The commission placed the university on probation this past summer.

UNCF Funds  Liberal Arts Innovation Centers at Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities

UNCF Funds Liberal Arts Innovation Centers at Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The HBCUs that are participating in the new UNCF program are Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, Talladega College in Alabama, and Dillard University in New Orleans.

Clark Atlanta University Partners With Augusta University for Cyber Security Research

Clark Atlanta University Partners With Augusta University for Cyber Security Research

The department of cyber-physical systems at Clark Atlanta University and the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University will join forces to promote research on making complex-cyber-physical systems efficient, reliable and secure.

Presidential Candidate Cory Booker's Plan to Support the Nation's HBCUs

Presidential Candidate Cory Booker’s Plan to Support the Nation’s HBCUs

In a new proposal, Senator Booker pledges $100 billion in support to the nation’s HBCUs. That is equivalent to nearly $1 billion for each and every HBCUs in the nation.