HBCUs

New Campaign Seeks to Curtail Tobacco Use on HBCU Campuses

New Campaign Seeks to Curtail Tobacco Use on HBCU Campuses

The CVS Health Foundation has joined forces with the anti-tobacco organization the Truth Initiative to help make the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities tobacco-free. According to the foundation, less than half of the nation’s HBCUs have smoke-free or tobacco-free policies.

Finances Force Savannah State University to Drop Out of the NCAA's Division I

Finances Force Savannah State University to Drop Out of the NCAA’s Division I

Cheryl D. Dozier, president of Savannah State University, issued a statement that read in part: “While I am extremely proud of the progress our athletes and coaches have made at the Division I Level, it is not financially feasible for us to continue.”

Central State University Offers New Scholarship for STEM Majors

Central State University Offers New Scholarship for STEM Majors

The Broadening Ohio’s Workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-Agriculture scholarship offers a renewable $10,000 scholarship for first-year students and community college transfers. To be eligible, students must be Ohio residents and have had a minimum 3.0 grade point average in high school or community college.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Takes Recruitment on the Road

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Takes Recruitment on the Road

The customized Mercedes-Benz van is equipped with a satellite television system, wireless internet, and computer stations. The van can seat up to nine people including a four-seat lounge where recruiters can talk face to face with prospective students.

Lincoln University to Launch New Museum Studies Program With the Barnes Foundation

Lincoln University to Launch New Museum Studies Program With the Barnes Foundation

Only 4 percent of the nation’s museum leadership is African American, according to a study by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The new Lincoln University Museum Studies program has the goal of increasing the number of African Americans who pursue careers in museum management.

Oakwood University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Oakwood University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Oakwood University, the historically Black educational institution in Huntsville, Alabama, recently won the 28th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge in Torrance, California. The university took home a $75,000 grant.

Southern University Offers Financial Incentive to Children of Alumni

Southern University Offers Financial Incentive to Children of Alumni

Under the new Legacy Award program, students who qualify for admission and have at least one parent who is a Southern University graduate will be able to pay in-state tuition no matter where they currently reside.

Xavier University Begins Partnership With the University of Antilles

Xavier University Begins Partnership With the University of Antilles

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Antilles that has campuses on the French-speaking Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

South Carolina State University Signs Agreement With Midlands Technical College

South Carolina State University Signs Agreement With Midlands Technical College

Students enrolled in the Bulldog Bridge Program while at Midlands Technical College will receive structured advisement, an array of support services and college engagement activities designed to promote successful transfer.

Norfolk State University Signs a Partnership Agreement With the Coast Guard

Norfolk State University Signs a Partnership Agreement With the Coast Guard

The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program at Norfolk State University in Virginia will offer scholarships and other services to college students who are interested in careers in the Coast Guard.

Historians at Bethune-Cookman University Launch Online Encyclopedia on Blacks in Florida

Historians at Bethune-Cookman University Launch Online Encyclopedia on Blacks in Florida

The project will offer students at the university the opportunity to perform real world work as historians and gain valuable experience in digital media. Students will be able to submit articles to the encyclopedia for peer-review by an editorial board.

South Carolina State University Invites Dropouts to Come Home

South Carolina State University Invites Dropouts to Come Home

Historically Black South Carolina State University is offering half-price tuition to students to complete their degrees by taking online courses through the University of Phoenix.

California Community Colleges Strengthen Ties With HBCUs

California Community Colleges Strengthen Ties With HBCUs

California Community Colleges have agreements with a large number of HBCUs to ease transfer from two-year associate degree programs in California to four-year bachelor’s degree programs at Black colleges and universities. Southern University and Shaw University are the newest partners.

Google Partners With Howard University to Promote Diversity in High Tech

Google Partners With Howard University to Promote Diversity in High Tech

Under the agreement, a group of rising junior and seniors at Howard University will spend the summer months in California participating in a computer science residency program. The students will earn college credits for the time they spend at Google.

More Healing Needs to Occur at Kentucky State University

More Healing Needs to Occur at Kentucky State University

Just days after the board of regents at Kentucky State University approved the selection of a new president for the historically Black educational institution, the faculty approved a resolution of no confidence in the board and its chair.

North Carolina A&T State University to Debut a New Online MBA Program

North Carolina A&T State University to Debut a New Online MBA Program

The new online MBA program will offer concentrations in human resource management and supply chain management. Students can choose to complete the program in two years, 18 months, or even one year, that would include summer sessions.

Stillman College Faces Major Financial Obstacles

Stillman College Faces Major Financial Obstacles

Cynthia Warrick, interim president of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, sent out an urgent letter to alumni pleading for donations. President Warrick said that the college needs to raise $275,000 to make a loan repayment in April.

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.