HBCUs

HBCU in North Carolina to Launch a New Master's Degree Program in Industrial Biosciences

HBCU in North Carolina to Launch a New Master’s Degree Program in Industrial Biosciences

The Graduate College at historically Black North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro has announced that it will offer a professional science master’s (PSM) degree program in industrial biosciences, beginning this coming fall.

Jarvis Christian College to Open a New African American Museum

Jarvis Christian College to Open a New African American Museum

The new museum will feature the Rodney Lamar Atkins Collection that includes items from Negro League baseball, figurines, rare photos, farming equipment, and kitchen utensils relating to African American life in the early twentieth century.

New Scholarship Program to Debut at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

New Scholarship Program to Debut at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Ron Isley, Grammy Award Winner, producer, and lead singer of The Isley Brothers has announced the launch of the Ron Isley Initiative, which will provide scholarships to the university for students from St. Louis high schools.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Representing 47 HBCUs, Receives Major Donation

Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Representing 47 HBCUs, Receives Major Donation

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents 47 publicly supported historically Black colleges and universities, recently received a pledge of more than $25 million from the Koch Foundation, which is associated with right-wing causes and conservative political candidates.

Museum Operated by Tougaloo College Earns Status of National Historical Landmark

Museum Operated by Tougaloo College Earns Status of National Historical Landmark

On January 11, the United States Department of Interior designated the home of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi, as a national historic landmark. Evers was gunned down in the driveway of the home on June 12, 1963.

Fort Valley State University Sets New Study Abroad Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Fort Valley State University Sets New Study Abroad Opportunities for Veterinary Students

Currently the plan is to send students to Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the summer of 2017 for three weeks. Students will also visit a veterinary clinic near a wildlife game park in South Africa for one week and visit the University of Pretoria in South Africa for one week.

To Go, or Not to Go: Talladega College Wrestles With Invitation to Trump Inauguration

To Go, or Not to Go: Talladega College Wrestles With Invitation to Trump Inauguration

After the Marching Tornadoes of Talladega College in Alabama, were listed among the bands for the parade following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th President, a debate raged over whether or not the band should participate. Ultimately, the college’s president, Billy Hawkins, decided the band would go to the inauguration.

A New Global Outreach Program in the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University

A New Global Outreach Program in the College of Pharmacy at Florida A&M University

Under this new program, four students will undertake a new internship this semester that offers the first study abroad opportunities for graduate students in the public health field at the university’s College of Pharmacy. Two African American women will study in the Dominican Republic and two more will be based in Durban, South Africa.

Fayetteville State University to Collaborate With NASA for Research in Several Fields

Fayetteville State University to Collaborate With NASA for Research in Several Fields

Under the agreement Fayetteville State University in North Carolina will collaborate with NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia on research on advanced high temperature composite materials, nanomaterials, energy generation, radiation detection, simulation modeling, and failure analysis.

Southern University Debuts Online Archive of Slave Narratives

Southern University Debuts Online Archive of Slave Narratives

The collection was assembled by John B. Cade Sr., a professor and dean at Southern University in the early twentieth century. Cade and a group of his students traveled throughout the South in the 1930s to interview former slaves.

Xavier University of Louisiana Rated the Best in the South for Career Preparation

Xavier University of Louisiana Rated the Best in the South for Career Preparation

Students were asked to rate their educational institution on a scale of 0 to 10 on how the college or university was preparing them for their chosen career. Historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana achieved a score of 9.7, the best score of any college or university in the South.

Dillard University Comes to the Rescue of Students Who Lost State Financial Aid

Dillard University Comes to the Rescue of Students Who Lost State Financial Aid

Many college students in Louisiana will receive only half as much under the state-run Taylor Opportunity Scholarship program for the spring semester than they did for the just completed semester. Dillard University has stepped in to make up the shortfall for its students.

Three HBCUs Face Accreditation Issues

Three HBCUs Face Accreditation Issues

All three HBCUs – Bennett College, Saint Augustine’s University, and Saint Philip’s College – remain fully accredited at this time. But the commission’s actions show that members have some concerns about either the academic programs, governing policies, or financial stability of these HBCUs.

Two HBCUs Team Up to Offer a Course in Bioethics and Research Ethics

Two HBCUs Team Up to Offer a Course in Bioethics and Research Ethics

The new course, which will be taught in the classroom and online, is a collaboration of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama and historically Black Concordia College in Selma, Alabama.

Delaware State University Inks Partnership With the University of Ibadan in Nigeria

Delaware State University Inks Partnership With the University of Ibadan in Nigeria

The agreement calls for collaborations between the institutions’ faculty and staff in the area of research, lectures and other academic pursuits. The accord also opens the door to future faculty and student exchanges and study abroad programs.

Board of Regents Gives the Green Light for the Establishment of the New Albany State University

Board of Regents Gives the Green Light for the Establishment of the New Albany State University

After a year of academic restructuring, staff changes, and approval by the appropriate accrediting agency, the board of regents of the University System of Georgia has voted to make the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College official as of January 1.

Eli Lilly Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program at Two HBCUs

Eli Lilly Establishes Internship and Scholarship Program at Two HBCUs

The programs will provide internships at Lilly’s headquarters for up to eight students from Florida A&M University and Howard University during the summer of their junior year. Students who complete their internship and are offered a full-time job at Lilly upon their graduation, will receive a $12,500 scholarship for their final year as undergraduates.

South Carolina State University Partners With Denmark Technical College

South Carolina State University Partners With Denmark Technical College

The agreement creates the Bulldog Gateway Program that will facilitate the transfer of students who have earned two-year degrees at Denmark Technical College to four-year bachelor’s degree programs at South Carolina State University.

Howard University Creates a New Ph.D. Program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

Howard University Creates a New Ph.D. Program in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

The new Ph.D. program in higher education leadership and policy studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., will be focused on leadership of historically Black colleges and universities and other minority serving educational institutions.

Xavier University's Innovative New Teacher Residency Program

Xavier University’s Innovative New Teacher Residency Program

The new teacher residency program is based on the successful formal used by medical schools. Students in the program will receive extensive training in the public schools under the supervision of a mentor and take traditional coursework leading to a master’s degree in teaching.

Southern University Strengthens Ties With Louisiana Community and Technical College

Southern University Strengthens Ties With Louisiana Community and Technical College

Honor students who earn an associate’s degree at any of the campuses of the Louisiana Technical and Community College System will be guaranteed admission to Southern University and be eligible for a $1,500 Pathway Scholarship.

Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

The study documented 40 lynchings in the state during the period from 1854 to 1933. The research was conducted by Nicholas M. Creary and two students. Dr. Creary is an assistant professor of history and government at Bowie State.

New Coach at Clark Atlanta University Ranks Academics Ahead of Basketball

New Coach at Clark Atlanta University Ranks Academics Ahead of Basketball

Darrell Walker, former NBA world champion and former head coach of two NBA teams, was hired as the head men’s basketball coach at Clark Atlanta University this past spring. Recently, he held a fundraiser to raise money so his players could go to summer school for free.

New Center for Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Opens at Alcorn State University

New Center for Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Opens at Alcorn State University

The Center’s mission is to make policy recommendations that will improve the success of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers by implementing a transparent management structure that focuses on research, stakeholder engagement and outreach.

Florida A&M University Launches New Effort to Recruit and Retain Top Students

Florida A&M University Launches New Effort to Recruit and Retain Top Students

The FAMU Foundation Board of Directors approved the $5 million initiative to help the university increase its graduation rate, enhance academic programs, and recruit top talent.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With a Community College for Criminal Justice Students

Elizabeth City State University Partners With a Community College for Criminal Justice Students

Under a new articulation agreement, students at Beaufort County Community College in Washington, North Carolina, will be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice through Elizabeth City State University.

Hampton University Vows to Fight Virginia's Efforts to Seize Some of Its Land

Hampton University Vows to Fight Virginia’s Efforts to Seize Some of Its Land

Hampton University in Virginia has hired an eminent domain legal advisor in an effort to halt plans of the Virginia Department of Transportation to take land from the university for a project that will widen Interstate 64 and make improvements to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.

Bethune-Cookman University Offers Two New Degree Programs in Rehabilitation Science

Bethune-Cookman University Offers Two New Degree Programs in Rehabilitation Science

The new programs at Bethune-Cookman Univerity in Daytona Beach, Florida, are a bachelor of science degree in health and exercise science and a master’s degree in athletic training.

Texas Southern University Partners With the Houston Community College System

Texas Southern University Partners With the Houston Community College System

The agreement will facilitate a seamless transfer of students who earn associate’s degrees at the system’s community colleges to bachelor’s degree programs at Texas Southern University.

A New Bachelor's Degree Program in Food Science at Fort Valley State University

A New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Food Science at Fort Valley State University

The University of Georgia is the only other public educational institution in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in food science.

Delaware State University Partners With Westchester Community College

Delaware State University Partners With Westchester Community College

The agreement guarantees transfer admission for Westchester Community college graduates that have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average, with the exception of four undergraduate programs that require a 2.5 GPA (management, accounting, social work and mathematics education).

Savannah State University Offers New Certificate Program in Global Citizenship

Savannah State University Offers New Certificate Program in Global Citizenship

The global citizenship certificate program will allow students to gain the knowledge necessary to participate and to become prequalifed to serve in the Peace Corps.

Bowie State University to Expand Arts Programming

Bowie State University to Expand Arts Programming

Under the agreement, a broad number of non-academic cultural activities will be jointly developed by Bowie State and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to include professional performances, master workshops, small-group classes and camps.

Tennessee State's Collegiate Police Academy

Tennessee State’s Collegiate Police Academy

Steve Anderson, chief of Nashville Metro Police, said that “everyone has a citizens police academy. But as far as I know, this is the first collegiate police academy anywhere in the United States.”

When David Duke Paid a Visit to a HBCU

When David Duke Paid a Visit to a HBCU

Dillard University in New Orleans agreed to host a debate among candidates for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana. But David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, qualified to be included in the debate field. His presence on campus was met by protests leading to six arrests and police use of pepper spray.

Delaware State University Partners With the Catholic University Institute of Buea in Cameroon

Delaware State University Partners With the Catholic University Institute of Buea in Cameroon

The agreement between Delaware State and the Catholic University Institute calls for faculty and student exchanges. Also the universities will collaborate on research projects and grant proposals.