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Morgan State University Is Establishing Three Endowed Chairs in STEM Fields

Morgan State University Is Establishing Three Endowed Chairs in STEM Fields

The three endowed professorships are the first in Morgan State University’s 154-year history and will place the university in a strong position to recruit some of the world’s best researchers and academic minds.

North Carolina Central University Launches the Marathon Teaching Institute

North Carolina Central University Launches the Marathon Teaching Institute

North Carolina Central University’s School of Education has introduced a new program to increase minority male representation in education. The Marathon Teaching Institute aims to further assist with developing a more diverse field of top-quality educators.

Cancer Research Funding Renewed at Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University

Cancer Research Funding Renewed at Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University

The partnership was formed in 1999 between Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and historically Black Meharry Medical College. The partnership has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health since 2000. Historically Black Tennessee State University joined the partnership in 2011.

Grambling State University Cancels Classes and Institutes a Curfew After Shooting Incident

Grambling State University Cancels Classes and Institutes a Curfew After Shooting Incident

Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana canceled classes for two days and instituted a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. after a shooting incident on campus in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 17. Eight people were shot, one of whom was killed. Only one of the injured was a current student.

Train the Trainer Career Readiness Program to Help HBCU Students Navigate the Job Market

Train the Trainer Career Readiness Program to Help HBCU Students Navigate the Job Market

The Thurgood Marshall College fund is teaming up with Grant Thornton and American Express for a Train the Trainer Program. The two-and-half days of programming will focus on fostering professional preparation skills and resources at eight HBCUs, with a goal of ensuring students can thrive in internships and full-time positions.

Norfolk State University Teams Up With Apple to Upgrade Students' Technology Capabilities

Norfolk State University Teams Up With Apple to Upgrade Students’ Technology Capabilities

The university gave every incoming and returning student an iPad Pro with ultra-fast 5G speeds to access their studies on and off campus, as well as Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and AirPods Pro. When the students graduate from Norfolk State they can buy the devices for a nominal $1 fee.

North Carolina Central University Partners With Wake Technical Community College for Accounting

North Carolina Central University Partners With Wake Technical Community College for Accounting

Under the agreement, students who earn an associate degree in accounting and finance at Wake Technical Community College may now transfer those credits to North Carolina Central University and complete a bachelor’s degree in accounting in two years.

Three HBCUs Join Forces to Examines Best Practices in STEM Program Retention at HBCUs

Three HBCUs Join Forces to Examines Best Practices in STEM Program Retention at HBCUs

The center, known as “STEM-US,” will be housed at Morehouse College. The three HBCUs will share a $9 million award from the National Science Foundation. The five-year grant will assist in the ultimate goal of implementing effective interventions that will increase retention across all STEM disciplines and improve graduation rates to above the national average.

Norfolk State University to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Health Analytics

Norfolk State University to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Health Analytics

Historically Black Norfolk State University, in consortium with the Virginia Department of Health and the Hampton Roads Community Health Center, seeks to produce 100 underrepresented minority graduates by December 2024. Health informatics utilizes information technology to improve healthcare outcomes.

Students at 35 HBCUs Can Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships at Suffolk University Law School

Students at 35 HBCUs Can Receive Full-Tuition Scholarships at Suffolk University Law School

The scholarship is named for Thaddeus Alexander Kitchener, who was the first student of color to graduate from Suffolk Law. Originally from Jamaica, Kitchener graduated in 1913. Before being accepted at Suffolk Law, Kitchener was working as a janitor at what is now Simmons University in Boston. After law school, Kitchener continued to work as a janitor until at least 1918.

Saint Augustine's University Enters Partnership With Grand Valley State University in Michigan

Saint Augustine’s University Enters Partnership With Grand Valley State University in Michigan

Saint Augustine’s University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, has signed an agreement with Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, to provide HBCU students opportunities to earn master’s degrees in advanced computing or engineering fields in as little as five years.

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The Four HBCU Medical Schools Look to Increase Diversity in Cancer Research

The American Cancer Society has committed to a $12 million investment to support four HBCU medical schools with institutional development grants to fund a four-year program that aims to increase the pool of minority cancer researchers by identifying talented students and faculty from HBCUs.

Three HBCUs Partner With Penn State to Increase Research Opportunities in Materials Science

Three HBCUs Partner With Penn State to Increase Research Opportunities in Materials Science

North Carolina Central University, Spelman College. and Clark Atlanta University and several other minority-serving educational institutions will participate in a National Science Foundation program called Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM).

Morehouse Launches a Bachelor's Degree Program in Journalism in Sports, Culture, and Social Justice

Morehouse Launches a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Journalism in Sports, Culture, and Social Justice

Morehouse students pursuing the 30-credit hour degree program will take foundational courses in news writing, multimedia and visual storytelling, and mass media law. Students in the new major will have three possible tracks – sports journalism, arts and culture, and social justice journalism.

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation's Best HBCUs

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation’s Best HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was rated the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was ranked second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 15th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Defense Department Funds HBCU Centers of Excellence in Biotechnology and Materials Science

Defense Department Funds HBCU Centers of Excellence in Biotechnology and Materials Science

After considering proposals from many institutions, the Army Research Laboratory chose to fund the Center for Biotechnology at North Carolina A&T State Univerity in Greensboro and the Center for Advanced Electro-Photonics with 2D Materials at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Cheyney University in Pennsylvania Debuts Its Life Sciences and Technology Hub

Cheyney University in Pennsylvania Debuts Its Life Sciences and Technology Hub

The LSAT Hub at historically Black Cheyney University marks the culmination of efforts to recruit private biological, chemical, and other STEM companies to campus, with an eye toward preparing students for careers through academic programs and research experiences.

Howard University Was a Victim of a Ransomware Cyberattack

Howard University Was a Victim of a Ransomware Cyberattack

On September 3, 2021, the Howard University information technology team detected unusual activity on the university’s network. In order to give its IT team more time to address the issue, the university canceled classes on September 7 and 8, and told all non-essential workers to stay home.

Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University for Undergraduate STEM Research

Tuskegee University Partners With Auburn University for Undergraduate STEM Research

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has entered into an agreement with Auburn University in Alabama to provide opportunities for Tuskegee students to explore new educational and career paths in research mentorships in STEM fields with Auburn graduate students and faculty.

The Nation's Largest HBCU Continues to Exhibit Impressive Enrollment Growth

The Nation’s Largest HBCU Continues to Exhibit Impressive Enrollment Growth

North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro reports that there are 13,322 students on campus this fall. This is the highest enrollment in the university’s 120-year history. It is also the eighth consecutive year of enrollment increases. A total of 2,930 first-year students are enrolled this fall, an increase of more than 37 percent from a year ago

Operations of HBCUs in New Orleans Disrupted by Hurricane Ida

Operations of HBCUs in New Orleans Disrupted by Hurricane Ida

In 2005, the campuses of historically Black universities in New Orleans were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This week Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as an even more powerful storm. But the new levee system in the city held firm and flooding was significantly less than was the case 16 years ago. However, the loss of power in the city has again disrupted the operations of HBCUs in the city.

Norfolk State University Partners to Form a New School of Public Health in Eastern Virginia

Norfolk State University Partners to Form a New School of Public Health in Eastern Virginia

The presidents of historically Black Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, and the Eastern Virginia Medical School have signed an agreement to formally establish the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first School of Public Health.

Delaware State University to Boost Its Curriculum in Financial Literacy and Wealth Management

Delaware State University to Boost Its Curriculum in Financial Literacy and Wealth Management

Historically Black Delaware State University has announced the launch of a new Financial Literacy Institute with support from Schwab Advisor Services in partnership with the Charles Schwab Foundation. The company has made a four-year commitment to facilitate the creation of the new program.

Morehouse College in Atlanta Reports Its Largest Group of New Students in History

Morehouse College in Atlanta Reports Its Largest Group of New Students in History

The 973 new traditional and online students represent an increase of 70 percent when compared with fall 2020. The 701 traditional residential students in the new student group is a 23 percent increase from fall 2020 and includes 637 first-time freshmen and 64 transfer students.

Fort Valley State University to Launch a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Nursing

Fort Valley State University to Launch a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Nursing

Historically Black Fort Valley State University and Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. have announced an educational partnership to launch a new bachelor’s degree program in nursing that aims to address the critical need for nurses in rural Georgia.

Howard University Teams Up With Biotechnology Firm Amgen to Boost Graduate Student Research

Howard University Teams Up With Biotechnology Firm Amgen to Boost Graduate Student Research

Howard University’s department of chemical engineering and Amgen, one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, have designed an innovative academic-industry partnership meant to greatly expand opportunities for underrepresented minorities in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Enters Partnership With Frostburg State University

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Enters Partnership With Frostburg State University

The cooperative undergraduate/professional program agreement will enable Frostburg students to earn a pharmacy degree at UMES by reducing instruction time by up to two years. Undergraduates majoring in chemistry who meet the requirements and have strong academic credentials may gain preferential admission to UMES’ professional degree program after three years of undergraduate study.

National Park Services Supporting Preservation Projects on HBCU Campuses

National Park Services Supporting Preservation Projects on HBCU Campuses

The National Park Service has announced $9.7 million in grants to assist 20 preservation projects for historic structures on campuses of historically Black colleges and universities in 10 states. Most of the grants are for $500,000. Benedict College in South Carolina received two grants.

Savannah State University Offering a New Degree Program in Information Technology and  Logistics

Savannah State University Offering a New Degree Program in Information Technology and Logistics

Designed to introduce students to cutting-edge technology including a variety of systems, programming languages, financial technology approaches, as well as, data analytics tools and methodologies, the new program within the university’s College of Business Administration will prepare students for industry professions and future careers.

Historically Black University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Is Adding Two New Graduate Programs

Historically Black University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Is Adding Two New Graduate Programs

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has announced that it has received approval to offer two new graduate programs this fall. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved an MBA and a master’s degree program in education-vocational rehabilitation — addiction counseling.

Five HBCUs Join an Initiative to Diversify the Employment Pipeline in the Biopharma Industry

Five HBCUs Join an Initiative to Diversify the Employment Pipeline in the Biopharma Industry

Pharmaceutical-giant Bristol Myers Squibb announced a collaboration with five historically Black universities to launch “Tomorrow’s Innovators” — a multimillion-dollar strategic alliance to attract top HBCU-affiliated talent to the biopharma industry in the next five years.

Gaston College Teams Up With Historically Black Johnson C. Smith University in Transfer Deal

Gaston College Teams Up With Historically Black Johnson C. Smith University in Transfer Deal

Dubbed “JCSU 2+2 Connect,” students can transfer to Johnson C. Smith University upon graduating from Gaston College. Their credits will be applied to a four-year degree program at Johnson C. Smith University. Spending their first two years at a community college can save students a great deal of money on the path to a bachelor’s degree.

Department of Agriculture Issues Grants for 58 Research Projects at HBCUs

Department of Agriculture Issues Grants for 58 Research Projects at HBCUs

The grants, totaling $21.8 million, are designed to build capacity for teaching, research, and extension activities at eligible institutions including curriculum design, materials development, faculty development, student recruitment and retention, and extension program development support.

Spelman College and the University of Michigan Team Up for an Accelerated Degree Program

Spelman College and the University of Michigan Team Up for an Accelerated Degree Program

A new partnership between historically Black Spelman College in Atlanta and the University of Michigan School of Public Health will offer an accelerated pathway to earn a master’s degree in three public health disciplines. In the five-year accelerated study program, students will earn a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree from the […]

HBCU Students Conducting Summer Research at Missouri University of Science & Technology

HBCU Students Conducting Summer Research at Missouri University of Science & Technology

Students in Missouri S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA) are from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, Tennessee State University in Nashville, and Morgan State University in Baltimore. The SERA program provides students not only with research experiences, but also with networking, team building, and personal and professional development.

Benedict College in South Carolina to Offer a New Major in Esports Administration

Benedict College in South Carolina to Offer a New Major in Esports Administration

The new major consists of required core classes in Esports and sports management. It will focus on gaming techniques, development, and content creation. Students will also learn management skills for facilities, fiscal, team, and personnel.