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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The University of Georgia is the only other public educational institution in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in food science.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Impact 20/20 initiative at Tennessee State University in Nashville includes programs to enhance academic programs, improve governance, and calls for capital improvements and infrastructure enhancements.
The agreement between historically Black Xavier University and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, calls for a student exchange partnership that will expand educational and cultural opportunities for students at both universities. The student exchanges will begin in the Spring 2017 semester.
The Robert W. Woodruff Library, serving four historically Black member institutions in Atlanta, has been selected to receive the 2016 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.