HBCUs

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.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Partners With a Cancer Research Firm

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Partners With a Cancer Research Firm

Historically Black Cheyney University has entered into a partnership with Navrogen Inc. Under the agreement, the research unit of the biopharmaceutical firm will relocate its operations to Cheyney’s Science Center. The company is involved in cancer research.

Congress Finally Comes to the Rescue of HBCUs

Congress Finally Comes to the Rescue of HBCUs

The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act provides $255 million annually for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions.

Good News! Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Will Retain its Accreditation

Good News! Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Will Retain its Accreditation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education announced that historically Black Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will retain its status as an accredited educational institution. The commission is requiring the university to file further reports concerning the reduction of debt and the sustainability of its finances.

Fayetteville State University Partners With Edgecombe Community College

Fayetteville State University Partners With Edgecombe Community College

Graduates of Edgecombe 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.

Bernie Sanders Unveils New Plan to Strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Bernie Sanders Unveils New Plan to Strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The presidential candidate’s plan would allow any student to be eligible to receive a tuition-free education from any HBCU, including private institutions, regardless of income.

U.S. Commerce Department Debuts Broadband Internet Initiative With HBCUs

U.S. Commerce Department Debuts Broadband Internet Initiative With HBCUs

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration program seeks to ensure that HBCUs can successfully advance broadband connectivity on their campuses and in their surrounding communities, enabling the participation of all Americans in the digital economy.

Grambling State Creates a New Academic Center for Excellence in Mathematical Achievement

Grambling State Creates a New Academic Center for Excellence in Mathematical Achievement

Nine colleges and universities in the state of Louisiana, including Grambling State University, have Centers of Excellence that are recognized by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Grambling State is currently the only Center of Excellence that has an academic designation.

Alcorn State University Offers Full Scholarship to Musical Prodigy

Alcorn State University Offers Full Scholarship to Musical Prodigy

Historically Black Alcorn State University has offered a full scholarship to Jeremiah Travis. The university hopes that Travis will accept the offer to become a drummer for the HBCU’s Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Band. Jeremiah Travis is five years old.

LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis Eliminated Seven Positions to Help Close Budget Gap

LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis Eliminated Seven Positions to Help Close Budget Gap

One of those let go was Terrell Strayhorn, vice president of academic and student affairs. Students held a sit-in on campus to protest Dr. Strayhorn’s dismissal. A drop in enrollments from around 1,000 to 836 students this fall has strained the college’s financial situation.

Bowie State University Teams Up With Baltimore City Community College

Bowie State University Teams Up With Baltimore City Community College

A unique feature of the agreement will enables select students in the community college’s Honor’s Program to transfer into the Honor’s Program at Bowie State University and receive a full scholarship covering in-state tuition and fees.

Delaware State University to Form Media Network With University in Ghana

Delaware State University to Form Media Network With University in Ghana

The collaboration between Delaware State University’s Center for Global Africa and African University College of Communication in Ghana is designed to support and advance the shared interests of Africa and the diaspora, especially with historically Black colleges and universities.

South Carolina State University Jumps Onboard With the U.S. Coast Guard

South Carolina State University Jumps Onboard With the U.S. Coast Guard

Students who are accepted into the scholarship program will be enlisted into the U.S. Coast Guard, complete basic training during the summer and receive full funding for up to two years of college. They will also receive a full-time Coast Guard salary, housing allowance, and medical benefits.

Grambling State University Hopes to Offer New Degree Program in Cloud Computing

Grambling State University Hopes to Offer New Degree Program in Cloud Computing

Once the plan is developed, the university would need a second approval from the board of regents to offer the new cloud computing degree program. If all goes as planned, the new major could begin to enroll students as early as next fall.

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

The Mission SMART (SpartanMD Acceptance Realization Track) will provide Xavier University students with academic advising and the students will be enrolled in a program of enriching clinical and service experiences in preparation for admission to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Howard University to Receive the 2019 American Historical Association Equity Award

Howard University to Receive the 2019 American Historical Association Equity Award

The American Historical Association’s Equity Award recognizes individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historical professions.

Howard University Teams Up With Amazon to Promote Diversity in the Entertainment Industry

Howard University Teams Up With Amazon to Promote Diversity in the Entertainment Industry

The program will be an immersive two-semester experience located in Los Angeles that offers Howard University students the opportunity to take academic courses during the spring semester and participate in a fellowship in the entertainment industry during the summer months.