HBCUs

Morgan State University Aims to Establish a Satellite Campus in East Baltimore

Morgan State University Aims to Establish a Satellite Campus in East Baltimore

Under the agreement, the university will purchase an approximately 59-acre parcel that includes the former Lake Clifton High School and another 14 acres of adjacent property south and east of the school. Morgan State aims to redevelop the property over a 15-to-20-year period, with a projected total minimum investment of $200 million.

Tennesseee State University to Expand Its Online Digital Literacy Education Project in Africa

Tennesseee State University to Expand Its Online Digital Literacy Education Project in Africa

Tennessee State University has been operating an online program for students in South Africa and Liberia. The program is part of a STEM literacy partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church that gives students digital resources to develop their technology skills. Now students from four additional nations will be able to participate.

New $10 Million Initiative Aims to Establish Public Charter Schools on HBCU Campuses

New $10 Million Initiative Aims to Establish Public Charter Schools on HBCU Campuses

Bloomberg Philanthropies in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund recently announced a new $10 million effort to work with historically Black colleges and universities to start new public charter schools in the South

Howard University Announces $785 Million Program to Upgrade Academic Facilities

Howard University Announces $785 Million Program to Upgrade Academic Facilities

Historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C., announced plans for the largest construction real estate initiative in the institution’s history. The university will invest $785 million to build three new state-of-the-art multidisciplinary academic halls and renovate several existing structures.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to Offer Two New Master's Degree Programs

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to Offer Two New Master’s Degree Programs

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has announced that new graduate degree programs in agricultural regulations and aquaculture and fisheries will be offered in the fall semester in the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences at the historically Black university.

Southern University Unveils Its New Mobile Health Unit to Serve Low-Income Communities

Southern University Unveils Its New Mobile Health Unit to Serve Low-Income Communities

The School of Nursing at historically Black Southern University in Louisiana has unveiled the Jag Mobile, its state-of-the-art custom mobile health unit that will provide services to medically underserved communities within a 50-mile radius of the Baton Rouge campus.

New Network of Historically Black and Predominately Black Community Colleges

New Network of Historically Black and Predominately Black Community Colleges

Complete College America, a national nonprofit organization with the goal to raise postsecondary attainment in the United States, has announced the launch of a network of 22 historically Black community colleges (HBCCs) and predominantly Black community colleges (PBCCs) across eight states.

Fort Valley State University Students Eligible for Summer Research at the University of Georgia

Fort Valley State University Students Eligible for Summer Research at the University of Georgia

The Rising Scholars Internship is an opportunity for students from FVSU to conduct research with scientists from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and reside on the UGA campus in Athens from May 23 through July 23.

Bomb Threats Continue at HBCUs: Federal Government Offers Grants to Help

Bomb Threats Continue at HBCUs: Federal Government Offers Grants to Help

The Biden administration has announced that HBCUs that have received bomb threats are eligible for grants of between $50,000 and $150,000 to help them deal with these bomb scares. The grants can be used to improve security or increase mental health resources.

Jackson State University in Mississippi Partners With Six Community Colleges in Alabama

Jackson State University in Mississippi Partners With Six Community Colleges in Alabama

Jackson State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced a partnership with six Alabama community colleges to help associate degree graduates transition into its bachelor degree programs. 

Meharry Medical College to Add a New Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Data Science

Meharry Medical College to Add a New Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Data Science

Students in the new program, scheduled to begin in August, will take courses in mathematics, computational science, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, biomedical image processing and analysis, artificial intelligence and deep learning, and computer programming.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is the Latest HBCU to Receive MacKenzie Scott Gift

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is the Latest HBCU to Receive MacKenzie Scott Gift

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles, one of the nation’s four historically Black medical schools and the only HBCU west of Texas has received a $20 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This one-time gift represents the largest private donation in the history of the university.

Howard University Forms The Consortium to Advance Equity for Women and Girls of Color

Howard University Forms The Consortium to Advance Equity for Women and Girls of Color

The Consortium, funded by Melinda French Gates, will provide innovative research, data, and programming to advance gender equity and close the achievement gaps for women of color. Additionally, the Howard University Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership plans to launch an annual HBCU conference on women and leadership.

National Trust for Historical Preservation Offers Aid to Five HBCUs

National Trust for Historical Preservation Offers Aid to Five HBCUs

Recently, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, through its HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative, awarded more than $650,000 in grants to five historically Black colleges and universities to fund Cultural Heritage Stewardship Plans.

North Carolina Central University Partners With Princeton University on Library Fellowships

North Carolina Central University Partners With Princeton University on Library Fellowships

Under the new initiative, students who earn a master’s degree in information science or library science at North Carolina Central University will be eligible for the Early Career Fellowship Program at the Princeton University Library. The program will offer a total of eight, two-year long positions over the next four years.

Jackson State University in Mississippi Recruiting Students From a Connecticut Community College

Jackson State University in Mississippi Recruiting Students From a Connecticut Community College

Historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi has signed an agreement with Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that aims to provide a seamless transfer for students who enroll at JSU at in-state tuition rates after completing their two-year degree at the community college.

Spelman College Teams Up With SMASH to Promote Black Women in Technology

Spelman College Teams Up With SMASH to Promote Black Women in Technology

The inaugural SMASH/Spelman cohort will comprise 25 female high school students, who will have the opportunity to participate in multi-year immersive educational programming focused on preparing them to drive social change through technology.

The Center for an Equitable and Sustainable Society Created at Howard University

The Center for an Equitable and Sustainable Society Created at Howard University

Historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C. will participate in a $40 million program to establish multidisciplinary academic centers dedicated to reimagining the relationships among markets, governments, and people. Scholars at the new academic centers will investigate how economies should work in the 21st century and the aims they should serve.

Hampton University to Develop a New Robotics Program With Funding From Amazon

Hampton University to Develop a New Robotics Program With Funding From Amazon

Amazon funding will assist with establishing a new research laboratory in an existing space; a one-year faculty position dedicated to artificial intelligence and machine learning; and the establishment of a senior capstone course where students will receive side-by-side mentorship from leading researchers, software developers, and engineers at Amazon.

Xavier University Students Are Eligible for Early Assurance Program for Admission to Dental School

Xavier University Students Are Eligible for Early Assurance Program for Admission to Dental School

Historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans has entered into a partnership with the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sophomores at Xavier University who are accepted into the program will be offered conditional early acceptance into the UAB School of Dentistry.

Coppin State University Teams Up With Charles Schwab to Boost Diversity in Financial Services

Coppin State University Teams Up With Charles Schwab to Boost Diversity in Financial Services

Coppin State University in Baltimore has entered into a partnership with the investment firm Charles Schwab Advisors and the Charles Schwab Foundation that aims to increase diversity in the financial services industry. Currently, 76.3 percent of finance professionals are White.

Howard University Establishes the Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities

Howard University Establishes the Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities

The Toni Morrison Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities will be established utilizing $3 million of the $40 million gift that philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donated to Howard in 2020. Professor Morrison, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, was a graduate of Howard University and also taught there.

Fisk University Starting a Women's Gymnastics Team

Fisk University Starting a Women’s Gymnastics Team

Fisk will be the first historically Black college or university to have a women’s gymnastics team. Fisk also plans to host several conferences, clinics, and invitationals in partnership with organizations like Brown Girls do Gymnastics.

Census Bureau Looks to Bowie State University to Boost Diversity in Data Science

Census Bureau Looks to Bowie State University to Boost Diversity in Data Science

The U.S. Census Bureau has partnered with the Bowie State University College of Business to provide expertise and resources to support students studying data science and analytics and help build a high-quality, diverse workforce in the growing field.

Tuskegee University Enters Partnership With USAID

Tuskegee University Enters Partnership With USAID

In support of the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative to end hunger, Tuskegee University and USAID will partner domestically and internationally in the areas of food safety and security, farming and extension, animal health and pathology, and human health and welfare.

FedEx Strengthens Its Partnerships With HBCUs

FedEx Strengthens Its Partnerships With HBCUs

The company has announced a multi-year commitment to offer relief support to help students, faculty, and staff at four HBCUs who have suffered adverse economic impact due to COVID-19. The company has also launched a Student Ambassador program to train and mentor students at HBCUs.

The Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics Launched at Howard University

The Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics Launched at Howard University

The center, funded by a grant from mastercard, will offer a master’s degree in applied data science and a thought leadership series on racial equity and inclusive growth. It will also conduct research examining how data science can contribute to minimizing racial bias in credit approval processes.

Stillman College in Alabama Creates a Pathway for Graduates to Attend Law School

Stillman College in Alabama Creates a Pathway for Graduates to Attend Law School

Under the agreement, Stillman College, a 761-student historically Black institution in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Law will engage in collaborative academic activities that promote a path for Stillman College students to enroll in the law school and earn their law degree.

Morehouse School of Medicine Forms Partnership With Agnes Scott College

Morehouse School of Medicine Forms Partnership With Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta have announced a new partnership to create an early commitment program and a pre-medical linkage program. African Americans make up 34 percent of the student body at the women’s college.

Once Again, a Large Group of HBCUs Subjected to Bomb Threats

Once Again, a Large Group of HBCUs Subjected to Bomb Threats

Once again, multiple HBCUs received bomb threats on January 31 and February 1. Unlike the January 4 incidents when most students had not returned from winter break, the campuses were forced to halt classes and other activities due to the threats.

New Initiative Will Help Preserve the Photographic History of HBCUs

New Initiative Will Help Preserve the Photographic History of HBCUs

Getty Images has made grants of $500,000 to four historically Black universities to digitally archive their photographic collections. Over 100,000 archival and contemporary photos will be converted to digital format in the coming months.

Howard University Establishes the Housing, Urban and Economic Development Research Center

Howard University Establishes the Housing, Urban and Economic Development Research Center

The center’s goal is to achieve an equitable and inclusionary society where currently underserved populations come to be properly served and inequities in housing, health, education, economic well-being, and community development are overcome through research and policy implementation.

The Three Finalists to Lead the Southern University System

The Three Finalists to Lead the Southern University System

Southern University has announced a list of three finalists for chancellor of the flagship campus in Baton Rouge and president of the Southern University System. They are Laurence Alexander chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Walter Kimbrough president of Dillard University, and Dennis Shields, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Morehouse College Launches the Black Men’s Research Institute

Morehouse College Launches the Black Men’s Research Institute

The institute, in partnership with Morehouse’s Africana studies and history department, will serve as a launchpad for the exploration of the first Black masculinities studies minor at a historically Black college or university, along with an online certificate program. The institute also plans to launch an annual symposium.

North Carolina Central University Launches a New Health Communications Program

North Carolina Central University Launches a New Health Communications Program

The new program will focus on four key areas: improving health literacy, identifying and testing innovative approaches to improve communication, supporting research on health communications, and creating opportunities for students to share their passion for health equity and to have an impact on their communities.

Prairie View A&M University Partners With Shell for a Soil Research Project

Prairie View A&M University Partners With Shell for a Soil Research Project

The PVAMU-Shell Nature-Based Solutions Research Program is aimed at effective carbon dioxide utilization and carbon capture by employing innovative renewable energy and environmental sustainability methods.