HBCUs

Norfolk State University Establishes Innovation Center in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk State University Establishes Innovation Center in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

The goal of the new center is to enable the historically Black university to create a presence in the city’s main business corridor and to develop and promote educational and employment opportunities for university students and the Norfolk community.

Meharry Medical College Expands Partnership With Detroit Medical Center

Meharry Medical College Expands Partnership With Detroit Medical Center

The partnership between these two institutions first began in July 2018. Through the collaborative program, students from Meharry can train with doctors at Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace Hospital. The newly enhanced partnership will allow more students to participate in the program.

Voorhees College Opens a New Veteran Resource Center on Campus

Voorhees College Opens a New Veteran Resource Center on Campus

The new center was established to sustain educational support programs involving application, admission, matriculation, graduation, and professional placement to attract military veterans, service members, and their dependents to Voorhees College.

Xavier University to Help Minority Business Owners Get Natural Disaster Clean-Up Contracts

Xavier University to Help Minority Business Owners Get Natural Disaster Clean-Up Contracts

The Minority Business Enterprises Readiness Project is an initiative focused on disseminating pertinent information about disaster preparedness and about obtaining disaster related contracts to minority owned businesses.

Historically Black Denmark Technical College May Be Converted Into a Career Center

Historically Black Denmark Technical College May Be Converted Into a Career Center

The plan calls for removing the technical college from the state technical college system and turning it into a regional career center for both high school students and adults seeking an industry certificate.

Howard University Joins the Public Interest Technology University Network

Howard University Joins the Public Interest Technology University Network

The Public Interest Technology University Network is a group of colleges and universities committed to educating students to apply technical understanding and practice to questions of individual rights, justice, social welfare, and the public good. Howard University is the 21st institution to join the network.

Bowie State University Launches Three Unique Programs for Continuing Teacher Development

Bowie State University Launches Three Unique Programs for Continuing Teacher Development

The College of Education at historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland is launching three signature programs to prepare educators for high-demand areas where there is a critical gap in qualified professionals.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Partners With the Air Force Research Laboratory

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Partners With the Air Force Research Laboratory

The College of Engineering is a collaboration between Florida State University and historically Black Florida A&M University. Both educational institutions are based in Tallahassee. The program will bring students into a lab environment where they can work directly with faculty on Air Force-related research.

Elizabeth City State University Creates Pipeline Program for Students at the College of Albemarle

Elizabeth City State University Creates Pipeline Program for Students at the College of Albemarle

The new partnership will create a pathway for community college students to transfer to Elizabeth City State University from the College of Albemarle with ease.

New Bill Aims to Strengthen Partnerships Between HBCUs and the Department of Homeland Security

New Bill Aims to Strengthen Partnerships Between HBCUs and the Department of Homeland Security

The new act would require the Department of Homeland Security to issue a goal-based strategy to achieve stronger partnerships with HBCUs and then monitor and report on that strategy.

Florida A&M University Enters Into a Solar Energy Production Partnership

Florida A&M University Enters Into a Solar Energy Production Partnership

The solar facility on university-owned property will occupy between 600 and 800 acres of property and feature about 270,000 tracking solar panels that will follow the sun’s movement throughout the day.

Tennessee State University Partners With Cannabis Company for Hemp Research

Tennessee State University Partners With Cannabis Company for Hemp Research

The research partnership aims to create a safe and chemical-free vehicle to obtain the health benefits of the whole-hemp plant with possible applications for a wide variety of uses from food and beverages to topical creams.

Alabama State University Establishes Partnership with Trenholm State Community College

Alabama State University Establishes Partnership with Trenholm State Community College

In addition to offering a pathway for community college students to transfer to a four-year degree program at Alabama State University, this partnership establishes a reverse transfer agreement which allows credits earned at ASU to be easily transferred back to Trenholm in order for students to finish their associate’s degrees.

Spelman College Partners With Webster University to Provide Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

Spelman College Partners With Webster University to Provide Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

The program creates partnerships between Webster University and U.S. colleges and universities to provide students access to Webster’s academic programs at international campuses on four continents. One of these four campuses is in Ghana.

Fayetteville State University Launches the Veteran Entrepreneur Partnership

Fayetteville State University Launches the Veteran Entrepreneur Partnership

The new partnership will provide advanced teaching, mentoring, and support to assist transitioning veterans, military spouses, and the student entrepreneur community. The program aims to provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to improve the business startup success rate.

Cheyney University Seeking a Path to Retain Accreditation

Cheyney University Seeking a Path to Retain Accreditation

Cheyney’s financial problems stem in part to a sharp drop in enrollments. In 2010, there were nearly 1,600 students enrolled at Cheyney University. By 2014, the number of students enrolled had dropped to just over 1,000. This semester, there are 415 students on campus.

Elizabeth City State University Strengthens Ties to the U.S. Coast Guard

Elizabeth City State University Strengthens Ties to the U.S. Coast Guard

Students from Elizabeth City State University who meet the program requirements will become members of the Coast Guard and enter Officer Candidate School upon graduation. After that, they can choose any career path within the Coast Guard.

Florida A&M University Partners With a Caribbean Medical School

Florida A&M University Partners With a Caribbean Medical School

Students from Florida A&M University, who earn full acceptance into the medical school, will receive a scholarship covering tuition for the first semester. Students will spend the first two years of medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine campus in Barbados.

Grambling State University Signs Agreement to Advance Students' Path to Careers in Technology

Grambling State University Signs Agreement to Advance Students’ Path to Careers in Technology

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and historically Black Grambling State University have signed a $1.2 million memorandum of understanding which will advance technology careers for Grambling State students.

Texas Southern University Launches New Student-Run Online Radio Station

Texas Southern University Launches New Student-Run Online Radio Station

The radio station will run a 24-hour operation. It will feature music geared toward current students as well as hourly news, sports updates, and public affairs programs highlighting the university and the surrounding Houston area.

HBCU Partners With Local Community Colleges to Establish Pipeline for Aviation Students

HBCU Partners With Local Community Colleges to Establish Pipeline for Aviation Students

Historically Black Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina has partnered with three North Carolina community colleges to establish a pipeline program that will bring community college transfer students to ECSU’s signature aviation science program.

Southern University Aims to Boost the Number of Male Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

Southern University Aims to Boost the Number of Male Teachers From Underrepresented Groups

The School of Education at Southern University recently hosted a week-long residency program for high school students with the goal of interesting these students in careers as teachers in the public schools.

Morgan State University Announces Partnership With The Wall Street Journal

Morgan State University Announces Partnership With The Wall Street Journal

The partnership will involve an exchange of classroom instruction, mentoring and newsroom visits for a selection of students and faculty, both in New York and on Morgan’s campus in Baltimore. One faculty member will be embedded in the newsroom during the summer.

The University of the Virgin Islands Becomes First HBCU to Provide Free Tuition

The University of the Virgin Islands Becomes First HBCU to Provide Free Tuition

In order to receive free tuition, students will need to have a 2.5 grade point average and be a resident of the Virgin Islands. Additionally, they will have to take part in community service projects within seven years of graduating.

North Carolina A&T State University Establishes Three New Centers of Excellence

North Carolina A&T State University Establishes Three New Centers of Excellence

The three centers will conduct research in cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Interim directors have been named for the three new centers. Two of the interim directors are African Americans.

Syracuse University College of Law Partners with Three HBCUs to Increase Student Diversity

Syracuse University College of Law Partners with Three HBCUs to Increase Student Diversity

Students completing the program will receive a bachelor’s degree from an HBCU and a juris doctorate from the College of Law at Syracuse University.

Senators Introduce Bill to Strengthen Partnerships Between Federal Agencies and HBCUs

Senators Introduce Bill to Strengthen Partnerships Between Federal Agencies and HBCUs

The new bipartisan legislation will require federal agencies with relevant grants and programs to undertake annual planning and coordinate their efforts to support and expand HBCU participation in those programs.

Clyde Hoey Was a Racist Whose Name Still Adorns a Building at North Carolina Central University

Clyde Hoey Was a Racist Whose Name Still Adorns a Building at North Carolina Central University

Two years ago students at North Carolina Central University called for the university’s board of trustees to change the official name of the Hoey Administration Building on campus. Hoey was a White supremacist who served as governor and U.S. Senator. The board of trustees has not voted to make a change.

Hampton Receives Top Classification from Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education

Hampton Receives Top Classification from Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education

In order to receive this prestigious classification, institutions must award at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees and must also have at least $5 million in total research expenditures through the National Science Foundation Higher Education Research & Development Survey.

Statue of George H.W. Bush on Hampton University Campus Creates Controversy

Statue of George H.W. Bush on Hampton University Campus Creates Controversy

Those who oppose honoring President Bush with a statue on campus noted that the late-President had a history of opposing civil rights, appointed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, and used the racist Willie Horton advertisement during his bid for the White House.

Senators Reintroduce Bill to Authorize HBCU Historic Preservation Program Through 2025

Senators Reintroduce Bill to Authorize HBCU Historic Preservation Program Through 2025

The new bill would authorize funding through the year 2025 for grants to restore buildings and historic sites on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities, as well as improve accessibility on many HBCU campuses.

National Security Agency Designates North Carolina A&T State University as a Featured School

National Security Agency Designates North Carolina A&T State University as a Featured School

North Carolina A&T State University has been a National Center of Excellence for eight years, promoting higher education and research in the critical area of cyber defense. Some 70 alumni of North Carolina A&T are employees of the National Security Agency.

Tennessee State University Partners With FedEx to Bring Back Student Leadership Program

Tennessee State University Partners With FedEx to Bring Back Student Leadership Program

Historically Black Tennessee State University has partnered with FedEx to reinstitute a program that trains and develops students with top leadership skills to help them be more competitive in the workforce.

American Bar Association Defeats Measure That May Have Harmed HBCU Law Schools

American Bar Association Defeats Measure That May Have Harmed HBCU Law Schools

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates recently rejected a resolution that would have required law schools to have a bar passage rate in excess of 75 percent or face the risk of losing accreditation. Law schools at HBCUs tend to have low bar passage rates.

New Entrepreneurship Competition Will Feature Students From 10 HBCUs

New Entrepreneurship Competition Will Feature Students From 10 HBCUs

Five students at 10 HBCUs will form teams that will compete with teams from other HBCUs at a weekend competition in Detroit in March. Students will devise and promote a business plan and compete for two top prizes.

Alabama A&M University Calls for Greater Ties Between Industry and Higher Education

Alabama A&M University Calls for Greater Ties Between Industry and Higher Education

The report suggests that the foundation for this workforce development to be set at grade levels 6-8 and that middle school educators be provided with access to manufacturers and suppliers so that they can receive a better understanding of industry demands.