Clarissa Myrick-Harris has been serving as associate provost for pedagogical and curricular initiatives at Morehouse College in Atlanta. She also served as a professor of African American studies at Morehouse.
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Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
The University of Georgia Press has published a striking new book chronicling the troubles of historically Black Morris Brown College in Atlanta.
In 2012, Morris Brown College in Atlanta filed for bankruptcy. After the sale of 26 acres of its campus to the city of Atlanta, the college has emerged from bankruptcy proceedings and will now seek to regain its accreditation.
Historically Black Clark Atlanta University has filed a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta claiming that the university had rights to land recently bought by the city from Morris Brown College.
Knoxville College in Tennessee will use the grant to renovate the lower atrium of the Alumni Library. Floors, restrooms, and doors will be redone and new landscaping outside the building will be added.
In 2002, Morris Brown College, a historically Black educational institutions in Atlanta, lost its accreditation due to an unstable financial position. In 2012, the college filed for bankruptcy. Now the college has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court.
Since the college lost accreditation a decade ago, students enrollments have dropped from 2,500 to 50. Facing a foreclosure sale on much of the campus, the college filed for federal protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.