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$4M Grant Supports Climate Justice Initiatives at Texas Southern University
September 9, 2021
Fisk University's Risk Management Institute Receives $2.5 Million Donation
Fisk University’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Risk Management Institute has received a $2.5 million donation from R.I.S.E. Opportunity Foundation. The Institute will create a pipeline of Fisk students into the insurance industry.
September 8, 2021
Gender Discrimination Case Likely to Proceed Against Morgan State University
According to the EEOC, Morgan State University had “subjected [Hollis] to unequal pay because of her sex." Now, her team of lawyers is completing their discovery and preparing to go up against the historically Black college and university.
August 30, 2021
South Carolina State University Pushes Fall Start Back Due to COVID-19
The increase in COVID-19 cases in South Carolina has led South Carolina State University to delay the start of its fall semester until Monday, August 23.
August 18, 2021
Benedict College Repurposes Bookstore To Support Entrepreneurs
For Tonisha Roberts, a first-time business owner, the pandemic resulted in a temporary pause on her customized apparel company, Reality Effects Anybody’s Life (REAL).
August 17, 2021
Spelman College President Announces Retirement Next Year
Spelman College President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell announced Tuesday that she will retire on June 30, 2022.
August 17, 2021
Morgan State University Announces Dr. Hongtao Yu as its Next Provost
After two months of searching, Morgan State University (MSU) has announced that Dr. Hongtao Yu will be the next provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs.
August 17, 2021
South Carolina HBCU Makes 2021-2022 Tuition-Free for Full Time Students
Clinton College, a small, historically Black college in South Carolina, is offering free tuition in 2021-2022 for all its full-time students attending in-person or online.
August 13, 2021
Leadership & Policy
An Open Letter to Trustees of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Although I have lost count of the number of HBCU presidential vacancies and recent appointments, suffice it to say I believe the number of vacancies is far too high in proportion to the number of HBCUs as a percent of the total number of colleges and universities. The situation is so dire that some presidents are not in office long enough to be officially inaugurated. This is unacceptable, and alumni and other institutional constituents become part of the problem when they refuse to speak out in a constructive manner.
August 6, 2021
Meharry Medical College and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Partner to Address Racism in Sciences, Medicine
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Meharry Medical College, a historically Black medical school in Nashville, Tennessee, are working together to combat racism and bias in medicine and the basic sciences. This partnership could include a joint graduate or medical education program as well as opportunities for students to […]
August 3, 2021
Maintaining Philanthropic Support at HBCUs that Extends Beyond This Period of Racial Reckoning
This period of racial reckoning has seen many philanthropists celebrate the enormity of HBCUs by providing unprecedented financial donations.
August 2, 2021
Department of Education Increases COVID-19 Relief Funding to Historic and Under-Resourced Institutions
The U.S. Department of Education announced an additional $3.2 billion in funding for historic and under-resourced institutions under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF). The funding will go to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), minorities serving institutions (MSIs) and other underserved institutions, like some community colleges. The funding […]
July 29, 2021
Kanye West Gifts 5,000 Tickets to Atlanta HBCUs to Attend Album Listening Party
The billionaire rapper and businessman Kanye West is giving 5,000 free tickets to the listening party for his new and highly-anticipated album “Donda” to several Atlanta-area HBCUs, reported Page Six of The New York Post. Faculty, staff and students of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Spelman College, Morris Brown College and […]
July 22, 2021
Amid Falling Enrollment, SC State Board of Trustees Fires Its President
In a 10-3 vote, the South Carolina State University’s board of trustees voted to fire SCSU President Dr. James Clark, reports The State. Alexander Conyers, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, SCSU alumnus and a current vice president at the university, will serve as acting president for the historically Black university. According to The State, Clark was fired […]
July 14, 2021
Six Months Later, MacKenzie Scott’s Gifts Are Already Making an Impact
With the freedom of no-strings attached, HBCUs are planning to use MacKenzie Scott’s philanthropic gifts in a variety of ways including helping their students financially, doubling their institutional endowments, and investing in faculty development. With a new school year slated to begin next month, many of these institutions have already started to put the funds to use.
July 12, 2021
South Carolina’s Voorhees College Appoints Dr. Ronnie Hopkins President
Voorhees College, a small, rural and historically Black institution in South Carolina, has appointed Dr. Ronnie Hopkins as its 10th president. Serving as interim president since January, Hopkins is a tenured English professor at Voorhees and was previously the college’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. Before arriving at Voorhees, he served as a […]
July 12, 2021
Howard University Will No Longer Have Faculty, Student, Alumni Trustees. Is That Normal?
Howard University is in the midst of “an emerging, heated, family squabble.” That’s according to former alumni trustee Rock Newman, who, in an open letter to Howard on Facebook, asked that the Board of Trustees reverse its unanimous decision made in mid-June to remove all affiliate trustee roles for faculty, students and alumni.
July 9, 2021
Actor Denzel Washington Continues Philanthropic Support to Wiley College
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington is continuing his legacy of philanthropy to Wiley College, a historically Black college in Marshall, Texas. This is the 15th year in a row that the actor has made a gift to the school, donating $100,000 to Wiley’s forensics program this month. “Supporting the next generation of brilliant minds in […]
July 7, 2021
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