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Spirit Airline Pledges $250,000 in Air Travel to Civil Rights Organizations
In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests this summer, a growing number of companies are making financial commitments to racial equity. Spirit Airlines has joined the wave of new efforts, promising $250,000 in air travel to nine civil rights organizations across the country. “At Spirit, we promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and strongly […]
August 21, 2020
Excelencia in Education Analyzes CARES ACT and Federal Funding Proposal’s Impact on HSIs
In a new analysis, Excelencia in Education looked at current federal COVID-19 funding proposals as well as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and its impact on Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs).
August 13, 2020
University of Kentucky Partners With NAACP to Establish New Research Initiative
The University of Kentucky is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to establish a research initiative focused on education equity, civil rights and social justice.
August 6, 2020
Inclusive Excellence, Now and Forever: How Predominately White Institutions of Higher Education Can Keep Their Promise to Students of Color
The impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing health, societal, and financial fallout have been disastrous and life-altering for most people and institutions, including a collapsed state of normalcy within the higher education landscape.
May 24, 2020
House Democrats’ New Act Proposes $10 Billion for HBCUs, MSIs in Coronavirus Relief
A new coronavirus relief and stimulus package proposal from House Democrats, unveiled Tuesday, calls for the provision of another $10.15 billion for historically Black Colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). This will be in addition to the $1 billion of federal funds made available to these institutions via the stimulus package under the […]
May 13, 2020
Student Body Leaders: To Ensure Equity Accept Pass/Fail Grades Without Conditions
Student leaders said the shutdown of campuses has caused a huge upheaval in many students’ lives, especially in the learning environments for historically marginalized and low-income undergraduates. And graduate schools and potential employees must take this into consideration.
April 15, 2020
How TMCF is Responding to COVID-19
There is little question that higher education in general, and our historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in particular, have been greatly impacted by COVID-19, the likes of which we have not seen in our lifetime.
April 15, 2020
Study: Amid Pandemic, U.S. Colleges More Financially Vulnerable Than International Peers
U.S. colleges and universities are more vulnerable than international peers to financial hardships caused by coronavirus-related shutdowns, says a new study from Moody’s Credit Rating Agency.
April 13, 2020
‘Pressure is Turning Way up’: College Presidents Plan Layoffs, Budget Cuts Due to Coronavirus, Says Survey
In response to the upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, more than 72% of college presidents expect to lay off employees, almost 55% project across-the-board budget cuts and almost 40% will likely cut research-and-development spending, according to a recent survey of higher education leaders’ priorities amid campus shutdowns.
April 9, 2020
Higher Ed Groups: $14 Billion for Colleges, Universities in Stimulus Package Insufficient
Higher education groups aren’t happy with the $14 billion earmarked for colleges and universities in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed by the Senate late on Wednesday, saying institutions are facing severe cash flow problems and have been hit hard financially due to closures necessitated by the pandemic.
March 26, 2020
UNCF: $1 Billion for HBCUs, TCUs, MSIs in Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Package
Congress and the White House have agreed to provide $1 billion in emergency funds to historically Black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, and other minority serving institutions to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, said the United Negro College Fund in a statement on Wednesday.
March 25, 2020
EAB Analyst: Under-Resourced Colleges Could Face Closure Due to Coronavirus
The coronavirus crisis will “accelerate a closure of colleges and universities,” especially under-resourced institutions, said a higher education analyst from EAB to Diverse. EAB, which on March 19 held a flash poll of 500 university enrollment officials during a webinar, said that the vast majority of respondents said they felt the highest levels of concern about meeting enrollment targets.
March 23, 2020
Community College National Legislative Summit Tackles Policy Priorities
Community college presidents and trustees on Monday gathered at the Community College National Legislative Summit to discuss current issues affecting higher education, including the need for increased funding and more student advocacy.
February 10, 2020
Colleges and Universities Pause to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.
Throughout this weekend and into the federal Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, institutions of higher learning across the country will be celebrating the life and legacy of King, the noted civil rights leader.
January 16, 2020
Report: Universities Must Cultivate Race-Conscious Policies to Address Historical Inequities
Higher education institutions’ historically racist admission policies have led to underrepresentation of Black and Latino students and the only way colleges and universities can remedy that is through race-conscious policies, says a report published Wednesday by The Education Trust.
January 15, 2020
Funding and Investment in HBCUs, a Focus of Discussion on Capitol Hill
During the 2020 fiscal year, there will be a 15% increase devoted to strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Additionally, the maximum Pell grant award will increase by $150 from $6,195 to $6,345 for the 2020-21 academic year, according to the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations.
December 17, 2019
UNCF Celebrates as FUTURE Act Awaits Trump’s Signature
The latest version of the FUTURE Act, a bipartisan compromise on funding for minority serving institutions, now awaits the signature of President Trump, having been passed by the House and Senate yesterday, hours after a United Negro College Fund press conference touted the bill’s merits.
December 10, 2019
Senators Introduce a Bipartisan Plan to Renew HBCU Funding
After months of political wrangling, U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan plan to renew long-term funding for minority serving institutions, including historically Black colleges and universities. The original funding expired on Sept. 30 when the FUTURE Act stalled in the Senate. The revised version of the FUTURE Act will reauthorize $255 million in annual funding for […]
December 4, 2019
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