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Webinar Calls on K-12, Higher Education to Promote Civic Learning and Engagement
As misinformation and government-related conspiracy theories continue to divide the nation, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) hosted a webinar on Tuesday to discuss the need to promote civic readiness within the K-12 education system.
July 13, 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
Modern States Education Alliance, Morgan State University Partner to Address College Affordability Challenges
With student debt loan rising—which currently exceeds $30,000 on average for recent graduates—non-profit Modern States Education Alliance sought to address the college affordability problem. The solution? Offering the ability for prospective students to earn college credit at no cost.
June 28, 2021
Jacqueline Jones Named Dean of Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication
Jacqueline Jones has been appointed dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University, effective Aug. 1. Jones currently serves as the assistant dean for programs and chair of the department of multimedia journalism. She has worked at several newsrooms including the Baltimore Evening Sun, Detroit Free Press, New York Newsday, […]
June 18, 2021
Four HBCUs Receive $5 Million, Three-Year Grants from Apple for Tech Education
Apple is giving $5 million, three-year grants to four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), USA Today reported. The four schools are Alabama A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University. The grants – part of Apple’s New Silicon Initiative preparing students for hardware tech and silicon chip design careers – will support […]
June 17, 2021
Baltimore Ravens Owner Donates $4 Million to Create Scholarship Program, Named After Former GM Ozzie Newsome
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has donated $4 million to create the Ozzie Newsome Scholars Program, in honor of former Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome. The money will be given to graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools s who choose to attend a Maryland historically Black college and university, The Root reported. The Stephen and […]
June 11, 2021
Report Details COVID-19’s Massive Impact on Student Food Insecurity
Five urban public universities participated in research to identify the impact of food insecurity and present viable solutions.
March 26, 2021
Maryland Legislature Agrees to Pay $577 Million to State’s HBCUs
Maryland lawmakers has passed a bill to pay $577 million over 10 years to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit alleging discrimination and underfunding at the state’s four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Associated Press reported. The four HBCUs are: Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University and the University of Maryland Eastern […]
March 19, 2021
Morgan State University Receives $20 Million Gift to Bolster Scholarship Fund
Morgan State University (MSU) has received $20 million from alumnus and philanthropist Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina, to increase and expand the Calvin and Tina Tyler Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was first created in 2002. This $20 million gift is the largest alum contribution of its kind to a historically Black college […]
February 22, 2021
Eight HBCUs to Receive $650,000 to Preserve Campuses
Several historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of the new HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative, CBS 17 reported. The eight recipients will be Benedict College, Jackson State University, Lane College, Morgan State University, Philander Smith College, Spelman College, Stillman College and Tuskegee […]
February 17, 2021
Multimillion-Dollar Gift From Mackenzie Scott Helps HBCUs Envision What’s Possible
The word “transformational” was used frequently by leaders of historically Black colleges and universities to describe multimillion-dollar grants they received from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
February 15, 2021
Maryland Senate Unanimously Passes $577 Million HBCU Settlement Proposal, Sends Bill to House
The Maryland Senate has unanimously passed a bill calling for a $577 million legal settlement for a 2006 lawsuit involving the state’s four HBCUs, WBOC reported. Last year, the legislation was passed by the General Assembly but was vetoed by Gov. Larry Hogan, citing fiscal issues with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the complaint, Maryland […]
February 8, 2021
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