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TSU President Dr. Glenda Glover and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Establish a New Partnership for Higher Education Access
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Dr. Glenda Glover have structured a groundbreaking partnership that will open the doors of higher education opportunity to students from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Duval Counties in Florida. Glover, President of Tennessee State University (TSU), has awarded full scholarships to twelve students from the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, a dropout prevention and mentorship program for boys and young men of color that was founded by Wilson in 1993.
July 6, 2021
Former FAMU, TSU President Dr. Frederick Humphries Passes Away at 85
Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, former president of Florida A&M and Tennessee State universities, passed away last week at the age of 85. During a long and distinguished career of leadership and advocacy for HBCUs, Humphries also served as president and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. As news of the […]
June 28, 2021
Dr. Andrea Tyler Aims to Increase Black Representation in STEM
After years of struggling to find a publisher, “Seeing The HiddEn Minority: Increasing the Talent Pool through Identity, Socialization, and Mentoring Constructs,” was eventually released last year by Dr. Andrea Taylor. Written in the form of an anthology, the book highlights the importance of promoting access and diversifying the STEM pipeline.
May 13, 2021
FedEx Pledges $5 Million to Four HBCUs
A handful of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) – three in Mississippi and one in Tennessee – are each receiving $1 million from shipping company FedEx to prepare students for the workforce, WLBT reported. Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University and LeMoyne-Owen College will each get $1 million, with another […]
February 11, 2021
Tennessee State University Hires Reverend Al Sharpton as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer
Reverend Al Sharpton will join the faculty of Tennessee State University in the spring as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer.
December 7, 2020
AKA Meets $1 Million HBCU Fundraising Goal for Third Consecutive Year
For the third year in a row, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Incorporated® recently raised $1 million in 24 hours to support historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The fundraising is part of the sorority’s annual HBCU Impact Day, which has a goal of raising $1 million in online donations from local AKA chapters, private […]
September 25, 2020
Catana Starks, the First African American Woman to Coach a Collegiate Men’s Golf Team, Dead at 75
Dr. Catana Starks, a Tennessee State University golf coach and alumna, died on Sunday at the age of 75. She leaves behind a legacy of being the first African American woman to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level, reports WMC5 News. Starks coached the TSU men’s golf team from 1986 to 2005, leading […]
September 8, 2020
Land-Grant HBCUs Celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the 1890 Morrill Act
APLU and its HBCU member institutions are preparing to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the passing of the second Morrill Act, which provided the land to establish institutions for African Americans during Reconstruction.
August 27, 2020
Opening Up? Taking a Look at Fall Reopening Decisions at HBCUs
Since COVID-19 forced schools to shutter in March, HBCU campus leaders said they’ve faced difficult decisions and had to make some unpopular ones as they prepared for an uncharted fall. In this roundup, we highlight plans that some HBCUs have cautiously devised to bring their students back to campus this fall, teach them virtually or do a mixture of both — all during a relentless pandemic in the United States.
August 16, 2020
Apple Expands Partnerships With Historically Black Colleges and Universities
At a time when whole industries have shifted online in response to the coronavirus, historically Black colleges and universities are deepening their coding education through a partnership with Apple. The tech giant recently expanded ties with HBCUs as a part of its Community Education Initiative, launched last year.
August 6, 2020
HBCU Fall Preview: Colleges Plan a Phased Return to Campus
Starting today, Diverse will provide occasional news-roundups and interviews from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions, as campus leaders plot a course for teaching, learning and working during the pandemic. This first installment features a look at plans from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.; Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee.; and Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
June 29, 2020
College Sports Stakeholders Prepare for a New Normal Under COVID-19
Athletic directors, coaches, conference commissioners and student-athletes await a clear vision of what the future holds. Campuses throughout the U.S. are closed except for essential staff and, in some cases, a limited number of students who are allowed to remain in the dorms due to lack of anywhere else to go. Classes are being taught […]
June 17, 2020
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