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Opinions Still Split on Police Academies at HBCUs
A merger of these two seemingly disparate institutions— policing and HBCUs— has raised the ire of some Black activists and academics, particularly in the wake of the string of killings of unarmed Black men and women and calls to defund the police.
July 23, 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
MacKenzie Scott Donates $4.2 Billion to 384 Organizations, Including HBCUs
MacKenzie Scott, an author and philanthropist formerly married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced on Tuesday that she would donate about $4.2 billion to 384 organizations, including historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), CNN reported. The world’s 18th richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires’ Index, she committed to the Giving Pledge Initiative by Warren […]
December 16, 2020
Two New Orleans HBCU Presidents Participate in COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
NBC News reported that two presidents of historically Black colleges and universities, Drs. Walter M. Kimbrough of Dillard University and Dr. C. Reynold Verret of Xavier University of Louisiana, “stunned their campuses when they announced in a joint message that they had participated in a vaccine trial for COVID-19 and then encouraged students to do […]
September 17, 2020
HBCUs Bracing for Major Hurricane Forecast to Hit Gulf Coast
Just days after reopening for the fall semester and cautiously bringing their students back to campus during a still-raging coronavirus pandemic, some historically Black universities in New Orleans are now bracing for a major hurricane named Laura that’s expected to make landfall Wednesday along the Gulf Coast.
August 25, 2020
Mellon Foundation to Give $1.76 Million in Emergency Grants to 16 HBCUs
To stabilize enrollments and help students during the COVID-19 pandemic, 16 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will receive a total of $1.76 million in emergency grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The foundation said in a statement that the HBCUs will receive $110,000 each in such grants. The 16 HBCU recipients are Claflin […]
May 13, 2020
Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Reflects on Career Trajectory
Dr. Jericho Brown first learned last week that he had won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry at the very moment that the rest of the world got wind of the exciting news via a virtual announcement.
May 10, 2020
A Warning to Anyone Thinking About Being the Next TSU President
The entire Texas Southern University board must be replaced. Immediately. All Texas Southern supporters should pressure Governor Greg Abbot to make this happen.
March 2, 2020
HBCUs Are Working to Help Students Reduce the Need to Borrow
Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are trying to spare graduates from crushing student loan debt, reported The Washington Post. But the task isn’t easy for under-resourced institutions. “A lot of times people are just trying to figure out how do we keep functioning as an institution and help students get the resources that they […]
February 19, 2020
The Road to HBCU Self-Sustainability
Having been in the trenches of HBCUs for most of my life as a student, administrator and instructor, I know first-hand the difficulties our institutions face. I believe, however, that HBCUs have the capacity to turn around their fortunes.
October 23, 2019
AT&T Donation to Help Dillard’s Business College
Dillard University’s College of Business has received a $250,000 donation from AT&T, which will help fund internship opportunities and curriculum development. Additionally, it will support students looking to pursue graduate school and prepare them for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand opening […]
August 21, 2019
Actress Regina Hall to Deliver Commencement Address at Dillard University
Actress Regina Hall is slated to deliver the commencement address at Dillard University on Saturday, May 11. Hall, an award winning actress known for her roles in The Best Man, Think Like a Man and Girls Trip, has a body of work that spans two decades. “I am always looking to elevate new voices for […]
April 22, 2019
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