Delaware State University to Be the First HBCU to Offer Helicopter Flight Training

The first cohort of ROTC helicopter students will begin their training in the fall semester 2023. The U.S. Army will cover the cost of the tuition, books, and related flight lab fees for the ROTC cadets. After the first cohort of ROTC cadets, any student in the university's aviation program will be eligible to pursue helicopter flight training.

Stillman College Opts Out of U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Many of the nation's leading medical and law schools have dropped out of  U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate programs. Now Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has become the first historically Black educational institution to pull out of the rankings.

Prairie View A&M to Establish a School of Public and Allied Health

Angela Branch-Vital has been named executive director of the new school. She is the head of the health and kinesiology department. She holds a bachelor's degree in human science and a master's degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M University. She earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Texas School of Public Health.

Rice University Enhances Its Partnership With Historically Black Texas Southern University

Rice University and historically Black Texas Southern University - both in Houston - have announced a partnership to share resources, expertise, and best practices to build stronger bridges between the institutions and the community.

Teenager Is the Youngest Graduate in the History of Langston University in Oklahoma

In 2022, 14-year-old Shania Muhammad earned associate's degrees from Langston University in Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Community College. This year, the teenager became the youngest person to earn a bachelor's degree at Langston University.

Talladega College Partners With Grand Valley State University in Michigan

Under the agreement, students who graduate from Talladega College with a degree in education will have a pathway to earn master’s degrees in education, school counseling, instructional technology, and instruction and curriculum at Grand Valley State University.

Alabama A&M Teams Up With a Community College to Boost Social Work Education

The presidents of historically Black Alabama A&M University and Calhoun Community College signed an agreement establishing a partnership between the two educational institutions to create a seamless transition to AAMU for Calhoun students with an interest in social work career paths.

Southern University to Begin a Registered Apprenticeship Teachers Program

In an effort to recruit, train, and retain qualified educators in Louisiana, the Louisiana Workforce Commission has partnered with Southern University and A&M College for its first Registered Apprenticeship Teachers program. Registered Apprenticeship has programs operating in seven other states. Southern University is the first HBCU to be involved in the effort.

Attorneys Representing Florida A&M Students Revise Lawsuit That Alleges Racial Discrimination

In September 2022, six students at historically Black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee filed a federal class-action lawsuit claiming that the university was a victim of racial discrimination by the state. In June, a federal judge said that attorneys would have to provide more evidence to show that alleged discrimination could be traced to segregation in order for the litigation to proceed. A revised suit has now been filed.

New Interdisciplinary Journal on Diaspora Studies Founded at Kentucky State University

The journal will be published twice a year. Egbunam Amadife of Kentucky State will serve as managing editor.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s New Effort to Aid Farmers

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is joining with the University of Maryland to form the Maryland Agricultural Law Education Initiative to assess the legal needs of the state's 12,800 farmers.

Morgan State University in Baltimore Adds Courses in Several Foreign Languages

The new course offering are in Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Yoruba. The Yoruba language is primarily spoken in the African nations of Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. The department is also offering a new second-level course in Italian. According to Morgan State University, it is the only HBCU to offer courses in Italian.

Fisk and Belmont Universities in Nashville Form the Social Justice Collaborative

Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville and predominantly White Belmont University in Nashville have announced the establishment of the Belmont-Fisk Social Justice Collaborative, a partnership between the universities designed to promote social justice through exposure to civil rights and social justice movements across Middle Tennessee.

Two HBCUs Join With Georgetown University to Combat Enviromental Injustice

The Environmental Impact Data Collaborative is a cross-institutional partnership that will allow researchers to directly engage with communities most affected by environmental injustice and develop a diverse network of researchers and activists who can transform data into solutions that promote equity and combat climate change.

“Hate Comes Tumbloing Down:” Morgan State Demolishes the Spite Wall

In 1917, what is now Morgan State University purchased land to build a new campus in the Lauraville neighborhood of Baltimore. The surrounding neighborhood was predominantly White. As the campus expanded, in the early 1940s White residents built a brick wall to separate the HBCU campus from their community.

Howard University Reports Progress in Achieving Goals of Its 2019 Strategic Plan

In 2022, Howard University secured a record-breaking $122 million in research funding. It raised more money for student financial aid in the past three years than in the previous 150 years combined.

President David Wilson Gets Seven-Year Contract Extension at Morgan State University

The board of regents at Morgan State University in Baltimore voted unanimously to extend the contract of president David K. Wilson for seven years. Dr. Wilson will now lead the university through 2030. Dr. Wilson became president of Morgan State University in 2010.

Tennessee State University Will Be the First HBCU to Have an Ice Hockey Team

TSU Hockey will commence its inaugural season in 2024, signaling a new era for the university. The team will begin as a club-level program but aspires to achieve NCAA Division I status for both men’s and women’s sides in the near future.

Paine College Secures Partners to Help “Preserve, Transform, and Elevate the Institution”

Historically Black Paine College in Augusta, Georgia has announced a historic partnership with education company EAB, the United Negro College Fund, Bank of America, the Augusta National Golf Club, and the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area.

Halifax Community College Cybersecurity Students Can Transfer to North Carolina Central University

The School of Business at historically Black North Carolina Central University and Halifax Community College have entered into a new partnership aimed to enhance...

U.S. News Names Its Top HBCUs

Spelman is the highest-rated black college or university according to new national rankings.

New Homeland Security Center Opens at Fayetteville State University

Eighteen faculty members at Fayetteville State University, most from STEM disciplines, will be involved in the work of the new center.

CIAA Commissioner Steps Down After 22 Years

Leon Kerry has led the conference for the past 22 years and has brought in millions of dollars of revenues which have benefited member institutions.

High School Students in Richmond Can Earn College Credits at Virginia State University

High school students can earn a semester worth of college credits.

Delaware State University Redefines Its Mission

The historically Black university thought it was time to update its mission statement to reflect its expanded programs.

Historically Black Central State University in Ohio Is Seeking Land-Grant Status

The designation of land-grant status would allow Central State to apply for federal agriculture research funds and for construction funds reserved for land-grant institutions.

48 HBCUs Heading to Los Angeles for the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Teams will participate in an academic quiz tournament based on the old television series, "College Bowl."

Winston-Salem State University to Eliminate Three Men’s Sports Teams

The director of athletics stated that the cuts will enable the university's remaining sports teams to be more competitive.

Virginia State Offers Free College Courses to High School Students

Students will earn both high school credits for taking the courses and if they later enroll at Virginia State, the credits will count toward their college degree.

Players From HBCUs Ignored in the NFL Draft

In 1994 there were 17 players from HBCUs drafted by National Football League teams. This year there was one.

Cheyney University Receives a Historic Diploma From Its Past

The university received a diploma issued to a woman in 1879 by the Institute for Colored Youth.

Scholarship Program Will Bring 40 African Men to Morehouse College

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chair of Econet Wireless, has established the Ambassador Andrew Young International Scholars program.

Fayetteville State’s New Dual Degree Program in Engineering

Under the program students will study for three years at Fayetteville State and spend another two years at North Carolina State University. At the end of the five years, they will receive bachelor's degrees from each institution.

Fayetteville State Partners With the U.S. Coast Guard

Students at Fayetteville State will be able to participate in research projects with Coast Guard personnel.

HBCU Agrees to Accept Transfer Nursing Students From Hubei University in China

Students will complete two years of study at Hubei University in Wuhan City, China. They will then transfer to Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina to complete their bachelor's degree program in nursing.

Cheyney University Begins Work on New Science Center

The 43,000-square-foot facility will house classrooms and research programs in biotechnology, health, mathematic applications, and computer-based system development.

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