The First Woman Board Chair in the 115-Year History of Historically Black Voorhees College

Mary Ellen Moule was elected chair of the board of trustees of historically black Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. She is the first woman to hold the position in the college’s 115-year history.

Sharp Increase in Graduate Students at HBCU in North Carolina

A $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education provides scholarships for up to 50 graduate students in biology and mathematics.

U.S. News Names Its Top HBCUs

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

Historically Black Coppin State University Seeks to Boost Retention in Teacher Education Programs

The Teacher Education Advisement and Retention Center (TEAR-C) will prepare students to pass teacher certification examinations.

John Garland to Step Down From Presidency of Central State University

"I am retiring from the Central State presidency. I am not retiring from life."

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.

Morgan State University Undertakes a Survey of Alcohol Use on HBCU Campuses

The project is under the direction of Dr. Linda Loubert, an assistant professor of economics.

North Carolina Central University Says No to New Center Funded by Conservative Foundation

The center was to be established with $600,000 in start-up funds from the John William Pope Foundation.

Tuskegee University Debuts New Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Tuskegee is the only HBCU with a department in this field.

University of Arkansas to Boost Graduate Opportunities for Students at South Carolina State University

Students at the Honors College of SCSU will be offered internships with faculty at the University of Arkansas.

Delaware State Plans to Add a Charter High School on Campus

Under the plan, high achieving students would receive their high school diploma and up to two years of credit for college-level courses.

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Ph.D Program

The historically black university has not awarded a doctoral degree since 1964.

Delaware State University Reports Record Enrollments

For the first time in history, there are more than 4,000 students on campus.

North Carolina Central University Premiers New Website on Community Engagement

The site offers news and a calendar of upcoming events at the university that deal with its community outreach efforts.

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.

Publishing Firm Pledges 50 Percent of Profits for Scholarships at HBCUs

The company has produced 18 audio books.

Southern University Switching to Four-Day Class Schedule

The university hopes to save utility costs by not holding classes on Friday.

HBCU Signs Partnership Agreements With Korean University

Historically black Delaware State University will participate in faculty and student exchange programs with Jeju National University

Ten HBCUs Receive Department of Agriculture Grants

Each university will receive $75,000 for business development programs.

The National Yo-Yo Champ Is a Student at an HBCU

Harold Owens III, a native of Indiana, is a student at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

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.

Florida A&M University Establishes a Medical Honors Program

The aim is to steer successful students to the medical school at Florida Atlantic University.

A New Initiative at Tennessee State University Aims to Boost Retention and Graduation Rates

"Tiger Shield" will target at-risk and disadvantage students.

FAMU Suspends Band After the Death of a Drum Major

Law enforcement officials state that hazing may have been involved.

New Exhibit Celebrates Morgan State’s Pioneering Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Students at Morgan State were at the forefront of efforts to end racial segregation.

New All-Star Game Will Feature Basketball Players Only From HBCUs

Players from HBCUs will be able to showcase their talent for professional scouts.

Fisk University Wins the Latest Round in Its Legal Battle to Share Its Art...

Fisk has been trying to resolve this issue for seven years.

As a Result of the Alleged Band Hazing Incident, Florida A&M University Expels, Then...

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement requested that the university hold off on any disciplinary action until it completes its investigation.

Southern University to Add More Online Programs

The university is targeting older, out-of-state, and other nontraditional students.

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

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

Albany State University Awards Honorary Degrees to 32 Former Students

They were expelled in 1961 for participating in peaceful civil rights protests.

Southern University Signs a Cooperative Agreement With the U.S. Forest Service

The Forest Service will provide employment opportunities, paid internships, and tuition assistance to Southern University forestry students.

A New Consortium Aims to Increase Study Abroad Opportunities for North Carolina’s HBCUs

Earl M. Brown Jr. has been selected to coordinate the N.C. Study Abroad/Global Engagement initiative.

Xavier University of Louisiana to Establish a Confucius Institute

There are about 80 Confucius Institutes in the U.S. but this will be the first at an HBCU.

Budget Troubles Force Layoffs at Southern University

Nearly 90 faculty and staff will receive layoff notices next year.

Research Study Will Examine Cancer Disparities Among the Black Population of the Sea Islands

Researchers at South Carolina State University and the Medical University of South Carolina will take part in the study.

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