New Online Archive of the Papers of the Founder of North Carolina Central University

James E. Shepard established the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race. The first classes were held in 1910.

Two HBCUs Join the Common Application Membership Association

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and Dillard University join five previous HBCU members that accept the common application.

Xavier University of Louisiana Honored by Catholic Charities USA

The university was presented with the Centennial Medal from Catholic Charities USA for its commitment to racial equality in higher education.

Fisk University Sees the Light at the End of the Tunnel in Long-Running Legal...

The Tennessee Supreme Court has sided with Fisk in its attempt to share its art collection with a museum in Arkansas.

Paine College Suspended from Perkins Loan Program

An audit found that the college did not return unused financial aid money to the federal government for students who dropped out of school during the 2010-11 academic year.

Jackson State University Alumni Donations Set a Record

The campaign started six months ago with the goal of raising $1 million for the university but the goal was more than doubled.

Florida A&M University Opens New Computer Center for the Public

The Center for Public Computing and Workforce Development houses 65 workstations that are available for public use.

North Carolina Central University to Offer Criminal Justice Degree at a Satellite Campus

NCCU has announced plans to offer bachelor's degree program in criminal justice on the campus of Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh.

Tennessee State University Opens New Greenhouse Complex

The teaching and research facility, operated by the College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences, includes six greenhouses with 18,000 square feet of space.

HBCU Bowling Team Wins National Championship

Of the nine players listed on the roster, five are from Latin America.

Mississippi’s HBCUs Handed a New Recruiting Tool

The state legislature recently passed a bill that would allow public universities in the state to seek a waiver allowing them to offer in-state tuition rates to some students from other states.

Fayetteville State University Seeks to Boost Retention and Graduation Rates of Black Men

The university has set up the Bronco MILE (Male Initiative on Leadership and Excellence).

Spelman College Selected for the Annexstad Family Foundation’s Scholarship Program

Each year for the next 10 years, two Spelman students will receive $25,000 scholarships.

Florida A&M University Enacts New Rules on the Reporting of Hazing

In a related development, a former administrator at FAMU has established an anti-hazing hotline.

New Museum at Edward Waters College

Edward Waters College, the historically Black educational institution in Jacksonville, Florida, has announced the opening of a new African American artifacts museum at the newly renovated Susie E. Tolbert House on campus.

Southern University Enters Partnership With University in Turkey

The two universities will participate in faculty and student exchange programs, joint research activities, and short-term academic programs.

Alcorn State Selects Ed Dwight to Create Medgar Evers Memorial

Dwight, the first African American trained in the astronaut program, made a mid-life change to become a sculptor.

Morgan State University Wins Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

First-time winner Morgan State University received a grant of $50,000 from Honda for winning the event.

Alabama A&M President Addresses Louis Farrakhan’s Planned Visit to Campus

The leader of the Nation of Islam is scheduled to speak on campus on April 10. He was invited by a student group, the Alabama A&M Democrats.

Howard University Students Win Energy Savings Competition

In a student-led campaign, Howard University reduced energy consumption by 14 percent, besting other area universities.

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.

New LGBT Resource Center at Bowie State University

The university says the center is the first of its kind on the campus of a state-operated historically Black college or university.

A New Master’s Degree Program at Alabama State University

A new master's degree program in applied technology has been approved and will enroll its first students this fall.

Wilberforce University Will Participate in Decontamination Efforts at Nuclear Site

The HBCU has signed an agreement with Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, the U.S. Department of Energy’s contractor for the decontamination and decommissioning of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

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."

Claflin University Has Become a Fundraising Powerhouse

Claflin University has set the goal of being the first historically Black college or university to achieve a 50 percent alumni giving rate.

Bowie State University to Offer Satellite Degree Program for Nurse Practitioner Training

The HBCU will offer a master of science in nursing degree at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

African American Academic Phenom to Speak at Voorhees College Convocation

Ty Hobson-Powell is the youngest person to graduate from the University of Baltimore. Now in law school, he plans to go to medical school.

North Carolina Central University Establishes Chapter of Honor Society

The Tau Sigma National Honor Society, established at Auburn University in 1999, is for transfer students who achieve academic success.

Founder of Bethune-Cookman University Inducted Into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Mary McLeod Bethune is one of the first three Floridians inducted into the new Hall of Fame at the State Capitol.

Howard University Joins Consortium That Will Train Nursing Students and Faculty in Rwanda

Mary H. Hill, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Howard, recently traveled to Rwanda to help plan the training program.

Coppin State President Confronts His Critics

Reginald Avery held a town hall meeting on campus to allow students, faculty, and staff to air their grievances and to open the lines of communication at the university.

The National Hockey League to Offer Scholarships to HBCUs

The National Hockey League is teaming up with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Xavier University in New Orleans Produces a New Mace

Ensconced in the mace's crown is a relic of clothing from Katherine Drexel, the founder of the university who was canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in 2000.

Delaware State University Converts a Bus Into a Mobile Classroom

The new Mobile Entrepreneurial Training Program will use a converted university bus to take business and agriculture-related education to rural areas of Lower Delaware.

Major Academic Restructuring Approved at North Carolina Central University

Bachelor's degree programs in sociology, public administration, French, and art with a concentration in teacher education will be eliminated. The master's degree program in sociology will also be phased out.

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