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.

Tuskegee University Debuts New Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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

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.

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.

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.

Jackson State University Opens Commercial Art Gallery

The gallery will feature local and national artists and works from the university's permanent collection.

St. Augustine’s College to Offer Classes in Chinese

The HBCU will now offer Chinese language courses in cooperation with the Confucius Institute at North Carolina State University.

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."

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.

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.

Total Ban on Smoking Instituted at Claflin University

Beginning September 16, violators of the no-smoking policy could be subjected to a $25 fine.

Langston University Responds to Politician’s Criticisms of Its Research Project

In the recent debate over the debt extension, Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, issued a report on what he considered wasteful government spending. The report featured a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that had been awarded to historically black Langston University in Oklahoma.

Historically Black Stillman College Ends Its Four-Year Nursing Program

The decision came after the Alabama Board of Nursing issued a ruling that it no longer approved of the Stillman program.

Will Higher Standards for Bar Passage Rates for Graduates of U.S. Law Schools Lead...

The American Bar Association is considering a new proposal that would call for an 80 percent bar passage rate or a rate that is no more than 10 percentage points below that of other law schools in the state.

HBCUs Pitch In to Rebuild the State University of Haiti

A group of 12 historically black colleges and universities has launched a campaign to raise $12 million to help rebuild the Université d’Etat d’Haïti (State University of Haiti), which was severely damaged by an earthquake in January 2010.

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