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Maryland HBCUs to Benefit From a New Scholarship Honoring a Murdered Black Student

The state of Maryland recently approved a new scholarship program honoring the legacy of slain Bowie State University student, 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III. Police have charged the assailant with a hate crime in the May 2017 incident on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

The New President of the College Sports Information Directors of America

Rob Knox, the associate director for athletics communications at Towson University in Maryland was chosen to serve as the 64th president of the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is the second African American to serve as the organization's leader.

Four HBCUs Will Now Participate in Maryland’s Cyber Warrior Diversity Program

The program will train students in computer networking and cybersecurity with the goal of an increase in the number of people from underrepresented groups who earn Computer Technology Industry Association certifications.

Coppin State University Joins Nanotechnology Education Cooperative Venture

The Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership Project is led by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization at Pennsylvania State University and is supported by the National Science Foundation.

In Memoriam: Julia Blanche Anderson, 1951-2017

Julia B. Anderson was the founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Later, she was a special assistant to the deputy director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

New Opportunities in Cybersecurity for Students at Coppin State University in Baltimore

Under the program, students at Coppin State University will be able to obtain certifications required by the Department of Defense for cybersecurity work. Some graduates of the program will be hired by Northrop Grumman for cybersecurity positions.

HBCUs Partner With the Department of Energy for the Clean Energy Consortium

The new partnership will focus on bringing solar energy to working communities, developing research in innovative technologies at HBCUs, and increasing the number of Black students pursuing degrees and careers in STEM fields.

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Michael A. Freeman at Coppin State University, Felita Y. Singleton at Portland State University, Henry Wade Johnson at Benedict College, Marcus Cox at Xavier University of Louisiana, Paul Baker at North Carolina Central University, and Roland N. Bullard Jr. at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Traki Taylor Named Dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University

Dr. Taylor has been serving as dean and professor in the College of Education at Bowie State University in Maryland. Earlier in her career, she was associate dean in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint.

Coppin State and the University of Baltimore Form Partnership for STEM Education

The partnership calls for faculty research collaboration in complementary STEM areas through shared faculty expertise and interest, shared lab facilities and equipment, and inter-institutional software licensing.

Maria Thompson Will Be the Next President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

Since 2011, Dr. Thompson has been serving provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta. Previously, she held several administrative posts at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Jessica Bailey to Lead Fort Valley State University

Jessica Bailey will serve as acting president of Fort Valley State University in Georgia until July 1 when current president Ivelaw Griffith leaves office. On July 1, Dr. Bailey will become interim president of the university.

Notable Honors and Awards for Black Scholars

The honorees are Emanuel Collins of Florida State University, Souleymane Bachir Diagne of Columbia University, Bridal Pearson of the University of Baltimore, John Hudgins of Coppin State University, and Jamila Stockman of the University of California, San Diego.

Maryland HBCUs Team Up With the University of Baltimore School of Law

HBCU students who complete the two-week boot camp program and have a 3.5 grade point average and score at least 152 on the Law School Admission Tests (LSAT) receive a full-tuition scholarship to the law school.

Maryland and Its Four HBCUs Head to Mediation

Last month's federal district court ruling stating that Maryland's HBCUs were harmed by competing academic programs at nearby predominantly White universities did not offer any remedies.

Mortimer Neufville Named President of Coppin State University in Baltimore

He has been serving as interim president of the university. Before coming to Coppin State, Dr. Neufville served as interim president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is the former executive vice president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

Panel Recommends Major Changes at Coppin State University

The panel recommended that Coppin consider increasing standards for admission to the university, focus on attracting transfer students, and retaining those students who enroll.

Coppin State to Build New $80 Million Science and Technology Center

The 150,000-square-foot facility will house academic departments in biology, physics, chemistry, and environmental science. In addition the facility will support programs for dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy training.

Honors and Awards for African Americans in Higher Education

Andrea Barnwell Brownlee of Spelman College is honored by the High Museum of Art. Duke University gives a first book award in photography to Gerald Gaskin and Coppin State University honors an alumnus who went on to serve as police commissioner in Baltimore.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Four HBCUs Join the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact

The new organization "aims to strengthen the capacity of member institutions to serve society; to enhance student learning; and to develop in individual students the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of civic responsibility locally and globally."

Coppin State University President Announces He Is Stepping Down

Reginald Avery is leaving in January after five years on the job. Last February, the faculty senate approved a vote of no confidence in Dr. Avery's leadership.

Coppin State University to Offer Fully Online Bachelor’s Degree Program in Management

Beginning this September, students can enroll in the online bachelor's degree program in management that was designed in conjunction with Pearson Learning Solutions.

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.

Faculty at Coppin State Approves No Confidence Resolution Regarding the University’s President

According to published reports, 55 faculty members voted for the no confidence motion and only 13 faculty members opposed the resolution.

Higher Education Desegregation Case Goes to Trial in Maryland

Plaintiffs seek $2 billion for the state's four historically Black universities.

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.

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