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Wilberforce University Announces Layoffs, Pay Cuts to Handle Debt

Wilberforce University Announces Layoffs, Pay Cuts to Handle Debt

by Associated Press | May 24, 2017 WILBERFORCE, Ohio — One of the country’s oldest historically Black private colleges is layi Read more
DeVos to Review Rejected College Prep Grants Applications

DeVos to Review Rejected College Prep Grants Applications

by Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press |
The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to dozens of programs that hel [...] Read more
Current Head of Mississippi Valley is Pick for Jackson State

Current Head of Mississippi Valley is Pick for Jackson State

by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | May 22, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. — The College Board is choosing the head of Mississippi Valley State Universit [...] Read more
Swygert: Loan Servicing Change Could Rock HBCUs

Swygert: Loan Servicing Change Could Rock HBCUs

by Reginald Stuart | May 21, 2017
Any wrong turn, albeit well intentioned, could further jeopardize the fragile state of HBCUs, D [...] Read more
Department of Education Seeking Single Servicer for Student Loans

Department of Education Seeking Single Servicer for Student Loans

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The Department of Education announced on Friday that it would offer a contract to a single serv [...] Read more
Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as His Senior Thesis

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as His Senior Thesis

by Collin Binkley, Associated Press |
BOSTON — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, [...] Read more
NAACP President to Leave Office as Group Undertakes Changes

NAACP President to Leave Office as Group Undertakes Changes

by Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press |
WASHINGTON — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of th [...] Read more
3 African Americans Selected to Lead Community Colleges in N.Y.

3 African Americans Selected to Lead Community Colleges in N.Y.

by Monica Levitan |
Three African Americans were recently appointed to lead three community colleges in the state o [...] Read more
Leaders of Minority-Serving Institutions Ask Congress to Bolster Pell Grant

Leaders of Minority-Serving Institutions Ask Congress to Bolster Pell Grant

by Catherine Morris and Monica Levitan | May 17, 2017
The presidents and chancellors of 10 minority-serving institutions called on members of Congres [...] Read more
Intondi Changing Lives Through Education and Civic Engagement

Intondi Changing Lives Through Education and Civic Engagement

by Lois Elfman | May 16, 2017
Dr. Vincent Intondi not only propels meaningful discussion in the classroom, but he also create [...] Read more
Trustees Could Decide This Week on Jackson State President

Trustees Could Decide This Week on Jackson State President

by Associated Press | May 14, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi College Board trustees are still considering a new president for [...] Read more
Hine Retiring from Northwestern U. Endowed Professorship

Hine Retiring from Northwestern U. Endowed Professorship

by Jamal Eric Watson | May 12, 2017
Dr. Darlene Clark Hine — known in the academy as the dean of African-American women’s histo [...] Read more
Civil Rights Should be Part of UNC’s Mission, Speakers Say

Civil Rights Should be Part of UNC’s Mission, Speakers Say

by Martha Waggoner, Associated Press | May 11, 2017
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A campus that protects a statue honoring White supremacy in the Civil War [...] Read more
Guillermo: HBCU Funding Latest Target of White House Threats to Diversity

Guillermo: HBCU Funding Latest Target of White House Threats to Diversity

by By Emil Guillermo | May 7, 2017
Just look at what President Trump is doing to HBCUs, and maybe all programs based on race, ethn [...] Read more
American University Student President Targeted with Online Harassment

American University Student President Targeted with Online Harassment

by Associated Press |
WASHINGTON — American University in Washington is providing campus police officers to protect [...] Read more
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