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Bynum Named Jackson State President Despite Opposition

Bynum Named Jackson State President Despite Opposition

by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | May 31, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. — College Board trustees are naming William Bynum as the next president of Jac [...] Read more
Advocates View HBCUs’ Future Warily

Advocates View HBCUs’ Future Warily

by Ya-Marie Sesay | May 29, 2017
TMCF President Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. suggested that HBCUs and their advocates need to begin pla [...] Read more
Study: Reduced Community College Tuition Not Impacting 4-year Enrollment

Study: Reduced Community College Tuition Not Impacting 4-year Enrollment

by Lydia Lum | May 25, 2017
A recent study found that a steep drop in community college tuition typically sparks significan [...] Read more
Middleton Named Interim President of Lincoln University

Middleton Named Interim President of Lincoln University

by Associated Press |
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The former interim president of the University of Missouri system will [...] Read more
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

by Catherine Morris |
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