Black Issues - Higher Education

Alcorn State Celebrates Medgar Evers’ Civil Rights Legacy

by Pearl Stewart | June 13, 2013
The thriving land-grant institution in rural Mississippi hosted the last leg of celebrations in [...] Read more

Commission Recommends Elevating Standards for Teacher Preparation

by B. Denise Hawkins | June 12, 2013
HBCU deans concerned diversity goals may be lost as CAEP proposal may favor the privileged at t [...] Read more

Partnership Programs Make College a Reality for First-Generation Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim |
The programs are expected to help boost diversity on campus as the United States seeks to boost [...] Read more

Widow Works to Preserve Evers’ Civil Rights Legacy

by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press | June 11, 2013
Myrlie Evers-Williams acknowledges it would be easy to remain mired in bitterness and anger, 50 [...] Read more

Morris Brown Trustees Reject $10M in Taxpayer Money

by Associated Press | June 9, 2013
Trustees of Morris Brown College reject Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s offer to help eliminate th [...] Read more

Schools Increase AP Participation and Pass Rates Among African-American Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim |
Report identifies six school districts that have initiated promising practices to expand AP acc [...] Read more

William and Mary Aims to Atone for Role in Slavery

by Lekan Oguntoyinbo | June 4, 2013
After investigating its history in race relations and its role in slave labor, the college bega [...] Read more

St. Paul’s College Officials Say Closure ‘Temporary’

by B. Denise Hawkins | June 3, 2013
School will continue to implement a closure plan while it seeks another “strategic opportunit [...] Read more

Georgia University Students Save Slave Artifacts from Demolition

by Tina A. Brown | May 28, 2013
The historical Miller Plantation in Savannah, Ga., is a recent example of African-American hist [...] Read more

Fisk University Begins ‘Renaissance’ With Revamped Board of Trustees

by Reginald Stuart | May 20, 2013
The historic institution has put more members with extensive business and financial experience [...] Read more

Meharry President Riley Takes Sudden Sabbatical

by Reginald Stuart |
Meharry Medical College, training ground for many of the nation’s healthcare professionals of [...] Read more

Two Males Go to Head of Class at Clark Atlanta U.

by Vikki Conwell | May 19, 2013
Valedictorian Lorin Crawford and his roommate salutatorian Tam Quach earned the highest GPA, as [...] Read more

Columbia University Seeks to Amend Legacy Whites-Only Fellowship

by Jamal Watson |
Lydia C. Chamberlain, who died in 1920, stipulated that funds from her estate be used for recip [...] Read more

Experts Say Getting More Teachers of Color in Classrooms a Necessity

by B. Denise Hawkins | May 12, 2013
HBCUs, which produce 50 percent of the nation’s Black educators, are trying to change approac [...] Read more

FAMU Names New Band Director

by Ronald Roach | May 7, 2013
Dr. Sylvester Young, a Florida A&M University graduate and former member of the Marching 100 ba [...] Read more