Black Issues - Higher Education
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UNCF: $1 Billion for HBCUs, TCUs, MSIs in Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Package

by | March 25, 2020 Congress and the White House have agreed to provide $1 billion in emergency funds to historical [...] Read more

Sens. Booker, Jones Urge $1.5 Billion in Support for HBCUs, MSIs Amid Coronavirus Crisis

by | March 22, 2020
Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Doug Jones (D-AL) on Thursday pressed for $1.5 billion in eme [...] Read more

George Mason University Makes Plans to Memorialize Its Namesake’s Slaves

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Four years ago, at George Mason University, Black students in the honors college started asking [...] Read more

HBCUs Face An Additional Set of Coronavirus Concerns

by | March 15, 2020
Campuses across the country are temporarily closing in response to the coronavirus, encouraging [...] Read more

Summit Empowers Black, Latino Men in College

by | March 8, 2020
Hundreds of students, educators and policymakers flocked to a three-day summit in Tampa, Fla., [...] Read more

Scholar Illustrates How to Include Women of Color in Teaching the History of the Suffrage Movement

by Lois Elfman | March 5, 2020
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, African American studies specialist [...] Read more

Students Petition UC Irvine After Campus Police Arrest a Black Alumna

by | March 4, 2020
Shikera Chamndany, a Black alumnus in biomedical engineering at UC Irvine, went to campus to co [...] Read more

Despite Passage of FUTURE Act, HBCUs Still “Woefully Underfunded,” Says UNCF President

by | March 3, 2020
One could argue it’s been a victorious year for historically Black colleges and universities. [...] Read more

DOJ Files Amicus Brief Saying Harvard’s Admissions Policy Violates Civil Rights Law

by | February 27, 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice, in an amicus brief filed on Tuesday to a federal appeals court, [...] Read more

Cultural Spaces on Campus Reduce Minority Students’ Stress, Says Author

by Pearl Stewart | February 26, 2020
A recent comment from a Black student at the University of Virginia that there were “too many [...] Read more

Syracuse University Hires Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to ‘Review’ Campus Police

by | February 25, 2020
Syracuse University said on Monday it has hired former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to lead a [...] Read more

George Mason University Names First African American President

by | February 24, 2020
After an eight-month search, George Mason University just announced its first African American [...] Read more

Howard University Ups Its Minimum Wage in a Push For Employee Financial Wellness

by | February 20, 2020
Howard University has been making a concerted push for financial wellness on campus – not jus [...] Read more

Salisbury U Campus Police Working With FBI to Investigate Multiple Racist Threats

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Officials at Maryland’s Salisbury University said college police are working with the FBI and [...] Read more

How Dr. Hasan Jeffries is Rethinking the Way We Teach Black History

by | February 7, 2020
As a teenager in 1980s Brooklyn, Dr. Hasan Jeffries tried piecing together two different storie [...] Read more
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