Black Issues - Higher Education

Tom Joyner Offers Rachel Jeantel Scholarship to HBCU

by Diverse Staff | July 16, 2013
Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered a full scholarship to the Historically Black College o [...] Read more

Without Timely PPL Fix, College Officials See Another Dire Financial Fall Ahead

by Reginald Stuart | July 14, 2013
At HBCUs alone, more than 12,000 students were affected last year by the revised Parent Plus Lo [...] Read more

Coppin State University Names New President

by Diverse Staff | July 9, 2013
Coppin State University named Mortimer Neufville president on Tuesday following a vote by the U [...] Read more

New Interim Executive Director Appointed for White House HBCU Office

by Ronald Roach | July 8, 2013
Following the departure of Dr. John Wilson, the U.S. Education Department has named yet another [...] Read more

FAMU Turnaround Marches On at Steady Pace

by Reginald Stuart | July 7, 2013
When the revived band begins practicing in a few weeks, it will be the most prominent sign that [...] Read more

New Teaching Standards May Threaten HBCU Education Programs

by B. Denise Hawkins | July 3, 2013
HBCU education deans say new standards could jeopardize future for generation of students. [...] Read more

Appreciation: Alcorn State President Pays Tribute to William Gray

by M. Christopher Brown |
William H. “Bill” Gray III, former U.S. Representative, passed away Monday in London at the [...] Read more

William Gray, Former Congressman and UNCF President, Dies

by Jamal Watson | July 2, 2013
Gray, an ex-U.S. Rep, first Black Majority Whip, and former president of the United Negro Colle [...] Read more

Xavier University Pushes Students ‘Out the Door’ in Four Years

by Jasmine Evans | July 1, 2013
Xavier University is increasing the rate of students completing college through the “Out the [...] Read more

Supreme Court Puts Affirmative Action Case Back in Lower Courts’ Hands

by Chuck Devarics | June 24, 2013
Court backs use of race in higher education admissions process, but makes it more difficult to [...] Read more

South Carolina State Put on ‘Warning’ Status by Accreditation Agency

by Reginald Stuart | June 20, 2013
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools cites South Carolina State for numerous shortc [...] Read more

Diverse and Pearson Host Executive Leadership Conference for HBCUs

by Dianne Hayes | June 19, 2013
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and Pearson host a two-day conference for HBCU leaders to a [...] Read more

UNCF Launches New Campaign to Invest in African-American Students

by Brittany Hutson | June 16, 2013
The college fund has updated its memorable tagline to stress the value of African-American educ [...] Read more

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