Black Issues - Higher Education

Diverse Docket: TSU Wins Race, Gender Bias Suit; Will Head to Court for Retaliation Claim

by Eric Freedman | September 15, 2013
Tennessee State University will face a jury trial in November for a retaliation claim made by a [...] Read more

University Hospital Recalls its Civil Rights Journey on 50th Anniversary of Birmingham Bombing

by B. Denise Hawkins |
The bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. became the catalyst for integ [...] Read more

Former South Carolina State President Named Executive Director of White House Initiative on HBCUs

by Jamal Watson | September 12, 2013
Dr. George Cooper fills the vacancy left behind by Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., who left the p [...] Read more

Stillman College Fires President One Day After Fall Convocation

by Dianne Hayes | September 9, 2013
Despite his successes, Stillman College President Ernest McNealey was let go after 16 years wit [...] Read more

Panel Says There Should Be No Question About HBCUs’ Relevancy

by Reginald Stuart | September 5, 2013
HBCU presidents who participated in a forum at Howard University were united in expressing conc [...] Read more

Diverse Conversations: Being the First

by Matthew Lynch | September 1, 2013
For most of American history, the college/university presidency could be described as an “all [...] Read more

Norfolk State Revamps Vetting Process in Search of Stability

by Dianne Hayes |
Board of Visitors Rector Thomas N. Chewning said new standards will be put in place to improve [...] Read more

HBCUs Step Up Efforts to be More Eco-Friendly Through Partnerships and Grants

by Vikki Conwell | August 29, 2013
Schools are establishing conservation programs, updating their campus infrastructures and train [...] Read more

Georgetown Scholar to Lead Exploration of Black Washington for D.C. Government

by Ronald Roach |
Historian Maurice Jackson has been appointed to chair the city’s first-ever District of Colum [...] Read more

Diverse Docket: Jackson State Faculty Pursues Discrimination Claim for Denied Promotion

by Eric Freedman | August 28, 2013
A Jackson State faculty member of Egyptian ethnicity pursues a discrimination lawsuit after bei [...] Read more

New Breed of HBCU Presidents Making Big Changes

by Reginald Stuart |
The new crop of HBCU presidents are applying fresh ideas, skills and techniques to the higher e [...] Read more

Pa. Professors Recreate Du Bois’ Account of the Seventh Ward

by B. Denise Hawkins | August 27, 2013
A University of Pennsylvania team is using new technology and archival records to recreate Du B [...] Read more

Latest March on Washington Focuses on Not Going Backward

by Jamal Watson | August 25, 2013
Speakers called attention to ways the nation continues to struggle with issues such as policing [...] Read more

Howard University Extending Reach Via Online Programs

by Dianne Hayes | August 21, 2013
At a time when universities are attempting to make up for revenue shortfalls, Howard University [...] Read more

President Bullish on Fisk’s Accreditation Outlook After Financial Overhaul

by Reginald Stuart | August 20, 2013
The historic university is hoping the steps it’s taking to overhaul its financial underpinnin [...] Read more