Black Issues - Higher Education

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

These Junior Rocket Scientists Have Their Sights on Top-Flight Colleges

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | May 5, 2013
Team Rocket Power is the only African-American all-girls team to qualify for national finals of [...] Read more

HBCUs Trying to Undo Damage Resulting From Federal Parent Plus Loans Revisions

by Reginald Stuart | May 2, 2013
While the U.S. Department of Education eventually bowed to demands that the new rules be revisi [...] Read more

After 25 Years, Asante Comes Full Circle at Temple

by Jamal Watson | April 30, 2013
After founding the nation’s first doctoral program in African-American Studies, Dr. Molefi Ke [...] Read more

HBCU Inclusion Summit Will Move to Tennessee State Next Year

by Pearl Stewart | April 29, 2013
An underlying theme emerged: how to achieve greater diversity at HBCUs without losing the focus [...] Read more

HBCU Deans of Education Rethinking How to Make Teaching a Major Attraction

by Lydia Lum |
The workshop was part of the AERA conference that attracted 14,000 scholars and thought leaders [...] Read more

Alcorn Convenes Diversity and Inclusion Summit for HBCUs

by Pearl Stewart | April 28, 2013
Participants mainly include HBCU diversity officers, executive administrators, faculty and stud [...] Read more

Turner Laid Foundation for African-American Studies

by Lekan Oguntoyinbo |
The prolific writer and scholar went on to hire and mentor young scholars in African-American s [...] Read more

HBCU Presidents Cite Personalized Recruiting, Intrusive Counseling Among Best Practices

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | April 16, 2013
Panel at NAFEO conference discusses strategies for improving retention, graduation and achievem [...] Read more

Minority Engineering Forum Examines College Affordability

by Ronald Roach | April 11, 2013
During a research and policy forum organized Thursday by the National Action Council for Minori [...] Read more

Florida A&M Halts Presidential Search

by Reginald Stuart | March 27, 2013
The recent decision by Florida A & M University (FAMU) to abruptly halt its search for a new pr [...] Read more

College, Connected: Online Enrollments at HBCUs Continue To Grow

by B. Denise Hawkins | March 26, 2013
In the past decade, the rate of growth in online enrollments has been “extremely robust,” b [...] Read more