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The Plight of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions established prior to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that focuses on educating African-Americans. They have a long, rich history in U.S. education. But with the end of segregation in education, fewer black students are choosing to attend HBCUs, soRead More
Over 85 leaders of HBCUs met with President Donald Trump at the White House earlier this year in what turned out to be merely another photo op for Trump. (Photo by Martinez Monsivais/AP) The White House has rejected calls to postpone an upcoming conference on historically Black colleges next month, despite requests from Black lawmakersRead More
WASHINGTON, DC (October 10, 2017) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will assemble one of the largest development and recruiting conferences of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) presidents, chancellors, faculty, and students at its 17th Annual award-winning Leadership Institute, presented by Wells Fargo, in Washington, DC at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.Read More
Albany State University President Art Dunning today announced his plans for retirement, effective in January 2018. Dunning was named president of the institution following its merger with predominantly white Darton State College in 2015, and has been a part of the state’s effort to re-imagine its largest historically black college along lines of academic offerings,Read More
Even as GAO and others say department needs to do more to monitor institutions for financial risks, department doesn’t plan changes. By Andrew Kreighbaum September 21, 2017 0 COMMENTS The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities — despite findingsRead More
White House ends months of waiting by naming new leader of its HBCU initiative. Some observers cautiously welcome the pick, while others note his lack of experience working in academia or government. By Andrew Kreighbaum September 19, 2017 0 COMMENTS Johnathan Holifield President Trump’s pick to lead the White House Initiative on HistoricallyRead More
At Tuskegee University in Alabama, 18.3 percent of alumni contributed in the two-year span. (Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG/Getty Images) The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have roomRead More
While North Carolina A&T State University has broken its own enrollment mark as the nation’s largest historically black college or university, several HBCUs are posting record enrollment for first-year students and total headcount. Kentucky State University this week reported a first-year student increase of more than 160 percent from its confirmed student post of 194 students at the beginningRead More