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A new study from the American Council on Education reveals that graduation statistics on historically black colleges and universities may be grossly underreported, based upon current eligibility formulas for student classification. According to the report, which used data from the National Student Clearinghouse instead of US Department of Education’s databases, students who enrolled as partRead More
Florida Memorial University President Roslyn Clark Artis will be the first female president of Benedict College, a four-year liberal arts HBCU in Columbia, South Carolina, the board of trustees announced Friday on the school’s social media channels. If Artis accepts the offer, she will become the 14th president of Benedict College on Sept. 1, 2017,Read More
Washington, DC (July 20, 2017) – Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) applauds President Trump’s intent to nominate, friend to TMCF and the Black College Community, Dr. Samuel H. Clovis, Jr., to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics. “In his capacity as Chief Policy Advisor on the Trump Campaign, Dr.Read More
Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement. By Rick Seltzer July 21, 2017 0 COMMENTS BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY Bethune-Cookman University has found itself inRead More
WELLS FARGO INVESTS $115,000 INTO TMCF’S TEACHER QUALITY AND RETENTION PROGRAM AND INSTITUTE Washington, DC (July 20, 2017) – Wells Fargo makes $115,000 investment for The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Teacher Quality And Retention Program Summer Institute (TQRP) in Houston, TX to better equip Fellows with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for, enter andRead More
Longtime academician Dr. Ivory V. Nelson, a three-time university president and one-time community college chancellor, has assumed the role of interim provost at Jackson State University. The native of Shreveport, Louisiana, had retired to his Houston home in December 2011. He returned to the college scene at the behest of his protégé, new JSU PresidentRead More
West Virginia State University is the latest historically black college to receive federal support towards researching food quality, announcing this week its receipt of a $894,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture for food security initiatives. The funding will support two genetic research projects at the land-grant HBCU, which officials say will benefit academic and professional trainingRead More