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The president of Delaware State University, Harry Lee Williams, was named Monday night as the next president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which raises money for and speaks out on behalf of public, historically black colleges. He will succeed Johnny C. Taylor Jr., who has led the fund since 2010, and who is leavingRead More
Greetings, The Institute for Broadening Participation is offering undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and postdoc positions for their STEM programs!! The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. They design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, andRead More
By almost any measure, Cheyney University — the nation’s oldest historically black college — is failing. Despite its rich and proud history, the financially troubled school has struggled for years to halt plummeting enrollment – now at 755 students, barely half what it was seven years ago. Faced with that decline, the university has admitted less qualifiedRead More
Claflin University student Dravious Terry was found dead Friday, and police have arrested his roommate, according to Columbia, S.C., newspaper The State. Andrew Sanders Jr., 21, of Savannah, Ga., was not identified as a Claflin student, and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter following the shooting that lead to Terry’s death. The apartment complex where Terry andRead More
Cheyney University is safe. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted the nation’s oldest Black college a reprieve on Friday. The school, located in Delaware County, about 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, will face a one-year extension for demonstrating compliance. The commission released a public disclosure statement explaining the accreditation status and complianceRead More
Is on the Brink of Closing Can Cheyney University overcome years of financial mismanagement and academic woes? by Selena Hill Posted: November 16, 2017 Pinterest Tumblr Addthis Print Email A- A A+ Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black college in the nation, may be forced to close its doorsRead More
Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees College alum Jerome Geathers and his wife Carnella, have been selected to be the 2017 grand marshals for this year’s Homecoming parade. The Homecoming parade will be held on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. on Maple Street in downtown Denmark. Geathers, a 1972 graduate of Voorhees College, earned aRead More
Wall Street Journal Why Black Colleges Need Charter Schools By Allysia Finley Nov. 3, 2017 Washington Charter schools are the “polite cousins of segregation,” in the words of Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. Last year the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called for a moratoriumRead More