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|Albany State students protest to keep HBCU status in mission statementBy: Janel DavisMarch 11, 2016Students at Albany State University are upset that a new statement lacks any reference to Albany State’s status as an historically black college or university. Protesting students wore all black and left a meeting discussing the change at the same time.
The new mission statement, approved this week by the state’s Board of Regents, is part of a merger between Albany State and Darton State College. Read More >
H.E.L.F. Serves to Enhance HBCU LeadershipBy: Autumn A. ArnettJanuary 11, 2016A new organization dedicated to preservation and future vitality of Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as sharing ideas about the future of the institutions was founded this month. Read More >
My Sister's Keeper Helps HBCU Women Find Their VoicesBy: Andrea King CollierJanuary 22, 2016When you hear the words reproductive justice, combined with college campus, you might think it is a move to make affordable birth control and abortion services available. But at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Spelman College in Atlanta, thanks to the Black Women's Health Imperative's My Sister's Keeper, it means so much more. Read More >
22-Year-Old HBCU Grad Makes History Earning Ph.DBy: BlackEnterprise.comJanuary 21, 2016Delaware State University made history during its Dec. 20 commencement ceremony when it conferred a Ph.D. on its youngest-ever doctoral candidate. Jalaal A. Hayes, a 22-year-old resident of Philadelphia, proudly received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in applied chemistry. In June 2015 he successfully defended his dissertation, “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies of Alkali Metal Doped-Lithium Amide-Magnesium Hydride Hydrogen Storage System.” Read More >
Sanders Kicks Off HBCU Tour in South CarolinaBy: Michael CottmanJanuary 16, 2016Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking his message of income inequality and criminal justice reform directly to a critical voting bloc he hopes will embrace his presidential candidacy: Black college students. To win over black voters in upcoming presidential contests, Sanders, the self-described socialist candidate, is touring Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and talking face-to-face with black college students. Read More >