A coalition of more than 150 black colleges and universities – including three in the Atlanta University Center – are fighting to persuade Congress and its deficit-reducing “Super Committee” not to cut $85 million or more in federal funding for the colleges and their students.
A coalition of more than 100 colleges and universities are fighting to persuade Congress and the special supercommittee not to cut $85 million or more in federal funding. The coalition consists of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
In between his many speaking engagements and meetings, FAMU President James Ammons still finds time to get his hair cut in the Student Union barbershop or eat in the Cafeteria to interact with the student body.
Source: William Reed, NNPA, BlackVoiceNews.com (NNPA)–To this point, the economic growth leader of the 21st century is the wireless communications industry. Millions of people regularly use cellular phones. With today’s cell phone, you can talk to anyone on the planet. Inside your cell phone are: a compact speaker, microphone, keyboard, display screen, and a powerful […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The role that HBCUs will be expected to play in the Obama administration’s “2020 Goal” is on the map — a new Google map, to be precise.
Upon arriving at Fayetteville State University, the class of 2015 was greeting with the theme, “Operation Graduation.” An attribution to FSU’s updated efforts to improve low graduation rates, the theme also resonates with the national historically black college and university (HBCU) atmosphere.
In recent years, the image of the HBCUs has faded, as budget cuts, aging buildings and failing infrastructures, not to mention the preference of many students to attend other colleges and universities, have undercut the once vital role many of these schools played in educating and uplifting the black community.
HBCUs enroll approximately 370,000 students and graduate a significant share of all African Americans receiving a degree. Of the nation’s 7,000 colleges, only 105 are HBCUs. Yet, HBCUs produce 23 percent of all black’s receiving bachelor’s degree, 13 percent of all master’s degree, and 20 percent of all professional degrees (doctors, attorneys, PhDs).
When the more than 1,000 Clark Atlanta University (CAU) freshmen take the induction oath Tuesday, Aug. 23, five Booker T. Washington High School juniors will join them. These students are the first participants in CAU’s Early College Partnership, a new program designed by the university’s Community Educational Network and Outreach Initiative to support college-bound students.
Ambitious TV exec has enlisted the help of Congressional Black Caucus members to bring HBCUs to the small screen.