November 05, 2021

National Science Foundation Awards $499,500 to Grambling State University

Courtesy of Grambling University,  The National Science Foundation has awarded a $499,500 grant to Grambling State University. The Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies will use the funding for a project titled “iMed-Sec: Exploring Hardware-Assisted Solutions for Energy-Efficient Low-Overhead Security and Privacy for the Internet-of-Medical-Things”.  The project will address the security concerns of physical devices that are


Knight Foundation’s $1.5M Grant Helps Transform New FAMU Performing Arts Amphitheater Into 21st Century Tech-Forward Student Hub

By Florida A&M University Newsroom, The Will Packer Performing Arts Amphitheater will be part of the newly named Knight Foundation Plaza on FAMU’s Tallahassee campus. Knight’s latest FAMU investment continues its ongoing support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and equitable public spaces.​​ Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced during its Homecoming celebration today that


Manufacture Alabama launches Girls Learning About Manufacturing on Manufacturing Day

By Bishop State Community College, Manufacture Alabama is excited to announce the launch of Girls Learning About Manufacturing (GLAM), a program designed to create interest in manufacturing careers amongst the next generation of women in the workforce. In conjunction with the Alabama Community College System, WiM Alabama, and member companies throughout the state, Manufacture Alabama

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2021. - America marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday with solemn ceremonies given added poignancy by the recent chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and return to power of the Taliban. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Harris to announce Biden administration’s first meeting of the National Space Council

By Kristin Fisher, Six months after being tapped to lead the White House’s National Space Council, Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the council’s first meeting of the Biden administration during a visit Friday to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The meeting will be held on December 1, according to a White House official,


Langston University To Clear $4.6 Million in Balances For Students Enrolled in a ‘Pandemic Semester’ to Zero

By Christina Gray,  Langston University students and graduates have received life-changing news in a letter from President Kent J. Smith, Jr. Today, the University announced that it will clear student account balances for students enrolled in the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters through the support of the HEERF

An empty classroom at a Catholic elementary school in Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Schools in just 15 districts will fully reopen for instruction this fall as the majority of Massachusetts school districts plan to welcome students back to school part-time or not at all, according to state data. Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hotly contested elections shake up local school boards

By Katie Lobosco, After a year of contentious debates over mask mandates, social distancing rules and curriculums regarding race, new candidates challenged incumbent school board members Tuesday in elections across the country. Usually elected and unpaid, members of school boards found themselves on the front line of Covid politics and culture wars. Protests have erupted, shining a national

CENTRAL FALLS - DECEMBER 30: Volunteers prepared doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at Forand Manor in Central Falls, RI on December 30, 2020. As part of the first phase of the state vaccination program, the vaccine was administered for the first time at Forand Manor, one of two high rises run by the Central Falls Housing Authority. (Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Moderna warns its Covid vaccine shipments are falling short. Stock plunges

By Chris Isidore, Moderna fell short of profit and sales expectations for the third quarter, and the Covid vaccine maker warned that its full year shipments of the vaccine will not meet its forecasts. Shares of Moderna plunged nearly 20% at their low point of the day Thursday and closed down 18% for the day.

A member of the National Guard prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena drive-thru facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. The Louisiana Department of Health reported an increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases by 8,296 on Monday. Photographer: Bryan Tarnowski/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Some companies and states are fighting Biden’s employer vaccine mandate. But local efforts show mandates can work

By Travis Caldwell, With the Biden administration’s new timeline for mandating vaccinations or weekly testing for those working at private businesses with 100 or more employees, critics in the public and private sectors are quickly positioning themselves against the measure. The rules, long-anticipated in an effort to get further ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic that has now killed more


More than $4 Million in New Money Designated to Establish Academic Opportunities for Hampton University Students

Courtesy of Hampton University, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey’s contributions as a true transformational leader in the world of education and beyond are demonstrated by the greater level of access to education he created for students through his business acumen. One such example is the marvelous growth in the amount of scholarship funds

BRUNSWICK, GA - OCTOBER 18: A demonstrator holds a sign at the Glynn County Courthouse as jury selection begins in the trial of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery on October 18, 2021 in Brunswick, Georgia. Three white men are accused of chasing down and murdering Arbery in southeastern Georgia last year. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

With a jury now in place, the murder trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins today

By Christina Maxouris, The trial for the three White men charged in the killing of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery is set to begin Friday morning, again drawing the nation’s attention to the small-town Georgia case in which race has continued to be a central factor. Jurors — 11 White and one Black — selected in a long and grueling process will