December 07, 2021

Covid-19 Omicron Variant Poses ‘Great Concern,’ TSU Public Health Expert Says

By Lucas Freeman A Tennessee State University public health expert calls the COVID-19 omicron variant “one of great concern,” and is applauding the U.S. government’s quick response in imposing travel restrictions on people coming in from southern African, where the variant was first detected. The Biden administration is going even further by requiring all Americans


Del State Expands its Physical Presence in Dover & Wilmington

Courtesy of Delaware State University Within the course of the last few months, Delaware State University has expanded its reach and footprint with the historic acquisition of Wesley College near Downtown Dover and a donation gift of the Capital One Building in Wilmington. These additions add to the already existing main Del State Campus; the Barros


Heisman Trophy finalists announced, winner to be awarded Saturday

By Travis Caldwell and Amir Vera, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young were announced Monday as the four finalists in the running for college football’s top individual award, the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Ballots provided to 927 media members and former Heisman winners asked


Assistant Professor Farhana Ferdous Awarded HistoryMakers 2021 Faculty Innovation in Pedagogy and Teaching Fellowship

Written By the Howard University Newsroom, Howard University architecture assistant professor Farhana Ferdous was recently awarded the HistoryMakers 2021 Faculty Innovations in Pedagogy and Teaching Fellowship for her course, “Health and Design in Segregated Landscape.” The HistoryMakers Faculty Innovations in Pedagogy and Teaching Fellowship is designed to foster classroom innovation and teaching and to diversify curricula while

WASHINGTON, D.C. - APRIL 19, 2018: The U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., is the seat of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Judicial Branch of government. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Biden Supreme Court commission’s draft report details ‘profound’ disagreement over adding seats to bench

By Ariane de Vogue and Paul LeBlanc, A controversial commission set up by President Joe Biden to explore changes to the US Supreme Court concluded in a draft final report Monday that there was “profound” disagreement over whether to add more seats to the bench but suggested more consensus for term limits for the justices without taking

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo addresses the media regarding the proposed charter amendment that would replace the police department, during a new conference at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure included George Floyd’s murder, will retire in January

By Amir Vera, Carma Hassan and Michelle Watson Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure will be remembered for his handling of the George Floyd murder investigation, announced Monday that he will retire in mid-January. “After much personal reflection and thoughtful discussions with my family and Mayor Frey, I have made the decision that I will not


Grambling State University Becomes First HBCU to Partner with Skilltype

Courtesy of Grambling State University The Grambling State University Digital Library and Learning Commons has partnered with Skilltype to modernize talent and organizational development at the 120-year old institution. Launched in 2020 in response to the shift to remote work and online conferences, Skilltype enables personalized professional development for Grambling’s employees while producing real-time talent


Harris to mark Maternal Health Day of Action at White House summit

By Jasmine Wright and Jacqueline Howard, Vice President Kamala Harris will mark the White House’s first ever Maternal Health Day of Action on Tuesday when she hosts a summit with lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries and celebrities, a White House official said. At the summit, Harris will issue a nationwide call to action to the private and public