December 08, 2021

Fayetteville State University Designated the First Purple Heart University in University of North Carolina System

By Fayetteville State University, The Military Order of the Purple Heart has designated Fayetteville State University (FSU) a Purple Heart University, making FSU the first university in the University of North Carolina System to receive the honor. The Purple Heart University designation is in recognition of FSU’s history of supporting veterans and their families. The


Xavier Physician Assistant Program Student Receives Scholarship from HRSNA

Courtesy of Xavier University, Samuel Ramirez (‘23), a first-year student in Xavier’s Physician Assistant program, was recently selected as a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship recipient. In return for the scholarship award, scholars commit to providing primary care health services to underserved communities. The program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration


Jackson State business students advance to national Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition

By Jackson State University A team of Jackson State University (JSU) College of Business students were recently named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case competition. The students, Camryn Gaines, Jayla Manor, Jessica Tate and Ashanti Campbell, competed virtually with nearly 200 other students and faculty, representing more than 40 colleges and universities. “I


FAMU SOAHS Announces $1.5M Partnership with HCA Healthcare

By Florida A&M University, Donation will include scholarships and internships to strengthen pathways to management careers for students in the School of Allied Health Sciences. HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading health care providers, announced Thursday, December 2, that it will donate $1.5 million to Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Allied Health


Protests held at Boise State after professor says at conference that men, not women, should be recruited into fields like medicine and law

By Jenn Selva and Amy Simonson, Hundreds of protestors demonstrated at Boise State University in Idaho over the weekend following comments made at a conference by a professor who said men should be prioritized for fields of study such as engineering, medicine and law. BSU political science professor Scott Yenor made disparaging remarks about women and spoke critically

Actor Jussie Smollett (C) arrives at court for a hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., July 14, 2021. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Closing arguments set for today in Jussie Smollett’s trial for alleged hoax attack

By Omar Jimenez, Bill Kirkos, Eric Levenson and Steve Almasy, Closing arguments are set to take place Wednesday in Jussie Smollett’s trial, a day after the former “Empire” actor took the stand to rebut allegations that he staged a hoax hate crime and lied to police about it in January 2019. Smollett, 39, has pleaded not guilty to

US President Joe Biden (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a US-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva on June 16, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Biden told Putin that ‘things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now’ if Russia escalates in Ukraine, top adviser says

By Maegan Vazquez, The White House says President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the United States is prepared to launch strong economic measures should Russia invade Ukraine — signaling that these new measures would pack a bigger punch than the sanctions issued in 2014 that failed to stop Russia from occupying Crimea. “I will look

Emmanuel Ellerbee launched a nonprofit aimed to set up young student-athletes for life after the gam

Houston NFL player launches nonprofit to help expose student-athletes to careers in STEM

By Carolina Olivares, There comes a time when athletes have to hang up the cleats. A Houston native, in his fourth season in the NFL, launched a nonprofit aimed to set up young student-athletes for life after the game. “The most important thing for you to have is your mind, and your mind is something

A health worker prepares doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Cape Flats Development Association (CAFDA) in the Egoli township of Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. South African scientists were last week the first to identify the new variant now known as omicron, and while symptoms have been described as mild, the exact risk from the new strain is still uncertain. Photographer: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Omicron coronavirus variant partly evades Pfizer vaccine’s protection, study shows

By Maggie Fox, The Omicron coronavirus variant partly escapes the protection offered by the Pfizer vaccine, but people who have been previously infected and then vaccinated are likely to be well protected, researchers working in South Africa reported Tuesday. Boosters are also likely to protect people, Alex Sigal of the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, who

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: The Capitol dome is seen early Wednesday morning before Amb. William Taylor And Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent testify at the first public impeachment hearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill November 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. In the first public impeachment hearings in more than two decades, House Democrats are trying to build a case that President Donald Trump committed extortion, bribery or coercion by trying to enlist Ukraine to investigate his political rival in exchange for military aide and a White House meeting that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky sought with Trump. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

House passes bill authorizing $770 billion in Pentagon funding and setting Defense policy

By Ellie Kaufman and Annie Grayer, The National Defense Authorization Act, the annual must-pass legislation that sets the policy agenda and authorizes almost $770 billion in funding for the Department of Defense, passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday night. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it will likely be voted on later this