June 03, 2022

IBM Forms Partnership with Clark Atlanta University U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Specialisterne Foundation and Other HBCUs to Tackle Talent Shortage in Cybersecurity Crisis

By Clark Atlanta University Clark Atlanta University is one six Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) selected as part of new education initiatives with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Specialisterne Foundation, to provide no-cost STEM job training to U.S. military veterans, neurodivergent learners worldwide, and university students from underrepresented communities in the U.S. These collaborations underscore IBM’s focus

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Fisk Tabs Former University of Memphis Star Crawford as Their Next Women’s Basketball Coach

By Fisk University Fisk University held a a press conference introducing Victoria Crawford as their new coach for women’s basketball. Crawford, a Birmingham, Alabama native will take over a program that went 9-19 overall for last season. Crawford comes to Fisk from Lincoln (IL.) College, Lincoln announced that the school will cease operations after this

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More police isn’t the answer after Texas shooting, experts say

By Char Adams The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in Texas has its own police department, complete with four officers, a detective and security staff who patrol the campus and its entrances. This didn’t prevent a gunman from killing 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School last week. Despite this inability to stop the shooter’s hour-long

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Why 7 colleges are turning to course sharing to better serve students

By Chris Burt A consortium of HBCUs and MSIs will get more opportunities to retain students, build enrollment and offer new courses. Last winter, a pair of Historically Black Colleges and Universities embarked on a course-sharing initiative for students to keep them on paths to completion. Benedict College’s agreement with Dillard University worked so well—80% of students

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Saint Augustine’s University Appoints Former NFL Standout as Dean of Exercise Science and Collegiate Athletics

Courtesy of Saint Augustine’s University Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) appoints Dr. J. Lin Dawson as its Dean of Exercise Science and Collegiate Athletics. In this role, Dr. Dawson will use his 30 years of experience in collegiate athletics to advance the student experience in exercise science at Saint Augustine’s University. Dr. Dawson previously served as

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Why Corporate America’s Investment In HBCU Students Can’t Stop Now

By Donovan Dooley After the police murder of George Floyd sparked one of the most significant racial awakenings in this country’s history, major companies responded in part by pouring tens of billions of dollars into fighting racial inequality. Approximately 24 months later, that momentum has seemingly slowed significantly. While it’s become abundantly clear that the monetary commitment

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UNCF summit exposes HBCU students to inside look at Silicon Valley

By Gregory Clay Rules of engagement: 10 teams. Five to six members per team. Four-and-a-half minutes to state your case. Students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) doing the stating. Slide shows. Power Point packages. Video visuals. And the most important: the vocal presentations from the students themselves. Because the right voice and tone

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“What Does That Mean for My Grandparents?” TSU Student and New York Native, Professors Reflect on Fatal Buffalo Attack, Black Mental Health

By Alexis Clark More than 700 miles away from Tennessee State University, the 198th mass shooting of 2022 in Buffalo, New York, has impacted communities across the country. TSU psychology and history experts and an incoming student from New York said the attack was extremely personal. Incoming freshman Michkayla Lewis, who starts classes at TSU in the

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Claflin University and London Metropolitan University Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Launch History Academic Partnership

Courtesy of CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY Claflin University and London Metropolitan University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday (May 26) to launch a historic academic partnership that will provide international study, teaching, and research opportunities for students, faculty, and staff at both institutions. Claflin President Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack and London Metropolitan University Vice-Chancellor Lynn

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