May 2023

Alumnus Henry E. Frye To Receive Inaugural TBJ Leaders In Diversity Legacy Award

By Jackie Torok Henry E. Frye ’53, one of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s most distinguished alumni, is being honored by Triad Business Journal (TBJ) with its inaugural Leaders in Diversity Legacy Award. Frye will receive the award June 21 at his alma mater during the publication’s third annual Leaders in Diversity event a little


At many HBCUs, just 1 in 3 students are men. Here’s why that matters.

By Naomi Harris There’s a dearth of men at many of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities. Whether it’s sociology at Claflin University or media law at North Carolina Central University, sometimes there are few to no men in the classes. The faces of the marching bands at places like Howard University are overwhelmingly

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS

Florida school limits access to Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem and other books after parent’s complaint

By¬†Dennis Romero Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, spoke out Tuesday against what she described as a book ban after access to the poem she recited at President Joe Biden‚Äôs inauguration was limited at a Florida school. Miami-Dade County Public Schools moved¬†‚ÄúThe Hill We Climb‚Ä̬†to the middle school section of the library


Hewlett Foundation Announces Major Effort Funding Cyber Policy Studies at Institutions Serving Diverse Student Populations

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College announced a $5 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The grant is one of four from the Foundation totaling more than $20 million to academic institutions that historically serve diverse student populations to support the launch and expansion of interdisciplinary cyber policy programs. The grants, which


Bowie State and Coast Guard Strengthen Partnership With Scholarship

By David Thompson Bowie State University solidified its relationship with the United States Coast Guard during a ceremony at the Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing during which President Aminta H. Breaux and Vice Admiral Peter Gautier signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to continue the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) Executive Champion Scholarship Program at


CAHASS Celebrates Outstanding Achievements Of Students, Faculty

By Markita C. Rowe North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) recognized students and faculty recently during its Virtual Awards Ceremony, where six outstanding students of the year were recognized. Five faculty members of the college also were honored for excellence in teaching, research, leadership and advising. “We

FILE - Activists demonstrate as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on a pair of cases that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, in Washington, Oct. 31, 2022. As the Supreme Court decides the fate of affirmative action, most Americans say the court should allow consideration of race as part of the admissions process, yet few believe students' race should play a significant role in decisions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

With affirmative action on the line, colleges consider changes to the admissions process

In 1998, the year a voter-approved measure barring the use of race-conscious admissions policies for public colleges and universities in California took effect, the percentage of Black, Hispanic and Native American students admitted at two of the state’s elite public schools plummeted by more than 50%. Those figures for UCLA and the University of California,


TSU Anticipates Hundreds of New Students Following First Freshman Orientation

By Emmanuel Freeman Nearly 150 first-time freshmen recently attended orientation to learn more about the ‚ÄúLand of Golden Sunshine.‚ÄĚ The May 19 orientation was the first of several sessions Tennessee State University will hold to introduce new, incoming, and transfer students to campus academics and life at the university.¬†¬†Financial aid information, career development opportunities, student

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