May 31, 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’s inauguration was limited at a Florida school. Miami-Dade County Public Schools moved “The Hill We Climb” 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