October 2023

Revitalized NCCU Art Museum Reopens with Ernie Barnes Exhibit, Nov. 3

By Quiana Shepard North Carolina Central University (NCCU)¬†announces the grand reopening of its newly- renovated¬†NCCU Art Museum, with a significant exhibition entitled “Celebrating Ernie Barnes: A Homecoming,” which will be displayed from Thursday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Distinguished NCCU alumnus¬†Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. attended then-called North Carolina College (N.C.C.) at Durham (1956-60)

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Texas Voters Weigh in on Proposed Constitutional Amendments in UH-TSU Survey

Written by Texas Southern University From expanding state parks and high-speed internet access to authorizing property tax relief and financing natural gas electric generating plants, a new survey suggests Texas voters are poised to approve some of the highest-profile proposed amendments to the state constitution. The survey from the Hobby School of Public Affairs at

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VSU Students Selected To Participate In A NASA Competition

Courtesy of Virginia State University For the first time in the history of Virginia State University, a team of students has been invited to participate in the 2023-2024 NASA Student Launch Challenge. The Trojan Takeoff Team will compete against 48 teams from universities nationwide in one of the most prestigious rocketry competitions in the country.

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HU Awarded a $1.7M Grant from the Simons Foundation to Help Develop a New Stellarator Experiment Group to Advance Research in Fusion Plasma Science

Written By Hampton University Hampton University has been awarded a $1.76M grant from the Simons Foundation to help develop a new Stellarator Experiment Group to advance research in Fusion Plasma Science. The grant is focused on undergraduate and graduate education to engage underrepresented students, scientists, and engineers in research of worldwide importance, in collaboration with

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Claflin University Scholar Establishes W.H.I.S.P.E.R. Program To Support Women Education Majors

Courtesy of Claflin University Jordan Pritcher is a senior early education major who embodies what defines a ‚Äúvisionary leader‚ÄĚ at Claflin University. Pritcher is a senior early education administration major from Savannah, Ga. She is also the founder and president of Women Heroically Inspiring Students Professionally Educationally and Respectfully (W.H.I.S.P.E.R.), the first student organization exclusively

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Dr. Juan McGruder to lead Meharry institutional advancement team

Courtesy of Meharry Medical College Juan McGruder, Ph.D., has been appointed as senior vice president of institutional advancement at Meharry Medical College. McGruder will be responsible for driving development initiatives for the College, including expanding strategic partnerships to advance equity in health care and improve care for the underserved. With more than 25 years of

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Tuskegee University Welcomed Families for an Enriching Parents Weekend

Written by Tuskegee University Parents and family members of Tuskegee University students were on campus last weekend for the annual Parents’ Weekend 2023 ‚Äď “Celebrating Tuskegee University Golden Tigers ‚Äď Head, Heart, and Hand.” The festive weekend included interactive workshops, enlightening seminars, and opportunities to connect with key individuals who play a pivotal role in

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