January 2024

Bust of George Washington on the campus of George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (Photo by: Robert Knopes/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

George Washington University Settles COVID Lawsuit for $5.4 Million

By Liam Knox George Washington University has reached a $5.4 million settlement with former students who allege the institution broke its contract with them when it abruptly switched to online-only classes at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. A district judge in Washington, D.C., approved the settlement Wednesday. The four student plaintiffs will receive $10,000 each, and

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Chicago State University’s president is on a mission to get more Black Chicagoans college degrees

Courtesy of Chicago State University College enrollment for Black students in Illinois has dropped more than a third since 2010, according to the Illinois Board of Higher Education. This decline at two- and four-year colleges comes on the heels of rising tuition costs and student debt. Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka ‚ÄúZ‚ÄĚ Scott is on

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Howard University Announces Recipients of the 2024 Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement Awards

Written By Howard Newsroom Staff Howard University today announced that Suzanne Marie Randolph Cunningham, Ph.D., and Andrae Townsel, Ed.D. are the recipients of the 2024 Alumni Award for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement. The honorees will be presented with their awards at the 100th Charter Day Dinner on Saturday, March 2 at the Marriott Marquis. First presented

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Black Lawmakers Initiate Lost Funding Repayment For University Of Maryland Eastern Shore

By Quintessa Williams The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland wants to ensure the state’s lone land-grant Historically Black University, the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, is fully funded every year going forward. It comes after the Biden Administration found that 19 public land grant HBCUs were underfunded for three decades by their respective states by $12.6-billion. Maryland-Eastern Shore is one of

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TSU Honors Students Win National HBCU Research Competition

Written By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University Honors students are champions once again, securing the first and second places in scholarly research at the National Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) Conference for the second consecutive year. The 32nd annual NAAAHP conference took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during the fall semester, where TSU

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N.C. A&T To Celebrate 64th Anniversary A&T Four’s Historic Sit-In

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University community will gather once again Feb. 1 to celebrate the remarkable legacy of four A&T freshmen who electrified the civil rights movement in 1960 with their courageous sit-in at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth‚Äôs lunch counter ‚Äď an event that served

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FSU School of Social Work Professors Awarded $55,000 To Improve Education on HIV/AIDS Public Services

Courtesy of Fayetteville State University Two Fayetteville State University faculty members in the School of Social Work were awarded a $55,000 grant to develop simulation-based skills lab and four-week curriculum enhancing the awareness and education of social work students serving communities impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Associate Professor Erica Campbell, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Michelle

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McLemore emphasizes leadership during Jackson State University’s 56th Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

By Anthony Howard The Jackson State University 56th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Convocation was held in the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium on January 19, 2024. Despite the cold weather, attendees braved the elements to unite for one of the nation’s oldest celebrations of King’s life. During his welcome remarks, JSU President Marcus Thompson,

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Coppin State Receives Grant from T. Rowe Price Foundation

Courtesy of Coppin State University ¬†Coppin State University announces its selection as one of eight recipients of the T. Rowe Price Foundation’s impact grants. The foundation has committed a total of $2.25 million to foster growth in the nonprofit community in Baltimore. Over the next three years, Coppin State will be granted a total of

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