February 20, 2024

Republicans work to recruit female and minority candidates even as they criticize diversity programs

House Republicans are critical of diversity and inclusion programs within the federal government and elsewhere, but they see recruiting women and minority candidates, along with veterans, as key to expanding their slim majority in November. Rep. Richard Hudson, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, recently listed for reporters a slew of candidates that he

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The lose-lose decision on the SAT

Opinion by Jill Filipovic Starting next year, Dartmouth College will reinstate its policy of requiring applicants to submit their SAT or ACT scores along with their admissions packages. It’s the first Ivy League school to do so, after many elite colleges and universities dropped the SAT requirement during the Covid-19 pandemic, due to a combination of student difficulties taking

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Tennessee State University’s College of AG Hosts USDA Forest Service HBCU Research Summit

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture hosted the USDA Forest Service-Southern Research Station HBCU Research Summit earlier this week, commemorating 30 years of research, partnership, and collaboration among the USDA, Southern Research Station (SRS), and HBCUs engaged in agricultural research. The 2024 SRS-HBCU Programs Summit welcomed USDA Undersecretary Homer Wilkes as a

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Tougaloo College Alum Becomes Highest-Ranking Black Woman In Coast Guard’s 233 Year History

By Quintessa Williams There’s nothing like Black History in the making. From girl scout to coast guard, come this April, Captain Zeita Merchant, Tougaloo College alum, will rock a new uniform as she steps into the rank of admiral, –the first Black woman to achieve this title in the Coast Guard’s 233-year history. The Jackson, Mississippi native promises

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Jackson State University ranks #67 in national rankings for best online bachelor’s programs

Written By Aron Smith Jackson State University has achieved a significant milestone by securing the 67th position in the reputable  U.S. News and World Report’s best online bachelor’s programs category. This notable accomplishment reflects a remarkable advancement from the program’s previous ranking of 113, solidifying its standing among 337 accredited online colleges and universities. “I believe

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Texas Southern University College Of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Graduates Exceed National and State Passage Rate on Licensure Exam

Written By Texas Southern University Graduates of Texas Southern University’s Joan M. Lafleur College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) class of 2023 outperformed the state and national first-attempt passage rate on the pharmacy licensure exam (NAPLEX¼). TSU graduates earned an 84 percent passage rate, exceeding the national rate of 77.5 percent and the state

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