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April 26, 2024 - HBCU News

April 26, 2024

"Student Loan Debt Forgiveness" written on a chalk board with a piece of broken chalk and an eraser resting next to it.

Biden Admin Forgives $1.2B in Student Loan Debt Through SAVE Plan

By Matthew Arrojas Borrowers enrolled in the newest income-driven repayment (IDR) plan will see over $1 billion in student loan forgiveness. The Department of Education (ED) will soon discharge $1.2 billion in federal student loan debt for borrowers enrolled in the new Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan, which creates low monthly payments for borrowers. Under


South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus Hosts Third Annual HBCU Day At State House: ‘ We’re Here To Make A Difference’

By Kira Allesandrini The South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus hosted its third annual HBCU Day at the state house on Tuesday. The event, which was signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster in 2022, is celebrated on the third Tuesday of February. Students and government officials gathered to celebrate Black excellence and discuss the unique set of


FAMU SJGC Students Selected for Knight Science Journalism Program

By Andrew Skerritt Two students from Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) have been selected for the inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Science Journalism Fellowship launched by the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT. Jonathan Charles, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism from Broward County, Fla, and Skylar Rowley,


Howard University and Johns Hopkins University to Host Inaugural Neuroscience ‘Seedling Summit’

By Sholnn Z. Freeman The NeuroTech Harbor (NTH), a partnership between Howard University and Johns Hopkins University, and the Center for Innovative NeuroTech Advancement at Massachusetts General Hospital have announced the inaugural “Seedling Summit” on Thursday, May 9. The Seedling Summit will showcase new technologies meant to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases like stroke, Alzheimer’s, and substance abuse. The technologies were developed through


Former NBA All-Star resigns from HBCU coaching job

By Tolly Carr Kenny Anderson, a dynamic point guard during his days at Georgia Tech and in the NBA, has resigned from his head coaching job at Fisk University, an HBCU in Tennessee. Anderson announced his decision on Friday and shared it with the world via social media. “I will enjoy my life, but I will


Virginia House Speaker To Keynote Norfolk State University’s Spring Commencement

Courtesy of Norfolk State University Del. Don Scott (D-88th District), who became the first Black House speaker in the Virginia Legislature’s 400-year history, will deliver the keynote address to nearly 600 graduating students at Norfolk State University’s Commencement Ceremony. The 112th Commencement is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2024, at William “Dick” Price