May 09, 2024

Florida A&M University Receives Historic $237 Million Donation

By Quintessa Williams On Saturday, a pioneering farming organization, The Issac Batterson 7th Family Trust, and their CEO, Gregory Gerami, made a monumental contribution to Florida A&M’s resources. The organization gifted a staggering $237.75 million award to FAMU’s Foundation, more than double the university’s total endowment of $121 million. This donation is also the largest single donation ever made to

More

Howard University Receives $1M Gift To Expand Its Mechanical Engineering Program

By Brandee Sanders From pioneering physicist George Alcorn to trailblazing engineer Camille Wardrop Alleyne, Howard University has a legacy of nurturing generations of STEM innovators. The Washington, D.C.-based historically Black university will be able to elevate and expand its efforts to empower budding mechanical engineers through a $1 million gift from Autodesk Inc. The endowment is historic

More

Biden Admin Launches $50M FAFSA Completion Initiative

By Matthew Arojas The Department of Education (ED) launched a multimillion-dollar effort to increase the number of FAFSAs completed before the next academic year. ED announced Monday that it would invest $50 million over the coming months as part of its FAFSA Student Support Strategy. The program will provide grants so organizations can offer extended resources to

More

Bakersfield Memorial Announces Medical Residency Program Will Start in July 2025

By John Cox, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital joined representatives of Atlanta’s¬†Morehouse School of Medicine¬†on Tuesday to celebrate plans for launching a medical residency program that next year will accept 10 internal medicine residents then gradually expand over time. The luncheon and presentations at Martin Luther King Community Center on South Owens Street followed the program’s approval

More

Alabama A&M Wants To Buy The Closing Birmingham-Southern College For The Campus Of Its Branch In The City

By Kyra Alessandrini Alabama A&M University wants to purchase the campus of Birmingham-Southern College after it closes its doors on May 31. BSC, a private liberal arts college that opened 168 years ago, failed to obtain a loan from the state Legislature, which would have allowed it to remain open. “Birmingham-Southern College is having conversations with several interested

More

Morgan State University Achieves Record High for Single Year Patents Awarded, Topping All HBCUs Nationwide

Written By Morgan State University Morgan State University (MSU) has set a record among all Historically Black College Universities (HBCUs) by obtaining the highest number of patent awards in a calendar year. In 2023, MSU secured 13 patents, surpassing the previous HBCU record of 11. This accomplishment results from the university’s rapid growth in innovation

More