May 17, 2024

Data Science and Analytics Symposium, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Data Science and Analytics Symposium Emphasizes Diversity

Courtesy of Bowie State University Each day more solutions to address complex societal issues are being addressed using data science and analytics according to experts who presented information at Bowie State University’s 3rd Annual Data Science and Analytics Symposium. Students and other symposium attendees learned how AI, data science and analytics continue to transform how we


Dr. Maisha Standifer Addresses Health Disparities Among Black Women and Vulnerable Communities

By Hunter Gilmore Health disparities continue to plague marginalized communities across the United States. Narrow into the southern region of the country and jarring statistics persist to paint a jarring picture of what is happening in our communities, and it’s not being amplified enough. Black women are disproportionately affected by issues such as HIV/AIDS. According


Phylicia Rashad Is Stepping Down As Howard University’s College of Fine Arts Dean After 3 Years

By Aria Bell Phylicia Rashad has fulfilled her agreement with Howard University as the Dean of the institution’s College of Fine Arts following the spring commencement ceremony. Three years ago, Rashad helped to revive the fine arts program she was once a part of by stepping into the role of dean. Initially, the Houston native was unsure if she could fully


Chicago teen who started college at 10 earns doctorate degree at 17

Courtesy of Arizona State University Dorothy Jean Tillman II’s participation in Arizona State University’s May 6 commencement was the latest step on a higher-education journey the Chicago teen started when she took her first college course at age 10. In between came associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. When Tillman successfully defended her dissertation in December,


White House Official Meets With Morehouse College Ahead Of President Biden’s Commencement Speech

By Quintessa Williams A senior White House official met with a small group of students and faculty at Morehouse College on Friday, amid some objections on campus to having President Joe Biden deliver the commencement address there this weekend, according to a White House official and a Morehouse administration official. During the meeting with Steve Benjamin, who


West Virginia Drops FAFSA Requirement for State Financial Aid, Declares State of Emergency

By Mattheew Arrojas Students in West Virginia won’t have to submit a FAFSA form to qualify for some state financial aid programs due to a recent executive order. Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican serving as governor since 2017,¬†declared a state of emergency¬†in late April. The declaration allowed the governor to temporarily suspend the state’s requirement