May 2024 - Page 2

Biden and Harris make a rare joint campaign appearance to shore up Black voters’ support

By Mike Memoli and Lauren Mayk  Preparing for a new phase of the campaign as Donald Trump’s criminal trial nears the end, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will make a rare joint campaign appearance here Wednesday to shore up a critical constituency in a critical state: Black voters in Pennsylvania. The Democratic ticket will be

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Spelman College Student Recognized for Exemplary Community Commitment

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College student Aaniyah Jarrette, C’2026, has been named a 2024-2025 Newman Civic Fellow. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program that recognizes students who stand out for their leadership potential and commitment to creating positive community change. Each year, Campus Contact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working

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For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige

By Derene Miller Tales of talented black students on majority-white campuses running through a racial gauntlet that has them questioning their brilliance, abilities and place are familiar to parents like me who have a college-bound child at home. The trauma that sometimes comes with being a black student at predominately white institutions is tangible. In

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‘A Different World’ cast reunites as HBCUs see a new peak in admissions

By Trymaine Lee Interest in historically Black colleges and universities is surging. For example, Howard University, among the nation’s top HBCUs, received a record 37,000 applications for its upcoming freshman class. But this isn’t the first time Black colleges have seen a spike in interest. Though HBCU enrollment increased more than 25% between 1976 and 1994, according to

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Confusion at Graduation Ceremony on Howard Campus

Last week was challenging for officials¬†at ‚ÄúThe Mecca‚ÄĚ of HBCUs. The administration had been busy at the start of the school year trying to calm nerves¬†over violent incidents¬†on and near campus, only to have a student¬†pistol-whipped and robbed¬†during the holidays. And as¬†fury over student housing conditions faded, fresh controversy exploded, forcing the university to make

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NCAT Student Who Fell Victim To Zelle Scam Testifies In Congressional Hearing

By Quintessa Williams New details about a Troubleshooter investigation into a scam targeting college and high school students looking to earn extra money. The ABC11 Troubleshooter story got the attention of lawmakers, and now is leading to action in our nation’s capital. The story involved Ariana Duval, a rising senior at NC A&T University. She was asked to

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HBCUs get historic funding from Biden administration. How has $16 billion been spent?

By Sara Chernikoff The Biden administration recently announced that it has invested a record $16 billion in historically Black colleges and universities over the past three years. The administration announced the record investment on Thursday ahead of Biden’s commencement speech on¬†Sunday at Morehouse College,¬†one of the country’s¬†most revered African American academic institutions. “These¬†historic funding levels¬†demonstrate

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A mega-gift for an HBCU college fell through. Here’s what happened ‚ÄĒ and what’s next

By Bill Chappel Transformative financial donations don’t come along often in higher education. So when a donor promised a $237.75 million gift to Florida A&M University, school officials were understandably excited. The donor was Gregory Gerami, a 30-year-old businessman from Texas who said he wanted to make sure the historically Black school’s windfall would help

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This year’s Howard University hosts the largest class of graduates

By Amber D. Dodd Anabelle Jules and Christopher Derival are among the record number of graduates whose degrees were conferred during Howard University’s 156th Commencement in Capital One Arena Saturday morning. The Class of 2024 is the largest graduation class in the institution’s history with 2,508 degrees conferred during the ceremony. Jules and Derival wore

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