June 10, 2024

UAPB Students Experience Entrepreneurial Mindset Summit in Atlanta

Courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff The HBCU/MI Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Summit in Atlanta is a significant initiative aimed at fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in entrepreneurship and advanced technology.  The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) was one of over 23 HBCUs at the 2024 summit, which aims to assist

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Simeon Newman wins big for new scientific discoveries at FAMU

By Nissa Phillip Florida A&M University(FAMU) is known for producing the next generation of innovators in every field. Chemical engineering student Simeon Newman is adding his name to that list. The American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (ACS, PMSE), honored Newman for his work with norovirus inhibition. Simeon Newman is a

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Sacramento State to House First CSU Statewide Central Office for the Advancement of Black Excellence

By Michael Anguille California State University (CSU), Sacramento will house the first CSU Statewide Central Office for the Advancement of Black Excellence,¬†the CSU announced May 9. The office will serve as the primary administrative body responsible for programs and practices that help promote and support Black students’ success across the CSU’s 23 campuses. The Office

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

By Bill Chappell 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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Howard University College of Engineering and Architecture Receives $5M Record-Setting Gift from Autodesk

By Hayya Smith Autodesk Inc., the global leader in software for the Design and Make industries, announced today a $5 million gift to Howard University‚Äôs College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) ‚Äď the largest unrestricted philanthropic donation in CEA‚Äôs history. This record-setting gift will ensure that Howard‚Äôs new state-of-the-art Design and Make lab will have

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Bethune-Cookman University To Welcome Its Largest Freshman Class Since Pre-COVID

By Quintessa Williams While most higher ed institutions are in crisis trying to meet enrollment targets, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) is bucking a national trend. Dr. Camaille Shepard, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Title IX Compliance reported the university has received not only a record-breaking number of applications, but to date, 74% more students have paid their

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