July 05, 2024

HBCU Athletic Conference changes name, adds three schools

By Alex Rodrigo The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) has officially rebranded itself as the HBCU Athletic Conference (HBCUAC), marking a significant transition that reflects its expanded vision and strategic growth. This rebranding effort, led by Commissioner Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes and the Council of Presidents, aims to align the conference’s identity with its mission

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Farm Bill Proposals Boost Research Facilities and HBCUs

By Katherine Knott Public land-grant universities across the country could get some much-needed help from Congress to improve their aging research facilities, which are facing $11.5 billion in deferred maintenance costs. The latest proposals to reauthorize the sprawling farm bill, which includes funding for research at public land-grants, would put anywhere from $100 million to $2.5 billion toward a competitive

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Appoints Andrea Stewart as Interim Chancellor

Courtesy of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Andrea Stewart has been selected to serve as interim chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She succeeds former chancellor Laurence Alexander, who has been appointed chancellor of the University of Michigan at Flint. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a historically Black university

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Free Summer School Skyrockets Retention for College Students at North Carolina HBCU

By Evan Castillo One of North Carolina’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is evolving into a “three-semester university” and boosting retention rates by offering all of its students free summer classes. Before Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) 30-60-90 Free Summer School Program, the school was last in the state for retention at 63.3% in fall

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Miles College Launches Center to Boost HBCU Innovation

By Rachel Nashi Miles College President Bobbie Knight has announced establishment of the 2150 Center for Innovation, Commercialization & Growth to build a world-class space for researchers and founders, thought leaders and practitioners, businesses, and academia within Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Historically Black Community College’s (HBCC). “We are at the intersection of

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Jackson State University inks historic partnership with University of Mississippi

By Kiya Winbush-Robinson Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi School of Law are joining together to provide JSU students with an opportunity to execute their path to a law career while significantly reducing the financial burden of continuing education, per a press release obtained by HBCU Pulse. School administrators from both universities signed a

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