July 08, 2024

Edward Waters University Receives Record Eight-Figure Funding From State’s Budget

By Quintessa Williams Governor Ron DeSantis‚Äô¬†recently signed the¬†‚ÄėFocus on Florida‚Äôs Future‚Äô Budget for the Fiscal Year 2024-2025. The comprehensive state budget, totaling $116.5 billion, includes pivotal support for several key initiatives at¬†Edward Waters University¬†(EWU), reinforcing the university‚Äôs commitment to academic excellence and student success. The budget, reflecting¬†a decrease in overall state spending¬†from the previous year,

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SEAS Sizzling This Summer with Research and Job-Readiness Programs for High School and College Students

Courtesy of the University of the District of Columbia The UDC School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is serving up a slate of summer programs built to give students‚ÄĒfrom high school through college‚ÄĒimpactful, job-ready training in STEM fields. Among the professional growth opportunities is an eight-week biomedical engineering research program that focuses on aging-related

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Single-Year Record $5.8 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Morgan State University Students Increases Access to Education

Courtesy of Morgan State University Morgan State University reports that the Morgan State University Foundation (MSUF) awarded a record-topping $5.8 million in scholarships to 2,560 students during fiscal year 2024. This historic year of philanthropic achievement represents the Foundation’s largest number of scholarship recipients and funding awarded in an academic year. This milestone underscores the

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Three Black Women Appointed Chief Academic Officers at HBCUs

Angela W. Peters has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at Voorhees University in South Carolina. With over three decades of higher education experience, Dr. Peters has held several leadership roles with HBCUs in Georgia and South Carolina. She most recently served as chief academic officer, provost, and vice president of academic affairs

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North Carolina A&T State University Establishes the Merck Biotechnology Learning Center

Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University Merck, an American pharmaceutical company, has partnered with North Carolina A&T State University, the country’s largest HBCU, to establish the Merck Biotechnology Learning Center. Through collaboration with Merck’s two North Carolina-based manufacturing plants in Durhman and Wilson, the new facility will provide NCAT students with advanced academic opportunities

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Tennessee State’s College of Agriculture Secures Five USDA NIFA Grants

By Charlie Morrison Tennessee State University College of Agriculture research scientists recently secured grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The five different research grants come as part of the national agency’s recent $30.8 million investment into all 19 of the country’s 1890 land-grant HBCUs. The

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Local councilman wants EverBank Stadium to host HBCU football games

By Randall Barnes Jacksonville City Councilman Rahman K. Johnson is pushing for HBCU football games to be hosted at the newly renovated EverBank Stadium, per a report by JaxToday reporter Will Brown. This initiative follows the City Council’s recent approval of a whopping $775 million in public funding to overhaul the stadium, with a commitment

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