Campus News

CSU Expands Access to Community College Students Through Montgomery College Partnership

Written by Coppin State University Newsroom The CSU College of Business hosted a signing ceremony, in November, to commemorate an articulation agreement establishing a transfer partnership between Montgomery College and the CSU College of Business. Held in the Tawes Center Ballroom, on the campus of CSU, the signing between President Anthony Jenkins and Montgomery College Interim President Charlene Dukes, marked the beginning of a much-anticipated initiative to create business pathways within the COB degree programs which were successfully mapped with the programs offered at Montgomery College. Dr. Sadie R. Gregory, interim dean of the COB, expressed her excitement about this

Stillman College, SIU School of Law pact aims to increase diversity among attorneys

By David Miller Stillman College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale have signed a memorandum of understanding to help students from the historically Black liberal arts college enroll and earn a degree from the SIU School of Law, with the aim of diversifying the legal profession. Parties from both Stillman and SIU School of Law formalized their agreement Wednesday. Stillman is the first HBCU to establish a student pipeline program with SIU School of Law. “This program will allow selected students to participate in a summer pre-law program to expose them to the rigor and policies of law school admissions,” said Dr. Cynthia Warrick, Stillman College

In Memoriam: Edward D. Irons, Ph.D., Former Head of Business at Howard University, Dies at 98

Written by the Howard University Newsroom Staff, Howard University regrets to share news of the passing of Edward D. Irons, Ph.D., at the age of 98. Irons served as the head of the business department at Howard University before the School of Business was formerly established in 1970. “Dr. Irons was a pioneer and visionary in business education who provided the foundation for what would become our current School of Business,” said Anthony Wilbon, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University School of Business. “We are saddened to hear about his transition and give our condolences to his family.” Irons was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on August 29, 1923. He was drafted to the Navy, and after

Delaware State University’s COB receives grant to help minority-owned small businesses

Courtesy of Delaware State University Delaware State University’s College of Business has been awarded a two-year $200,000 grant from the University of Delaware’s Small Business Development Center to be a part of its Community Navigator Program to help underserved businesses access critical resources. Del State’s College of Business (COB) is part of a statewide coalition organized by UD’s Small Business Development Center to provide critical support to historically underserved businesses in the First State. The COB is joined in this initiative by entities such as the State of Delaware’s Division of Small Business, United Way of Delaware, Delaware’s Black Chamber of

Xavier University of Louisiana Library accepted into the Oberlin Group of Libraries

By Xavier University As of this month, the Xavier University of Louisiana Library is an official member of the Oberlin Group of Libraries. The primary purpose of the Oberlin Group is to provide a forum for member directors and staff to discuss and seek solutions for common issues, share accomplishments of the member libraries, information on best practices for library operations and services, and help members anticipate and adapt to challenges. It also aims to expand cooperative interlibrary loan agreements, consortia contracts with vendors, and support for open access initiatives.   Library Director Nancy Hampton explained that the Oberlin Group hopes to

Ceremony Celebrates Naming of the Myers Park Pond For FAMU Professor Charles Evans

By Andrew Skerritt Tallahassee and Leon County officials held a ceremony to formally name the Dr. Charles L. Evans Pond in honor of the late civil rights activist and Florida A&M University professor. The event was held on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and attracted neighborhood residents as well as FAMU administrators familiar with Evans’ work and contributions. Evans’ widow, Connie Evans, and her family also participated in the ceremony. Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey and Leon County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor addressed the outdoor gathering near the pond in Myers Park at 816 Circle Drive. The City

Governor Hogan Announces Nearly $63 Million For State Revitalization Program

Written by Coppin State University, Governor Larry Hogan announced new awardees for several state revitalization programs administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Pronounced last month, nearly $63 million was awarded to 214 projects and activities that promote community development and economic growth. All 23 Maryland counties and Baltimore City received awards through one or more of the programs. Through the Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund,Coppin State University is one of the anchor institutions to be awarded funds in support of community development projects, including completion of the Mill on North Food Hall, in partnership with

MDE awards Jackson State $2M in grants to train more teachers in elementary and secondary education graduate degree programs

By Latoya Hentz-Moore The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), through its Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program, is awarding $2,038,589 in grants to Jackson State University (JSU) to cover tuition and expenses for individuals seeking a graduate degree in elementary and secondary education. “This grant will help those individuals reach their milestone of achieving a teacher’s license,” said LaKeshia Opara-Nadi, Ed.D., assistant professor for the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood. “A standard professional license will allow them to remain in their current position and not have to go year-to-year every three years and go through the process of trying to

Savannah State University to Observe National Freedom Day Feb. 1

By Savannah State University Savannah State University’s (SSU) Honors Program and The Wright Choice Mentoring Program will host the second virtual National Freedom Day observance on Tuesday, Feb. 1. A campus wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., as well as, a virtual live stream presentation at 6 p.m. with video reflections from President Kimberly Ballard-Washington, alumni, students, and representatives from other Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), including Morehouse College, Florida A&M University, Tuskegee University and more. The Wright Choice Mentoring Program is named for Savannah State’s first president, Major Richard Robert Wright Sr. Wright is considered the

Mastercard Invests $5 Million in Howard University to Drive Racial Equity Through Data Science

Written by Misha Cornelius Mastercard and Howard University are pleased to announce today a new dimension to their partnership with a $5 million grant from Mastercard that will support the creation of the Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics (CADSA). The center will advance Howard’s leadership as a major hub of data science for social impact research and training for the next generation of data scientists with expertise in incorporating analysis of racial bias in financial services. “Data science touches everything, and it’s going to continue to be increasingly impactful in everything that we do,” said Howard University Provost and Chief

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