Campus News

UDC WDLL Launches “Step Into Success” as it Gears Up for Fall Open House

Courtesy of the University of the District of Columbia he Division of Workforce Development Lifelong Learning (WDLL), at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is thrilled to announce the launch of its “Step Into Success” campaign in preparation for the upcoming fall open house events. This event will take place at UDC’s Southeast campus in Congress Heights and will run from Wednesday, June 7, to August 2, 2023. The fall open house will be held at the main campus of the WDLL, located at 3100 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, D.C., 20032. “Step Into Success” fall

TSU Music Business Program A Pipeline For Young Black Music Creatives

By Alexis Clark Imagine a classroom where aspiring music creatives gather to discuss business strategies and receive firsthand experiences from top music industry insiders. This is the reality for students enrolled in Tennessee State University’s Music Business Accelerator Program (MBAP). Going beyond just an academic experience, the MBAP is paving the way for the next generation of young Black music creatives, while combating economic disparities within the music industry. The university partnered with the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) to address underserved markets and provide firsthand resources and representation for Black commercial music students like no other. The MBAP’s second cohort left

Bowie State University Earns Tree Campus Higher Education 2022 Distinction

Courtesy of Bowie State University Bowie State was honored with the 2022 Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective forest management to enhance the campus environment. The Arbor Day Foundation is the world’s largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. Its’ Tree Campus Higher Education program began in 2008 to encourage colleges and universities to plant trees on their campuses. “This designation shows everyone that the university is truly committed to embracing and preserving the natural environment around us and lowering the carbon footprint,” said Jabari Walker, Bowie State’s energy and

West Virginia State Awarded $20 Million In Scientific Research Funding From National Science Foundation

Courtesy of West Virginia State University West Virginia State University (WVSU) is one of four state institutions of higher education that have been awarded a highly competitive, five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The grant will boost academic scientific research and upgrade infrastructure at WVSU, West Virginia University, Marshall University, and Shepherd University. WVSU Professor Dr. Umesh Reddy will serve as co-principal investigator on the project. EPSCoR is facilitated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science, Technology & Research (STaR). This funding establishes the WV Network

Howard University Teams Win at the DOE Solar Decathlon 2023 Design Challenge

By Hayya Shah The Howard University interdisciplinary teams Retro Booming and Team Revive successfully participated in the US Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2023 Design Challenge. The teams are comprised of 21 students from the architecture, clinical laboratory, engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, and sociology disciplines. Nea Maloo, FAIA, Howard University architecture lecturer, served as faculty advisor for the teams. Retro Booming won third place in the retrofit housing division and Team Revive completed the finals. The Retro Booming team was selected as one of 57 finalist teams representing 44 global collegiate institutions.  Team members included architecture students El Adon Bey, Bianca

FAMU Remains Committed to ‘Excellence With Caring’ – President Robinson

By Andrew Skerritt Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., said the institution’s mission remains unchanged and it is still committed to student success. “Our vision for the future has not changed. Yes, there are more than 30 pieces of legislation passed this legislative session that have some impact on educational institutions in Florida, including FAMU, and we take them all seriously,” Robinson said, “but our commitment to “Excellence With Caring” remains strong, and remains unchanged.” Robinson spoke during the President’s Breakfast at the FAMU National Alumni Association (NAA) Annual Convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, Friday. In addressing alumni gathered

Spelman College Partners with Kaplan to Offer Students Free Comprehensive Prep for Graduate-Level Admissions Exams

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College, a global leader in the education of women of African descent, announced today a new partnership with global educational services provider Kaplan that will provide Spelman students with free test prep courses for graduate-level admissions exams, including the GRE¼, GMAT¼, LSAT¼, MCAT¼, and OAT¼. As part of Kaplan’s All Access initiative, colleges and universities can help their students prepare for a variety of high-stakes admissions and licensing exams that they need to score well on to reach their ultimate professional goals — with zero out-of-pocket costs for students. Kaplan has prepared students for standardized tests

Four ACUE-Credentialed Faculty Members Earn Teaching Excellence Awards

By Jackie Torok Four faculty members who completed the rigorous Association for College and University Educators (ACUE) development program were recognized as outstanding teachers during North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s 2022-23 award banquet. The honorees were: Meeshay Williams-Wheeler, Ph.D., associate professor and program coordinator of child development and family studies as well as coordinator of the Child Development and Family Studies Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UNC Board of Governor’s Outstanding Teaching Award Kim Smith, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

UDC to Unveil New Statue Honoring Alumnus Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson, “The Grandfather of Black Basketball” Henderson is credited as the first to introduce basketball to African Americans on a widely organized scale

Courtesy of the University of the District of Columbia Educator, basketball pioneer, civil rights activist, and author Dr. Edwin (E.B.) Bancroft Henderson is recognized as “The Grandfather of Black Basketball,” and on Saturday, June 24, at 1:00 p.m., the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) will unveil a statue made in his image at the Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson Sports Complex on the Van Ness Campus. Henderson graduated first in his class in 1904 from a predecessor institution of UDC with a degree in education. He later attended Harvard University’s Dudley Sargent School of Physical Training and became the first

TSU To Host Nearly 40 Educational, Physical Activity Summer Camps

By Alexis Clark If you’re a parent looking for activities to keep your child busy now that school is out, Tennessee State University might be just the solution. TSU is offering an array of summer camps, for all ages, to keep children engaged for the next three months. The camps include fun and educational enrichment activities to help retain what was learned during the school year. From Meharry’s summer Enhancing Virology Training (ENVIT) program, which aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students ages 15-16 in virology-focused careers, to the Eddie George HBCU Football Camp designed for high school

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