Campus News

North Carolina Central University Announces New Chancellor Karrie Dixon

Courtesy of North Carolina Central University North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is welcoming a new chancellor. Karrie Dixon will be the HBCU’s 13th chancellor starting July 1. “North Carolina Central has a rich legacy and history, and the role that it plays in the community is strong,” Dixon said in an announcement meeting on Thursday, according to The News & Observer. “I just want to leverage that and build partnerships across Durham.”  She said her new role is a “dream come true.” “NCCU embodies grit, innovation, leadership, purpose and legacy, and I am committed to building on our rich traditions and ensuring that

KTSU Adds Legendary Broadcaster Uncle Funky Larry Jones

Courtesy of Texas Southern University KTSU 90.9 FM is adding legendary radio presenter Lawrence “Funky Larry” Jones, affectionately known as “Uncle Funky,” to the station’s esteemed lineup. With a broadcasting career spanning over 50 years, including more than 30 years in Houston, Uncle Funky brings his iconic voice, rich experience, and deep community connections to KTSU. In discussing his new venture, Uncle Funky shared, “This is a God assignment. I’m here because of God’s grace, and my gifts and talents fit the vision of Mr. Walker and the family at KTSU. I was called to come and bring 51 years

TSU Hosts Groundbreaking A.I. Summit

By Kelli Sharpe Tennessee State University is bringing artificial intelligence to the masses. Starting June 5, 2024, the university will host the A.I. FOR ALL: Open Education Summit , at the Avon Williams Educational Site. The two-day technology event will explore the heart of innovation, with the goal of show casing how artificial intelligence is within reach for everyone. During the opening session, TSUs AI robotic dog Blue and his pup greeted the crowd. The AI dogs will be making appearances throughout the summit. Some of the topics will include Ethics and Policies for A.I., A.I. Tools for Every Stage of Education,

Kamala Harris stops at HBCU to talk wealth, access and more

Vice President Kamala Harris, an HBCU graduate herself, made a stop in Charlotte, NC to talk economics. Vice President Kamala Harris continued her nationwide Economic Opportunity Tour by returning to Charlotte, NC for an event about investing in communities, building wealth, and ensuring every American has the ability to thrive. “I feel very strongly that we need to be in the community listening and giving people information about the work that we’ve done that will help folks,” Harris told the crowd. Because I’m very aware that we can do all this good stuff in Washington D.C., — but if it doesn’t hit the

Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day with Howard University: Raising Awareness and Advancing Research

By Sholnn Z. Freeman The Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease will host its 11th annual World Sickle Cell Day program on Tuesday, June 18. The Center is dedicated to raising awareness, advancing research, and supporting individuals affected by sickle cell disease. World Sickle Cell Day at Howard University aims to bring together patients, families, healthcare professionals, researchers, and the community to promote understanding and drive progress in the fight against sickle cell disease. This event is free and open to the public. The program, titled “Life with Sickle Cell Disease: The Reality and the Hope,” will take place virtually from 2

Two Morgan Students Named to Inaugural Internship Programs Associated With Famed Filmmaker Spike Lee

Courtesy of Morgan State University Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication’s (SGJC’s) recently established internship program with critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee officially commenced this summer for two Morgan scholars. The students will work alongside production and talent professionals in pursuit of rewarding careers in the entertainment industry. Hekima (“Kofi”) Stevenson, a senior majoring in Multi-Platform Production, was selected as the recipient of the inaugural Steven Jackson Alumni Award, a summer internship program in Los Angeles co-sponsored by Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks and the Spike Fellows at The Gersh Agency, a premier Hollywood talent agency. Steven Jackson, a 2014

Coppin State University Center Announce Strategic Partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Courtesy of Coppin State University Coppin State Career and Professional Services and Eagle Achievement Center announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “The agreement between Coppin and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT within the Department of Health and Human Services allows even closer engagement opportunities through the Pathways to Public Service program,” said James Stewart, Associate VP for Student Development and Achievement at Coppin State University. “This program aligns with Coppin’s strong

San Francisco Mayor Looks To Bring An HBCU Satellite Campus To The City

By Quintessa Williams San Francisco’s Mayor, London N. Breed, has announced a plan to bring a satellite campus of a historically Black college or university (HBCU) to the city as part of her 30 by 30 initiative. The proposal, named Black 2 San Francisco, aims to increase the city’s population by 300,000 residents and students by 2030. The Black 2 San Francisco initiative, led by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, will offer a city grant to a selected HBCU to aid in the establishment of a satellite campus in downtown San Francisco. The campus will cater to

Coppin State University Awarded $1.2 Million to Train Diverse Special Educators in Maryland

By CherRae Dickerson Coppin State University received a personnel preparation grant from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) within the U.S. Department of Education. This $1.2 million grant will fund Project Special Educators Qualified to Uplift Exceptional Learners (SEQUEL), which aims to improve literacy, math, and social-emotional outcomes for school-age children with disabilities, particularly those who are children of color or multilingual. Project SEQUEL will provide 20 diverse rural scholars with the coursework and experiences necessary to earn a B.S. in Special Education and initial certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 1-8. This initiative will not only

TSU Offers New Summer Camps For All Age Groups

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University is offering over 20 summer camps for all ages to keep children engaged for the next three months. This is great news for Metro parents as more than 86,000 students, from pre-school to high, will be out of school for summer. Children will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy academic and athletic camps at Tennessee State University. The camps include athletics, the arts, and educational enrichment activities that will also help them retain what was learned during the school year. From NABA Inc.’s Accounting Career Awareness Program, which aims to empower high school students

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