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Tuskegee University receives $2 million from The Tracking Foundation

Courtesy of Tuskegee University The Tracking Foundation has announced a $2 million gift to expand its support for minority college education and student scholarships under the Stephen A. Feinberg Scholarship Program at Tuskegee University. Gregory S. Nixon, a Tuskegee University alumnus and trustee, facilitated the gift. “The pandemic has presented significant challenges for students of color throughout the country,” said President Charlotte P. Morris. “I am delighted that the Tracking Foundation’s commitment to addressing the affordability of a college education will continue to assist current and incoming Tuskegee students as they pursue their degrees during these challenging times.” The gift

FBOG Chairman Brian Lamb Issues $100,000 challenge to Alma Mater FAMU DRS

By Andrew Skerritt Florida Board of Governors (FBOG) Chairman Brian Lamb issued a $100,000 challenge to his alma mater Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) to further science technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Science technology, engineers, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) educational opportunities for students. Lamb spoke during the “Governor Brian Lamb Day” at FAMU DRS to an auditorium of students, his parents, Deloris and Eugene Lamb Jr., relatives, close friends, FAMU administrators, including President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and Provost Maurice Edington, Ph.D. and deans. In making the challenge, Lamb addressed FAMU DRS Superintendent Micheal Johnson. “JP

Tennessee State University Students Excited to Return to Campus Despite Pandemic

By Emmanuel Freeman New and returning Tennessee State University students say they are glad to be back on campus despite continuing challenges posed by the pandemic. Classes began on Monday, Jan. 24, following a one-week delay due to the COVID-19 omicron variant. For the first two weeks of class, the university is enforcing a safer-in-place policy for students arriving on campus. The policy requires students to stay in their places of residence unless they need to perform essential activities, such as getting food, or going to medical appointments. During this time, all classes will be online. Even with these policies,

Hampton University to Join the Colonial Athletic Association

Courtesy of Hampton University Hampton University is joining the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), effective July 1, 2022, after a four year relationship with the Big South Conference. The announcement will be made at an 1 p.m. joint Hampton University/CAA press conference at Hampton University’s Student Center Ballroom. The press conference will be live streamed at media.hamptonu.edu.  “The move to the Colonial Athletic Association is the next step in the evolution of Hampton University Athletics,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “Several institutions in the CAA are located in our geographical footprint, which means that our student athletes will continue to spend less time traveling and

Xavier Professor Receives NSF Grant, UNCF/Mellon Award, and Distinguished Scholar Award

By Xavier University of Louisiana Xavier University of Louisiana professor of political science Pamela Waldron-Moore, Ph.D., has received both a spring 2022 United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Mellon Faculty Residency Award and a RAND National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Dr. Waldron-Moore, who is currently on sabbatical, is working on a project book, entitled “Knowledge Economy and Sustainable Development in Post-Disaster Societies of the Black Diaspora.” The UNCF/Mellon grant will cover her full salary for the spring 2022 semester. She also received a distinguished scholar award at New York University (NYU) in New York for the period of her sabbatical, which will

Howard University Welcomes Ben & Jerry’s CEO, Matthew McCarthy, for a Fireside Chat on January 26

Written by the Howard University Newsroom Staff Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick welcomes Ben & Jerry’s Homemade CEO, Matthew McCarthy, on Wednesday, January 26 for a special fire side chat discussing equity, advocacy, and innovation. The virtual event will be livestreamed via Zoom. As the CEO of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, McCarthy leads an iconic and pioneering global business that continually breaks the rules on how business can be a force for good in the world. He steers and serves a global team of passionate ice cream aficionados and aspiring activists, and he is responsible for Ben & Jerry’s long-standing 3-Part Mission

Delaware State University receives $22.4M in ARPA funding for upgrades

Courtesy of Delaware State University Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long have announced the award of $22.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support Delaware State University’s upgrade needs to the campus HVAC systems, classroom technology and its Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory in Wilmington. The funding support will assist Del State in its operational management amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the following ways. The University will receive $8 million to enable Del State to upgrade its Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioner (HVAC) Systems, a critical infrastructure component in providing clean air that is essential in COVID-19 transmission prevention. That will include

American Catholic Historical Association visits Xavier University of Louisiana

Courtesy of Xavier University On Thursday, January 6, the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) visited the Xavier University of Louisiana campus as part of their tour of Black Catholic New Orleans. Xavier was the final destination, with a prayer held in the beautiful St. Katharine Drexel Chapel to close the tour. Following the prayer, a panel discussion was held emphasizing the importance of archives for teaching and preserving Black Catholic history.   The panel featured Dr. Kathleen Dorsey Bellow, Director of Xavier’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS), Xavier Library Director Nancy Hampton, and Dr. Cecilia Moore, Associate Professor of Religious Studies from the University of

Stillman business major looking onward after River Pitch win

By David Miller Too broad. Not attainable. Under-developed. Judges’ feedback of Lorenza James III’s full-service barber franchise at the River Pitch competition two years ago was discouraging. James, then a freshman at Stillman College, had been building his “Trey the Barber” brand since December 2017, operating in shops and independently. His aim changed as his client base grew, and his knowledge of the industry revealed gaps in services for African American customers. Washes, conditioning, cuts, non-surgical hair replacement – a full suite of services at shops in the $1.2 trillion industry of Black hair care was a no-brainer, and Tuscaloosa

The faculty and staff of Talladega College began its 2022 Spring semester by hosting a Faculty/Staff Institute.

By Talladega College The faculty and staff of Talladega College began its 2022 Spring semester by hosting a Faculty/Staff Institute. During this meeting, various divisions throughout the College presented updates from the previous year and announced upcoming projects for the current year. Although the meeting was held in a virtual setting, the accolades reported during the gathering were evidence of the College’s continued success. Since taking the charge of Acting President, Dr. Lisa Long has led the institution in an unprecedented amount of giving which has resulted in over $6 million in donations. With these funds, the College will develop