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Houston GPS Unites 13 Colleges, Universities to Reduce Student Debt, Increase Graduation Rates

By Mike Emery There are many advantages for students starting their academic journeys at community colleges then transferring to universities to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Cost, flexible schedules, smaller class sizes and adjusting to new learning environments are just some of the benefits of starting at a two-year institution before attending a university. While there are myriad reasons to select community colleges before enrolling at a university, two-year institutions are often a natural fit for many students as they offer accessible approachable learning environments. Still, the road to a bachelor’s degree can be daunting. Students can be denied credit when transferring

Stephen Curry to Bankroll Golf’s Return to Howard University

By Sophie Debb Golf has long been difficult to access by communities of color. The barriers have ranged from hard line racist practices at member clubs to more systemic issues involving the locations of courses or even the cost of equipment. Howard University, one of the most prestigious historically black colleges in the United States, is trying to grow opportunities for black players, announcing on Monday the school’s first Division I men’s and women’s golf program. The N.B.A. star Stephen Curry, a golf aficionado, has committed to help fund the program for at least six years, starting with the 2020-21

Natural Sciences Day Observed at Bowie State

By David Thompson The Natural Sciences Day and Undergraduate Research Celebration held earlier this month highlighted student research projects conducted during the academic year and recognitions students earned for participation in national research conferences. The research work included projects from the Title III-funded Undergraduate Research Experiences, the National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates, and the faculty-mentored Research Investigations projects. Prizes were awarded by a panel of judges to group research presentations led by faculty in the various CURE research teams. First prize went to the Applied Biotechnology group, led by Professor Jason Abraham and Dr. Supriyo Ray, for a

Howard University Hosts Historic First Meeting Between Canada’s Parliamentary Black Caucus and Five ​​Legacy Civil Rights Organizations

By Brittany Bailer Canada’s Parliamentary Black Caucus and five leaders of the​​​​ United States of America’s Legacy Civil Rights Organizations convened in a historic meeting on the grounds of Howard University. A delegation of seven Black Parliamentarians met with Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the ​​NAACP, Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, Damon Hewitt, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Shavon Arline-Bradley, PhD., president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women.

Popular GoDaddy Digital Marketing Course is Back; ASU’s Small Business Development Center Kicks Off Its Free Six-Week Course on June 8

By Kenneth Mullinax The popular digital marketing course – Empower by GoDaddy – is back, and is again sponsored by Alabama State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The free course is offered only to local small businesses headquartered in Alabama. Interested business owners should register online at NO LATER THAN June 5 at 5 p.m.The course is being offered as a virtual, online, live training, class. The executive director of the University’s SBDC, Andrea Rogers Mosley, explained that the six-week virtual course takes place from June 8 – July 13, on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.   “Our GoDaddy Digital Marketing Course is back and is tailor-made for anyone

Howard University students assist at area schools

By Sylvester Brown Jr. As Lynn Squires, an English/Arts teacher at Washington EleMiddle School, walked into the room she shouted: “HU.” The 15 or so college students, each standing next to personalized poster boards, responded in unison: “U know!” The chant was a shared moment between Squires, a Howard University alumnus and HU students visiting Washington EleMiddle School of the Normandy Schools Collaborative. Their visit is connected to “Alternative Spring Break” (ASB) where college students engage in volunteer service, typically for a week. The program originated in the early 1980s as a counter to “traditional” spring break trips. Howard University

Research Group Visits Schools in Finland and Sweden

Courtesy of Bowie State University Doctoral students and faculty members from Bowie State’s Educational Leadership Department traveled to Finland and Sweden to conducti a comparative research analysis of the two Scandinavian nations’ educational systems to those in the United States. The research group visited public schools, colleges and universities in both countries to explore their very different approaches to education and determine best practices that can be incorporated into our educational system in the United States. “Teachers and educators in Finland are held in high esteem and considered important contributors to the nation since they serve as the cornerstone of Finnish

Sociology Professor Teixeira-Pois Elected Rural Sociological Society VP

By Jackie Torok North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University associate sociology professor Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Ph.D., has been elected vice president of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS). Her term begins in August. RSS, a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application, and dissemination of sociological knowledge, seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities and the environment. It is intended to serve all those interested in rural people and places, as well as to support academics and practitioners. Teixeira-Poit, who joined A&T in July 2018 and teaches in the John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health

West Virginia State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

Courtesy of West Virginia State University The Bachelor of Science in nursing program at West Virginia State University (WVSU) has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency for nursing programs. The CCNE granted WVSU’s program the maximum initial accreditation of five years following a rigorous onsite evaluation and assessment of the curriculum. “This is a major milestone for West Virginia State University to achieve national accreditation from the CCNE and I want to commend our Director of Nursing, Dr. Mary Sizemore, for leading the Department of Nursing to achieve this designation,” said WVSU

Doctors of Veterinary Medicine recognized during Tuskegee University 2023 spring commencement, oath ceremony

Courtesy of Tuskegee University The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) welcomed 58 new doctors of veterinary medicine into the profession on May 6 during the Graduate and Professional Schools formal ceremony in Chappie James Arena. But it was the Veterinary Medicine Oath ceremony that held the most excitement for the graduates. With this graduation, the 74th in the history of the College of Veterinary Medicine, it has now awarded 3,021 veterinary medicine degrees from the only veterinary medical professional program on the campus of a Historically Black College or University. “I am honored to have served as the