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New Pharmacy & Health Professions building christened with ribbon cutting at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Courtesy of University of Maryland Eastern Shore It was a celebration for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as the much-anticipated opening of its new School of Pharmacy and Health Professions building became official. The facility, constructed on the continually developing and growing east side of the UMES Campus, was christened by President Heidi M. Anderson, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions staff and faculty, University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman, and Board of Regents chairperson Linda Gooden, and numerous state officials with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This (project) has been a labor of love for me and my colleagues, for the past five

West Virginia 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

What the Debt Ceiling Deal Means for Student Loan Payments

By Michael D. Shear For millions of Americans with federal student loan debt, the payment holiday is about to end. Legislation to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending includes a provision that would require borrowers to begin repaying their loans again by the end of the summer after a yearslong pause imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. President Biden had already warned that the pause would end around the same time, but the legislation, if it passes in the coming days, would prevent him from issuing another last-minute extension, as he has already done several times. The end of the pause will

​BFA Dancers to Perform in California

By Hazel Scott Alabama State University’s BFA dancers are travelling to Long Beach, California on May 26-28 to perform in the American College Dance Association’s (ACDA) National College Dance Festival at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. The BFA dancers will join 34 colleges and universities from around the country in celebration of ACDA’s 50th anniversary as the largest organization serving dance in higher education in the United States. “The 34 dance​r​s performing at the National College Dance Festival were chosen for their artistic excellence from each of ACDA’s 11 regional conferences around the country.  Alabama State University

Howard University Welcomes Dana McPherson as Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications

By Sholnn Z. Freeman Howard University has appointed Dana McPherson as assistant vice president in the Office of University Communications. McPherson is an award-winning marketing and brand strategist whose experience in higher education spans from advertising and trademark management to digital communications and social media. She will begin the new role on June 20. McPherson is currently the executive director of marketing and brand management for the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing at the University of Florida, where she is responsible for advancing the reputation of the nation’s top-five public university. During a recent tour of Howard’s campus, McPherson said she was excited

TSU Works To Remove Language Barrier as Only HBCU, State Institution With CEA-Accredited Program

By Alexis Clark Mauricio Fabian had initially planned to complete the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Tennessee State University to learn English and then return to his native home in Veracruz, Mexico. However, after successfully completing the program in under a year and excelling in learning English, Fabian made the decision to stay in Nashville and pursue his Master of Business Administration at TSU. He will be the first in his family to obtain a master’s degree. Just as impressive, he is the first in his family to journey to the United States in pursuit of an education. TSU’s IEP

Alumnus Henry E. Frye To Receive Inaugural TBJ Leaders In Diversity Legacy Award

By Jackie Torok Henry E. Frye ’53, one of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s most distinguished alumni, is being honored by Triad Business Journal (TBJ) with its inaugural Leaders in Diversity Legacy Award. Frye will receive the award June 21 at his alma mater during the publication’s third annual Leaders in Diversity event a little more than a year after his wife, Shirley T. Frye ‘53, received the 2022 TBJ Outstanding Women in Business Special Achievement Award. Henry Frye joined the Air Force upon graduating with highest honors from N.C. A&T. When he returned home, he married Shirley Taylor on

At many HBCUs, just 1 in 3 students are men. Here’s why that matters.

By Naomi Harris There’s a dearth of men at many of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities. Whether it’s sociology at Claflin University or media law at North Carolina Central University, sometimes there are few to no men in the classes. The faces of the marching bands at places like Howard University are overwhelmingly female. And at Xavier University of Louisiana, all of the male freshmen fit into just one dorm. The university has two, larger dorms for women. Those are symptoms of a broader problem: At many of the nation’s HBCUs, just 1 in 3 undergraduate students are

Hewlett Foundation Announces Major Effort Funding Cyber Policy Studies at Institutions Serving Diverse Student Populations

Courtesy of Spelman College Spelman College announced a $5 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The grant is one of four from the Foundation totaling more than $20 million to academic institutions that historically serve diverse student populations to support the launch and expansion of interdisciplinary cyber policy programs. The grants, which reflect the foundation’s commitment to increasing equity and diversity within the cyber field, will support new cyber policy programs at Tallahassee’s Florida A&M University and Spelman College in Atlanta, two historically Black institutions; Florida International University in Miami, a Hispanic-serving institution, and Turtle Mountain Community College, a tribal college in Belcourt, North Dakota.

Tuskegee University Dean Appointed to NASA Technology, Innovation, and Engineering Committee

Courtesy of Tuskegee University Dr. Heshmat Aglan, Dean of the College of Engineering at Tuskegee University, has been appointed to serve as a member of a committee of the NASA Advisory Council. This committee plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of space exploration through cutting-edge advancements in technology and engineering. “It is my pleasure to appoint you to serve as a member of the Technology, Innovation, and Engineering Committee of the NASA Advisory Council,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “This committee reports to the Council, which is the senior external advisory body to which I turn for assistance