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These Colleges Offer Free Tuition to Students

By Evan Castillo Higher education is getting more and more expensive, but students looking for free college have an increasing number of options as more colleges, universities, nursing, and medical schools step up to take finances out of the question for college attendance. BestColleges found tuition-free bachelor’s degrees available at institutions in over 30 states, as some colleges and universities – even Ivy League schools – are offering free tuition to qualifying students. Most of the colleges listed are bridging the financial gap by removing tuition and fee costs for students from lower-income families, Native American students, or students pursuing degrees in

Howard University’s New Online Degree Program Provides New Opportunities for Continuing Education

By Brittany Bailer The Howard University School of Education recently launched an online degree program for students who have completed at least 60 college credit hours. The program was introduced to offer opportunities for the nearly 50 million adult learners who have earned college credit and have an interest in earning their degrees. The program offers enrollees the opportunity to complete a human development degree. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum, this program offers career pathways to advanced degrees and prepares students to work in many fields, including public policy, health services, counseling, and more, according to Morris Thomas,

Family’s Engineering Legacy a Part Of TSU Upcoming Commencement

By Alexis Clark When it comes to earning an engineering degree from Tennessee State University, the Buford family isn’t settling for just one—they are aiming for three. Shawn Buford will proudly graduate with her master’s, while her son, Joshua Buford, will receive his undergraduate degree, accounting for two of the degrees. The mother and son duo will participate in TSU’s upcoming Spring Commencement ceremonies, with The School of Graduate Studies on Friday, May 3, followed by the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 4. The two, along with family and friends, will celebrate their academic milestone just one day apart from

Spelman Student Selected as a Fulbright Finalist

Written By Spelman College Newroom Spelman College is pleased to announce that senior Alexis Campbell, C’2024, has been awarded an English Teaching Assistant Award by the Fulbright Scholar Program. Starting in August, Campbell will travel to New Taipei City in Taiwan for 11 months to teach English as part of Fulbright’s English Assistant Program. The Fulbright Program is the United States government’s flagship international educational and cultural exchange program, where students and scholars from over 160 countries have the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research and exchange ideas globally. Campbell, a history major and writing minor from Fayetteville, GA, is

Pensole Lewis College In Detroit Partners With Nike To Empower HBCU Students Nationwide

Written By Quintessa Williams Pensole Lewis College (PLC) Detroit continues to raise the bar.  The only design-focused Historically Black College and University (HBCU), has partnered with global sportswear leader Nike to launch an industry-certified education program called Future Sole | PLC powered by Nike. The purpose is to address the underrepresentation of Black designers in the professional product creation industry and create opportunities for aspiring designers from HBCUs. The program comprises online and in-person masterclasses in: Apparel Color Materials Footwear Graphics 3D design Product Marketing Through an immersive curriculum, students will have unparalleled personal and professional development opportunities. Three PLC Detroit department chairs, all esteemed Nike

Clark Atlanta University Celebrates Alumnus Kenny Leon’s Tony Award Nomination for Best Direction of a Play

Courtesy of Clark Atlanta University Our esteemed alumnus, the award-winning director Kenny Leon, has been nominated for best direction of a play—Purlie Victorious— for the 2024 Tony Awards. This nomination follows his previous win of a Tony Award for best direction of a play, A Raisin in the Sun, in 2014. Leon graduated from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University) in 1979.   In his 2018 memoir Take You Wherever You Go (Grand Central Publishing), Leon discusses his need to attend a historically black college or university (HBCU) to connect with his ‘black heritage,’ ‘roots,’ and ‘culture.’ “I went to visit the school (Clark College)

Howard University And Georgetown To Launch Medical Humanities Center Aimed At Reducing Health Disparities

By Brandee Sanders Howard University has been a driving force behind groundbreaking research that explores the correlation between racial inequities and health disparities. The historically Black university will be able to advance its efforts through a collaboration with Georgetown University. The two Washington, D.C.-based institutions are joining forces for the creation of the Georgetown-Howard Center for Medical Humanities and Health Justice. Merging humanities and healthcare, the center will empower scholars to examine current gaps within medical care through social, cultural and historical lenses. The medical humanities sector encompasses an array of academic disciplines, including bioethics, literary studies, medical anthropology, cultural

Vanderbilt Will Give Qualifying Nashville Public School Students Free Education

By Evan Castillo Vanderbilt University wants more students from Nashville to attend, so it’s giving scholarships to students from Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) for 2025. The private university in Nashville announced a partnership with MNPS on May 1. It will cover all direct costs — including housing and meals — for students eligible for the Pell Grant or students from families making $100,000 or less. All qualifying students must decide to enroll in the university through Early Decision I or II, a binding acceptance to the university. The Nashville Vanderbilt Scholars program will also give qualifying students a $6,000 stipend for either their

Morehouse School of Medicine’s “Danforth Dialogues” features journalist and author Joy-Ann Reid

Courtesy of Morehouse School of Medicine Morehouse School of Medicine  (MSM) today released the May edition of its 2024 “Danforth Dialogues” podcast, with a conversation between MSM’s President and CEO Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and Joy-Ann Reid, renowned broadcast journalist and author, and the first Black female host of a prime-time cable news show, MSNBC’s The ReidOut. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Denver, Reid graduated from Harvard University with a degree in film studies. Her broadcast career began at a television station in Florida before becoming a morning radio talk show host. She served as the managing editor of the Griot,

Morgan’s Community College Leadership Program Celebrates 25 Years of Preparing Senior-level Academic Professionals in Higher Education

Written By the Morgan State Newsroom Morgan State University’s School of Education and Urban Studies (SEUS) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership (CCLP). Established in 1998, the program has evolved to become one of the most extensive community college leadership development programs in the United States, recognizing more than 250 graduates to date. Its mission is to increase diversity in American community colleges by developing a group of globally aware community college leaders who can appropriately respond, understand, and contribute to the rapidly changing world. Graduates of the CCLP have