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Miles College Launches “Mobile Life” Student Success initiative

Courtesy of Miles College Miles College is launching its “Mobile Life” Student Success initiative to create a more innovative co-curricular learning and teaching environment for its students and faculty. As a part of that initiative, the College will provide all full-time students enrolled during the Spring 2022 academic semester with iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard, Apple Pencil, and AirPods Pro at the beginning of the Spring 2022 academic semester. “We are confident that this investment in our students will position them for a better future and a sustainable learning experience.” Miles College President, Bobbie Knight. By equipping students and full-time faculty

Del State’s Dr. D. Patterson’s op-ed on mask mandates

By Dr. Donna Patterson The USA Today network recently published the following op-ed by Dr. Donna Patterson, Chair of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy, on the importance of wearing masking during the ongoing COVID pandemic. Like it or note, mask mandates help our war against COVID-19 Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Americans learned of a new COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529 — Omicron. Early reports highlighted Omicron’s many mutations, and it was soon confirmed by research and medical record-keeping that Omicron spreads three to five times faster than the Delta variant. Given Omicron’s highly infectious nature, it was all but certain that it would spread rapidly

Howard University Hospital Appoints Dr. Robert Linton II as Chief Medical Officer

Written by Howard University Newsroom staff Howard University Hospital (HUH) announced today that Dr. Robert Linton, II has been selected as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In his new role, he will lead the hospital’s daily clinical operations, multiple departments and specialty centers. Dr. Linton will have operational oversight of medical staff activities and will also champion clinical pathways as part of the hospital’s strategic goals. Prior to the appointment, Dr. Linton served as chair and medical director of the emergency department at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Md. “The role of CMO is critically important to our clinical operations, as it ensures

TSU Basketball Games To Appear On NBA TV Back-To-Back Weekends In February

By Texas Southern University Texas Southern men’s and women’s basketball will open the month of February on the national stage as both teams will have games on NBA TV the weekends of Feb. 5 and 12. TSU’s basketball doubleheader at Florida A&M on Saturday, Feb. 5 will kick off TSU’s NBA TV’s coverage. The contest will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the men’s contest at 3:30 p.m. The following weekend, TSU will host Grambling State inside the H&PE Arena for its second NBA TV doubleheader. As a result of the coverage, TSU will adjust its times as the women’s

Howard University Department of Economics Receives $4.5 Million in to Establish a Housing, Urban and Economic Development Research Center

Written by Aaliyah Butler Howard University Department of Economics was awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to establish a center of excellence for housing, urban and economic development research. The center’s goal is to achieve an equitable and inclusionary society where currently underserved populations come to be properly served and inequities in housing, health, education, economic well-being, and community development are overcome through research and policy implementation. This three-year grant supports two graduate students and a post-doctoral fellow each year. “This HUD grant awarded to our colleagues exemplifies the Howard motto of excellence in truth and

FAMU Announces Partnership With NBCU Academy

By Andrew Skerritt New Partners Include School of Journalism & Graphic Communication and  FAMU-FSU College of Engineering  Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are among 13 new academic partners with NBCU Academy, the NBCU News Group’s multi-platform journalism training and development program. With the addition of FAMU, the University of Florida, Howard University, Arizona State University and five others, it brings to 30 the number of academic programs partnering with NBCU, NBCU News Group Chairman Cesar Conde announced Tuesday. The 2022 cohort introduces STEM programs into the academy and grows

Tuskegee University awarded $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation

Courtesy of Tuskegee University, Tuskegee University was awarded a five-year $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to educate the next generation of STEM graduates in sustainable packaging materials. This National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) award to Tuskegee University will establish a multidisciplinary traineeship in sustainable nanobiomaterials. This project is a partnership between three doctoral programs to develop innovative sustainable biomaterials for biodegradable packaging systems, including biomedical and food packaging. The project anticipates training 40 graduate-level students: including ten from the master’s program and 30 from the doctoral program within the Materials Science and Engineering, Integrative Biosciences,

Department of Defense (DoD) selects Tuskegee University to receive equipment/instrumentation award

By Tuskegee University, The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering USD(R&E), has listed Tuskegee University as a recipient of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 DoD Equipment/Instrumentation award under the Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MSIs). The award totaling $101,625 will support the acquisition of a Zeta potential analyzer and an Advanced Automated Goniometer/Tensiometer. Dr. Shahryar Jafarinejad, assistant professor of the Chemical Engineering Department and Tuskegee University faculty senate member, served as the project’s principal investigator, and Dr. Nader Vahdat, professor and

The Everlasting Dream

By Ronald E. Goodwin, Ph.D, Last year in this space, I sought to honor the sacrifices of Martin Luther King Jr. by focusing on some of the gains made by the black community since Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965). As part of the academic community, I celebrated the increases in high school and college graduation rates. Also, during the same period since the 1960s, the poverty rates decreased because of measurable gains in median household incomes. Last year’s opinion piece was personal. In my mind’s eye, the Merciful Creator allowed me

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