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Savannah State University Showcases “From Slave to Soldier to Freedom” Art Exhibition

By Savannah State University A new art exhibition is available for viewing at Savannah State University, featuring the 3D sculptural work of local blacksmith Gilbert Walker. Savannah State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Program is now featuring “From Slave to Solider to Freedom,” a solo exhibition by local blacksmith and 3D sculptural artist, Gilbert Walker. The exhibition is available for viewing Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until May 9. The art gallery is located in the Kennedy Fine Arts Center, 3219 College St. A native of Savannah, Walker tells a story through his drawings, carvings, and

Prairie View A&M Joins Forces With the Deloitte Foundation To Power Scholarship Program For Accounting Students

By Jasmine Browley Over the next six years the Deloitte Foundation aims to pipeline funding into the $30 million scholarship program for accounting students. The field of accounting is very white. Nearly 84 percent of all US certified public accountants are caucasian and just 2 percent are Black, according to a report published in 2019 by the Association of International Certified Public Accountants.  In an effort to encourage a more racially diverse accounting ecosystem, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has recently announced its collaboration with the Deloitte Foundation through the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program (DFASP). This means that for the

Delaware State University awarded $2M USDA grant for Center of Excellence

Courtesy of Delaware State University Delaware State University has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture that will help move its College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (CAST) to its next level of excellence. The funding will go toward the establishment of a Center of Excellence in Emerging Technologies. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Cherese Winstead Casson, Dean of CAST. The awarded DSU Center in Emerging Technologies will propel smart agriculture through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the cyber-physical cycle of farm management, building accessible resources to facilitate the use of internet

FAMU Celebrates Successful Return of STEM Day

By Andrew Skerritt “We want to thank parents, teachers, and counselors for bringing these students. We want to prepare them to get them out into the world to do great things,” said Robinson, who told the audience that FAMU was experiencing another record year in the number of students applying to the institution. “Don’t take it for granted there will be a spot waiting for you,” said Robinson. “This is the place to go. You can get anywhere from Florida A&M University.” The day was a collaborative effort between the University and the College of Science and Technology, School of

Virginia Union University Board of Trustees Unanimously Approves Contract Extension for President Hakim J. Lucas

Courtesy of Virginia Union University Virginia Union University’s Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to approve a five-year contract extension for Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, President and CEO of the university. Dr. Lucas is VUU’s 13th President. “The Board of Trustees is very proud to be guided by the sacrificial leadership of our President and CEO, Dr. Hakim J. Lucas. His competence has excelled VUU to new Levels,” said Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of VUU’s Board of Trustees. “Under his leadership, we have made major strides on our quest to provide a quality education to students and a greater impact

Introducing “The Beginning”: Fisk University welcomes First-Ever Modeling Organization

By Fisk University The grounds of Fisk University host many opportunities to be involved, engaged, and active on campus. The institution currently operates with over 30 student-based clubs, organizations, and groups. One of Fisk’s latest initiatives in this area is the recent implementation of a fashion organization. The Beginning Modeling Organization (or The Beginning), a student organization on campus, unites different types of fashion-oriented students. The first student engagement organization of its kind on Fisk grounds ever, The Beginning was founded in 2021 by senior Genesis Williams. She’s possessed a sense of fashion since her adolescent years. “I consider myself a

Bowie State University Announces the BIONIC Initiative

Courtesy of Bowie State University Bowie State University (BSU) in partnership with The Maryland Center at Bowie State University announces the establishment of an innovation center to perform research and development projects aimed at countering misinformation, disinformation and associated negative consequences. A Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Bowie State University will serve as the lead on this initiative to combat counter malign activity in collaboration with several partners; TDX International, a certified SBA Native Alaska small business defense intelligence company; Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, a minority-owned nonprofit leadership development firm focused on harnessing disruptive technologies, Forward Edge-AI, a minority

Earth Month @ Howard

By Aaliyah Butler To kick off Earth Month, the Howard University Department of Environmental Studies hosted the “DC Climate Convergence” in Cramton Auditorium to explore topics such as climate conversations, public health and advocacy. “We are all engaged in a collective project of calibrating the cold science of climate change causes and effects with the warm inspirational narratives that lead citizens and institutions into action to effect change,” said Rubin Patterson, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts and Science. “This month of events is ideal for one to learn more about climate justice. I look forward to joining others in a series

Hampton University to Erase Outstanding Student Balances for the Spring 2022 Semester, Announces No Increase in Tuition, Fees, Room and Board for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Courtesy of Hampton University Recognizing that many Hampton University students and their families have continued to experience financial hardships and have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President, has announced there will be no increase in tuition, fees, room and board for the 2022-2023 academic year. In addition, all outstanding student account balances for the Spring 2022 semester will be erased. “In keeping with the University’s efforts to help our students, there will be no increase in tuition, fees, room and board for the 2022-2023 academic year,” said Dr Harvey.  “In addition, on behalf

PVAMU, Texas A&M announce faculty winners of $400K joint PRISE research grants for 2022

By Prairie View A&M University Prairie View A&M University and Texas A&M University are continuing their mission of increasing research collaborations between the two institutions. PVAMU and Texas A&M are awarding $400,000 in grants to support ten PVAMU-Texas A&M teams of faculty investigators to support research projects under the 2022 Panther Research and Innovation for Scholarly Excellence grant program. The universities initiated the PRISE grant program in October 2020 to boost the submission of multidisciplinary, collaborative proposals from the two institutions in response to federal requests for proposals to address complex problems. “The PRISE initiative is an example of how

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