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Introducing the B-CU College Of Nursing and Health Sciences

By Bethune-Cookman University, The Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees, the administration, the faculty and staff, are all pleased to announce a new designation for the once, School Of Nursing at B-CU. The board voted and approved the creation of the College Of Nursing & Health Sciences led by Dean, Dr. Sandra Tucker. The College will be dedicated to achieving the wellness of diverse communities through education, community engagement, research, and professional preparation. Collaborative efforts among the units housed under the College will strive to eliminate health disparities while promoting health equity among local, regional, and global communities. The overall goal

Governor Holds TSU’s $544 Million

By Rosetta Miller-Perry This state has always denigrated Tennessee State University fairly and this past week the degree of harm that it’s still doing was made public.  A bipartisan group of legislators meeting on the issue discovered that Tennessee currently owes TSU around half a billion dollars. Just think about that for a second, then ask yourself what the public reaction would be if this state owed the University of Tennessee even 1 million, let alone half a billion dollars. This is outright racism against Tennessee State University and a Federal charge should be filed with the Justice Department immediately.

Scholarship available to fund high school, college students’ paths to automotive manufacturing careers

Written by Bishop State Newsroom Current high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in Alabama’s multi-billion dollar automotive industry have two weeks to apply for a scholarship to use at one of Alabama’s community colleges. The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Assocation (AAMA) and the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) are providing scholarships, as well as mentors, to students who want to pursue a technical education certificate or associate degree in the automotive manufacturing industry. The deadline to apply is October 29. Funding is available to award $3,600 scholarships to students who are enrolled in a program at an Alabama

Norfolk University Receives $5M To Develop New Master’s Program

By Norfolk State University, Norfolk State University, with Dr. Marie St. Rose serving as the Project Director, has received $5 million to establish a Master of Health Informatics degree program in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health. The cooperative agreement, in consortium with the Virginia Department of Health and the Hampton Roads Community Health Center, seeks to produce 100 underrepresented minority graduates by December 2024. The formation of a consortium with Virginia Department of Health and Hampton Roads Community Health Center will help to share best practices, pool resources, increase the exposure and credibility of the Master of Health

Coppin State University Creates Freddie Gray Scholarship With Donation from McDonald’s

By Coppin State University Newsroom, Coppin State University (CSU) has created the Freddie Gray Student Success Scholarship that will benefit graduates of Carver Vocational-Technical High School. Named in honor of a former Carver student, the Freddie Gray Student Success Scholarship, was created to provide access and opportunity to students who desire to pursue higher education. President Jenkins hosted a scholarship ceremony and presentation on Monday, July 12, 2021, in his office. President Jenkins was joined by family members of Freddie Gray, including his sister, Fredricka Gray, and local McDonald’s franchise owner, Danitra Bell. “At Coppin, we are committed to creating

Morehouse College Core Curriculum Effectiveness Ranked #1 Among HBCUs Nationally

By Morehouse College, Morehouse College has the #1-rated core curriculum of any HBCU nationwide, according to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), which annually assesses what college students actually learn at their institutions. ACTA’s What Will They Learn report focuses on core academic effectiveness, as opposed to endowments and other criteria tangential to instruction, and is the only nationally-recognized rating system that examines the course catalogs of each college or university and assesses the program of study that all of its students share. Morehouse was the only HBCU nationally and one of three Georgia institutions among just 2.1% of colleges to

Howard University Gives Tribute to the Legacy of Lucy Diggs Slowe with Street Designation Ceremony

Written by Aaliyah Butler, Lucy Diggs Slowe made an impact on education, women’s studies, organizational development, race politics, philosophy, and sports. Renaming a street in her honor builds on the growing interest in women’s movements. In an era where more Black women than ever are running for and winning political offices and where Black women are viewed as one of the most reliable voting blocks, it is critical that we understand the tradition out of which Black women emerge as change agents. This public celebration of Slowe’s life challenges the notion of Black women’s invisibility. “This is an incredible time in

Black leaders rally around Howard University students protesting poor living conditions on campus

By Nicquel Terry Ellis and Jennifer Henderson, Black leaders are rallying around Howard University students who have been protesting since earlier this month what they say are subpar living conditions such as mold, mice and roaches in campus dorms. Students at the historically Black college in Washington, DC, have been assembling for sit-ins at the school’s Blackburn University Center with tents, air mattresses and sleeping bags, demanding that Howard leadership address their concerns. The sit-in, which has been dubbed #BlackburnTakeover on social media, started on October 12. The National Bar Association, a network of predominantly Black attorneys and judges, released

Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame names Dr. Hildreth among this year’s honorees

By Meharry Medical College, Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James E.K. Hildreth was named among the 10 inductees recognized in the Tuesday, October 19th Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame ceremony honoring pioneers, leaders, educators, executives and researchers in the state’s health care industry. The combined 2020 and 2021 classes were acknowledged at a ceremony held in Belmont University’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. According to a press release from Belmont University, the Hall of Fame recognizes “Tennessee’s most influential health and health care leaders [and] serves as an on-going educational resource to document the rich history that

Amazon Investing $800000 For TSU Professor Endowment

By Lucas Johnson, Amazon is investing $800,000 to endow a professor at Tennessee State University and equip computer science students with the skills they need to one day work for the company or elsewhere in the technology space. The idea originated in 2018 as a part of announcing Amazon Nashville, which is expected to ultimately create 5,000 jobs in Nashville. Over the next two years, Amazon and TSU discussed the endowment in greater detail and it was mutually decided that the “Amazon Endowed Professorship Chair” would be in the university’s Computer Science Department. The funding will support the endowed professorship

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