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Report finds racial bias in the bond market against historically black colleges and universities

By Amy Scott The bond market may seem like an unlikely place to find racism at work. But a new report suggests that discrimination may play a role in higher borrowing costs for historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. The research was inspired by a conversation with bond traders, said William Mayew, an accounting professor at Duke University and one of the report’s authors. The traders talked about struggling to place bonds issued by HBCUs. “Their clients would say, ‘Well, what else do you have, do you have something else? I’d prefer not to have that in my portfolio,’” Mayew said. Because

Stillman College raises record haul for Day of Giving

By Stillman College Stillman College secured more than $88,000 through 215 gifts last week during Give 1876, its annual online fundraising marathon. The total is nearly $35,000 more than the College raised in 2020 and capped an improved and more robust campaign from a year ago, including a special web site that included select campus passion projects, real-time leader boards, heat maps, and fundraising challenges. The majority of the monies raised – over $52,000 – will go toward scholarships. While the campaign included broader funding projects, like scholarships and the College’s general fund, this campaign marked the first year schools, departments and

Center for Justice Research Awarded $410,000 Grant from Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Courtesy of Texas Southern University The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University has received $410,000 in funding from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to continue its work in building and sustaining diversity within criminal justice research. The contribution also supports the center’s efforts in establishing a network of systemic change in education for graduate students and faculty. “Texas Southern University is proud of the Center for Justice Research’s essential work in establishing a platform that strengthens diversity within the criminal justice research field,” said Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, president of Texas Southern University. “My congratulations to Dr. Henderson

HBCU Funding Falls From $45 Billion to $2 Billion in Biden Spending Plan Out to Democratic Infighting

by Derek Major HBCUs that were looking to get their share of $45 in funding as part of President Joe Biden‘s spending plan, may see less than $5 billion due to Democratic infighting. Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill was set to include $45 billion in spending for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs). However the newest version of the bill allocated just $2 billion for educational programs and HBCUs. Even worse, the funding could be changed into competitive grant funding instead of direct funding to the schools. The aid, currently penciled in at $1.45 billion to be distributed between 2022

Xavierite, Kirsten McGowan, Selected as Top 10 2021 Olay x Ebony HBCU STEM Queen

By Xavier University, Ebony Magazine’s longest-running editorial franchise, the HBCU campus queens competition, commemorates Black collegiate women around the world poised to make positive changes in the African American community. The competition highlights brilliant students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs in collaboration with cosmetics company Olay. Xavierite Kirsten McGowan was selected as a Top 10 2021 Olay x Ebony HBCU STEM Queen. One thousand miles away from her native home of Chicago, Illinois, McGowan chose Xavier because she felt the university’s environment, faculty, and students would provide her with a supportive foundation, similar to her family back home.

Howard University Names Princess Gamble Associate Vice President and COO of Development and Alumni Relations

By Howard University Newsroom, Howard University is pleased to announce that Princess Gamble will serve as associate vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of development and alumni relations. Gamble brings over 25 years of direct fundraising experience to Howard and joins the University from the Smithsonian Institution where she was a member of the founding staff of the National Museum of African American History and Culture nearly 14 years ago. “I am thrilled to join Howard University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations at this pivotal and exciting time for Howard and HBCUs at large,” said Gamble. “Howard has invested in

Chancellor Dixon Working with University Leaders Across U.S.

By Elizabeth City State University Newsroom, Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon has been appointed to the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) Council of Presidents.  AGB is a premier organization that includes hundreds of large, small, public, private, and system members from across the nation. As a member of the Council of President, Chancellor Dixon is joining a community of cutting-edge thinkers and influencers affecting higher education. “I am honored to join the AGB Council of Presidents.  At ECSU, we focus on student success, access to higher education, and utilizing technology and innovation to make economic, social, and environmental progress in our

Fayetteville State University is One of Seven Esteemed Universities Selected for Grant-Supported Research to Advance NASA’s Artemis Mission

By Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville State University (FSU) is embarking on an exciting journey that is in alignment with innovation, while breathing new life into university culture. FSU is one of just seven esteemed universities selected for grant-supported research to advance NASA’s Artemis mission to establish a sustainable presence on the Moon. The funding has been awarded through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Space Technology Artemis Research, or M-STAR initiative. The M-STAR initiative has awarded cooperative agreements to minority service institutions (MSIs) for projects that will support the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to pioneer new

Grambling State Earns Future Forward Change Champion Award from HBCUgrow

Courtesy of Grambling University, Grambling State University was recently honored for winning the LEAD: Future Forward Change Champion Award for 2021 from HBCUgrow. The award, presented at the annual HBCUgrow LEAD Conference in Richmond, Va., is to recognize HBCUs that did a good job of pivoting to address the recent challenges and positioning in their schools for future growth. The challenges Grambling State faced during COVID and how the university responded played a significant role in earning the honor. “The real credit has to go to everybody who played a part and this was truly a team effort,” said Grambling

Fayetteville State University Set to Receive Largest State Budget Allocation in over 35 Years

By Fayetteville State University Newsroom, With Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement of his intention to sign the budget passed by the North Carolina General Assembly when it reaches his desk, Fayetteville State University (FSU) will receive nearly $152 million in new capital construction projects and repairs and renovations and will be the only University to be added to the NC Promise Plan – the state’s affordable tuition program. NC Promise will help grow FSU’s enrollment and strengthen its retention rate, while also making the cost of tuition more affordable for in-state students who only pay $500 per semester (a total of $1,000 per year). The $11.5 million recurring

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