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NCAA Announces Student-Athlete Certification Process Infractions at BSC

Courtesy of Bluefield State College The NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions announced today that Bluefield State College had failed to monitor the student-athlete certification process.  This announcement follows Bluefield State College’s discovery and self-reporting of infractions to the NCAA, and BSC’s cooperation with the NCAA throughout the process.  The NCAA Committee on Infractions recognized BSC’s swift action to reorganize its compliance department and proactively secure an outside entity to conduct a compliance audit. Within the first academic year of President Capehart’s appointment as interim president of Bluefield State College, the institution’s then-Athletics Director was reassigned, and the then-Assistant Director

FAMU President Robinson Participates in Second HBCU Impact Summit

By Aaliyah Wilkerson Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., joined the three other presidents from Florida’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of higher education at Florida Memorial University (FMU) in Miami Gardens. This is the second HBCU Impact Summit in Florida. The first summit was held at FAMU in 2019. Edward Waters University will host the third summit in 2023. Robinson, along with FMU President Jaffus Hardrick, Ph.D., Edward Waters University (EWU) President A. Zachary Faison, J.D., and Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) Interim President Hiram Powell, Ph.D., presented how HBCUs, particularly the Florida

Xavier University of Louisiana and Takeda partner to further health equity

Courtesy of Xavier University of Louisiana In celebration of National Minority Health Month, Xavier University of Louisiana is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) that will help to further health equity efforts in New Orleans and focus on the overall improvement of health outcomes for disadvantaged and marginalized populations. Takeda’s multi-million dollar investment will support the development of a technical research and exchange center at Xavier, known as T-REX. T-REX is anticipated to accelerate Xavier’s health informatics, research findings and interventions at the intersection of basic science, clinical practice and data with the goal of advancing health equity and

Harvard attempts to reckon with historical ties to slavery in new report

By Claretta Bellamy The university will establish a $100 million fund to actively address the impacts of slavery that it benefitted from in Harvard’s earliest years. Nearly 80 Harvard University leaders, donors and staff members had owned enslaved people until slavery remained legal in Massachusetts in 1783, according to a report the university released Tuesday. Written by members of a committee authorized by university President Lawrence Bacow, the 134-page report includes seven recommendations “to remedy the persistent educational and social harms that human bondage caused to descendants, to the campus community, and to surrounding cities, the Commonwealth, and the nation,” according to the

Vice President Kamala Harris to Headline Tennessee State University Commencement, Will also Feature Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin

By Kelli Sharpe Vice President Kamala Harris will headline Tennessee State University’s 2022 Spring Commencement in May. Vice President Harris will deliver the keynote address for the undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. CDT in Hale Stadium. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin will address graduate students at an indoor ceremony on Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m. CDT in the Gentry Center Complex.  University officials say nearly 900 students will receive degrees in various disciplines. “We are excited to have the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris and Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham, two trailblazers and history makers, deliver

Spelman College Names Helene Gayle, MD, Globally Recognized Public Health Leader, its 11th President

Courtesy of Spelman College The Spelman College Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Helene Gayle, MD its 11th president. Spelman College has a long, proud history of excellence and global leadership in the education of women of African descent and is committed to addressing racial inequities in education ensuring equitable opportunities for students of all economic backgrounds. Dr. Gayle’s presidency will begin on July 1, 2022. Dr. Gayle currently serves as president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. Under her leadership, the Trust grew its assets from roughly

Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine hosts virtual 56th symposium and celebrates largest reunion classes donations

By Tuskegee University The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM) welcomed alumni, students, faculty, staff, pre-veterinary students, friends and supporters to its 56th Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium held in a virtual platform on March 23-25, 2022. This year’s symposium marked the third year in which TUCVM pivoted from a traditional veterinary symposium to a virtual platform because of the pandemic. This year’s symposium theme was “Veterinary Medicine Preparing for a Post Pandemic World: New Norms, Mental Health and Innovation.” It was timely and underscores the commitment the university, college and TUCVM’s partners have to navigating the new normal and

Southern University School of Nursing, Ochsner partner for Jag Mobile clinic on wheels

By Southern University The School of Nursing at Southern University on Thursday unveiled the Jag Mobile, its state-of-the-art custom mobile health unit that will provide services to medically underserved communities within a 50-mile radius of the Baton Rouge campus. “Today, we are the only historically Black college or university to have a mobile health unit in the state of Louisiana,” said Sandra Brown, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health. “This will be archived in the School of Nursing history books for years to come.” Ochsner Health System partnered with the nursing school for the 38-foot-long unit, which

Hinds CC, Mississippi Highway Patrol agree to grow law enforcement ranks

By Danny Barrett Jr. Starting in fall 2022, the C.O.R.E. (Candidates on Rapid Entry) program will provide for an MHP officer to be on campus two days a week to assist criminal justice students. Hinds CC, Mississippi Highway Patrol agree to grow law enforcement ranks Hinds Community College and the Mississippi Highway Patrol have partnered on a fast track to starting a law enforcement career for those studying Criminal Justice. Starting in fall 2022, the C.O.R.E. (Candidates on Rapid Entry) program will provide for an MHP officer to be on campus two days a week to assist criminal justice students

Dr. LaShundia Carson elected Mississippi Professional Educator’s 2022-2023 president

Courtesy of Alcorn State University Mississippi’s largest professional organization for educators has selected an Alcorn State University faculty member to guide the organization for the upcoming academic year. Dr. LaShundia Carson, acting associate dean for the School of Education and Psychology, was elected president of the Mississippi Professional Educators. Carson served as the faculty advisor for the organization’s student chapter on campus. The organization is a statewide professional organization whose members come from all aspects of educational systems in the state. Its 13,000 members include teachers, administrators, and non-certified staff from kindergarten to graduate school. Serving the organization is an

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