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Arson Suspected After Fires Set at HBCU

Law enforcement arrested a suspect behind several fires set on and near Jackson State University, a historically Black institution in Mississippi, on Tuesday. One of...

Students Lack Clean Water at Mississippi HBCU

Among those impacted by the ongoing water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, are the nearly 2,000 students who live on campus at Jackson State University....

HBCU Seeks Legal Recourse Over ‘Racially Motivated’ Search of Women’s Lacrosse...

Delaware State University (DSU), a historically Black institution, is seeking legal recourse after police allegedly racially profiled its women’s lacrosse team during a traffic...

Savannah State Receives $830K for New Computer Science Program

Savannah State University (SSU), a historically Black institution in Georgia, recently received an $830,000 award from the U.S. Department of Education for a new...

FBI Says Group of Juveniles are Main Suspects for Bomb Threats...

The FBI announced it has narrowed down the suspects responsible for the majority of the bomb threats made against multiple historically Black colleges and...

Paul Quinn College Admits Students and Family Members in Unique Recruiting...

More than 400 students from area high schools in Fort Worth, Texas, were surprised with acceptance letters to Paul Quinn College during a basketball...

Several HBCUs Receive Bomb Threats

Seven historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) received bomb threats this week, resulting in a string of evacuations and police investigations. The schools that reported...

Michigan’s First and Only HBCU Set to Reopen

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) recently signed legislation that will re-establish the state’s first and only historically Black college or university (HBCU). The Lewis College...

Xavier University of Louisiana Celebrates First-Ever Pride Week

This week, Xavier University of Louisiana, a private historically Black Catholic institution, is celebrating its inaugural Pride Week to commemorate the LGBTQ community. To kick...

Esports at HBCUs Promote Diversity in a Thriving Industry

Esports, once considered a niche form of entertainment for video game enthusiasts, has quickly become one of the most popular sports in the world....

VSU to Open Nation’s First HBCU Policy Center Focused on Improving...

Virginia State University (VSU) is starting a new policy center dedicated to improving police relations with people of color, the school recently announced. The Center for...

HBCU Honors Past and Present Civil Rights Activists

On July 24, Jackson State University (JSU) in Mississippi unveiled a new mural honoring local civil rights icons at the Council of Federated Organizations...

Two Georgia HBCUs Clear Student Account Balances for 2020-2021 Academic Year

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and Spelman College in Georgia have recently announced they are canceling outstanding student balances, making them the latest historically Black...

New UNCF Initiative Aims to Re-Enroll Students Into HBCUs

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) announced a new initiative that seeks to re-enroll students into a consortium of 10 historically Black colleges and...

Clark Atlanta University Launches First-of-Its-Kind Institute for HBCU Presidents

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has launched a first-of-its-kind program to train future historically Black college and university (HBCU) presidents, the school announced last week. ...

After 20 Years, Morris Brown College Regains Accreditation

Morris Brown College (MBC), a 140-year-old private historically Black institution in Atlanta, received accreditation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools this...

Morehouse College to Offer Online Program for Degree Completion

Starting this fall, Morehouse College will launch an online undergraduate program geared toward helping Black men who received some college credits complete their bachelor’s...

Google CEO to Meet with HBCU Leaders Following Racism Allegations

Next week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will virtually meet with leaders from five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to discuss discrimination within the...

Spelman College to Launch First-Ever HBCU Queer Studies Chair in Honor...

Writer, poet, LGBTQ, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde dedicated her life’s work to fighting for social justice. Now she will be the namesake...

Lincoln University of Missouri Makes History with First-of-its-Kind Police Academy 

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) approved the nation’s first police academy at a historically Black institution of...

U.S. Senate Passes PARTNERS Act for HBCUs

Bipartisan legislation passed by the U.S. Senate last week that aims to strengthen partnerships between federal investors and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs)...

Florida HBCU Becomes First Division I School to Cancel All Sports...

This week, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU), a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Fla., announced it will discontinue all sports for the rest of the...

Netflix Launches First-Ever HBCU Tech Bootcamp

Last week, Netflix announced it will launch a virtual tech bootcamp in January 2021 through a partnership with Norfolk State University (NSU) and 2U, a...

HBCU Day of Action Seeks to Build Support for Black Institutions,...

On Thursday, alumni, students, and leaders of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will convene in Washington, D.C., to urge lawmakers to...

Trump’s Higher Education Budget Cuts Hurt Low-Income, Minority Students

President Donald Trump outlined his administration’s budget priorities last week in a blueprint for fiscal year 2018 that includes a $9 billion cut in...

DeVos Faces Backlash for HBCU Comments Following White House Meeting with...

Education Secretary Besty DeVos was in hot water this week after stating that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are “real pioneers when it...

Summit Aids Minority-Serving Institutions on Path to Internationalization

On March 19, Diversity Abroad, a nonprofit study abroad organization for college-age students, will host the second Annual MSI Global Education Summit — part...

Minority-Serving Institutions Address Social, Personal, and Academic Needs to Ensure Success

As the country has become more diverse, so have U.S. institutions of higher learning. Improved access — financially and academically — along with programs...

HBCU Roundtable

The Benefits and Challenges of Historically Black Institutions INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with leaders at three of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities...

Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Apple Inc. Launch HBCU Scholarship Initiative

Applications are now being accepted for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Apple HBCU Scholars Program, which will provide scholarship, mentorship, and internship opportunities to...

Jackson State University Offers Students a Passport to the World

How one historically black college is offering its students a once-in-a-lifetime international experience In 2012-2013, a mere 9 percent of U.S. undergraduates studied abroad, according...

Google Works with HBCUs to Boost Diversity in Tech Field

In an effort to increase diversity — specifically the number of African Americans — in the U.S. tech sector, Google has embedded software engineers...