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Energy Department Funds Programs to Advance MSI Involvement in Carbon Management

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it would provide $6.4 million to help develop relationships between the Office of Fossil Energy...

Student Freedom Initiative Partners with More MSIs, Increases Support for Hispanic,...

On Tuesday, the Student Freedom Initiative announced a new cohort of 14 Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) that will participate in its program to provide income-contingent financial...

Federal Agencies Strengthen Ties to Minority-Serving Institutions Through New STEM Programs

Federal agencies have a long history of partnering and cooperating with higher education institutions to advance research in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)...

Education Department Creates New Fund to Help Underrepresented Students Reach Graduation

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of the new College Completion Fund for Postsecondary Student Success. The fund provides $5...

Washington Law Schools Partner With Rural, Minority-Serving University to Boost Latinx...

Three law schools in Washington state have joined together to create a pipeline program with Heritage University (HU), a rural Minority-Serving Institution, to encourage...

Minority-Serving Institutions Partner with U.S. Energy Department to Advance Solar Energy...

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) recently awarded $3.2 million to seven Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) as part of the...

Department of Defense Strengthens Research Partnerships with HBCUs, MSIs

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has announced that it is working to expand existing and create new research partnerships with historically Black colleges...

Higher Education Access, Completion a Priority in the Biden Administration’s New...

In its effort to support underserved communities and promote racial equity in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education under...

President Biden Announces Plan for Free Community College

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden introduced a $1.8 trillion American Families Plan that will make significant investments in post-secondary education, including providing two free...

NASA, National Science Foundation Launch Initiative to Increase Student Diversity in...

NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have partnered for a new initiative to provide underrepresented students with career pathways in engineering through...

Federally Funded Food Safety Lab to Partner with Minority-Serving Institutions for...

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) led by Purdue University and Cornell University announced a funding opportunity in global food...

Biden Proposes $35 Billion in COVID-19 Aid for Higher Education

President-elect Joe Biden announced a proposal for $35 billion in coronavirus aid for higher education institutions on Thursday.  The funds will be part of a...

What a Biden-Harris Administration Means for Higher Education

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has many indications for diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Harris’ victory broke gender and...

Senate Education Chairman Blocks FUTURE Act for Minority-Serving Institutions

The chairman of the United States Senate Education Committee, Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), refused to approve a bill that would renew more than $250 million...