As a way to provide veterans, active military members and their spouses with resources, support and workforce training, Hillsborough Community College (HCC) has established an entrepreneurship program in partnership with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
Marijuana use among college students has reached a 35-year high, according to a new University of Michigan report. In 2018, 43 percent of full-time college students aged 19-22 reported using marijuana, according to the study. Vaping of marijuana and nicotine has doubled from 2017 to 2018. Additionally, the use of nicotine has risen by almost […]
The Maryland Board of Public Works approved $49 million in grant funding for the state’s higher education institutions. The four capital grants, administered by the Maryland Department of General Services’ Capital Grants Division, will go to Anne Arundel Community College, Allegany College of Maryland, the Community College of Baltimore County and Montgomery College. Anne Arundel […]
Repeatedly in the HBCU research literature and through anecdotal accounts, we have learned that school officials, specifically counselors but also teachers, are not aware of HBCUs and fail to present these schools as options for college-bound high school students.
An exhibit highlighting activist organizations who fought for social change from the 1960s to 1970s in the United States, is set to open at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery. Some of the featured organizations include the Black Panther Party, The Young Lords Party, the Brown Berets, Tupamaros, Red Guard, Grey Panthers, Florida […]
George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School has opened a new Immigration Litigation Clinic in collaboration with the Legal Aid Justice Center. Law students will have the opportunity to work with clients facing deportation.
A group of higher education organizations have thrown their support behind the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, calling on Congress to pass it by September 30th when a set of funds for their member schools is set to expire. The organizations advocating for passing the FUTURE Act this month include […]
Using Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s $585,000 grant, Pace University will launch a new program to diversify voices in media and the performing arts. Dr. Darnell Hunt, who is the dean of social sciences at the University of California in Los Angeles reported that less than five percent of television writers are Black. The initiative, Writing […]
In the current era of the criminalization of the Black body, commodification of Black culture(s) and persistent economic and social inequity for Black people in the U.S., "Shelter in a Time of Storm" by Jelani M. Favors renews an educational approach to Black liberation that should be seriously considered by those committed to racial justice.
A new trail – called the Civil Rights and Historical Trail – will run through the city of Tuskegee and Tuskegee University, honoring the area’s civil rights leaders and history. The path will incorporate 13 markers that commemorate important figures, groups and places from the civil rights era. “Each of the subjects of our trail […]