December 16, 2009
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is being both applauded and scorned over his plan to downscale and merge five publicly-funded universities to address a $700 million budget shortfall. But the proposal is being especially shunned by those who believe it unfairly puts Mississi ...
Posted Thursday, December 17th 2009 at 4:14PM
By Norman J. Dotson Jr. -- Black College Wire
The Southern Digest
Ukpolo, right, with Forbes
Many college students dream of one day becoming big-money donors, lavishing their alma maters with boatloads of cash and scholarships.
One Southern University student did not wait l ...
Posted Thursday, December 10th 2009 at 4:14PM
Can you change the face of medicine? The need for more African American, Latino/a, and Native American doctors is becoming an increasing concern. Today, while these groups make up 28 percent of the population, they only account for 14 percent of U.S. medical school graduates. The United States ...
Posted Wednesday, December 9th 2009 at 3:44PM
December 3, 2009
FORT VALLEY, GA – Ellakisha O’Kelley has been named Fort Valley State University (FVSU) new Men and Women’s Cross County and Track & Field Head Coach. While this is O’Kelley’s first head coaching assignment, she brings over 18 years of world-class track & field ...
Posted Wednesday, December 9th 2009 at 3:24PM
December 3, 2009
BIRMINGHAM – The doors of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame will open to six new members. This year's class includes:
* Horace Crump, Alabama State
* Steve McNair, Alcorn State
* Willie J. Alexander, Alcorn State
* Dr. James Brooks, Jackson State
* Wa ...
Posted Monday, December 7th 2009 at 11:54AM
By Kendra Anderson -- Black College Wire
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The Florida A&M Student Government Association recently purchased two charter buses for recruitment trips and other SGA activities.
According to an official news releas ...
Posted Sunday, November 29th 2009 at 7:40AM
By Charity Jones -- Black College Wire
Jerry Rogers/Campus Echo
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While growing up in Kenya, June Arunga was troubled: What has gone wrong in Africa?
Why is it so poor?
To answer those questions she was forced to answer this one: Whe ...
Posted Sunday, November 29th 2009 at 7:38AM
November 22, 2009
BALTIMORE-Florida A&M won its ninth consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) volleyball championship, defeating Maryland Eastern Shore in a 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 20-25,25-23) win in the championship match Sunday in the ...
Posted Wednesday, November 25th 2009 at 3:38PM
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Monday proposed combining the the state's three public black colleges into one of the institutions, Jackson State University. While Barbour said that campuses would continue to exist at what are now Alcorn State Univ ...
Posted Monday, November 23rd 2009 at 1:22PM
November 18, 2009
Columbia, SC - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) have announced that Elizabeth City State University and Tuskegee University have been selected to participate in the 11th Pioneer Bowl ...
Posted Sunday, November 22nd 2009 at 12:49PM
By Chris Hess -- Black College Wire
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Asmar McGlone, a sports management junior at North Carolina Central University, was recently stopped by campus police for his choice of attire.
McGlone, who said he was running late for cl ...
Posted Sunday, November 22nd 2009 at 12:47PM
(RICHMOND, VA) -- The southern traditions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities will return to the New York metro area Dec. 5 as the Big Apple Classic returns for the fourth consecutive year. The BAC will feature two HBCU basketball rivalries, a college fair and the lineup of entertai ...
Posted Thursday, November 12th 2009 at 11:34AM
For Immediate Release
Prairie View A&M University Marching Band Emerges As a Winner
Honda Battle of the Bands Announces Showcase Line-Up for 2010
Prairie View, Texas, Nov. 9, 2009 -– Three months ago, 45 marching bands from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HB ...
Posted Thursday, November 12th 2009 at 11:19AM
By Corbin Robinson -- Black College Wire
Shari M. Briggs
Florida A&M has another student to add to its long list of achievers. Shari M. Briggs, a FAMU-FSU mechanical engineering master’s cooperative student, won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 20th Undergraduat ...
Posted Thursday, November 12th 2009 at 11:05AM
By Elizabeth Reed -- Black College Wire
After competing against nine African-American contestants, Hampton University has crowned its first white Miss Hampton University, Nikole Churchill. Being that Hampton is an historically black university whose primary focus is directed towards ...
Posted Thursday, November 12th 2009 at 11:01AM
Bowie, Md.--Bowie State University gained the largest class of students this fall in the history of the University with a total of 5,617. Enrollment has increased 3.7 percent since fall 2004, from 5,415 to 5,617.
This year’s student enrollment increase is largely due to the increase i ...
Posted Friday, November 6th 2009 at 4:03PM
HBCU Connect spoke with Steve Hogan, Executive Director for Florida Citrus Sports. Florida Citrus puts on the Florida Classic game where Bethune Cookman University and Florida A&M University duke it out every year. Mr. Hogan anticipates a great event this year for alumni, students and fans.
Posted Friday, November 6th 2009 at 12:59PM
Woodlands Resort Manager Earns Industry Designation
Aliya Thompson, a Conference Planning Manager at The Woodlands Resort, has earned the Convention Industry Council's prestigious Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) designation, the foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibit ...
Posted Friday, November 6th 2009 at 10:49AM
By Brittani Parker -- Black College Wire
The News Argus
Winston-Salem State student Derwin Montgomery won the Democratic nomination for the East Ward seat on the Winston-Salem City Council in the primary election on Sept. 15, and is running unopposed in the Nov. 3 ...
Posted Thursday, October 29th 2009 at 9:34AM
Hampton, Va. - The Hampton University community mourns the loss of Theo Smalling. Smalling died on Monday, Oct. 26 at approximately 8:40 p.m. at the age of 22. Smalling, captain of the HU Men’s Basketball team, was involved in a senseless acciden ...
Posted Wednesday, October 28th 2009 at 12:23PM
What was your 2009 Homecoming experience like?
Was it your first? Was it your 25th Class Anniversary?
If you haven’t experienced it yet what are you most looking forward to?
Posted Tuesday, October 27th 2009 at 11:12AM
By Breanna Paul -- Black College Wire
Kenyetta M. Collins/Southern Digest
Cornel West at Southern U.
Students, faculty, staff and citizens of Baton Rouge and surrounding areas gathered recently in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union on Southern Universi ...
Posted Monday, October 26th 2009 at 12:18PM
By Jessica Lewis -- Black College Wire
No music, no programs, no events and no distractions; everything blacked out on Howard's campus from 7 to 8:30 p.m on Oct. 14.
The Howard University Student Association (HUSA) hosted the first “Blackout Wednesday” in D ...
Posted Sunday, October 25th 2009 at 12:25AM
By Ashley Roque -- Black College Wire
Prof. Vlahovic, grad student AjayiBranislav Vlahovic, an NCCU physics professor, is the man behind the money that funds the research centers, both of which he directs.
The Nation ...
Posted Friday, October 23rd 2009 at 9:26AM
October 13, 2009
TUCKER, GA - The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has selected Atlanta, Georgia as the host city for its 2010 SIAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. The event will be held March 1-6 and games will be played at Frank L. Forbes Arena on the campus o ...
Posted Sunday, October 18th 2009 at 10:22AM