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Columbia Pledges $100 Million to Diversity Initiative

Early this month Columbia University announced a pledge of $100 million committed to diversify its…

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Morehouse College Names New President

Morehouse College, the historically black college in Atlanta, recently named David A. Thomas its new…

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Gates Foundation CEO Says Inclusion Is What Makes a Good School

When I gave the commencement speech at Georgia State University last year, one line earned…

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The For-Profit School Disaster

I’ve written about for-profits before. They’re known for exploiting black and Hispanic students, as well…

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Despite Calls to Postpone, 2017 National HBCU Week Conference Goes On as Scheduled

Earlier this week—in spite of calls from Rep. Alma Adams, the Congressional Black Caucus, UNCF,…

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She Murdered Her Son, Served Her Time, and Is Now At N.Y.U. Earning a Ph.D.

Studying now at N.Y.U., Jones also was accepted into Harvard University’s history Ph.D. program. She…

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13-Year-Old Black Girl Becomes Youngest Student Accepted to the University of West Georgia

At just 13 years old, Kimora Hudson is the youngest student to be accepted and…

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Young Black Men Excel: In Graduate School Abroad

Studying abroad is rare: Only 9% of all undergraduates study overseas, and of those, only…

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10 Campuses Selected as Sites for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Centers

“But the overarching goal is to jettison a belief in a hierarchy of human value,”…

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Rep Alma Adams National HBCU Week Conference
Don’t Waste Our Time, Postpone the National HBCU Week Conference, Says Pretty Much Everyone to Trump

Rep. Alma Adams, representing the Twelfth District of North Carolina, is calling on Trump and…

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Former FBI Director James Comey Gets Lecture Series at Howard University

Howard University has announced that former FBI Director James Comey will be the university’s Opening…

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Confederate Monuments Removed from College Campuses Across the Country

He said Germans understood that their Nazi past was shameful, not a thing to be…

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Morgan State University Joins Global Partnership

Morgan State University recently announced that it’s been designated “an official institutional global research partner…

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Fly-In Programs Bring Students to College Campuses

Visiting nearby college campuses may be feasible for most students, but traveling to those far…

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It’s True—You Don’t Need a B.A. to Get a Good-Paying Job

“But if we build pathways to these jobs aggressively, black students will be tracked into…

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Affirmative Action on the Elite College Campus

But Nichols said the default thinking is “‘the black student has my seat.’ Maybe it’s…

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How Law Students Can Ace the Dreaded On-Campus Interview Process

On-campus interviews are stressful for many law students. Here are ways from someone who has…

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National Science Foundation’s REU Program Seeks Diverse Candidates

Have you heard of REU? Until recently I hadn’t. Research Experiences for Undergraduates is an…

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Morgan State Awarded $750K in STEM Grant Funding

Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a…

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Duke University Student Calls Out South Carolina’s ‘Corridor of Shame’

As education editor at Black Enterprise I am deeply concerned about the flagrant inequities that…

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