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Racial and Gender Gaps Widening in STEM

U.S. News and Raytheon produce an index that reveals the widening gaps in race and…

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Your School’s Financial Aid Office is Still a Resource

NASFAA Offers Advice on Student Loan Repayment for New Graduates

NASFAA urges the class of 2015 to use its 6-month grace period to learn all…

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Tuskegee University Awarded Arts Grant

$500,000 grant to help blend STEM and arts education

Tuskegee University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support…

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University of Cincinnati President Gives Away $200,000 Bonus to Students and Charity

President also implements a tuition freeze for the 2015-2016 school year

University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono gives away his bonus for third year in a…

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Financial Aid Crucial to College Completion

Fixing FAFSA an important step

Financial aid is a critical piece to the puzzle of completing a college education. Yet,…

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The Benefits of Attending Community College

Two-year schools can be a launching pad

Community college offers several benefits: low cost, small classes, flexible schedules, and the chance to…

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STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego—and You’re Invited

National summit to focus on diversity

U.S. News & World Report hosts its fifth STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego.…

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3 Tips to Help Veterans Nail the Elevator Pitch

Effective strategies for post-military employment

How to perfect your elevator pitch for Veterans looking for post military careers.

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[VIDEO] A Day in the Life of U.S. Army Basic Training

Explore the intense 10-week course, based on army core values

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to survive U.S. Army basic training, check out…

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NSBE Conference Stresses Synergy, Collaboration

Sets goal of increasing black engineering graduates to 10,000 annually by 2025

National Society of Black Engineers sets an ambitious goal at its conference of graduating 10,000…

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College Debt Burden Falls on 3 Kinds of Students

The typical undergraduate borrower isn't suffering

Three kinds of students seem to be most affected by unmanageable loan debts: grad students,…

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Sen. Warren: Both Parties Are Right About Lowering College Costs

Calls for more accountability, but also more taxpayer spending

Sen. Warren of Mass. says both parties are right about solving the problem of high…

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Oral Health Business Supports Education

Raises money for endowed Spelman scholarship

The Dental Kidz Foundation supports an endowed scholarship at Spelman College and initiatives for females…

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How to Maximize Your GI Bill Housing Allowance

Identify which states give you the best 'bang for your buck'

As a veteran using your GI Bill, do you know which states give you the…

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Princeton Approves African American Studies Major

Undergrads can declare the major starting this fall

Princeton University has approved an African American studies major for its undergraduate students, going into…

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Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Yale, Columbia and UPenn all have the distinction of being named Ivy League institutions of higher education. Since February 1954 these eight universities have been heralded for their academic excellence and standout athletic achievements. 	Almost 60 years later, those institutions are still recognized as the most prestigious centers of higher learning nationwide. While the general train of thought would be that the Elite 8 would solely produce cerebral types, some of today’s most notable and creative African American celebrities have walked their hallowed halls as well. With the back to school season in full swing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 celebrities you probably didn’t know attended an Ivy League school. —Amber McKynzie

Student Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Schools Turns Them All Down

Accepts full 4-year scholarship at University of Alabama

Ronald Nelson and his family evaluate the financial aid the Ivy League and other top…

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Parent Loan Fix Led to Declines in Black Student Enrollment

Universities and colleges each lost between three and 100 black students

The federal government tightened credit standards and began denying PLUS loans to parents. Black families…

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Howard University Presents Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year Award

A Howard alum and department chair receives the award

Howard University, a top HBCU awarded a Howard alum and department chair the second Woman…

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‘Stop. Reset.’ Removes the Boundaries of Theater

Student collaborations seen as essential to the play

A 20-year Chicago playwright removes the boundaries of theater and uses technology to create a…

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Separate and Unequal: Funding of Public HBCUs

Unequal funding, programming work to disenfranchise black colleges and universities

Public HBCUs continue to be unequally funded and under-resourced. Lawsuits old and recent have been…

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Shaw University Announces New President

Tashni Dubroy cites partnerships as key to fiscal efficiency

Shaw University’s new president vows to stabilize the school’s finances, academics and leadership, and looks…

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Student Loan in Default? You Could Lose Your Job

21 states have laws that revoke professional licenses if a loan is in bad standing

More than 20 states have laws that can cause you to have your professional license…

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$100,000 Grant Supports Scholarships for Black Farmers

Awards of up to $5,000 for ag-related study at 2- and 4-year schools

Scholarships of up to $5,000 are being made available to black students of agriculture and…

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Reinventing Freshman Year to Ensure Student Retention

Helping students to finish college, not just start

Through BridgeEdU, Wes Moore ensures student retention by reinventing the college freshman year, addressing obstacles…

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6 Events to Celebrate the U.S. Army’s 240th Birthday

National events planned for June

National events planned for the US Army 240th Birthday on June 14.

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BE Modern Man: Meet 30-Year-Old Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D.

Professor shares the secrets to success

DeLeon Gray is not what we imagine a traditional professor should look like. At the…

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[WATCH] Syracuse University Named One of the Top Business Schools For Veterans

The school offers flexible educational programs for military veterans

Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, earned a top spot in the Military Times, 2015…

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Make Sure Your Online School Is Legit

Bogus programs cast a wide web of deceit

Take steps to ensure that your online school is legitimate. Bogus programs are costly and…

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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Her Way From Homeless to Harvard

How Tonika Morgan raised thousands in order to attend Harvard grad school

Toronto woman Tonika Morgan raised her tuition via crowdfunding in order to attend Harvard grad…

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President Obama Delivers Commencement Address at South Dakota Community College

Small town in red state basks in unexpected honor

On Friday, May 8, President Barack Obama gave the commencement address at a small powerhouse…

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First Lady Speaks to Tuskegee Graduates at Commencement

Urges hard work, resilience and authenticity

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to Tuskegee University’s 2015 graduating class on Saturday, May 9,…

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5 Transferable Skills You Can Learn in the US Army

Importance of soft skills for enlisted military members

For service members, contacting the US Army Transition Assistance Program or Army Career and Alumni…

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Vocational Training at Community College Really Pays

Health programs at community college lead to higher salaries

Preparing for health occupations at community college leads to substantial increase in pay.

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African Americans Less Likely to be Dean than Director

Few people of color on business school faculty as well

African Americans and Hispanic Americans are far less likely to hold the dean’s chair at…

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Rapper MC Lyte Becomes Board Member for Dillard University

The hip-hop pioneer now sits on the board of trustees for historic university

Philanthropist, MC Lyte, now sits on the board of trustees for the historical Dillard University.

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Does the New SAT Hurt Students Who Attend Poor Schools?

New SAT to debut next spring

New SAT is still a norm-referenced exam which compares test takers instead of measuring what…

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For-Profit College Students Refuse to Pay Back Their Student Loans

Group asking Education Department to forgive their debt

Students who attended for-profit online schools now refuse to pay their student loans.

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Diversifying the Field of Engineering

An answer to Silicon Valley's race problem

The NACME may hold a key to one of Silicon Valley’s most highly publicized problems:…

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The College Debt Barrier Comes Down

Starbucks serves up higher ed with a smile

Starbucks and Arizona State University dismantle the barriers to college completion.

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Harvard Business School Launches New Program to Recruit More Women

New program will focus on recruiting students from women colleges across the nation

Harvard Business School launches program to recruit more female students.

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Free Community College: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Maybe not, educators say

Community college educators cool to the idea of free community college.

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Are High Standardized Test Scores Enough to Succeed in College?

Non-cognitive skills help students persist, experts say

Who’s ready for college? At first blush, not a lot of us. By most measures,…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row and McDonald’s Launch Student Fashion Design Competition

One lucky designer will showcase limited-edition work during New York Fashion Week

Harlem’s Fashion Row University and McDonald’s is offering the chance of a lifetime exclusively to…

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Black Pastors to Discuss LGBT Issues at Morgan State University

Leaders say its time to talk about LGBT justice

Black religious leaders to gather at Morgan State University to discuss LGBT issues.

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Study Shows Job Opportunities Improving for College Graduates

Report shows an increased need for high-skilled professional workers

A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that job opportunities…

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Kevin Hart Awards Scholarships to Four Philly High School Seniors

Comedian teams up with UNCF to give scholarships to four Philadelphia scholars

Kevin Hart teams up with UNCF to award four Philadelphia high school seniors with $50,000…

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Black Excellence: Minnesota Senior Gets Accepted Into All Ivy League Schools

Scholar also received letters from Stanford, Georgetown and University of Minnesota

Minnesota high school senior, Munira Khalif, got accepted into all eight Ivy League schools

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5 Savvy Ways to Save For Your Child’s College Education

Senior financial adviser, Dawn Brown, offers tips and advice to ensure future success

Dawn Brown, senior financial adviser at Altfest Personal Wealth Management, offers options to save now…

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FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology

Winning regional teams to compete in Missouri

FIRST Robotics sparks passion for science, technology, engineering.

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LinkedIn to Acquire Online Learning Site for $1.5 Billion

New deal will help job seekers earn the necessary education and career skills needed

LinkedIn to purchase online learning site, Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion.

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5 Colleges That Are Planning to Lower Tuition in Fall 2015

See what steps these colleges are taking to make their school more affordable

Five colleges across the nation that are planning to reduce their annual tuition this fall.

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President Obama Talks the Impact of Climate Change at Howard University

POTUS speaks about the impact climate change has on America's health

President Obama meets with medical and environment officials at Howard University to talk about the…

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Washington Wizards in Talks of Creating Training Facility at Howard University

Howard's campus eyed as new home to Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards looking to build training facility on the campus of Howard University.

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Starbucks Expands College Tuition Program for Workers

Coffee chain agrees to offer free college tuition for four years instead of two

Starbucks expands its partnership with Arizona State University to offer free tuition for four years…

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Cheated Out of an Education

One view of the scandal in Atlanta

Why Kevin Chavous thinks the educators in Atlanta cheated; why time on task, teacher accountability,…

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Top Black Commencement Speakers of 2015

Black commencement speeches to look out for this year

A list of the top black commencement speakers of 2015.

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New York Scholar Gets Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Schools

Long Island, NY student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools

New York student Harold Ekeh gets accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

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What Are Your Odds of Finding a Nursing Job in Maine?

Report looks at the nation’s job market from coast to coast

A recently released report, State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States, ranks employers online…

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NCAA Says They Are Not Responsible for the Educational Quality of Its Athletes

Association says they do not assume the duty to ensure a quality education

NCAA releases a statement saying they are not responsible for the educational quality of college…

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Jay Z Speaks to NYU Students About Tidal, the Music Business and Responding to Ferguson

Rapper and entrepreneur says Tidal isn't "here to compete with anyone"

Jay Z and Tidal executive Vania Schlogel spoke to a group of NYU students about…

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Stanford University Offers Free Tuition to Families Earning Less than $125,000

Stanford announces expansion of their financial aid package

Stanford University expands financial aid package to offer free tuition to families earning less than…

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Kean University Cancels Common’s Commencement Speech Over Rap Song

Kean pulls the plug on Common speaking due to his 2000 song 'A Song for Assata'

Kean University cancels Common as a commencement speaker over the lyrics in his 2000 song…

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Bucknell University Expels Three Students for Racist Radio Rant

President John Bravman says comments are a "violation of community standards"

Bucknell University president expels three students for racist remarks made on a campus radio station.

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Texas College Dean Becomes New President of Clark Atlanta University

Johnson will step into his new role July 1, 2015

Clark Atlanta University names Texas Southern University dean, Ronald Johnson, as its new president.

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Screw College Debt

How to go to college without breaking the bank

Book review of Screw College Debt by a former student who saved money while earning…

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Mellody Hobson to Serve as University of Southern California Commencement Speaker

USC to also award Hobson with an honorary degree

Mellody Hobson to deliver the 2015 commencement speech at the University of Southern California.

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Creates New USC Scholarship Program

Scholarship will provide greater opportunities to black film students

Codeblack Films partners with the University of Southern California to create a scholarship and screenwriting…

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Mississippi Student Indicted for Hanging Noose on Iconic Statue of James Meredith

A federal hate crime has been charged

Recently, a University of Mississippi Student was indicted for hanging noose on James Meredith iconic…

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Mary Schmidt Campbell Named President of Spelman College

Campbell will step into new role August 1, 2015

Educator Mary Shmidt Campbell named new president of Spelman College

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5 Motivational STEM Videos For Your Kids To Watch

Using a hands-on approach, you can inspire kids to look beyond the surface

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and…

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Chicago Charter School Reportedly Discouraging Students From Applying to HBCUs

One Chicago Bulls College Prep parent says the school gave her son a hard time when trying to apply

Mother of Chicago Bulls College Prep student opens up about her son being discouraged from…

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Tiger Woods Creates Golf Management Scholarship at UMES

Woods donates $10,000 to support the HBCUs golf program

Tiger Woods gives $10,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to support its golf…

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USC Responds to Taraji P. Henson’s Claims of Her Son Being Racially Profiled

A member from the school's Department of Public Safety agrees to investigate the case

A member from USC’s Department of Public Safety issues a response to Taraji P. Henson’s…

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Former NYU Dean in the Running to Become Next Spelman President

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. named finalist for Spelman's next president

Spelman College names former NYU dean, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., as a finalist to be…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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Six Ways to Engage Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Tips to help parents, family, friends and school personnel bridge the gender gap in STEM fields

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Although in recent years science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs have become…

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How Much Weight Should Minority Students Put on Diversity Numbers When Selecting a College?

Expert on diversity and inclusion elaborates on the diversity factors students should look at when picking a college

Expert on diversity and inclusion, DeEtta Jones, talks the value diversity should play when deciding…

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Are You All In? The AP Campaign to Reach Students of Color

Students of color urged to sign up for rigorous AP courses

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Tens of thousands of high potential African American, Latino, and Native American students do…

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President Obama Announces Over $240 Million Pledge for STEM Education

POTUS announces new STEM pledge at the White House Science Fair

President Obama host 2015 White House Science Fair and announces new $240 million pledge for…

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After Being Racially Profiled, Taraji P. Henson Sends Her Son to an HBCU

Actress says she plans to send her son to Howard University

Taraji P. Henson opens up about sending her son to Howard University after being racially…

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Nissan Gives $250,000 to Promote STEM Programs at HBCUs

Nissan shows its commitment to HBCUs with new donation

Nissan donates $250,000 to six HBCUs to help promote their STEM programs

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14 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Educators

These will help you remember why you have one of the most important jobs on Earth

If you’ve felt a special calling to educate the leaders of today and tomorrow, these…

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BE Smart: Entrepreneurs Produce HBCU Hackathons To Develop Tech Talent

The grant means that the program will be offered at more historically black colleges

The Black Founders has received a new $100,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, allowing…

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Searching for an Internship? Check out 25 Highest Rated Companies for Interns

The highest rates companies for interns

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Right now, if you’re a college student chances are your searching the web for…

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UVA Students Protest In Response To the Bloody Arrest of Black Honors Student

UVA President ask Virginia governor to conduct an investigation of the case

UVA students protest campus streets in response the bloody arrest of black honors student, Martese…

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Scholarship Alert: CUNY Offering Up to $30,000 for Diversity in Labor

School of Professional Studies is accepting applications

City University of New York School of Professional Studies is accepting applications for its Joseph…

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HBCU Students Sue Tennessee Over Voter ID Laws

HBCU students say Tennessee's strict voter ID laws violate their rights as college students

Nine students at Fisk University and Tennessee State University are suing Tennessee over their strict…

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California’s Community College System Enters Transfer Deal with Nine HBCUs

New partnership will allow students to have an easier transfer to HBCUs

California community college system enters new partnership to help students have a smoother transfer to…

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Kanye West to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree

Art Institute of Chicago to award the Grammy-winning artist an honorary degree

Kanye West to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the Art Institute of Chicago

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Apple to Donate More than $40 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Apple creates tech opportunities for HBCU students

Apple shows its commitment to diversity in tech by donating more than $40 million to…

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University of Alabama Elects First African American SGA President in Nearly Four Decades

UA junior Elliot Spillers wins SGA President election

Elliot Spillers becomes the first African American SGA President at the University of Alabama in…

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Denzel Washington and Common Set to Deliver HBCU Commencement Speeches

Actor to speak at Dillard University and musician to speak at Winston-Salem State

Denzel Washington and Common to deliver commencement speeches at separate HBCUs this May.

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University of Oklahoma Fraternity Closed After Racist Video Surfaces

School's president calls students in the video 'disgraceful'

Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national organization closes its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after racist…

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Disney Makes $1 Million Commitment to UNCF

Disney and UNCF collaborative program will provide scholars with advanced educational and career resources

Disney shows its commitment to helping future leaders with a $1 million donation to UNCF

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Women of Power: 6 of the Most Powerful Corporate Women Who Attended an HBCU

Black female executives whose leadership skills were honed at an HBCU

A spotlight on six of the most powerful women in corporate America who attended an…

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Howard University Announces Tuition Freeze and Rebates to Students

University maps out new plan to meet the financial needs of students

Howard University announces plans to freeze tuition for the upcoming school year and offer rebates…

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Women of Power: 8 Female Executives Who Attended Ivy League Schools

Power women in corporate America who attended some of the nation's top universities

Check out which female executives from Black Enterprise’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America…

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Bun B Talks Becoming a Lecturer at Rice University

Texas native says that he wants to "maintain the integrity of the class"

Putting education over the quick buck, Rapper Bun B says that he’s turned down over…

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Paul Quinn College Maps Out Plan to Have Students Pay Just $2,300 to Attend

The HBCU makes it mandatory for students to work off their tuition

Paul Quinn College in Dallas offers a new work-study program that will reduce tuition to…

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White House to Honor HBCU Staff Members and Faculty

HBCU alum and E!News co-host Terrence Jenkins will host HBCU panel

White House honors HBCU staff members at Champions of Change event

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Report Reveals 10 States Have Withheld Over $50 Million in HBCU Funding

Research shows disparity in state funding to HBCUs and predominantly white institutions

A report released by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities reveals several states…

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Meet the 18-Year-Old That’s Helping Students Apply to College for Free

Plucked CEO Denisha Kuhlor talks eliminating the costs of college application fees

Denisha Kuhlor, 18, talks about her new web application that makes applying to colleges simple…

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Howard University Students to Edit Wikipedia’s Black History Content

Howard students and faculty will upgrade content related to history of the African diaspora

Students and faculty members at Howard University are putting forth efforts to edit Wikipedia’s content…

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State Subcommittee Votes to Close South Carolina State University

SCSU President and supporters fight to keep university doors open

A South Carolina subcommittee approves a bill to close South Carolina State University for one…

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NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Returns to College to Earn His Degree

Newton spends offseason in college classroom

Carolina Panthers star quarterback, Cam Newton, returns to college to finish his degree

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New #BlackLivesMatter Course Comes to Dartmouth College

New class will cover America's history of race and violence

Dartmouth College to offer new #BlackLivesMatter course this spring

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Malia and Michelle Obama Visit Colleges in New York

Oldest Obama daughter spotted visiting NYU, Columbia and Barnard College

Malia and Michelle Obama spotted on private tours at various New York college campuses

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Could UDC Become a Free Tuition College Named After Marion Barry?

D.C. lawmakers propose a bill to rename the University of the District of Columbia after former mayor

D.C. lawmakers propose bill to make the University of the District of Columbia a tuition-free…

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Rapper Bun B Teaches Religion and Hip-Hop Course at Rice University

UGK rapper brings hip-hop culture to the classroom

Rapper Bun B teaches religion and hip-hop course at Rice University

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Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola Team Up for ‘Pay It Forward’

The program awards the next generation of African American leaders

This year, Steve Harvey and Coca-Cola are coming together to team up for the Pay…

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Toyota Donates $50,000 to HBCUs in Honor of Dr. King’s Legacy

Toyota Financial Services shows their commitment to improving opportunities for HBCU students

Toyota donates $50,000 to five HBCUs in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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New Entity Launches To Advance Black Male Achievement in America

The CBMA increases opportunities and access for men and boys of color

On Jan. 19th, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, New Entity launched To Advance Black Male…

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Morehouse College Moot Court Team Makes History at National Competition

First HBCU to win National Moot Court Competition

Morehouse College Moot Court Team leads its school to a historical win at the National…

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Vice President Biden Announces $25 Million Grant to HBCUs for Cybersecurity Education

Grant money will help meet the demand for more skilled cybersecurity professionals

Vice President Biden announces the Department of Energy’s $25 million grant to support cybersecurity education…

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Black Church Leaders Offer Scholarships to Students at Michael Brown’s Alma Mater

11 deserving students to receive full-ride scholarships

Black church leaders offer full-tuition scholarship opportunities to students at Michael Brown’s alma mater

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Former FAMU Band Member Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Hazing Death

Florida judge grants prison time to former HBCU band member

A Florida judge sentenced Dante Martin to six years in prison for the 2011 hazing…

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President Obama Proposes Tuition-Free Community College

New proposal is a part of POTUS plan to create a more educated American workforce

President Obama announces the America’s College Promise proposal, which will provide a tuition free education…

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6 Tips to Help High School Students Prepare for College in the New Year

Helpful tips for college-bound high school students

A list of tips to help high school juniors and seniors prepare for college

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First Lady Reminds Students to Access their FAFSA Forms in New Education Video

Michelle Obama encourages students to fill out their 2015 financial aid applications

First Lady Michelle Obama releases a new video that reminds students to fill out their…

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Bowie State Student Files Hazing Lawsuit Against Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Junior student Kevin Hayes files $3 million lawsuit against fraternity

Bowie State University student files $3 million lawsuit against Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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The Latest Class of Rhodes Scholars Includes Five Black Students

Amongst the 32 finalists, five of the high achieving students are black

The 2015 list of Rhodes Scholarship recipients includes five black students

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Education Department To Consider Student Employment in New College Rating System

Obama administration considers adding labor market success to college rating system

Obama administration releases draft for new college rating system that includes the consideration of graduate…

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Morehouse School of Medicine Works to Improve Healthcare for LGBT Community

Report and video series trains physicians on how to properly care for diverse patients

Morehouse School of Medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges work to improve health…

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Johns Hopkins Accidentally Sends Acceptance Emails to Hundreds of Rejected Applicants

Prestigious Baltimore school sends wrong notification to nearly 300 students

John Hopkins University accidentally sends acceptance email to 294 early application students who had been…

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10 College Scholarships for Minority Students

Top college funding opportunities and resources

Check out this roundup of some of the top scholarship opportunities designed to benefit minority…

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Congress Cuts $303 Million From Federal Financial Aid Program

Government to cut budgets from financial aid program that benefits low-income students

Congress to cut millions of dollars from the federal Pell Grant program which benefits many…

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Spelman College Suspends Cosby Endowed Professorship Indefinitely

Spelman becomes the latest institution to end their relationship with Bill Cosby

Spelman College suspends the Cosby Chair for Humanities program indefinitely amid sexual assault allegations

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Columbia, Harvard and Georgetown Law Students Request Exam Delays After Garner and Brown Decisions

Law students express how the grand jury decisions have impacted their studies

Columbia, Harvard and Georgetown Law students request exam extensions in light of the Garner and…

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[WATCH] Black Lives Matter: Millennial Leader Takes Dynamic Stand with ‘Dear America’

Princeton student Alex Ford urges youth to unify in working toward changing America

Princeton student, Alex Ford, discusses race, justice, police brutality and the concept of American equality…

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UC Berkeley Black Student Union Holds 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-In

Student leaders shut down campus cafe as they rally for justice

Student leaders from UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union hold a 4.5 hour campus sit-in in…

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White House Announces New Action Plans to Prepare More Students for College

Obama administration announces 600 new action plans to help students attend and graduate college

Obama administration works with educational leaders to create new action plans to prepare more students…

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10 of the Worst College Majors for Your Career

Top college degrees that aren't worth the financial investment

A list of 10 of the worst college majors with the least career growth potential

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Yale Black Law Students Speak Out on Their Outrage in Ferguson Decision

Student leaders pen a statement demanding a federal indictment of Darren Wilson

Student leaders from Yale Law School’s Black Law Association pen a statement expressing their outrage…

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South African Ambassador Announces New Initiative with Norfolk State University

Effort creates partnerships between the HBCU and schools abroad

South African ambassador announced new partnership with Norfolk State University to provide more study abroad…

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[REACTIONS] Colleges Across the Nation Rally After Grand Jury Verdict in Michael Brown Case

Student leaders and educators stage peace protests and rallies

College students and administrators across the country gather for peaceful protests in their local cities

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J. Cole Talks Life and Carer with Morehouse College Students

Rapper surprises students with a classroom Q&A session

Rapper J. Cole makes a surprise visit to Morehouse College to speak to a group…

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Lincoln University President Resigns

Robert Jennings steps down from leadership position following backlash from rape comments

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings announces his resignation

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Hampton President Awarded Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Award

President Harvey gets recognized for his leadership and dedication to education

Thurgood Marshal College Fund awards Hampton University president, William R. Harvey, Ph.D., with the Educational…

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Partners with University of Phoenix

New partnership will grant HBCU students with access to more online courses

Thurgood Marshall College Fund partners with the University of Phoenix to provide access to more…

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Harvard and University of North Carolina Sued Over Affirmative Action Policies

Lawsuit claims both university policies discriminate against white and Asian American students

A Texas-based nonprofit files a lawsuit against the affirmative action policies at Harvard and University…

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Lincoln University President Receives Backlash for Rape Comments

HBCU president in hot water for comments about women and rape

Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings receives major backlash for his comments about women and…

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Student Athlete Career Readiness: Howard University Athletic Director Talks Advocacy

Louis “Skip" Perkins details how undergrads can prep for employment

For many years there has been a universal stereotype that the majority of collegiate athletes…

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UCLA Faculty Votes for Diversity Course Requirement

New requirement will prepare students to embrace a diversity of cultures on campus and in the workforce

UCLA faculty members vote in favor of a diversity course requirement for undergraduate students

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Educator Steve Perry, T.D. Jakes and More Create Continuing Education Program

Leaders join forces to create curriculum under the T.D. Jakes School of Leadership

Dr. Steve Perry, Ph.D., Bishop T.D. Jakes and other business leaders create continuing education program…

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Teen Basketball Star Commits to Division 1 University

Young athlete makes verbal acceptance of offer to attend University of Texas

Eighth-grade middle school basketball star, Deja Kelly, makes verbal commitment to the University of Texas…

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Michael Bloomberg Works to Get Low-Income Students Through College

Bloomberg to spend $10 million over next two years to help low-income students earn a college degree

Michael Bloomberg creates new coalition to get more top-performing low-income students through college.

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Universities Uninvite African Journalists Due to Ebola Fear

Two southern universities cancel visitation trips from African journalists

Two southern universities uninvite African journalists due to Ebola fear

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9 Black Executives Who Attended HBCUs

Proud HBCU business leaders you should know

With the lack of recognition for HBCUs contributions to the workforce, we rounded up some…

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University of Texas Offers Course on Beyoncé and Rihanna

Course will examine pop star's careers in relation to black feminism

The University of Texas at Austin offers course examining the feminism and womanism of Beyoncé…

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Women of Power: 4 Boss Moves to Get Salary You Deserve

As the pay gap for women and men is highlighted today for Equal Pay Day,…

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10th Women of Power Summit Most Successful of All Time

Last week, Black Enterprise’s 10th Women of Power Summit, hosted by State Farm in Ft.…

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