Four years ago, former Thurgood Marshall College Fund President and CEO Johnny Taylor raised an alarm in the sector about the growing trend of public higher education systems circumventing executive […]
Author: Jarrett Carter Sr.
Fire at Morris Brown Shines Light on the Frailty of Kevin James' 'Hard Reset' Campaign
A small fire in an administrative office suite at Morris Brown College has spurred regional attention and a new appeal from Interim President Kevin James to help the school raise […]
Could Bethune-Cookman's Crisis Cost Virginia Union a President?
The Root has published two parts of a three-part series covering the years-old saga of finance and management issues at Bethune-Cookman University. The information, salaciousness, and tragedy of the story […]
LISTEN: Jackson State Alumna, Lockheed Martin Vice President Karmyn Norwood
We talk with Norwood about her path to JSU from a childhood of growing up on the Capital City campus and her journey to becoming a vice president at Lockheed […]
LISTEN: Alabama State Dean Tommie "Tonea" Stewart
We talk with the iconic actress and retiring academician Tommie Stewart about building the ASU theater arts program to national acclaim, and her reflections on her time in the HBCU […]
Florida Memorial to Reinstate Football – Are HBCUs Returning to Sports' Money-Making Glory?
Florida Memorial University will formally announce the return of a Lions football team tomorrow afternoon, after last week announcing a board of trustees vote to reinstate the program after last […]
Pension Crisis, Future of Work Should Have HBCUs on Philanthropic High Alert
As HBCUs nationwide celebrated commencement ceremonies in recent weeks, two institutions made headlines with extraordinary gifts from their most active philanthropic groups. Morgan State University and Howard University announced gifts […]
Xavier U Students, Alumni Reject Student Affairs Firings; Trustees Respond
An online petition opposing the firing of several members of Xavier University of Louisiana’s Student Affairs division has drawn more than 2.700 signatures and outrage on social media from students […]
Court Ruling Confirms: HBCUs Do Not Have to Share If They Are Going Out of Business
A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a lawsuit from former students at Mount Ida College, who claimed that the school defrauded them by not disclosing the financial struggles of […]
Iconic Howard Medical Faculty Member LaSalle Leffall Dies
Long-serving Howard University faculty member and pioneering medical figure LaSalle Leffall died last week. He was 89. Dr. Leffall served as chairman of Howard’s Department of Surgery for more than […]
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