HBCU DIGEST: September 16, 2021

Funding 

  • South Carolina State awarded $750,000 to train beginning farmers – News19

  • FAMU secures $30 million grant to train next generation of scientists – Florida A&M University

  • Getty Images launches $500,000 HBCU photo digitization initiative – Washington Informer

  • FedEx offers funding, branding boost to HBCUs – Ebony Magazine

  • HBCUs slam restricted gifts that dominate despite Scott, Google – Bloomberg


Leadership

  • Controversies surface as presidential pick for Alabama A&M nears – WAFF

  • Allen announces three additions to leadership team – Allen University

  • Ongeri named interim dean of NCAT health and human sciences – North Carolina A&T

  • Is Bethune-Cookman splitting from National Alumni Association? – Daytona Times


Policy

  • HBCU presidents discuss campus infrastructure needs – Diverse Issues

  • NC Central sets the example for LGBTQ inclusion – Spectrum News

  • Biden Administration revokes Trump rule on student loan oversight – NBC News


Research

  • UNC System debuts program highlighting HBCU research – UNC System

  • Delaware State joins $15M Northeastern innovation hub – Daily Princetonian


Sports

  • NCAA must face race bias suit over HBCU discrimination in APR rules – Law360

  • HBCUs ring up more than a billion dollars in exposure through success in sports – The Undefeated

  • Alcorn State’s Saturday game in doubt because it doesn’t have an athletic trainer – USA Today

  • Coppin State to name floor after Fang Mitchell – HBCU Gameday 

  • HBCU football coaches talk cost-benefit analysis of playing money games – HBCU Sports


On-Campus

  • Maryland HBCUs lag behind other state universities in vaccinations – WYPR

  • Miles increases enrollment for a second straight year – Patch

  • Omarosa running for office at Southern U Law Center? – Instagram

  • Did you know HBCU Week was last week? – The Famuan