Morning Briefing – May 10, 2021


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Defense Department brings super-high-tech learning programs to two historically black universities

The research and engineering unit at the Pentagon has made some important investments at two historically black colleges, Howard University and Delaware State University. Under its research and education program, it will establish centers of excellence in some highly contemporary technologies. For more, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the program director for science at historically black and minority-serving institutions, Evelyn Kent. (Federal News Network)

Energy Secretary meets with HBCU leaders for workforce diversity development in STEM

Secretary Granholm outlined investments in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan that will support the nation’s HBCUs as powerhouses for scientific research and innovation. Secretary Granholm also announced new Department of Energy funding awards for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions.  (US Department of Energy)

‘This is our community.’ With help from its historic Black university, Elizabeth City confronts the tragedy it tried to prevent

Brown was killed on a Wednesday, and there were peaceful protests that night. On the following Sunday night, April 25, the academic institutions in the county met to discuss requests from Elizabeth City officials and law enforcement.

Representatives included leaders from the two universities, ECSU and Mid-Atlantic Christian University; the local community college, College of the Albemarle; the charter school, Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies; and the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. (EdNC)

Florida A&M Marching 100 band file photo.
UGA football’s 2028 nonconference game hits right note with visiting band

UGA lined up more than just a football game with Florida A&M to fill a non-conference matchup in 2028.

The Rattlers are also bringing with them their well-known band, the Marching 100.

Georgia is paying Florida A&M a $650,000 guarantee for the game in Athens on Sept. 9, 2028.

The contract between the schools, signed last December, stipulates that “The Band of the Visiting Institution agrees to perform at halftime of the Game,” according to a copy obtained in an open records request. “The Visiting Institution shall notify UGAA in writing of the number of band members who will be attending the Game…” (Athens Banner-Herald)