Historically black colleges

New Approach on Black Colleges

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Obama administration's pick to lead White House initiative says it is time to emphasize excellence, and move beyond the "against great odds narrative."

The Equal Opportunity Library

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Google's mammoth book digitization project means access to knowledge for minorities and the underrepresented, scholars and activists said Wednesday.

Spreading the 'Morehouse Man' Message

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What the Morehouse Man Wears

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College bans caps, do-rags and saggy pants, and largely receives student support -- but faces criticism from gay group over restriction on women's clothing.

Threat to Black Colleges

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Mississippi governor proposes merging three historically black institutions into one. Will the recession lead to more such proposals?

A Different Kind of Test

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One college takes "sound mind, sound body" to a new level, requiring students to lose weight or take a fitness class to graduate.

Stopping Short of No More Fries

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As Lincoln U. debates fitness requirement for obese students, other institutions search for less controversial ways to deal with the issue.

HBCU Chiefs Address Grad Rates

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Under renewed scrutiny about student degree attainment, presidents of historically black colleges say current measurements don't capture truth about outcomes.

Race and Power in Mississippi

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When white, Republican governor proposed merging state's three black universities, their supporters united in opposition. Now, president of one of those universities has proposed a merger plan.

Obama Extends U.S. Efforts for Black Colleges

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Director of federal initiative sees shift in approach -- and key role for these institutions in president's plans to increase share of population that is college educated.

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