Historically black colleges

HBCUs experiencing better student compliance with pandemic restrictions than other institutions

HBCUs are getting high student compliance with social distancing and mask wearing and are reporting lower coronavirus infection rates. College leaders partly credit Black college culture -- and student awareness of the toll of the pandemic on Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities.

HBCUs hail Harris as 'one of our own'

Howard graduate Kamala Harris's selection as Joe Biden's running mate is being seen as groundbreaking not only for Blacks and women, but for historically Black colleges.

Trump's claim about saving HBCUs was false, but his administration has largely backed sector

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President engages in "useful hyperbole" by claiming he rescued historically black colleges, but his administration has made good on some of its promise to support the sector.

The Senate has a bipartisan proposal. What comes next?

The U.S. Senate education committee announced a bipartisan amendment that would permanently fund HBCUs and simplify the FAFSA. Its chances in the House are uncertain, and advocates disagree on whether an HEA authorization will follow.

Lamar Alexander considers offering scaled-back Higher Education Act tied to HBCU funding

Senate GOP leader mulls piecemeal update to Higher Education Act tied to HBCU funding, which could include short-term Pell, student data, FAFSA simplification and lifting prison Pell ban. But plan might be tough sell for Democrats.

Morehouse commencement speaker promises to repay debt of all graduates

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In commencement address, business executive says he will repay the debt of all 396 graduates.

Why is Bennett College losing accreditation while St. Augustine's University is keeping it?

Bennett College will have to appeal to keep its accreditation, while St. Augustine's was taken off probation. Although the historically black institutions' fates may be different, both struggled under the same pressures.

Judge issues long-awaited ruling on black colleges in Maryland

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After finding illegal discrimination against Maryland’s historically black colleges and their students, a judge orders a proposed fix. But it doesn’t include the controversial idea of transferring programs from traditionally white institutions.

Bethune-Cookman confronts questions about its future in wake of financial and governance issues

Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.

Trump suggests aid to black colleges may be unconstitutional but aides say he won't change policy

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On Friday, he suggests aid program for black colleges may be unconstitutional. On Sunday, he says his support for the institutions is “unwavering.”

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