Historically black colleges

Morehouse commencement speaker promises to repay debt of all graduates


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


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


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

Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students


Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.

DeVos criticized for calling black colleges 'pioneers of school choice'


Education secretary's remarks astound many advocates for colleges that were created because black students were denied choices.

Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

Obama comments to Southern U student set off debate on president and black colleges


President’s answer to a question from a Southern University student frustrates some HBCU advocates and sets off debate on the administration's priorities.

Maryland and HBCU advocates at odds over how to remedy segregation in higher ed

In Maryland, the state challenges view that new programs at historically black colleges will attract white students.


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