Historically black colleges

Howard University reaches agreement with student protesters

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After 33 days of protest, student demonstrators reach an agreement with Howard University administrators over housing conditions and student representation on the board.

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Philanthropies help HBCUs take their education online

United Negro College Fund and Complete College America support Black colleges’ efforts to upgrade their expertise and replicate their unique educational offerings digitally.

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Delaware State University finalizes acquisition of neighboring Wesley College

Delaware State University finalizes acquisition of Wesley College, taking over a 50-acre campus in the downtown section of the capital city of Dover and 14 new academic programs.

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Morris Brown’s accreditation would mean ‘resurrection’ for HBCU long on the brink of closure

Atlanta HBCU spent nearly 20 years limping along without access to federal financial aid funding. Then its board chair gave an ultimatum: get on a path to accreditation or close.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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