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Aerial view of the rice harvest at 3S Ranch, near El Campo, Texas.

Farm Bill Proposals Boost Research Facilities and HBCUs

But a political impasse over SNAP benefits could make the bill impossible to pass, at least in 2024.

Howard Board Revokes Sean (Diddy) Combs’s Honorary Degree, Returns Donation

Howard University revoked an honorary degree given to hip hop mogul Sean (Diddy) Combs after a recently released video showed...
Three Black students sit on a lawn smiling. Two high five each other.

California Bill Would Create ‘Black-Serving Institution’ Designation

Some lawmakers and higher ed leaders in California want a state-level designation highlighting colleges and universities serving Black students well.

A photo illustration comparing North Carolina’s proposed REACH Act with the University of North Carolina System’s new policy.

Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do?

Conservative groups are pushing civics requirements in higher education, not just K-12. In North Carolina, undergraduates now must study the founding documents. Will other states follow?

New Report: Hispanic Serving Institutions ‘Do More With Less’

A new report, published Wednesday by the center-left think tank Third Way, asserts that Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) “do more with...
A group of students dance on a stage with a screen that reads “HBCU Day” in the background.

A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines

Washtenaw Community College and other institutions are working with historically Black colleges and universities to help their students transfer, particularly in states without HBCUs.

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From Jubilation to Crisis: Pausing a $237 Million Gift

Florida A&M admits it doesn't know the value of 14 million shares of stock from a little-known entrepreneur. One expert puts the likelihood the donation is worth $237 million at "about zero."

FAMU admin hold large donor check

A $237M Donation Draws Skepticism

Florida A&M celebrated a massive gift from a little-known donor announced at its commencement. But the lack of information about Gregory Gerami and his company has seeded doubts.