Historically black colleges

SMART Grants and Black Colleges

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Education secretary stresses opportunities for the institutions' students to benefit from new federal grant programs.

Fighting Back for Black Colleges

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In strategy shift, advocates plan new litigation to force federal officials to challenge state policies on programs and funding.

Growing the Talent Pool

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Taking over one public school and starting another, Coppin State offers new options in West Baltimore -- and connects with potential students.

A Campus Nightmare

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Cheyney U. reacts amid reports that HIV-positive prostitute had sex with 10 students -- and is hazy on details of condom use.

Black Colleges Expand Distance Learning

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Increasing numbers of institutions -- especially public institutions -- offer programs, survey finds.

Race and Fairness

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Maryland Senate's push to kill an M.B.A. program raises questions about the goals of desegregation and of state universities.

Changing Times for Black Colleges

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Report finds drop in earnings gains of graduates. Are institutions to blame or have other colleges recruited the affluent minority students?

Morehouse's Choice

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Imagine a book in which the author devotes a section to the "crisis of moral purpose" among colleges, calls for presidents to become their colleges' "chief ethical officers" and to stop focusing so much on fund raising, praises presidents of the past who devoted commencement addresses to institutional failings rather than the "pieties" and "superficial inspiration" that are heard today, and criticizes students who focus on their own advancement as opposed to giving more of themselves to their community.

Growing Challenge to 'U.S. News'

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In the two weeks since 12 college presidents started a challenge to the way U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges, the movement has gained numbers and may also be expanding beyond its base. At least 15 other colleges have now signed on, which organizers say is a major step forward because many had not expected much more movement until members of the Annapolis Group -- which includes hundreds of liberal arts colleges -- gather for a meeting next month where the topic is to be discussed.

Moving Closer to Campus

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Jackson State hopes neighborhood revitalization projects will make living near work more attractive and affordable for employees.

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