Historically black colleges

A transformation at Johnson C. Smith University


Johnson C. Smith is in transition, focusing efforts in increasing rigor and evaluating the curriculum.

'Imagine HBCUs Differently'


Almost quadrupling in just a few months the number of students who attend summer courses is uncommon at any university.

For M. Christopher Brown II, the new president of Alcorn State University, a historically black public land-grant university in Mississippi, it wasn't quite good enough. In the past, the university enrolled about 500 students in summer courses. Brown set the provost a goal of 2,000, with a bonus offered for achieving it. They ended up with about 1,900, and as happy as Brown is about the increase, the provost isn't getting his bonus.

Low-Hanging Fruit?

Looking for savings, Tennessee State eliminates "low-producing" majors, including physics and Africana studies. Critics ask why a black college would cut such offerings.

Staying Alive

Edward Waters College wins round in U.S. court, temporarily staving off loss of accreditation.

Giving Due Process Its Due

An unusual accrediting dispute could lead to significant changes in how colleges are evaluated.

Staying the Course at Bennett

Johnnetta Cole -- at the behest of students and faculty -- agrees to continue on as president, rescinding her resignation.

Professors Without Pay

Faculty members sue Knoxville College, charging that they haven’t been compensated for nearly a year.

Outsourcing the Faculty

Professors at Delaware State say the university is trying to create a distance education program in which they will play no role.

Donor Reportedly Endowed a Chair -- and Filled It

Florida A&M faces controversy over million-dollar gift to its law school.

Edward Waters College Regains Accreditation

Southern accrediting group, after loss in court, reinstates the Florida college.


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