Historically black colleges

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.

New Hope for College on the Brink

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Financially strapped LeMoyne-Owen College gets three-year gift from Memphis City Council, but some wonder if it's a good investment.

'Envisioning Black Colleges'

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"A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste." That phrase has for decades been associated with the United Negro College Fund, which supports private black colleges. But the phrase is much more widely known than the history of the UNCF.

Heated Debate About HBCUs

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Officials of historically black universities challenge research suggesting that their graduates have lost earnings power compared to alumni of white institutions.

On the Road to Jena - and Activism

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In Louisiana and on their own campuses, black students are galvanized, and some colleges add education for those preparing to protest.

Bigger Tent for Minority-Serving Colleges

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Just-passed law creates new federal categories (and provides new funds) for "predominantly black," Asian and Native American institutions, avoiding conflict inherent in previous proposals.

Growth and Consolidation of Minority Enrollments

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Not only are total numbers going up, but percentage at "minority serving" institutions is on the rise.

Debating All the Way to the Big Screen

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New film's uplifting message -- plus star power from Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey -- has a small college in Texas hoping for a revival.

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