"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.
Officials of historically black universities challenge research suggesting that their graduates have lost earnings power compared to alumni of white institutions.
In Louisiana and on their own campuses, black students are galvanized, and some colleges add education for those preparing to protest.
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.
Not only are total numbers going up, but percentage at "minority serving" institutions is on the rise.
New film's uplifting message -- plus star power from Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey -- has a small college in Texas hoping for a revival.
One historically black college takes a first step toward changing its longstanding admissions policy, while another's president makes reference to a similar goal.
Black college leaders charge Education Department is ignoring the way duplicative programs, which hurt their institutions, are being set up.
40 years after surviving the "Orangeburg Massacre," a civil rights activist and scholar will become president of Voorhees College.
Mississippi appropriations formula rewards increasing enrollments and programs, but some worry about how historically black colleges and other small institutions will fare.
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