Historically black colleges

'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.

Reconsidering Open Enrollment

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One historically black college takes a first step toward changing its longstanding admissions policy, while another's president makes reference to a similar goal.

AWOL on Civil Rights?

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Black college leaders charge Education Department is ignoring the way duplicative programs, which hurt their institutions, are being set up.

In S.C., a Native Son Comes Full Circle

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40 years after surviving the "Orangeburg Massacre," a civil rights activist and scholar will become president of Voorhees College.

Winners and Losers in a Funding Shift

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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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