Historically black colleges

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.

Corporations, Contracts and Black Colleges

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Government contractors and educators discuss how to integrate minority-serving institutions into the supply chain.

Clarence Thomas, Champion of Black Colleges

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Supreme Court justice urges educators to respect their mission -- and also reflects on his early days, desegregation and affirmative action.

One Student, and Thousands of Dollars, at a Time

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In response to student loan crunch, Spelman College pioneers new initiative to help students at risk of not graduating because of serious financial shortfalls.

Mixing Partying and Politics

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As they fête Obama's historic inauguration, advocates for historically black colleges urge the president-elect to prioritize them in his stimulus package.

Turmoil Over 70 Faculty Layoffs at Clark Atlanta

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While not declaring financial exigency, university gets rid of significant share of professors. Classes called off today to allow for reassignment of courses of dismissed professors.


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