Historically black colleges

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.

Black Men and Remedial Education

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Hoping to save developmental programs from chopping block, academics argue that they particularly help African American males get to graduation.

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