Historically black colleges

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.

Paul Quinn Loses Accreditation

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If decision is not reversed on appeal, the historically black college's students would lose eligibility for federal aid that most of them need to enroll.

New Approach on Black Colleges

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Obama administration's pick to lead White House initiative says it is time to emphasize excellence, and move beyond the "against great odds narrative."

The Equal Opportunity Library

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Google's mammoth book digitization project means access to knowledge for minorities and the underrepresented, scholars and activists said Wednesday.

Spreading the 'Morehouse Man' Message

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What the Morehouse Man Wears

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College bans caps, do-rags and saggy pants, and largely receives student support -- but faces criticism from gay group over restriction on women's clothing.

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