Historically black colleges

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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WASHINGTON -- As president of Morehouse College, Robert Franklin knows

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.

Threat to Black Colleges

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Mississippi governor proposes merging three historically black institutions into one. Will the recession lead to more such proposals?

A Different Kind of Test

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One college takes "sound mind, sound body" to a new level, requiring students to lose weight or take a fitness class to graduate.

Stopping Short of No More Fries

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As Lincoln U. debates fitness requirement for obese students, other institutions search for less controversial ways to deal with the issue.


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