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Frederica Wilson Applauds Education Department Offering Funds to HBCUs After Bomb Threats

This week, a key congresswoman from South Florida supported the U.S. Department of Education after it announced that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) can get additional funds through the Project School Emergency Response...
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Frederica Wilson: Biden Administration Finally Updated Congress on Threats Against HBCUs

This week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, announced that the Biden administration has updated members of Congress about investigations of threats made against...

Frederica Wilson Calls on Merrick Garland to Investigate Threats Made Against HBCUs

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, delivered a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for...
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Byron Donalds Calls on House Committee to Hold Hearing on Bomb Threats to HBCUs

A Southwest Florida congressman wants the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee to hold a hearing after more than a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) received bomb threats last week. U.S. Rep. Byron...

Florida Officials React to Bomb Threats Against HBCUs

Florida officials from both sides of the aisle reacted after more than a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) received bomb threats this week. Edward Waters University (EWU) in Jacksonville and Bethune Cookman University...
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Sodexo, UNCF Launch New Scholarship Program for HBCUs, Including Two in Florida

The program will be administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Students from more than 20 schools, including Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach and Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, will be eligible for the program.
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Synan Says, the Real Top 25 in College Football: Missing Out on a Good...

This weekend in college football should have been a special one in Orlando. Each year, the city hosts the Florida Classic between Florida A&M and Bethune Cookman University. That doesn’t seem like that big of...

Gates Foundation Will Send $1.5 Million to FAMU for COVID-19 Testing Lab

In addition to FAMU, the first wave of schools to benefit from the foundation’s investment include Hampton University, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Xavier University of Louisiana.  Up to four more testing hubs will be added in the coming weeks, the foundation noted.

FAMU Increases COVID-19 Testing Capabilities Through Thermo Fisher Scientific Initiative for HBCUs

The agreement is designed to support no-cost COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

Ron DeSantis Showcases More Than $123 Million Headed to HBCUs Across Florida

This announcement comes in advance of the 145th anniversary of Mary McLeod Bethune’s birthday, celebrated on July 10.

Michael Waltz: Colleges, Universities in Northeast Florida District Getting $25 Million in Stimulus Funds

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., announced the federal government is sending $25 million to five higher education institutions in his district which stretches along the Atlantic Coast from St. Johns County down to Volusia County.

Michael Waltz Wants to Build STEM Education at Minority-Serving Institutions

Last week, freshman U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., paired up with a leading Democrat to introduced a proposal to help boost STEM education at minority-serving institutions (MSIs).