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Frederica Wilson: FIU, FMU Getting Federal Funds from the NDAA

Before the holidays, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., noted that the $768 million National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will include funds for Florida Memorial University (FMU) and Florida International University (FIU). The U.S. Senate passed...
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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.
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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.
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Frederica Wilson: $85 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds Headed to Colleges, Universities in South...

“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to help pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials,” Wilson’s office noted. “In total, the CARES Act provides $14 billion in emergency higher education relief funding to help students and institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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Andrew Gillum, Florida Democrats Plan to Register Voters Across the State to Beat Donald...

Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum showed this week that he wants to remain a force in Florida politics despite being edged by Republican Ron DeSantis in last year’s gubernatorial campaign. Gillum held an event at...
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