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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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Al Lawson Backs the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act

More than 60 other members of the House are backing the bill which is being championed in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Tim Scott, R-SC. 
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Ron DeSantis Announces Six COVID-19 Vaccination Sites to Help Underserved Floridians

The Governor made this announcement at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, where one of the new sites is located.
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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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Larry Robinson: FAMU Continues to Make Progress Despite the Pandemic

While the pandemic presented many unforeseen obstacles, it also brought opportunities, Robinson said. The university was able to increase its online and remote course offerings, while also addressing the technology needs of students, faculty and staff.
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Al Lawson: Almost $29.5 Million in Federal Funds Headed to North Florida Colleges and...

Lawson pointed to $29,443,491 headed to the region which were part of $1.4 billion for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and colleges and universities serving low-income students. The funds were part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress and the White House at the end of March to help the nation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ross Spano: Collaboration Between the SBA and HBCUs has Enormous Potential

On Tuesday, the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations met for a hearing titled, “Lost Opportunities? SBA’s Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”
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Al Lawson Shapes the Farm Bill to Help HBCUs

Lawson expanded on how the Farm Bill helps land grant universities and HBCUs, noting how $400 million of the $867 billion included in the legislation will help students. 
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