Tag: historically black colleges and universities

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...

FAMU Partnering With Apple and Tennessee State University to Become Coding and Creativity Center

Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced last week it will become a community center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2. The teaching and learning initiative...

NASA Funding FAMU’s Efforts to Recruit More African American Students into Aerospace Engineering

At the end of last week, Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced it has received $1.2 million from NASA to recruit more African American students to pursue careers in aerospace engineering. According to the grant proposal,...

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. 

FAMU Getting $5 Million from Google

The one-time unrestricted financial grant will provide FAMU with financial support for scholarships, technological infrastructure support, career readiness and curriculum development.

Frederica Wilson Wants to Bring Back DOT’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity

U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., was able to include her proposal to bring back the U.S. Transportation Department’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity as part of the “Investing in a New Vision for the...
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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.