HU receives nearly $2 million in funding to help Hampton students through school
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HU receives nearly $2 million in funding to help Hampton students through school

July (2016)–Hampton University announced this week that it has been granted $1.9 million from the federal Department of Education to provide career and college guidance for more than 800 Hampton City Schools students. The “Talent Search” program is one of seven Federal TRIO Programs — outreach and service programs designed to help individuals and students … Continue reading

WSSU Receives $4.2 million for Nursing Scholarships
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WSSU Receives $4.2 million for Nursing Scholarships

July (2016)—More economically disadvantaged students will have the opportunity to pursue a degree in nursing at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) thanks to a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HRSA’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program provided the grants, which will fund scholarships … Continue reading

HBCU Library Alliance’s Article Published in Journal of Library Administration
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HBCU Library Alliance’s Article Published in Journal of Library Administration

July (2016)—The HBCU Library Alliance presented a poster session at the 2015 ALA Conference on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded Expanding Library Support for Faculty Research in HBCUs project. One of the goals of the project was improved library services on individual HBCU campuses to support faculty research.   Gary Pitkin, editor of the … Continue reading

HBCU Presidents to Hold Symposium on Gun Violence
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HBCU Presidents to Hold Symposium on Gun Violence

 Gabriel Sandoval (July 2016)—The presidents of 34 historically black colleges and universities pledged on Wednesday to organize what they called a first-of-its-kind symposium on gun violence, after the “debilitating impact” of a series of incidents that they said had “shaken our nation to its core and caused many people to question our country’s direction.” In … Continue reading

Nomination of Carla Hayden to Library of Congress is stuck in Senate
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Nomination of Carla Hayden to Library of Congress is stuck in Senate

Peggy McGlone 2016—-It seems even a job as uncontroversial as librarian of Congress isn’t immune to congressional infighting. Librarian of Congress nominee Carla Hayden — the chief executive of the Baltimore public library — breezed through a Senate committee hearing in April, and, within weeks, the committee voted unanimously to recommend that the Senate approve her … Continue reading