Bethune statue to replace Confederate general in U.S. Capitol
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Bethune statue to replace Confederate general in U.S. Capitol

February (2018)– Gov. Rick Scott plans to sign a bill that would lead to a statue of civil-rights leader and educator Mary McLeod Bethune replacing the likeness of a Confederate general as a representative of Florida in the U.S. Capitol. The Florida House voted 111-1 Tuesday to support placing the statue of Bethune in the National Statuary Hall in … Continue reading

Spelman Receives $2 Million Gift From the Karsh Family Foundation to Support KIPP School Graduates’ Success in College
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Spelman Receives $2 Million Gift From the Karsh Family Foundation to Support KIPP School Graduates’ Success in College

February (208)— Spelman College is pleased to announce a $2 million gift from the Karsh Family Foundation. The gift will fund annual and endowed scholarships that support graduates of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) schools, a nationwide network of open enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools. Spelman is grateful for the consistent support of Bruce … Continue reading

Fisk University Receives $1 Million Gift from  Board of Trustees Member
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Fisk University Receives $1 Million Gift from Board of Trustees Member

 February (2018) – Fisk University has announced a $1 million gift from Robert W. Norton, a retired Pfizer executive and member of the Fisk University Board of Trustees, and his wife Janice. The Norton’s gift will be used to provide scholarships for deserving students. “We are extremely grateful to the Norton’s for their generous support and … Continue reading

Kentucky State University math and English departments receive grant to benefit all freshmen students
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Kentucky State University math and English departments receive grant to benefit all freshmen students

February 2018 — The Kentucky State University math and English departments recently received a $50,000 grant that will benefit all freshmen students at the university. “The funding will provide support to enhance the accelerated math and English courses, professional development for faculty and staff support and increase the success in these gateway courses by tracking … Continue reading

ECSU RECEIVES DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER TRANSPORTATION FELLOWSHIP GRANT FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
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ECSU RECEIVES DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER TRANSPORTATION FELLOWSHIP GRANT FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

February 2018— Dr. Ellis Lawrence, a professor of technology and aviation science at Elizabeth City State University, recently announced the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) grant valued at $27,500 was awarded to ECSU for the second consecutive year. This year, the grant will benefit four undergraduate students and one graduate student currently studying … Continue reading

$8.5M NIH grant to help Tuskegee researchers reduce prevalence of health disparities
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$8.5M NIH grant to help Tuskegee researchers reduce prevalence of health disparities

February (2018)— An $8.5 million National Institutes of Health grant will enable Tuskegee University researchers to improve our understanding of why diseases — such as cancer, obesity and HIV — disproportionately affect minority populations, and how targeted community education programs can reduce the pervasiveness of these diseases. Research funded by NIH’s National Institute for Minority … Continue reading