Kentucky State University received more than $1.5 million in grants in July
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Kentucky State University received more than $1.5 million in grants in July

August (2017)— Kentucky State University (KSU) received four grants in July, totaling more than $1.5 million. Funds were granted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Division of Minority Health, the National Transportation Cabinet, the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The largest grant is $1.3 million from the … Continue reading

WSSU professor wins UNC System award for teaching
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WSSU professor wins UNC System award for teaching

March (2017)—Donna Gwyn Wiggins, associate professor in the Department of Music at Winston-Salem State University, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. She will receive a $12,500 stipend and be presented with a commemorative bronze medallion during the university’s spring commencement ceremony. The award was established … Continue reading

Race on Campus, Nontraditional Leaders, Rising Confidence: A Survey of Presidents
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Race on Campus, Nontraditional Leaders, Rising Confidence: A Survey of Presidents

Shared from Inside Higher Education by Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik College and university presidents overwhelmingly describe race relations on their campus as excellent or good, are increasingly upbeat about their institutions’ financial situations, give President Obama’s higher education record a grade of C, and generally dismiss the push to hire campus leaders with nonacademic backgrounds. … Continue reading

REMEMBERING A GREAT SCHOLAR: September 14, 2010 | Ronald Walters, Rights Leader and Scholar
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REMEMBERING A GREAT SCHOLAR: September 14, 2010 | Ronald Walters, Rights Leader and Scholar

From The New York Times: Ronald W. Walters, who organized one of the nation’s first lunch-counter sit-ins to protest segregation as a young man and went on to become a leading scholar of the politics of race, died Friday in Bethesda, Md. He was 72 and lived in Silver Spring, Md. The cause was cancer, … Continue reading