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Fayetteville, North Carolina

North Carolina Sorority Under Fire After Member Creates PowerPoint Presentation Ridiculing Black Football Players

A sorority at Methodist University has been suspended after a member created a racist PowerPoint presentation that mocked and made fun of Black football players’ appearances.  Minyvonne Burke of NBC News reported that the school of 2,300, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, “suspended Alpha Delta Pi following outrage over a…

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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….

Walmart

Walmart Tests New Employee Retention Strategy by Covering 100% of College Tuition Fees

America’s largest retailer is attempting a surprising new strategy to help the company attract and retain top-level talent. Walmart (No. 22 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021) has announced that it will now begin covering full tuition plus the cost of books for its workers…

Black female college graduates

New Study Reveals Black Female College Graduates Owe 20% More in Student Debt on Average Than White Female Graduates

College graduates in America, on the whole, owe more than $1.7 trillion in student debt, but women owe the larger percentage of that overall debt — an astounding $929 billion as of 2020. If those numbers weren’t disturbing enough, a new study from The American Association of University Women (AAUW)…

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Howard University Renaming Its College of Fine Arts in Honor of Actor and Alumnus Chadwick Boseman

Following the recent appointment of beloved TV mom Phylicia Rashad as Howard University’s new Dean of Fine Arts, the acclaimed HBCU has furthered its connection to Hollywood, announcing that its College of Fine Arts will be renamed after the late actor Chadwick Boseman, one of the school’s most noteworthy alumni….

Penn State

Penn State University Bans Gendered, Binary Terms Such as ‘Freshman’ and ‘Upperclassman’

In a move to help support students of all gender identities feel more welcome and be more successful in their studies, officials at Penn State have announced that the school will remove gendered, binary terms such as “freshman” and “upperclassman” from across the university. The terms will be replaced with…

settlement

4 Maryland HBCUs Awarded $577 Million Settlement in State Discrimination Case

Following a 15-year court battle, the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in a case alleging that it had discriminated against four historically Black universities and colleges, segregating and making it harder for them to compete with other nearby predominately white schools.  Bryn Stole of the Baltimore Sun has…

Princeton University

Princeton University Lands $20 Million Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies Dedicated Towards Ongoing Diversity Efforts

Nestled quietly in the lush green farmland of central New Jersey, Princeton University is one of the smaller and more modest Ivy League schools in the country. But thanks to a new $20 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the school could also soon become a leader in the world of…