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16 states underfunded historically Black land-grant universities, Biden administration says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Biden administration says Tennessee and nearly every other state with historically Black land-grant universities have missed out on $12.6 billion in funding over the last three decades. News outlets report that federal officials wrote to the governors of each state asking them to increase funding. The letter said the largest disparity was in Tennessee, where Tennessee State University has been underfunded by $2.1 billion. The […]

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Del State University: Georgia drug search intimidated Black athletes

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The president of Delaware State University says sheriff's deputies in Georgia intimidated and humiliated the school women's lacrosse team when officers pulled over the athletes' bus and searched it for drugs. DSU President Tony Allen said in a letter to students and faculty Monday that campus officials are “incensed” over the April 20 traffic stop that occurred as the team was traveling home from a game […]

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Bomb threats made to historically Black colleges in DE, MD, GA, LA FL and DC

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — At least six historically Black universities in five states and the District of Columbia responded to bomb threats made in a single day, with many of them locking down their campuses for a time. Officials reported threats Monday at Albany State University in Georgia; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Bowie State University in Maryland; Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana; Bethune-Cookman University in Florida; and […]

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Delaware State delays campus return as coronavirus surges

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University will delay the return of students to campus by two weeks because of the surge in coronavirus cases that's being driven by the omicron variant. The Delaware State News reports that classes will begin as planned on Jan. 10. But they will be held virtually for those two weeks. The school is also requiring all students to get a COVID-19 booster shot before […]

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Capital One donates Wilmington building to DSU

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Capital One is donating a six-story building on Wilmington’s waterfront to Delaware State University. News outlets report that the 35,000-square-foot building valued at around $4.7 million house the university’s school for graduate, adult, and continuing education students, an incubation hub and its workforce development center. Capital One stopped using the 146-year-old building in late 2018 as it consolidated its Wilmington workforce. The donation returns Delaware’s only […]

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Tenured faculty challenge Wesley College acquisition by DSU

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tenured faculty members of a struggling private college are asking a judge to halt its pending acquisition by Delaware State University. The lawsuit filed Tuesday claims that Wesley College breached its contractual obligations to faculty members and challenges the acquisition by DSU as a fraudulent transfer of assets. Wesley is a 148-year-old private school in Dover associated with the Methodist church. It has struggled for years […]

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Delaware State University to cancel 730K in student debt

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware university has announced plans to cancel more than $700,000 in student debt for recent graduates who struggled financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Delaware State University pledged Wednesday to use funds made available through the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan for waiving eligible students' debt. The historically Black college said in a statement that more than 200 students are eligible for the aid, […]

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