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FAMU receives $110,000 that will go to first-generation students

FAMU receives $110,000 that will go to first-generation students

TALLAHASSEE – The State University System of Florida Board of Governors’ Foundation has awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) $110,000 to help provide scholarship support to first-generation students. The funds are the result of a $5 million donation to the system by the Helios Education Foundation, which specified that the investment earnings should go to scholarships […]

For-profit colleges under fire for recruiting practices

For-profit colleges under fire for recruiting practices

Students allowed to enroll with no proof they finished high school BY MICHAEL VASQUEZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS It’s a term that sounds like a street crime: “Snatch and grab.” At Miami’s FastTrain College, that’s how some employees described the recruiting of students. Prosecutors say FastTrain’s recruiters would drive around poor neighborhoods trying to cajole the men […]

FAMU trustees clash with latest president

FAMU trustees clash with latest president

BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Little more than a year into her job, Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum on Tuesday faced criticism from some of the university’s trustees as they evaluated her performance. A presidential evaluation-committee meeting was tense, reflecting the gap between Mangum’s belief that she should have […]

Orlando Science Center the place to learn all about mummies

Orlando Science Center the place to learn all about mummies

BY DEWAYNE BEVIL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Mummies are people, too. That’s the underlying message of “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition,” which opened last month at Orlando Science Center. Among the displays are dozens of mummified bodies — human and animal — which date back thousands of years. Although the first sight is an elaborate Egyptian […]

A top HBCU honor for FAMU president

A top HBCU honor for FAMU president

Mangum, Edward Waters research director among honorees at Hampton FROM WIRE REPORTS Two of Florida’s Black universities were honored last week at the annual AARP HBCU Awards ceremony held at Hampton University. Dr. Elmira Mangum, president of Florida A&M University, was named the “Female President of the Year.’’ Edward Waters College’s Department of Business Administration […]

Ghanaian makes history at Howard with promotion as provost

Ghanaian makes history at Howard with promotion as provost

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh made history last month when he became the first African provost in Howard University’s history. A native of Ghana, Africa, Wutoh was named provost and chief academic officer of Howard last month. Wutoh has a rich educational history at Howard and previously served as the university’s […]

College challenging move to end nursing program

College challenging move to end nursing program

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Broward County college has challenged a move by the Florida Board of Nursing to end the school’s nursing-education program because of low passage rates by graduates on licensure exams, according to documents filed last week in the state Division of Administrative Hearings. The Board of Nursing in May issued […]

‘The world is indeed yours for the taking’

‘The world is indeed yours for the taking’

Some words of wisdom from 2015 graduation speakers BY CAROLYN BIGDA CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS This year’s college graduates may not need as much of a pep talk during graduation ceremonies as in recent years. The national unemployment rate is down to 5.4 percent, the lowest level since 2008. And employers plan to hire more graduates this […]

It’s rough out here

It’s rough out here

Black grads face tough job market BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON  – College graduates will enter a job market this year that is better than it has been in recent years, but they will still face a tough climb. That climb will be especially difficult for Black college graduates who will grapple […]

56,224

56,224

That’s the estimated number of the nation’s college students who are homeless BY TED GREGORY CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS This month, with a mix of anxiety and exhilaration, college students across the country took their final exams, and then packed their bags for home. It’s a little different for undergraduates Malachi Hoye and Caprice Manny. They don’t […]