News and Headlines

Straight Up Conversation: UNCF CEO Michael Lomax on $25m Koch Gift
6.16.14
Earlier this month, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) announced a $25 million donation from businessmen and philanthropists Charles and David Koch. The gift drew a lot of...

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Chronicle of Higher Education
Panel Nears Agreement on New Standards for PLUS Loans, 5.20.14
The latest round of the U.S. Education Department’s negotiated rule-making process for consumer-protection issues began...

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Chicago Defender
UNCF President Tackles Student Loan Debt Crisis, 5.9.14
Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, stopped by “NewsOne Now” Friday...

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Chronicle of Higher Education
Historically Black Colleges Feel the Effects of the Recession, 4.23.14
Public, historically black colleges in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina have seen at least a doubling in Hispanic enrollments since 2008, while enrollment of white students generally has declined at those institutions...

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US News & World Report
10 Historically Black Colleges Where Freshmen Return, 4.15.14
The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points...

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Despite Changes over Years, HBCU Advocacy Remains the Priority, 4.3.14
Public funding is the life blood of higher education, specifically from financial aid, grants and contracts ...

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Diverse Issues in Higher Education
HBCUs Gather in Silicon Valley for Innovation, Entrepreneurship Symposium; 3.20.14
Nearly 100 HBCU stakeholders are meeting at a symposium here this week seeking to leverage the intellectual capital and top-tier research activity at HBCUs into dollars...

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The Washington Post
HBCUs seek Obama’s help on parent loans, 8.17.13
The leaders of Morgan State, Bowie State, Howard and eight other historically black universities warned President Obama...

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The Washington Post
Duncan pledges more help for parents seeking federal college loans, 8.15.13
The Education Department is taking new steps to help parents obtain federal college loans if their applications are rejected…

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