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Bethune-Cookman University Featured on CNN: Baltimore Scholars
8.21.15
Take a look at one of the latest great things happening at B-CU. President Jackson is dedicated to providing opportunities for success for these and other young men. Dr. Jackson saw an April interview on CNN featuring...

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Dr. Michael Lomax on America's College Promise and Pathways For Student Success
8.10.15
Comcast Newsmaker's Robert Traynham interviews UNCF CEO Dr. Michael Lomax, discussing the America's College Promise Act and the Pathways for Student Success initiative, that will make college more accessible and affordable for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).

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New Checklist Aims to Help Parents Engage With Schools
7.17.15
Seeking to engage parents more in their children's education, the Obama administration on Friday released a checklist of questions they should be asking...

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities | the Pros and Cons with Two Leading Authorities on HBCUs
7.15.15
Even as the nation's partisan divide has grown ever sharper, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) have always enjoyed strong support from both Republicans and Democrats. That history only adds...

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Casting a Wider Net
7.13.15
When President Obama rolled out his free community college proposal earlier this year, the leaders of some historically black colleges weren't happy about...

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Claflin Named HBCU of the Year
7.12.15
Claflin bested Florida A&M University, North Carolina Central University, Edward Waters College, Paul Quinn College, Prairie View A&M University and Hampton University for achievement in institutional development and media coverage reflecting those...

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Gemma Beckley Becomes 1st Fulbright Scholar in Rust College History
7.09.15
Dr. Gemma Beckley, chair and professor of social work at Rust College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research in India during the 2015-2016 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced...

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Will President Obama's college rating system hurt historically black schools?
5.06.15
President Obama has proposed a new federal system of rating colleges and universities in America that could provide prospective students with a key tool to measure the caliber of their degree. However, the rating system has been called into question by groups around the ...

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Commentary: The problem with President Obama’s college ratings
4.21.15
We are the presidents of four Texas historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs): Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas College in Tyler and Jarvis Christian College in...

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Michael Lomax: Opting your kid out risks her future
4.12.15
During my seven years as president of Dillard University, a historically black liberal arts institution in New Orleans, I welcomed seven classes of freshmen. These students had done everything right to get into Dillard. They had graduated from high school with honors, participated in extracurricular activities and had stellar...

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UNCF Seeks New Generation of Donors
4.11.15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Lomax, head of the United Negro College Fund, isn’t shy about ruffling feathers for his...

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UNCF CEO: Obama's Community College Plan A 'Blunt Instrument'
2.09.15
Robert Siegel speaks with UNCF (formerly the United Negro College Fund) CEO Dr. Michael Lomax about President Obama's recent announcement to make community college free for all Americans...

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Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum Talks 'Privilege' In Higher Education
7.28.14
Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum recently announced she would be stepping down from her position after more than 12 years of leading the historically black, all-female college. But before she passes on the torch, she stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss her legacy with the institution. Tatum weighed in on how "privilege" affects higher education and recalled a particular conversation with a professor who lamented that white students "lost out on the opportunity" to go to school alongside bright, young black students...

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Staley named to 2015 ‘Who’s Who in America’
7.23.14
Orangeburg artist and art educator Alvin Staley will be included in the upcoming "Who's Who in America 2015," according to Marquis Who's Who. Staley earned his bachelor's degree in art education from Claflin University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1976. He is listed in several editions of "Who's Who In America" and "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."...

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One Thousand HBCU Students to be Awarded Scholarships to Study in China
7.17.14
Over the next few years, 1,000 scholarships will be available to students enrolled at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to study at Chinese universities. The new scholarship program is the centerpiece of a wide-ranging agreement between the Chinese government and the historically Black colleges and universities pilot network leadership group...

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When a $25M Gift Can Be Controversial
6.21.14
Walter Kimborough, President of Dillard University, joins MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the controversy sparked by the $25M Koch Brothers donation to UNCF....

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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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Rep. Charles Rangel joined Roland Martin to discuss...his views on The Koch Brothers
6.10.14
Rep. Charles Rangel joined Roland Martin on "NewsOne Now" to discuss President Barack Obama's executive order to help millions of Americans lower their student loan payments and the SBA announcing plans to help more minorities borrow funds to expand their business ventures. Plus, Rep. Rangel shared his views on the Koch Brothers' $25 million donation to the United Negro College Fund....

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UNCF President Dr. Michael Lomax discusses the Koch Brothers' $25M Donation
6.09.14
UNCF President Dr. Michael Lomax discusses the Koch brothers donating $25 million to the United Negro College Fund with Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Cleo Manago and Roland Martin, host of "NewsOne Now."...

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United Negro College Fund Receives $25M Grant from The Koch Brothers
6.06.14
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million grant Friday from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation - a large donation from the conservative powerhouse Koch name that Democrats have sought to vilify heading into the 2014 midterm elections...

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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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