The Mississippi Link Newswire Dear Mr. Taylor: Congratulations on your appointment as the Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We are very familiar with your work ethic and have seen it in action for seven and a half years as the President and […]
By ERRIN HAINES WHACK WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents from a majority of the country’s historically black colleges and universities are in Washington this week, calling for $25 billion in the upcoming budget to help address priorities including infrastructure, college readiness and financial aid as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order aimed at signaling […]
The Mississippi Link Newswire Today Nissan announced the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities to promote science, technology engineering and mathematics initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent. To date, Nissan has invested more than $1 million in local HBCUs – half of which supports STEM-specific curriculums. “Mississippi’s […]
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State University will become the second of Mississippi’s three historically black universities to gain control of an endowment set aside in a desegregation lawsuit. Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce announced the transfer of $24.3 million at a Thursday meeting of the College Board. “We will transfer the money to them […]
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) has awarded 21 cash scholarships of $1,000 each to student scholars for the 2015-2016 school year. The recipients attend Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), four of them from Mississippi. Jackie Hampton, publisher of The Mississippi Link, and chair of the organization’s scholarship […]
By George E. Curry
I cringed as the scores came in over the weekend. Ohio State 76, Florida A&M 0. Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6. Miami 77, Savannah State 7. Our HBCUs have traded their proud, rich football heritage for money. And I don’t think it’s worth it…
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Alcorn State University students and alumni are proud that Alcorn keeps ranking high as one of the best colleges in the United States. The 2014 “US News and World Report” rankings released today confirmed Alcorn’s standing as No. 29 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities and No. 35 amid Top Public Schools (Regional South).
Alcorn’s overall ranking No. 77 among the South’s regional universities is a testament to the…
The state College Board has decided against renewing the contract of Mississippi Valley State University President Donna Oliver.
No reasons were given for the decision.