Thursday, 10 December 2009 16:27
the African American Mobilization for Education
Change is difficult for most of us. So many are afraid of the unknown, of the consequences of decisions made; no control. It makes people and even school districts, do irrational and even irresponsible acts; all in the name of staying in control.
Mississippi governor's plan to merge three HBCUs come under fire
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 16:23
Dominique M. Grant, Special to the NNPA from the Mississippi Link
JACKSON, MS (NNPA) - Dozens of students, members of the NAACP, alumni and concerned constituents gathered for a rally at the Mississippi State Capitol last Friday to protest Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to merge Mississippi's three historically Black universities.
Recruitment and retention initiatives boost state university enrollments
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 15:29
Enrollment of new students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education increased by 22 percent this fall at the 32 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, according to a new report presented to the Board of Trustees. These groups include students of color, low-income students and students whose parents did not attend college.
Scholarships for minority chemistry students available from American Chemical Society
Monday, 23 November 2009 15:21
WASHINGTON – The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is now accepting applications from African American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian students who are pursuing or intend to pursue degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology or related majors.
Nimco Ahmed named Humphrey Institute Policy Fellow
Monday, 23 November 2009 15:07
Nimco Ahmed, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, has been named a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She is one of 37 individuals selected for the 2009-2010 program.
Students scare up 10,000 pound donation for foodshelf
Thursday, 05 November 2009 16:09
Admission Possible students weren’t looking for candy when they knocked on doors across the Twin Cities on October 31. They were searching for cans of peas, rolls of paper towels and packets of Ramen. More than 750 staff and students in the college access program went “trick-or-treating” for canned goods in 13 metro neighborhoods to support Minnesota’s Emergency Foodshelf Network.
Chatman recipient of the ISU Alumni Achievement Award
Friday, 23 October 2009 17:07
Cheryl Troutman Chatman, executive vice president and dean of diversity at Concordia University (St. Paul, Minn.), has been awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. The award was established in 1992 to recognize alumni for meritorious service and/or distinguished achievements of College of Human Sciences graduates in areas such as business and industry, education, family and consumer sciences, and health. She was recognized at a university-wide ceremony on Oct. 17.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.