1. A “reversal of a generations-long injustice”

Central State University, the only public historically black college or university (HBCU) in the state of Ohio, recently achieved land-grant status—allowing the University to apply for federal agriculture research funds and for construction funds.

2. Wilberforce gets new president

The nation’s oldest private HBCU has named Algeania Warren Freeman as its new president. Wilberforce University, the sister college of neighboring Central State University, hopes Freeman will be the “force of change” the Black college needs as it struggles with low enrollment and deficits.

3. Nearly $2.5M raised at B-CU Awards Gala

Some 500 guests were in attendance at the annual Mary McLeod Bethune Awards Gala at Bethune-Cookman, and six awardees who have contributed to the livelihood of the community and the University were honored. B-CU raised nearly $2.5M for the university.

4. Frank Pogue named Cheyney U. Interim President

Former Grambling State University president Dr. Frank Pogue was recently named Interim President of Cheyney University by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Pogue, who retired from his duties at Grambling in June, will arrive on campus as soon as Nov. 3.

Cheyney University is widely known as America’s oldest historically Black institution of higher education.

5. Hampton awarded grant to study treatment for select pathogens

Hampton University’s Department of Biological Sciences will develop vascular protection against select pathogens after receiving a $900,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Bonus: Alabama State’s Defensive End Edward Mosley among nation’s best student-athletes.

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