1. Top HBCU Homecomings announced
It is that time of the year again. The Buzz is asking students, faculty, alumni and supporters to vote your choice HBCU as the 2014 “Top 5 HBCU Homecomings.” For more information and to vote, click here.
Right now, PVAMU, TSU and Southern leads the top 3 spots on the poll.
2. Ebola “ruled out” for patient being monitored at Howard U. Hospital
The patient being treated for “Ebola-like” symptoms at the Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. does not have the deadly virus. According to reports, the patient is still being treated for other illnesses after Ebola was “ruled out” by health officials.
In a statement, Howard spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said “…we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient.” The patient was admitted to the hospital to the dismay of many University students, who says they discovered the news via social media.
3. HBCU supporters displeased with Obama Administration’s latest course of action
Hampton University President Dr. William Harvey recently blasted the federal government for the lack of support of the nation’s 107 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). POTUS Barack Obama and his Department of Education has appropriated more than $171 million in federal funding to increase S.T.E.M. professional development at colleges and universities nationwide. But just $3 million of this grant was given to HBCUs.
4. N.C. A&T now largest HBCU in the nation
North Carolina A&T now holds the lead over FAMU in student enrollment, boasting 10,734 students enrolled this year at the historically black college. Florida A&M now ranks third behind Howard University, the largest private HBCU in the nation.
5. ASU receives grant for cancer research
Scientists at Alabama State University just received a half-million dollar grant to combat health disparities among African-Americans battling cancer. African-Americans die from prostate and colorectal cancer at higher rates than other populations, according to research.