1. Tennessee State Moves to Four Day Classes
TSU students are saying goodbye five day class schedule and hello to newly four days of classes policy after President of Tennessee State Glenda Glover recently announced that the university will move to a four day class schedule and will now hold classes from Monday to Thursday.
But the switch does not amount to spending less time in class… In fact, students will spend more time in classes–1 hour and 20 minutes to be exact.
2. Howard Grad Kamala Harris to Run for Senate
This Howard University graduate just declared her candidacy to represent the people of California in the United States Senate.
Attorney General Kamala Harris of California plans to seek a Senate seat vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2016.
3. Phillip Agnew Calls FAMU Students to Action
The executive director of the Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew asked Florida A&M University students, “When will you answer the call?” while speaking at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on campus.
4. 13 HBCUs Recipient of $25M Cybersecurity Grant
Due to the “rapid growth” of cybercrime Vice President Joe Biden and the White House will grant $25 million to 13 Black colleges and bring together and train minority students in STEM professional development, in particular cybersecurity.
5. TOP 5 HBCU BANDS 2015 Announced
The Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band of Jackson State University Marching earned the number one spot in the Top 5 HBCU Bands poll with over 17,000 votes counted in. (WOW!!)
The rest of the Top 5 HBCU Bands 2015 can be viewed here.