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White House Initiative on Hbcus

A Clarion Call to Black Higher Education

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The leadership dilemma for HBCU presidents is that of broadening access while also advancing high academic standards and strengthening outcomes. The data suggest that this will be a steep climb for most HBCUs.

Obama To Speak At Morehouse College Commencement

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A White House official says President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at all-male Morehouse College in Atla...

Up Close And Personal With The G.O.A.T., Hampton University President William Harvey

Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices

By Jarrett L. Carter, HBCU Digest There are few places in Hampton University President William Harvey’s life where he doesn’t enjoy the best vi...

Black Colleges and the Achievement Gap: Can HBCUs Be the Answer to Closing the Gap?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Education
Curtis Valentine

While the 105 HBCUs represent just 3 percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning, they graduate nearly 20 percent of African Americans who earn undergraduate degrees. HBCUs present an opportunity to shape how we close achievement gaps even before they begin.

Gene Demby

Obama's New Initiative For Black Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Gene Demby | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Tonight President Obama is set to announce a new initiative meant to help more African American students finish high school and graduate from college...

White House Outreach to HBCUs is Clear; Will Public Support Follow in 2012?

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 07.17.2012 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

It's clear that the White House acknowledges the value and political clout of the HBCU community. The Obama administration has quietly worked to address some pressing needs of the HBCU community, while stopping short of the president wearing a Hillman College sweatshirt to his weekly press briefings.

Director John S. Wilson Explains The Purpose Of The White House Initiative On HBCUs

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.14.2011 | College
Marybeth Gasman

In an effort to create greater understanding of HBCUs and the White House Initiative, I recently interviewed John S. Wilson about the state of HBCUs and how the Initiative contributes to these institutions' successes.