Spotlights

Claflin University STEM Scholars Win National Awards at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Six research scholars from Claflin University’s School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics won national awards during the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held recently in Phoenix, Arizona. Kia Cobb (Sumter HS/Sumter, S.C.) won for research presented in the category of Computational and Systems Biology and Adriana Dacres (International HS/Jamaica) placed first in…

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Baptist Hill High Senior Receives Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement

Ajani Brooks is a leader at Baptist Hill Middle High School (BHMHS); in the classroom, and in the school’s JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) program. The United States Department of the Army noticed, too. For her academic excellence, military knowledge, and leadership, Brooks received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this month.…

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Readers are Leaders: Buy Your Children More Books

By Elizabeth Primas, Program Manager, NNPA/ESSA Public Awareness Campaign We are our children’s first teachers, and what we teach them makes a difference. According to research by Betty Hart of the University of Kansas and Todd Risley of the University of Alaska, by age 3, poor children have an accumulated experience with 30 million less…

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‘Work for a Cause and Not for Applause,’ VSU Graduates Told

By Thomas Kidd (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Virginia State University graduates received a lesson in delayed gratification before the 2017 Fall Commencement. Originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, the commencement program was postponed a day, keeping eager graduates waiting another 24 hours to receive their degrees, thanks to a storm system that passed through the Richmond-Petersburg area…

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HBUCs Invited to Participate in the Emerging Researchers Network Conference

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, with funding from the National Science Foundation, will support students and faculty from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to participate in the Making & Innovation Showcase. The showcase will coincide with the Emerging Researchers Network Conference (http://new.emerging-researchers.org/ ) and take place on February 22-24, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman…

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New Career Book From Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond Helps Young Adults Find Their Way

Executive and Leadership Development Coach Tamara S. Raymond’s new book, Careering: The Pocket Guide to Exploring Your Future Career, aims to help high-school and college-age students land in the right career. Published by New York- and Hampton Roads-based Morgan James Publishing, it is for sale as an ebook now on popular bookselling sites and releases in…

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Simmons Announces the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities

Simmons announced  that its new College of Media, Arts, and Humanities will be named in remembrance and honor of the late journalist Gwen Ifill, one of the College’s most distinguished alumnae. With the announcement of the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities, Simmons also is previewing a significant redesign of its academic structure.The Gwen…

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New College of Charleston Computer Science Center Focuses on Student Innovation

The Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston is taking experiential learning to the next level with a state-of-the-art facility where students can learn how to design the next big thing in tech. Located at the College’s Harbor Walk campus, the new Computer Science Student Innovation Center includes a rapid prototyping makerspace, a virtual reality room, a…

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