Morehouse College is joining a renewed national effort to educate and support young, African-American men. Dr. John Silvanus Wilson said recently that won’t mean rolling out a specific new program, but it will include a variety of adjustments at the historically black college that results in a rejuvenated approach to producing the “Morehouse man.”
Morris Brown College officials believe they would be able to sell off some property, settle mounting debt and keep most of the campus intact under a $20 million plan submitted to a bankruptcy court. Court papers filed Friday outline the proposed deal, which comes less than a month after college trustees turned down an offer of taxpayer help.
Clark Atlanta University is the first private, historically black college or university to be granted a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi — a national honor society founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. Clark Atlanta officials say the 75 students, faculty and administrators have been inducted.
President Barack Obama told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives. About 500 students received undergraduate degrees on Sunday and became "Morehouse Men."
Morehouse College has named Dr. John S. Wilson Jr. as the 11th president of the historically black, all-male college in Atlanta. Wilson is a 1979 Morehouse graduate recently tapped by President Obama to serve as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Court records show that Morris Brown College, which faces possible foreclosure, has not paid some of its employees for three months. The historically black Atlanta college owes workers hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay from an even longer period.
The state Senate's Higher Education Commitee chairman says, he's been assured, there won't be any mergers of Georgia's historically black universities. Savannah-area State Senator Buddy Carter says, that word comes from University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Carter says, Huckaby told him, historically-black schools won't be on a coming list of colleges to be merged amid legislative cost-cutting.
Georgia State University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby is urging campuses "not to panic" as he studies possible campus mergers. Huckaby this month said, he'd be reviewing consolidations as a way to cut down on school expenses. This week he's visiting two schools long-considered prime merger candidates, Savannah State and Armstrong Atlantic State Universities.
HIV infection is growing most rapidly in the south, which is why the Black AIDS Institute and the state Department of Community Health are offering free HIV tests at five of Georgia’s historically black colleges and universities this week.