In this month's issue of The Roundup: HBCU Edition, we take a look at the news stories and key moments surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as all of the ways in which HBCUs have helped shape public discourse over the past few weeks.

March 10 - April 13

We just launched, On the Yard, our podcast which explores the culture and leadership trends happening across HBCUs nationwide. The podcast dives into the unique issues faced by these historic and minority-serving institutions through a series of conversations with leaders and advocates.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are the cause of a new partnership between Fort Valley State University and Grand Valley State University.

The GradPath Collaborative Initiative, launched by Johns Hopkins, will connect more HBCUs to research and grant opportunities.

Entertainment personality Terrance J partners with Black Bank to share financial literacy tools with HBCU students.

Four Black HBCU alumnae have launched a science behind healthcare podcast.


Tennessee State University may be owed up to $544 million in land grant dollars from the State of Tennessee.

Maryland HBCUs reached a historic $544 million settlement with the State.

Clemson University students want a tuition freeze.

The U.S. Department of Education forgave $1.6 billion in capital improvements loans for 45 HBCUs, clearing the way for the institutions to use those funds to reinvest in their campuses.

Income-sharing agreements to fund tuition may adversely impact HBCU students, according to one study.


Former Tennessee Titan Eddie George is the latest football great to take his coaching talents to an HBCU, bringing along other famed coaches with him.

Hercy Miller, son of rap legend Master P, follows in the footsteps of Portland Trailblazer Robert Covington in choosing Tennessee State University to play basketball.

The NFL and Black College Football Hall of Fame are set to stage an HBCU all-star game.


Prairie View A&M has launched a new program to pay tribute to literary icon Toni Morrison.

Spelman College set a record by enrolling the highest number of students in its 140-year history.

Nationally acclaimed Fisk Jubilee Singers win their first Grammy Award.

Minority Serving Institutions

The number of Hispanic serving institutions has grown by 94% in the last 10 years, adding 30 more colleges and universities, according to the most recent study.

The United Negro College fund just elected its first Black chair.

This news roundup focuses on the trends impacting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSI). Each month, we highlight the policy, process and programmatic changes happening nationally and among these institutions and how the colleges and universities are responding to them.


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