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

In this week’s roundup:  

As we enter into a new month, eyes are on the Biden administration and what their regulations will mean for higher ed, some admissions tactics brought on by the pandemic may be here to stay and one university has transformed its campus into a one-stop-shop for COVID-19 tests, quarantine beds, and more. 

We are excited to begin another new installment of the blog with a monthly look ahead at the top three events we’re anticipating this month. 

In this week’s roundup:  

President Biden’s first week in office has been full of fresh appointees and renewed promise of a mutually beneficial relationship with higher ed, permanent changes brought on by the pandemic are beginning to make themselves known and students grapple with the fall semester as they get started with the spring semester. 

With the end of January near, we approach the one-year mark for life in COVID-19 times. Reflection and looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel will likely be hot topics as we move towards March.

In this week’s roundup:  

In case you’re able to pull your attention away from inauguration coverage, this week we take a look at admissions patterns, sentiments about higher ed’s reactions to the Capitol riot and the College Board’s decision to get rid of SAT subject tests and the essay section. 

Tune in next week as we move through this most Mondayest of Januaries. 

In this week’s roundup:  

Yeesh, it was something, wasn’t it? The Capitol riots occured on December 37, 2020, some states began vaccinating non-healthcare workers and the “Fauci effect” may have something to do with the growing demand for health/medical education. 

Stay tuned next week as we hold our breath that 2021 merely saw its shadow and is now stepping out into the sun for real.

We are pleased to introduce our newest blog feature, The Roundup: HBCU Edition. 

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

We will publish each roundup on the second Tuesday of each month. For our first issue, we will share a few major highlights from 2020 in our year-in-review. After all, one columnist at Forbes called it “the year of the HBCU” and detailed four reasons why 2020 was a banner year for HBCUs. Starting in February, we will showcase the biggest news stories and trends from the previous month, as well as some thoughts about what to expect in the coming weeks.

In this week’s roundup:  

We’ll get you caught up on all the higher education news that happened over the holiday break, plus the latest as colleges prepare for the latest semester. 

Stay tuned for our weekly roundup on what trends we’re seeing across institutions, how individual colleges and universities are responding to them and what national policy changes are affecting higher ed.

In this week’s roundup:  

New projections on college admissions’ “demographic cliff,” colleges prepare for the coming coronavirus vaccine, and athletes at HBCUs file a class-action discrimination lawsuit against the NCAA. 

As 2020 mercifully winds to a close, we’re taking a break over the next two weeks to enjoy the holidays. Our next weekly higher ed news update will be posted on January 6. 


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