HBCU Leaders Urge Congress to Increase Protection Against Bomb Threats

By Olafimihan Oshin Leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) urged lawmakers on Thursday to help protect their campuses following a series of bomb threats.  During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Thursday, several HBCU student leaders told lawmakers that their student body had to attend counseling sessions and mental health days to cope...

New Orleans Business Alliance, United Way & HBCU Partners Launch Matched Savings and Career Development Program for Local College Students

The New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) was joined by United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and representatives from each of the city’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) today to announce a new matched savings account, financial capacity-building, and career development program for students enrolled at Xavier University of Louisiana,...

Louisiana Colleges and Universities Received More Than $683 Million from American Rescue Plan

U.S. Rep. Troy A. Carter announced that Louisiana’s colleges and universities received over $683 million from the Department of Education’s allocation in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. This is one of the largest one-time infusions of funding ever provided to Louisiana’s colleges and universities, benefitting 89 institutions across the state...

HBCU Leaders Say Their Students Are Emboldened, Bomb Threats Will Not Hurt Recruitment

Southern Poverty Law Center, HBCU leaders and DOE official discuss response, concerns related to recent bomb threats By Anitra D. BrownThe New Orleans Tribune Calling recent bomb threats targeted at HBCUs across the country attempts to disrupt activity, Dillard University President Dr. Walter Kimbrough says students, parents, and the larger...

U.S. Rep. Troy Carter Announces Bill to Forgive up to $50K in Student Loan Debt

WASHINGTON,DC - Today (Wednesday, Aug. 11), U.S. Rep Tro Carter announced his bill to forgive up to $50,000 in federal student loans for any and all federal borrowers. “It’s Congress’ job to improve the lives of the American people,” said Congressman Troy A. Carter Sr. “While some tragedies are out of...

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