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NC HBCUs receive $29M in grants

Posted September 18, 2012

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— Ten historically black colleges in North Carolina were among dozens in the nation to receive a portion of a $227.9 million federal grant designed to improve academic resources, financial management systems, endowment-building and facilities, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.

The five-year grants will include activities such as curriculum reform, counseling and student service programs and funding faculty and staff development. 

"HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement. "The grants will help these important institutions to provide their students with the quality education they need to compete in the global economy."

The North Carolina campuses received a total of more than $29 million. The recipients were: 

  • Bennett College – $1,457,849
  • Elizabeth City State University – $3,474,658
  • Fayetteville State University – $3,842,872
  • Johnson C. Smith University – $1,886,314
  • Livingstone College – $1,476,226
  • North Carolina A&T State University – $5,246,940
  • North Carolina Central University – $4,090,693
  • St. Augustine's University – $1,638,519
  • Shaw University – $2,467,589
  • Winston-Salem State University – $4,375,966
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  • mittnfriends Sep 20, 2012

    "how is that discrimination? the H in HBCU is Historically not exclusive... there are other races that attend these colleges Perhaps you should suggest to other races to apply" ChicoDusty-

    I mean, you're right, but NO APOLOGIES, my fellow liberal friend. We live in the greatest nation; a nation that, through all the political chaos, has the decency to address the after effects of what the civil rights movement, which ended just a little over 3 decades ago, stood to eradicate.Let us consider the numbers 1776 and 1980; do the math... like me... I'm a businessman and the Government needs to be run like a business. Governments are people, my friend.

  • rsgolo Sep 18, 2012

    So, ChicoDusty, when can the HWCU and HHCU expect their checks? Gotta be fair if we don't wanna discriminate, right?

  • MatureOne Sep 18, 2012

    Those HBCU's are public universities that can be attended by any and all races. If you choose not to attend these colleges based on race then you are missing out on a quality education They are called Historically Black Colleges because "historically" they are and were created because black people could not attend "regular" colleges. In fact if you attend a HBCU and are not black you can receive a minority scholarship and grants. I also believe that strengthening an educational base is good news for everyone involved. These grants go out all the time to all kinds of universities and local community colleges that without that money would crumble because they do not have the donor base that major universities do. These are places that train your manufacturing force, road crews and technology base, as well as nursing, teachers and various other programs.

  • NiceNSmooth Sep 18, 2012

    Why is the Federal Govt allowed to engage in race discrimination?

    how is that discrimination? the H in HBCU is Historically not exclusive... there are other races that attend these colleges Perhaps you should suggest to other races to apply

  • changedmyname Sep 18, 2012

    Yep, we will all be educated like Spain with some of the smartest people in the world but with no JOBS!!!

  • rsgolo Sep 18, 2012

    "Yay for improvement! Hopefully they can offer some scholarships with that money!"

    --romneycare

    How is it improvement for the government to give money to colleges and universities of one race, and then have MSNBC and other media outlets label me as a racist because I'm voting for a white republican in November? How's that work?

  • romneycare Sep 18, 2012

    Yay for improvement! Hopefully they can offer some scholarships with that money!

  • rsgolo Sep 18, 2012

    Exactly, storchheim.

  • storchheim Sep 18, 2012

    Why is the Federal Govt allowed to engage in race discrimination?

  • whatelseisnew Sep 18, 2012

    This is not wonderful and it is not great news. This is money we do not have. I can not figure out when people are going to understand what out of control spending and debt means for the future. This is just one more stab in the neck to the people that will end up paying for the debt.

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