HBCU Review: Alabama State to Pay $1.1 Million More in Sexual Harassment Suit

Plus, Alcorn State is certified as StormReady.

ASU Sexual Harrasment Suit Has Hefty Price Tag - New HBCU learning program with China; Morgan State fires football coach; plus HBCU graduation rate results are disappointing. ?Dominique Zony??A judge ordered another $1 million to the three attorneys who represented Jacqueline Weatherly, Cynthia Williams and Lydia Burkhalter, former employees of Alabama State University as part of a sexual harassment suit against the university. In the original complaint, the women claimed that CEO John Knight and associate executive director LaVonette Bartley made sexual advances toward them.(Photo: Courtesy of Alabama State University)

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ASU Sexual Harrasment Suit Has Hefty Price Tag - New HBCU learning program with China; Morgan State fires football coach; plus HBCU graduation rate results are disappointing. —Dominique ZonyééA judge ordered another $1 million to the three attorneys who represented Jacqueline Weatherly, Cynthia Williams and Lydia Burkhalter, former employees of Alabama State University as part of a sexual harassment suit against the university. In the original complaint, the women claimed that CEO John Knight and associate executive director LaVonette Bartley made sexual advances toward them.(Photo: Courtesy of Alabama State University)

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Norfolk State Considers Raising Admissions Standards - Norfolk State University is cleaning up shop. With new board members and a new interim president, the university is now looking to raise the GPA admission requirements. The university is seeking to raise the minimum high school GPA for incoming freshman from 2.3 to 2.5 in hopes of increasing the graduation rate.(Photo: BET)

Virginia State Launches Investigation Into Football Players? Brawl - The bathroom brawl between Virginia State and Winston-Salem football players, which resulted in the cancellation of the CIAA Championship football game, is still under investigation as students from both schools have very different tales of events. The CIAA labeled VSU ineligible for pre-season play, but now VSU is launching its own investigation into the brawl.(Photo: Steve Helber/AP Photo)

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Virginia State Launches Investigation Into Football Players’ Brawl - The bathroom brawl between Virginia State and Winston-Salem football players, which resulted in the cancellation of the CIAA Championship football game, is still under investigation as students from both schools have very different tales of events. The CIAA labeled VSU ineligible for pre-season play, but now VSU is launching its own investigation into the brawl.(Photo: Steve Helber/AP Photo)

She's Got Her Own - Darkanian is a footballer, right? So why not register...well in this case put a bid in for the next football team's stadium? Darkanian's friends can afford this for Crystal. Talk about balling!(Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Two People Injured in Shooting Near Citrus Bowl - While thousands of fans watched the Florida Classic festivities and the annual Citrus Bowl football game in which Florida A&M University played against Bethune-Cookman University on Nov. 23, two shootings broke out just two blocks away. Two individuals were taken to the hospital; the authorities are still looking for the shooters.  None of the victims were students.(Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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HBCU Graduation Rates Decline - The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education released a new report on Nov. 26 on graduation rates at HBCUs. Spelman University ranked No. 1 with a 79 percent graduation rate, Howard University followed at 64 percent, and then Morehouse at 59 percent, followed by Hampton University at 50 percent. (Photo: Henry Chaplin/Getty Images)

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CBC Announces Learning Program With China - The Congressional Black Caucus along with presidents from the top HBCUs met with the Vice Premier of China on Nov. 20 to discuss study-abroad opportunities for African-American students in China. They reached an agreement for China to commit to bringing 400 students from districts represented by CBC members to study in China over the next four years as a part of the 100,000 Strong Initiative.(Photo: CBC.fudge.house.gov, Morgan State University) 

Morgan State Parts Ways With Football Coach - After 12 years as the head football coach at Morgan State University, Donald Hill-Eley will not return to his post in 2014. The university announced on Nov. 25 that Hill-Eley would not be returning to school. Last November, Hill-Eley accidentally received an email outlining the administration?s plan to find his replacement, but the school agreed to honor the final year of his contract.(Photo: Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

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Morgan State Parts Ways With Football Coach - After 12 years as the head football coach at Morgan State University, Donald Hill-Eley will not return to his post in 2014. The university announced on Nov. 25 that Hill-Eley would not be returning to school. Last November, Hill-Eley accidentally received an email outlining the administration’s plan to find his replacement, but the school agreed to honor the final year of his contract.(Photo: Jarrett Baker/Getty Images)

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Morehouse's College Republicans Are Back in Business - The Morehouse College Republicans are back in business. The political club now has 12 members, five of whom serve on its executive board. It celebrated its new charter with a private ceremony and fundraising dinner and a public lecture in November.(Photo: Courtesey of Morehouse College Republicans)

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Alabama State Expected to Answer to Fraud Allegations - The Southern Association of Colleges wants answers, and hopefully Alabama State has them. They are requesting an explanation from the university regarding allegations of fraud and conflicts of interest among board of trustee members. If the university does not answer by Dec. 1 it could risk losing accreditation or candidacy.(Photo: Mark Almond/AL.COM /Landov)

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Alcorn State Expands Global Partnership - Alcorn State University will host Brazilian students this year as part of an effort to establish connections between Alcorn and predominantly Black campuses throughout Brazil and Columbia. Outside of Africa, Brazil holds the world?s largest Black population with 140 million. (Photo: Alcorn State University)

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Alcorn University Is StormReady - With a nor’easter threatening to ruin travel plans, the news comes that Alcorn State became the fifth Mississippi university to be certified StormReady by the National Weather Service. StormReady is a nationwide program of the National Weather Service that helps communities protect their citizens during severe weather and encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations.(Photo: Alcorn State University)