HBCU Review: Tuskegee Ranked High for Women and Minorities in STEM

A new HBCU; campus shooting at Grambling; and other news.

Tuskegee Ranked High for Women and Minorities in STEM - A new HBCU; campus shooting at Grambling; scholarship funds for Kentucky State; and other HBCU news headlines. ? Dorkys Ramos Forbes has named Tuskegee University as one of the best schools for women and minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The school came in 6th place out of the list of 20 best colleges that help these groups succeed in STEM. (Photos from left: Courtesy of Tuskegee University, Courtesy of STEMtech)

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Tuskegee Ranked High for Women and Minorities in STEM - A new HBCU; campus shooting at Grambling; scholarship funds for Kentucky State; and other HBCU news headlines. — Dorkys Ramos Forbes has named Tuskegee University as one of the best schools for women and minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The school came in 6th place out of the list of 20 best colleges that help these groups succeed in STEM. (Photos from left: Courtesy of Tuskegee University, Courtesy of STEMtech)

American Baptist College Officially Named an HBCU - American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, has been officially recognized as an HBCU. The U.S. Department of Education approved the appeal, which began in June 2012, making the school the 106th HBCU in the nation. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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American Baptist College Officially Named an HBCU - American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, has been officially recognized as an HBCU. The U.S. Department of Education approved the appeal, which began in June 2012, making the school the 106th HBCU in the nation. (Photo: WikiCommons)

Grambling State to Build New Tiger Statue - Grambling State University has broken ground for a new tiger statue on campus. The sculpture will replace a flagpole outside Long-Jones Hall and the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. The statue will feature the school's mascot standing on its hind legs while raising its two front legs. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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Grambling Students Injured in Campus Shooting - A dorm-room fight in Grambling State University left three students injured after being shot Monday night. The incident happened at Douglass Hall. Tracy Lamar Greene Jr., 19, Brandon Cooper, 21, and Jarion Walker, 20, are now recovering in Ruston General Hospital. Police are still investigating the case. (Photo: WikiCommons)

Four Letters, Big Problem -  Former Howard executive's "grading system" on trial, Rev. Al Sharpton addresses FAMU grads, plus more headlines from the past week. ? Britt Middleton  James Jones, a former human resources executive at Howard University, is being sued by a former co-worker because he used the title H.N.I.C. ? short for "head n***** in charge" ? to distinguish himself among other employees, the Washington City Paper reported this week. Jones also used the questionable acronym to judge other employees, according the filing. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Accused of Witness Tampering in Howard Chapter Lawsuit - A judge reprimanded Howard University's Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter for witness tampering in an ongoing investigation against the organization. Laurin Compton and Lauren Cofield say their legacy status was ignored when they weren’t granted admission into the sorority after they refused to participate in hazing. The move has prevented witnesses from cooperating with the hearing. (Photo: WikiCommons)

Utility Companies Support Kentucky State With Scholarship - Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have teamed up to present Kentucky State University with $500,000 in scholarship funds. The donation was presented at the school's annual scholarship gala Saturday night, which raised a total of $1.4 million in scholarship funds. (Photo: Courtesy of Kentucky State University)

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Utility Companies Support Kentucky State With Scholarship - Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities have teamed up to present Kentucky State University with $500,000 in scholarship funds. The donation was presented at the school's annual scholarship gala Saturday night, which raised a total of $1.4 million in scholarship funds. (Photo: Courtesy of Kentucky State University)

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Texas Southern Earns $150,000 Grant for Climate Education - Texas Southern University has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The endowment will go toward the planning of a Climate Education Community University Partnership (CECUP), HBCU Connect reported. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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Texas Southern University Partners Up With Environmental Protection Agency - Texas Southern University has teamed up with the Environmental Protection Agency – Region 6 to train professionals in environmental policy, economics, science, business and technology. TSU's Dr. Robert Bullard will lead the initiative to improve the quality of education in the field of environmental science. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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Howard University Begins Building Interdisciplinary Research Building - Howard University has broken ground for its new interdisciplinary research building. The 81,000-square-foot center will house labs, classroom, offices and retail space. The project is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Howard University)

Jackson State Univ. Students Partner With Univ. of Wyoming - Students at Jackson State University in Mississippi will travel to the University of Wyoming this summer to participate in research projects on hydrology, ecology and geophysics, JBHE reported. (Photo: Courtesy of Jackson State University)

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Jackson State University Renames Center After Late State Senator - Jackson State University has decided to honor Mississippi State Senator Alice Varnado Harden by renaming its Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning after the late politician. Harden was a graduate of the school and was the first Black woman to serve on the state's senate, where she served for 24 years before passing away last December. (Photo: Courtesy of Jackson State University)

Norfolk State Basketball Coach Anthony Evans Heads to Florida International - Norfolk State men's basketball coach Anthony Evans has resigned from his position to coach at Florida International University. Evans, who coached the NSU Spartans for six years and reached a 99-94 overall record, helped the team go unbeaten during the past season and get into the NCAA tournament. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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Norfolk State Basketball Coach Anthony Evans Heads to Florida International - Norfolk State men's basketball coach Anthony Evans has resigned from his position to coach at Florida International University. Evans, who coached the NSU Spartans for six years and reached a 99-94 overall record, helped the team go unbeaten during the past season and get into the NCAA tournament. (Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Clark Atlanta University Now Has a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter - Clark Atlanta University is the first HBCU to be granted a chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Phi Kappa Phi was found in 1875 at the University of Maine. It is the oldest and one of the most selective honor societies in the U.S. (Photo: REUTERS/Tami Chappell /Landov)

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National Cancer Institute Awards Over $200,000 to Clark Atlanta Researcher  - The National Cancer Institute has presented Clark Atlanta University researcher and professor Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah with a grant of $289,494 for her project titled "The Role of SNAIL Signaling in Prostate Cancer Metastasis." Odero-Marah will conduct her research for the next three years on African-American prostate cancer patients. (Photo: REUTERS/Tami Chappell /Landov)

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North Carolina A&T Wins Honda Battle of the Bands - North Carolina A&T made history at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the 12th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands when the crowd selected the winners via text message. This year?s competitors included other HBCUs Winston-Salem State, South Carolina State, Morehouse College, Bethune-Cookman and more.(Photo: Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University)

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Emmanuel Johnson Named North Carolina A&T’s First Student Fulbright Scholar - North Carolina A&T's Emmanuel Johnson has been named the school's first Fulbright Scholar. Johnson, a computer engineering major, will pursue a master's degree in robotics at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. (Photo: Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State Commencement - First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote speech at Bowie State University's spring commencement on May 17. Obama will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the ceremony. (Photo: Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images for Nike)

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First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State Commencement - First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote speech at Bowie State University's spring commencement on May 17. Obama will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the ceremony. (Photo: Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images for Nike)

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