HBCU Review: Claflin Named University of the Year

Plus, Howard breaks study abroad record.

Claflin University Is on Top - South Carolina State Band to perform at top-ranking football game, North Carolina A&T student becomes first HBCU student to win Irish scholarship, plus more HBCU news. ? Dominique Zony??The National Urban League named Claflin University the ?University of the Year? at the fourth annual Black Executive Exchange Program Leadership Conference. Two of Clafin?s students were chosen to receive a National Urban League internship while two other Clafin students were one of three HBCU scholars awarded $5,000 Dr. Jerry Bartow Scholarships.(Photo: Claflin University)

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Claflin University Is on Top - South Carolina State Band to perform at top-ranking football game, North Carolina A&T student becomes first HBCU student to win Irish scholarship, plus more HBCU news. — Dominique ZonyééThe National Urban League named Claflin University the “University of the Year” at the fourth annual Black Executive Exchange Program Leadership Conference. Two of Clafin’s students were chosen to receive a National Urban League internship while two other Clafin students were one of three HBCU scholars awarded $5,000 Dr. Jerry Bartow Scholarships.(Photo: Claflin University)

CSU Students in Jail, Facing Arson Charges - Two Central State University students, Naiem Brinkley, 20, and Imogen Ross, 18, were booked into the Greene County Jail in Ohio on Tuesday night on suspicion of arson and inducing panic after a small fire was discovered on campus. This fire was set in the same location where a fire five years ago injured students. (Photos: Courtesy of Greene County Jail)

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CSU Students in Jail, Facing Arson Charges - Two Central State University students, Naiem Brinkley, 20, and Imogen Ross, 18, were booked into the Greene County Jail in Ohio on Tuesday night on suspicion of arson and inducing panic after a small fire was discovered on campus. This fire was set in the same location where a fire five years ago injured students. (Photos: Courtesy of Greene County Jail)

Norfolk State Increases Tuition - If you want to attend Norfolk State University, it?s going to cost ya? a little more. The Norfolk State University Board of Visitors voted last week to increase tuition rates. In-state undergraduates will pay $7,552 for tuition, up $326. Room and board was also raised for all students by $250.(Photo: Norfolk State University)

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Agency Warns Norfolk State Could Lose Accreditation - Norfolk State University may be trying to clean up its act with new board members, a new president and other rules, but that is not enough for the accreditation agency.  According to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, NSU failed to meet accreditation compliance in 11 areas.(Photo: Norfolk State University)

South Carolina State Redirects Federal Funds to Keep School Afloat - The financial secrets of South Carolina State University became public after State Inspector General Patrick J. Maley released his report. He discovered that while not fraudulent the university has been misappropriating federal funds to cover up its financial mishaps. According to Maley, SCSU borrowed $456,553 from a grant during the 2006-07 fiscal year, but by February 2014 the sum had reached a total of $6.5 million. (Photo: The State/MCT /Landov

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“Marching 101” Band to Perform During Medal of Honor Half-Time Show - South Carolina State University’s “Marching 101” band will perform during the halftime of the Medal of Honor Bowl, a premier football game featuring the top college players expected to enter the NFL draft. The game goes down on Jan. 11 at the Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium in South Carolina. Kick-off is at 2 p.m.(Photo: The State/MCT /Landov)

First HBCU Student to Receive Irish Research Scholarship - North Carolina A&T State University senior Destenie Nock made history, becoming the first HBCU student to win the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. The Irish scholarship for postgraduate study in Ireland seeks to establish a partnership between emerging young leaders in the U.S. and institutions in Ireland. Nock will leave for Ireland in 2015.(Photo: Courtesy of Destenie Nock)

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First HBCU Student to Receive Irish Research Scholarship - North Carolina A&T State University senior Destenie Nock made history, becoming the first HBCU student to win the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. The Irish scholarship for postgraduate study in Ireland seeks to establish a partnership between emerging young leaders in the U.S. and institutions in Ireland. Nock will leave for Ireland in 2015.(Photo: Courtesy of Destenie Nock)

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Howard Breaks Record for Study Abroad Programs - Howard University announced on Dec. 6 that 61 students will travel abroad to 13 countries, including Morocco, China, Japan, France and more, in 2014. With a total of 92 students (including those who went abroad this semester), Howard will celebrate its largest class of study abroad students ever.(Photo: The Washington Times /Landov)

Famed Football Coach Named Virginia Union Head of Athletics - Former Virginia Union football head coach Joe Taylor returned to the school on Dec. 11, and it was announced that he is the new athletic director. Taylor has a rich history in athletics; he led the Division II Panthers 1984-91 to 60-24-3, then went on to become Hampton University?s athletic director from 2005-2007.(Photo: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

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Famed Football Coach Named Virginia Union Head of Athletics - Former Virginia Union football head coach Joe Taylor returned to the school on Dec. 11, and it was announced that he is the new athletic director. Taylor has a rich history in athletics; he led the Division II Panthers 1984-91 to 60-24-3, then went on to become Hampton University’s athletic director from 2005-2007.(Photo: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Winston-Salem Doctoral Grads? Pinning Controversy - Winston-Salem State University?s first physical therapy doctoral graduates were all set to wear their academic regalia at a pinning ceremony, but just two days before the ceremony, the university changed their minds about allowing students to wear them. The university cancelled December graduation, stating that students will be honored in the spring.(Photo: FOX)

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Winston-Salem Doctoral Grads’ Pinning Controversy - Winston-Salem State University’s first physical therapy doctoral graduates were all set to wear their academic regalia at a pinning ceremony, but just two days before the ceremony, the university changed their minds about allowing students to wear them. The university cancelled December graduation, stating that students will be honored in the spring.(Photo: FOX)

Virginia State Professors Awarded Grant to Help Virginia?s Farmers - Dr. Yixang Xu, food processing/engineering professor in Virginia State University?s Agricultural Research Station, was awarded two grants totaling $320,351 that will go toward two special projects to help farmers and food processing in Virginia.(Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Yixang Xu)

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Virginia State Professors Awarded Grant to Help Virginia’s Farmers - Dr. Yixang Xu, food processing/engineering professor in Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station, was awarded two grants totaling $320,351 that will go toward two special projects to help farmers and food processing in Virginia.(Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Yixang Xu)

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FAMU Scheduled to Announce President in January - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University will officially have a new president by Jan. 9, 2014. According to reports, the presidential search committee will meet in Orlando on Jan. 6 to gather a list of finalists. Interviews will be held in Tallahassee on Jan. 8 before they officially announce who will replace former president James Ammons.(Photo: Wikicommons)