HBCU Review: Grambling Hires New Football Coach

Plus, Mississippi Valley State coach gets canned.

Grambling Hires Broderick Fobbs as Football Coach - Delaware State band hazing-ban lifted, Lincoln University adds undergraduate nursing program, plus more HBCU news. ? Dominique Zony??In attempts to re-establish its former title as one of the top football teams of all HBCUs, Grambling State University hired former Tigers running back Broderick Fobbs as head coach of its football team.  Fobbs is replacing Coach Doug Williams who was let go two games into the season.(Photo: Courtesy of Broderick Fobbs)

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Grambling Hires Broderick Fobbs as Football Coach - Delaware State band hazing-ban lifted, Lincoln University adds undergraduate nursing program, plus more HBCU news. — Dominique ZonyééIn attempts to re-establish its former title as one of the top football teams of all HBCUs, Grambling State University hired former Tigers running back Broderick Fobbs as head coach of its football team.  Fobbs is replacing Coach Doug Williams who was let go two games into the season.(Photo: Courtesy of Broderick Fobbs)

Governor?s Audit of Alabama State Approaches $1 Million in Costs - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is dedicated to uncovering the misappropriated funds at Alabama State University. He approved on Dec. 6 an extra $338,798.48 on top of $650,000 he already spent on the audit. The new funding extends the state?s contract with auditors Forensic Strategic Solutions through Feb. 12, 2014.(Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

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Governor’s Audit of Alabama State Approaches $1 Million in Costs - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is dedicated to uncovering the misappropriated funds at Alabama State University. He approved on Dec. 6 an extra $338,798.48 on top of $650,000 he already spent on the audit. The new funding extends the state’s contract with auditors Forensic Strategic Solutions through Feb. 12, 2014.(Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

VSU Rolls Out Anti-Hazing Policies - Following the recent drowning deaths of two Virginia State University students, the school has announced a new task force to combat hazing to support its existing zero-tolerance policy. "We will be a positive example for others to follow," VSU President Dr. Keith T. Miller wrote in a letter posted on the school's website. (Photo: WikiCommons)

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VSU Student Robbed and Kidnapped on Campus - A Virginia State University student was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint by three men on campus at about 7:40 p.m. on Dec. 9. The robbers asked the student for his credit cards and his VSU ID before forcing him in a vehicle. They then drove to a bank, but somehow the student escaped in route to the bank. The suspects are not VSU students and police are currently investigating.(Photo: WikiCommons)

Lincoln University to Add Nursing BA in 2014 - As part of a curriculum redesign, on Dec. 4 the Missouri State Board of Nursing gave Lincoln University permission to establish a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, starting in 2014. Initially only 30 students will be accepted each semester, and admission will be based on GPA and ACT scores.(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Lincoln University to Add Nursing BA in 2014 - As part of a curriculum redesign, on Dec. 4 the Missouri State Board of Nursing gave Lincoln University permission to establish a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, starting in 2014. Initially only 30 students will be accepted each semester, and admission will be based on GPA and ACT scores.(Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Grambling Announces New Athletic Director - Following two interim terms as athletic director of Grambling State University, Aaron James was announced as the university?s permanent replacement. James replaced former athletic director Percy Caldwell.(Photo: Mathew Hinton/Times-Picayune /Landov)

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Southern Supervisor Calls for Grambling Ouster From Bayou Classic - Southern University Board Member Tony Clayton confirmed on Dec. 9 that less than two days after Southern slammed Grambling 40-17 in this year’s Bayou Classic, he requested for Grambling State to be kicked out of the Bayou Classics for good. “Southern has been doing 90 percent of the work and producing 70 to 80 percent of the fans, and we’re having to split the proceeds...” Clayton said.(Photo: Times-Picayune /Landov)

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Fisk Celebrates Accreditation Probation Removal - The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools? Commission on Colleges lifted Fisk University?s accreditation probation, university president H. James Williams announced on Dec. 10.  Financial concerns and plummeting enrollment led to the initial one-year probation sanction for Fisk in 2011. But legal woes over the school?s art collection extended probation through 2013.(Photo: Fisk University)

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Fisk Celebrates Accreditation Probation Removal - The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges lifted Fisk University’s accreditation probation, university president H. James Williams announced on Dec. 10.  Financial concerns and plummeting enrollment led to the initial one-year probation sanction for Fisk in 2011. But legal woes over the school’s art collection extended probation through 2013.(Photo: Fisk University)

Mississippi Valley State Football Coach Let Go - After completing a season record of 8-35, Mississippi Valley State announced on Dec. 9 that they would not be bringing football coach Karl Morgan back for the 2014 season. "We feel that it is imperative that we move the football program in a different direction," the athletic program said in a statement.(Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

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Mississippi Valley State Football Coach Let Go - After completing a season record of 8-35, Mississippi Valley State announced on Dec. 9 that they would not be bringing football coach Karl Morgan back for the 2014 season. "We feel that it is imperative that we move the football program in a different direction," the athletic program said in a statement.(Photo: AL.COM /Landov)

Delaware State University Partners With a French Institution  - Delaware State University (DSU) struck a deal with the University of Versailles in France to create faculty and student exchange opportunities. ?This partnership will offer DSU faculty, students and staff a new perspective filled with excellent opportunities while our counterparts will have, in DSU, a new solid academic partner in the USA,? said Noureddine Melikechi, the vice president of research, innovation and economic development at DSU. (Photo: REUTERS/Tim Shaffer /Landov)

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Delaware State University Band Suspension Lifted - After a thorough investigation into Delaware State University’s band due to alleged hazing allegations, the university discovered that there was only minor hazing, which resulted in no injuries to any of the 150 band members. The university announced on Dec. 3 that they decided to the lift the band’s suspension that was imposed last month. (Photo: REUTERS/Tim Shaffer /Landov)

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Tuskegee Receives $100,000 Grant - Tuskegee University was awarded a $100,000 Humanities Initiatives grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to be applied to the reappraisal of one of the university’s founders, civil rights activist Booker T. Washington. The grant project will focus on Washington’s regional, national and global influence in four areas: education, politics and civil rights, business and literature and the arts.(Photo: Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

Stillman President Resigns - President Ernest McNealy was president of Stillman College for a little over three months; however the board of trustees announced his resignation on Dec. 2. Former Provost Dr. Pete Millet is acting president. Stillman did not respond to comments as to why McNealy is leaving.(Photo: Courtesy of Ernest McNealey/ Stillman University)

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Stillman President Resigns - President Ernest McNealy was president of Stillman College for a little over three months; however the board of trustees announced his resignation on Dec. 2. Former Provost Dr. Pete Millet is acting president. Stillman did not respond to comments as to why McNealy is leaving.(Photo: Courtesy of Ernest McNealey/ Stillman University)