HBCU Review: Student Goes From Homeless to Howard

Plus, Alabama State University dancers to join Robin Thicke.

Homeless to Howard - James Ward became an Internet sensation for his ?Homeless to Howard? Tumblr crowdfunding campaign. He used the site to help fund his college education at Howard University. Ward raised $12,000 from various donors, which is enough to cover his first-year expenses that aren?t covered by loans or grants.(Photo: Homelesstohoward.tumblr.com)

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James Ward Went From Homeless to Howard - Alabama State University dancers to join Robin Thicke in new music video, Hampton University alumna competes in world championship, plus more HBCU headlines. – By LaToya Bowlah James Ward, 19, has been homeless since the age of 14 in the state of California but has managed to raise more than $12,000 for his first year at Howard University. By launching an online campaign called “Homeless to Howard,” Ward raised nearly $2,100 after the first day. (Photo: Homelesstohoward.tumblr.com)

Alabama State University Joins Robin Thicke in New Music Video - For his next music video, Robin Thicke will have the Alabama State University Passionettes as his backup dancers. After hearing Thicke?s concept for his ?Give It 2 U? video, his wife, actress Paula Patton, came up with the idea to include the dance team. The video is expected to debut later this month.(Photo: HBCU Passionettes via Twitter)

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Alabama State University Joins Robin Thicke in New Music Video - For his next music video, Robin Thicke will have the Alabama State University Passionettes as his backup dancers. After hearing Thicke’s concept for his “Give It 2 U” video, his wife, actress Paula Patton, came up with the idea to include the dance team. The video is expected to debut later this month.(Photo: HBCU Passionettes via Twitter)

HBCU Connect Partners With Spelman College - The largest website for alumni and students of HBCUs has joined forces with Spelman College for the "Hire Spelman" annual career expo. The event will utilize HBCU Connect?s network of more than 9,000 hiring organizations to target hundreds of Spelmanites on Oct. 24. (Photo: HBCUConnect.com)

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HBCU Connect Partners With Spelman College - The largest website for alumni and students of HBCUs has joined forces with Spelman College for the "Hire Spelman" annual career expo. The event will utilize HBCU Connect’s network of more than 9,000 hiring organizations to target hundreds of Spelmanites on Oct. 24. (Photo: HBCUConnect.com)

Thurgood Marshall Looking for Students Denied by Parents PLUS - In its effort to increase access, retention and graduation rates of students at HBCUs, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund has issued a form to hear from students who were denied Parent PLUS Loans. During the last school year, 28,000 students accepted at the nation’s historically Black colleges were denied and the institutions lost $160 million in collective tuition revenue as a result. (Photo: Thurgoodmarshallfund.net)

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Thurgood Marshall Looking for Students Denied by Parents PLUS - In its effort to increase access, retention and graduation rates of students at HBCUs, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund has issued a form to hear from students who were denied Parent PLUS Loans. During the last school year, 28,000 students accepted at the nation’s historically Black colleges were denied and the institutions lost $160 million in collective tuition revenue as a result. (Photo: Thurgoodmarshallfund.net)

North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Doctoral Degree - North Carolina A&T State University has announced that in the spring of 2014, the university will begin its doctoral program in computer science. The computer science department has raised more than $9 million for research in homeland security and cyber defense. (Photo: Courtesy of NC A&T State University)

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North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Doctoral Degree - North Carolina A&T State University has announced that in the spring of 2014, the university will begin its doctoral program in computer science. The computer science department has raised more than $9 million for research in homeland security and cyber defense. (Photo: Courtesy of NC A&T State University)

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Hampton University Alumna Competes in World Championship  - Hampton University alumna and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Francena McCorory set a personal record in the women’s 400-meter dash. McCorory placed sixth in the finals over the weekend in Moscow. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Hampton University Alumna Competes in World Championship  - Hampton University alumna and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Francena McCorory set a personal record in the women’s 400-meter dash. McCorory placed sixth in the finals over the weekend in Moscow. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Program Inspires More Minorities to Pursue Astrobiology Career - As part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute Minority Institution Research Support Program, two Bowie State University professors were awarded a $10,000 NASA fellowship in the astrobiology field to continue their research with students in the fall. Drs. Alan Anderson and Anne Osano will use the fellowship to recreate their experiments in the Bowie State laboratories. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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Program Inspires More Minorities to Pursue Astrobiology Career - As part of the NASA Astrobiology Institute Minority Institution Research Support Program, two Bowie State University professors were awarded a $10,000 NASA fellowship in the astrobiology field to continue their research with students in the fall. Drs. Alan Anderson and Anne Osano will use the fellowship to recreate their experiments in the Bowie State laboratories. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

2013 Henry C. McBay Award Announced - The Office of Research and Grants has announced Dr. Elaine Vanterpool and Dr. Don Rufus Ranatunga as recipients of the 2013 Henry C. McBay Research Fellowship Award. This program provides fellowships of up to $12,000 to support research in a field of the recipient's choosing. (Photo: Courtesy of The Office of Research and Grants UNCF)

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2013 Henry C. McBay Award Announced - The Office of Research and Grants has announced Dr. Elaine Vanterpool and Dr. Don Rufus Ranatunga as recipients of the 2013 Henry C. McBay Research Fellowship Award. This program provides fellowships of up to $12,000 to support research in a field of the recipient's choosing. (Photo: Courtesy of The Office of Research and Grants UNCF)