Experts say better pay, student loan debt relief are keys to diversifying state’s teacher workforce
Jayden Seay, a sophomore education major at North Carolina A&T University, didn’t need any arm-twisting to decide to become a teacher. His dream of teaching started long ago while attending K-12 schools in Woodbridge, Virginia, Seay told an audience welcoming First Lady Jill Biden to the campus earlier this month.
Greensboro Bound Literary Festival to feature Nikole Hannah-Jones, panel on journalism and activism
Book lovers, mark your calendars: The Greensboro Bound Literary Festival will bring more than 50 authors to the Gate City May 19-22 to discuss their work and its inspirations. Among the most prominent of the featured authors will be Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who will speak at an event at N.C. A&T as part […]
UNC Board of Governors raises cap on out-of-state admissions at UNC System HBCUs
More out-of-state students will soon be able to attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the UNC System. On Thursday the UNC System Board of Governors voted to raise the caps on out-of-state admissions at three of the system’s five HBCUS – North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central University and Elizabeth City State University. […]
Monday numbers: A closer look at North Carolina’s thriving HBCUs
As Black History Month commences its final week, North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have endured a series of bomb threats leading to closures, disruptions and fear of the sort of hate-based terrorism that the FBI reports is at a 12-year high across America.
Carolyn Coleman, civil rights trailblazer and Guilford County Commissioner, dies at 79
Carolyn Q. Coleman, a trailblazing civil rights activist and Guilford County commissioner, died late Wednesday. She was 79. Coleman represented East Greensboro and Pleasant Garden on the board for nearly 20 years and was the first Black woman to chair the board. As a child she lived through racial segregation in Savannah, Georgia and was […]
UNC’s minority serving schools get $6 million to research, fight COVID-19
Six schools within the UNC System’s that serve communities of color have been awarded $6 million to fight COVID-19, the system announced Thursday. The schools — Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, N.C. A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, UNC Pembroke and Winston-Salem State University — will each receive $1 million through a […]
Noose found at NC A&T/UNCG joint school part of disturbing trend
Disturbing news out of Greensboro Wednesday as a noose was found hanging at N.C. A&T and UNCG’s Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. From the story in weekly paper Triad City Beat: The discovery was made around 9:30 a.m. in an academic building, according to an incident report filed by NC A&T University Police. UNCG Police […]