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More than 12 HBCU campuses targeted in new round of bomb threats

More than a dozen historically Black colleges and universities received bomb threats on Tuesday, the first day of Black History Month. Howard University was among the first to issue a shelter-in-place order early Tuesday — just a day after the school and several other historically Black colleges and universities received similar threats.
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Baltimore HBCU campuses closed, shelter in place order issued

Both Morgan State and Coppin State's campuses are closed, and people on campus should shelter in place according to the schools. Morgan State University announced the school has closed its campus due to bomb threat and Coppin State University has also closed due to a campus emergency, both schools are telling people on campus to shelter in place.
BALTIMORE, MD
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WTOP

Bomb threats made to multiple HBCUs including Bowie State, Howard

Bomb threats were made Monday against several historically Black colleges and universities Monday, including two in the D.C. region: Bowie State and Howard. Maryland State Police issued an all-clear Monday afternoon after an extensive search of Bowie State Monday morning. A shelter-in-place order has been lifted at the school, but virtual classes and teleworking will remain in place for the rest of the day.
BOWIE, MD
Washington Post

Fear, anxiety follow third wave of bomb threats targeting HBCUs

For the third time in just a month, Howard University warned its campus on Tuesday of a bomb threat. Each time, a law enforcement search found no sign of the threatened explosives. But as students spilled out of academic buildings and headed to their next classes, or lined up for...
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Over a dozen HBCUs get bomb threats on first day of Black History Month

More than a dozen historically Black colleges and universities on Tuesday closed campus or cancelled classes due to bomb threats on the first day of Black History Month. The big picture: It was the second day this week and third in the past month that several HBCUs had received such threats. By Tuesday afternoon, most schools had been cleared and no bombs had been found.
WASHINGTON, DC
fox5atlanta.com

Atlanta's Spelman College, Georgia HBCUs targeted by bomb threats

ATLANTA - Spelman College in Atlanta is now one of the latest historically Black schools to receive a bomb threat this week. Officials have confirmed with FOX 5 that the university received a bomb threat around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Atlanta police worked with Spelman Public Safety to conduct a sweep...
ATLANTA, GA

Howard, Southern University and other HBCUs receive bomb threats

(CNN) — At least six historically black colleges and universities received bomb threats Monday morning, disrupting campus operations and launching police investigations. Southern University and A&M, Howard University, Bethune-Cookman University, Albany State University, Bowie State University and Delaware State University all received bomb threats this morning, according to campus spokespeople or social media posts.
BATON ROUGE, LA
The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Long-Neglected HBCU May Finally Get Its Money

Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee, a Republican, has recommended that Tennessee State University receive $250 million for infrastructure improvements and repairs, to make up for decades of underfunding at the state’s only public historically Black institution. If approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, the infusion of state funding would...
TENNESSEE STATE
brproud.com

HBCU Spotlight: Grambling State University

The month of February is a time to reflect on the historical barriers broken by African-Americans. Whether it’s in education, politics, advocacy, music, or film, we honor those who paved a way for so many. Today, we spotlight Grambling State University. Grambling State University is a Historical Black College...
GRAMBLING, LA
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Institutions Seek to Address Basic Needs Insecurity Among HBCU Students

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have grappled for decades with state and federal underfunding while educating many low-income students of color. But the pandemic has disproportionately hit the very communities they often serve. To experts and HBCU leaders, a new survey’s findings highlight the need for more support to...
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Howard, Spelman among HBCU campuses targeted in bomb threats

At least eight historically Black colleges, including Howard University in Washington and Spelman College in Atlanta, received bomb threats on Tuesday, prompting investigations by local police and the FBI. Though authorities said they found no bombs, some students said they were still on edge, while others said they were not...
WASHINGTON, DC
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