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Robert Schuler Smith Former Hinds County DA Reflections of his life and legacy

The news of the death of Jackson native and former Hinds County District Attorney Robert Schuler Smith sparked a flood of emotional social media reactions, condolences and reflections from family, friends and associates locally and nationally. According to media reports, Smith succumbed Sept. 10 after being critically injured in a...
HINDS COUNTY, MS
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A conversation on civil rights: Join USA TODAY to discuss community leaders’ roles in helping fight systemic racism

On March 27, 1961, nine Black college students sat at tables at a whites-only library and helped change the course of American history. The students, enrolled at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, were quickly arrested, sparking a freedom movement that inspired young people at other historically Black colleges and universities across the nation to rally against segregation.
JACKSON, MS
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Dillard Volleyball Continues Season With Road Match Against Louisiana College This Friday

New Orleans– Dillard's volleyball team (2-2), after opening the season on the road at the Mariners Invitational from August 20-21 and having the last six matches either canceled or postponed due to Hurricane Ida, finally gets back on the court to continue the 2021 season with a road match at Pineville, Louisiana to take on Louisiana College on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at the H.O. West Fieldhouse.
PINEVILLE, LA
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Kamala Harris advocates for HBCU investment during Hampton University visit

“If we are to invest in the strength of our nation we must invest in our HBCUs,” said Vice President Harris on Friday at the Home by the Sea campus. “HBCUs are not only competing but they’re leading,” Vice President Kamala Harris said during a visit to Hampton University on Friday.
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HBCU Updates: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

SFI Debuts At HBCU Campuses Across The U.S. The Student Freedom Initiative (SFI) was officially launched across the campuses of nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In an article released by PR Newswire, the SFI has been described as “an organization that provides science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors income-contingent funding in lieu of traditional college loans that have long wreaked havoc on their financial futures.”
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Tougaloo College to host National Virtual Walk for Education

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The UNCF (United Negro College Fund) National Virtual Walk for Education will stream live and on-demand Saturday, September 18. Tougaloo College leaders said viewers are invited to walk, run, bike and/or dance along with the digital program to help raise funds for students of color across Tougaloo community who are trying to get to and through college.
JACKSON, MS
NIH Director's Blog

NHLBI announces new director of the Jackson Heart Study

Carson, an associate professor of epidemiology and associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health, will succeed Adolfo Correa, M.D., Ph.D., who served as JHS director since 2016. Carson will start her new position on September 20, 2021. Carson...
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Boston University

Why Are Black Cancer Patients at Higher Risk for Blood Clots?

New center at BU will examine the link between cancer and cardiovascular diseases, with a special focus on understanding and preventing health disparities. Everyone is at some risk for developing a blood clot at some point in their lives—a condition that affects an estimated 900,000 people in the US each year—but for cancer patients, the odds are especially higher. Certain types of cancers drive up the risk—some blood cancers, as well as cancers of the pancreas, stomach, brain, lungs, uterus, ovaries, and kidneys—and cancer therapies can also make blood clots more likely. One of out seven cancer patients will die because of blood clotting. And for reasons that aren’t yet clear, some Black cancer patients are at even higher risk of developing blood clots than non-Black patients.
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U.S. News & World Report Unveils the 2022 Best Colleges Rankings

Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today released the 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges. Now in its 37th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality. "Students and faculty continue to feel...
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Student Freedom Initiative kicks off at 9 HBCU campuses

The Student Freedom Initiative has announced its official launch of the initial cohort of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Participating institutions include Claflin, Clark Atlanta, Florida A&M, and Hampton universities, Morehouse College, Prairie View A&M University, Tougaloo College, Tuskegee University, and the Xavier University of Louisiana. The Student Freedom...
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Register to see Freedom Rider, Civil Rights activist and Filmmaker speak during special event

In recognition of the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides of 1961, the Office of Equity and Human Rights has the pleasure of hosting Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and her son, filmmaker Loki Mulholland, from 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the Englert Civic Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City. Seating will be limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will also be live streamed on Zoom.
IOWA CITY, IA
Arkansas Online

OPINION | CRITICAL MASS: College machinations studied in 'The Chair'

In English departments the most serious competition is for the role of straight man. — Richard Russo, "Straight Man," 1997. In Jane Smiley's 1995 novel,"Moo," there is an 18-month old snowy-white, 700-pound Landrace boar — "as big as a Volkswagen Beetle but much faster" — residing in an abandoned building, Old Meats, in the middle of the campus of a state university somewhere in the Midwest, a land-grant institution known colloquially as "Moo U."
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Former Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith dies

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Former Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith has died, according to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart. Last week, Smith was critically injured in a car crash on Lynch Street in Jackson. He was hospitalized at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. The coroner said he died from complications of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision.
HINDS COUNTY, MS

Kamala Harris advocates for HBCU investment during Hampton University visit

“HBCUs are not only competing but they’re leading,” Vice President Kamala Harris said during a visit to Hampton University on Friday. A majority of the vice president’s trip to Hampton focused on the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics educations and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The White House, which is in the midst of its 2021 National HBCU Week, has been heavily driving initiatives to create more opportunities for HBCU students who are seeking entry into STEM industries.
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Inaugural Tech Conference for HBCUs to Expand Access to Tech Careers

Presented by HP, supported by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, and Microsoft. HP is proud to team up with sponsors Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, and Microsoft to present the inaugural HBCU Technology Conference 2021. Throughout the month of September, HBCU students, faculty, administration, and staff have the opportunity to attend the virtual conference “Tradition, Excellence, Transformation: Empowering HBCUs To Meet 21st Century Student Needs,” designed to inspire digital transformation and accelerate digital equity through impactful learning and intentional networking!
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MS Attorney Robert Shuler Smith Dies Following Jackson Vehicle Crash

HINDS COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Robert Shuler Smith, former Hinds County District Attorney and 2019 candidate for governor, has died following a vehicle crash in Hinds County. Last week, Smith was critically injured in a car crash on John R. Lynch St in Jackson. The coroner said he died from...
HINDS COUNTY, MS
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Student Freedom Initiative Launches Inaugural Program at HBCUs Across U.S.

The Student Freedom Initiative (SFI), an organization that provides science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors income-contingent funding in lieu of traditional college loans that have long wreaked havoc on their financial futures, launched on nine HBCU campuses across the country on September 7. Inspired by the 2019 gift by...
OAKLAND, CA
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