Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

What's New

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

What's New

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Programs, Accreditations & Initiatives

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and Peterson's, the producer of the popular college guides, have announced a new program designed to encourage the continuing development of diversity and inclusiveness in graduate education.

The program will provide support in the form of a matching grant to one institution per academic year for the purpose of effecting institutional changes to enhance diversity within the institution's graduate programs. The competition will consider either start-up efforts or efforts to expand existing initiatives. Each award will be for $10,000 over a two-yea r period, to be matched by an equal amount by the selected institution. Only CGS members are eligible.

Proposals must be postmarked on or before Oct. 1, 1999. The award winner will be announced at the annual CGS meeting in December, the first payments to begin in January 2000.

For applications, contact the CGS by phone at (202) 223-3791, or on the Internet at . Contact the following e-mail address to ask questions: .

Howard University has launched an electronic news magazine hosted by the historically Black institution's Moorland-Spingarn Research Center called HU Archives.Net. Funded by a $100,000 grant from MCIWorldCom, the magazine will provide a unique look into American and African American heritage. The grant is part of the company's Hometown Help program -- the aim of which is "putting technology to work for America's communities," according to Karlane Klimen, MCIWorldCom's regional manager. …

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