Morehouse College Receives $1 Million Grant from Ernst & Young Foundation

Morehouse College has received a $1 million grant from the Ernst & Young Foundation support teaching and learning online. The grant funds will be used to upgrade the computer network infrastructure, to evaluate and implement new technologies that will enhance the student experience, and to transform traditional classrooms into collaborative hubs like those in the tech industry.The Ernst & Young Foundation stimulates and supports excellence in higher education, creating pipelines to ...

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NFL Legend Takeo Spikes “Adopts” Morehouse Through Nov. 3 in HBCU Heroes Voting Drive

NFL football legend Takeo Spikes is partnering with Morehouse College as its ambassador for the Adopt-An-HBCU Good Trouble Voter Drive, a new campaign that is being sponsored by a coalition of professional athletes and entertainers who are using their celebrity platforms to remind college students to go to the polls on Nov. 3. The HBCU Good Trouble Voter Drive is being organized by HBCU Heroes, a nonprofit founded by NBA veteran George Lynch, entrepreneur Tracey Pennywell, and cable news polit

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Morehouse College Hosts Human Rights Film Festival Screenings, Workshops Sept. 24-26

Morehouse College will shine its social justice spotlight on filmmakers who use their artistry to promote activism at the second annual Human Rights Film Festival, which will be held virtually from Sept. 24-26, 2020. Films from five continents and 13 countries—from China to Gambia—are competing for the title award. Film submissions often explore the impact of race, gender identity, religion, and poverty on the areas of health care, housing, hunger, education, environmental justice, and law enfo

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Ray Charles Performing Arts Center Damaged In Fire

Morehouse College is working with the Atlanta Fire Department to assess the damage caused by a lightning strike that ignited a fire on the roof of the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 30. The fire was reported to the Morehouse College Department of Campus Safety at 7:14 p.m. Atlanta firefighters had to knock down doors and cut through the roof to extinguish the blaze.

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Morehouse College Hires New Provost

Morehouse College has hired a new provost to expand its academic curriculum, lead faculty, and foster scholarly research in science, education, the humanities, and the Black experience in a nation searching to understand the impact of systemic racism.

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Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott Donates $20 Million Gift to Morehouse College

Author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has contributed an eight-figure gift to Morehouse College. The gift is part of Scott’s generous donation to 116 nonprofits driving positive change in the country, including six HBCUs. Scott announced the gift to nonprofits this week in the online news platform Medium. The billionaire said her donation was supporting institutions doing transformative work to improve racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity, as well as economic mobility and public health issues,

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Morehouse College Receives $500,000 Grant from National Park Service

Morehouse College will share in a $7.7 million grant from the National Park Service, which recently allocated funds for projects at 18 HBCUs. The $500,000 award—one of the top NPS grants—will be used to repair and restore the exterior of Morehouse's oldest building, Samuel T. Graves Hall, which housed the College's first academic classes and administrative offices.

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Morehouse Partners with National Training Institute on Race and Equity to Expand Implicit Bias Training Sessions in Policing and Business

Morehouse College is partnering with The National Training Institute on Race and Equity (NTIRE) to help address issues of bias in business, criminal justice, education, healthcare, and governmental agencies. NTIRE offers diversity and anti-bias training sessions to organizations that want to improve community relations and employee interactions, as well as provide opportunities for professional growth to help minorities progress throughout the ranks of management. Individuals and organizations

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