This hits close to home. In a time of financial stress and tumoil for ther citizens of the country, it is apparent that the Georgia Board of Regents is feeling the impact. I understand that they need more money to support their programs and institutions, but I do not understand how they feel that students are going to be able to bare this. In a time when the average school loan debt is at its highest, I beleive it is unfair to perpetuate the issue. I dont have all the answers, but Im sure if they let us students join the conversation we would come to an agreement that would work for both sides. Just an Idea...
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This list is very introspective in regards to the way we see things today. I honestly beleive some of these things should have been obsolete already. Our generation is fast adopters so we have to wait for the older folks to scrap some of these concepts and items. It makes no sense. Check It out..
HBCU Grads Outperform Black Graduates of White Colleges
By Deborah Creighton Skinner
New study shows alums do better financially.
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There's great news for students who opt for HBCUs over traditional white-majority institutions.
African-Americans who graduate from a historically Black college or university do better financially than Blacks who graduate from traditionally white colleges and universities, according to a new study by economists at Morehouse College and Howard University.
“Our results suggest that as HBCUs afford graduates relatively superior long-run returns, they continue to have a compelling educational justification as the labor market outcomes of their graduates are superior to what they would have been had they graduated from a non-HBCU,” wrote the researchers.
As the debate about the relevance of HBCUs continues, this survey shows that these schools continue to serve a purpose for students.
The study was published last month in the Review of Black Political Economy, and was written by Gregory N. Price of Morehouse College and William Spriggs and Omari H. Swinton of Howard University.
Panel Discussion With Former Washington D.C. Public School Superintendant Michelle Rhee, Spelman College President Beverly Tatum, and Civil Rights Activist Lonnie King.
I had the great honor of attending this event at Spelman College. Very informative event. The panel discussion starts at about 1:12:00 in the video.
If you would like to get involved with the mission of the panelists click here
The African-American race is one of change, one of progression, one of self reliance. In fact, the namesake of our school, Henry Morehouse, developed this institution with the idea that Black people could be more than uneducated Negroes.
Yet the cancer of complacency has taken root in our culture.
In my ethical leadership course a couple weeks ago, Dr. Preston King, a distinguished professor of political philosophy, posed a question to the class. We had previously been assigned to read “Uplifting the Race” by Kevin Gaines and the class discussion focused on interpreting the book for modern ethical leaders.
“Must we still uplift the race?” King asked.
The class was divided in answering this question.
One student wholeheartedly believed that the African-American race remains one of the most under-appreciated and disrespected of all time. As such, we must all continue to make sure that we engage in activities to advance our people as a whole.
Another student chose to focus on the need to uplift our social classes rather than the entire race. It was his belief that Blacks have “arrived” with the election of President Barack Obama and we no longer have any excuses; we cannot expect others to help us anymore just because we are of the same race.
I stand decidedly on the fence.
I know that I will change the world. I know that I have the opportunity to do so with each word I type, each activity I slave over and each class that I take.
But I realize I can’t do it on my own.
Though I can mentor a child from the West End and can put together a dinner for the homeless, what impact am I truly having if I don’t bring others along for the ride?
Many people say they wish to impact one life and they will be happy. I want to impact millions.
We as Men of Morehouse should want to impact millions.
But that requires us to objectively reevaluate our personal missions. We must step off our golden pedestals and realize that life is more than the money, the cars and the clothes.
For Morehouse can keep its crown if I must uplift only myself to get to it.
Our mission in life should be to uplift life. We must live today as if we won’t be here tomorrow. We must spread the knowledge we have for the ignorance of others makes us look bad. And we must do that now.
Walter Weaver said it best, “The eyes of your country and the eyes of your people are upon you. The success of the venture depends on you.”
Let’s jump in the driver’s seat together. It’s time to change the world.
Tre’vell Anderson is a sophomore at Morehouse College. Hailing from Charleston, S.C., Anderson majors in political science pre law with a double minor in leadership and international studies. He currently serves as a member of the Bonner Foundation Advisory Board and the International Model United Nations Association.