HBCUs Make Big Moves With Two High-Profile Hires And Historic Acquisition

Reset hears from HBCU grads in the Chicago area about their thoughts on the latest moves at Howard University and Delaware State University.

HBCUs Make Big Moves With Two High-Profile Hires And First Acquisition Of Another School
Nikole Hannah-Jones is interviewed at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Hannah-Jones says she will not teach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following an extended fight over tenure. John Minchillo / AP Photo
HBCUs Make Big Moves With Two High-Profile Hires And First Acquisition Of Another School
Nikole Hannah-Jones is interviewed at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Hannah-Jones says she will not teach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following an extended fight over tenure. John Minchillo / AP Photo

HBCUs Make Big Moves With Two High-Profile Hires And Historic Acquisition

Reset hears from HBCU grads in the Chicago area about their thoughts on the latest moves at Howard University and Delaware State University.

This week, Howard University announced journalists Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates will be joining their faculty. Plus, Delaware State University recently completed its takeover of Wesley College — making it the first HBCU to acquire another school on its own.

Reset discusses what this moment means for HBCUs and how Illinois colleges and universities can engage Black students as enrollment continues to drop.

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