Nation & World

TU-USAID Agreement: Fostering New Collaborations in International Development

On January 31st, 2022 Tuskegee University was visited by Samantha Power, Administrator for The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID),  for the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) titled “Memorandum of Understanding for collaborative leadership, partnership, and recruitment activities between The United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security and Tuskegee University.”  This MOU will foster new collaborations between the two parties over the next four years, promoting international development and assistance while advancing diversity and inclusion, by providing access to learning and employment opportunities for TU students and faculty. This new collaboration will […]

Tuskegee University at the 2022 White House HBCU Student Briefing

On January 26th, 2022 Tuskegee university participated in the virtual White House HBCU Student Briefing with Marcia Fudge, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of this briefing was to give HBCU student journalists a platform to inquire about pertinent issues both in the HBCU and student communities. Prior to the event TU students were polled on social media about which issues were most important to them, the top two topics were: Plans to alleviate student debt crisis Lack of development within communities that house HBCUs Over the course of the briefing, Secretary Fudge went […]

Dr. Karanam: The Man Who Chose to Fight Cancer for Others

When it comes to the history of medical research, Tuskegee’s name is often associated with the infamous Tuskegee Experiment (Syphilis Study). Today, by contrast, Tuskegee University is taking the lead in using medical research to serve the African American community. World-class scientists and researchers are furthering research that targets to improve the health and well-being of minority populations. In a series of stories, we intend to feature the work of our scientists. In the present story, we introduce Professor Balasubramanyam karanam, a leading scientist who studies common cancers in the black community and targets to develop drugs for them. Professor, […]