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The Deans’ Panel: A Moment for Reflection and Forging Ahead

In February of 2022, Tuskegee University hosted a plethora of events during Black History Month. Black History Month serves as a means of highlighting events of the past, events that have paved the way for the present. However, Black History Month also serves to remind us that the actions we currently take will pave the way for the future. Tuskegee University wrapped up Black History Month with a panel including the deans from each college on campus. This panel was an opportunity for each dean to showcase their respective colleges as well as the work being done for the years […]

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 […]

Making Tuskegee the #1 HBCU: Introducing Provost S. Keith Hargrove

On Friday January 28th, we had the privilege of sitting down for an elaborate interview with our new Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost), Dr. S. Keith Hargrove. Provost Hargrove was remarkably warm and generous in the interview, giving us the opportunity to ask all our questions. He emphasized the top of his agenda is to implement Tuskegee University’s five-year strategic plan under the leadership of President Morris and to make us the number-one ranked HBCU by the end of this period. He also emphasized his commitment to engaging both the faculty and student body and promised […]

USAID’s Agreement with Tuskegee University: A Showcase of Our University’s Potential

Tuskegee University has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide our students with opportunities in water, nutrition, resilience, and agriculture programming work in the USAID. Furthermore, this will create external opportunities such as internships, fellowships, research programs, and additional career opportunities. This partnership will also aid in furthering diversity within the USAID, underlining the Biden-Harris Administration’s aim to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA). On November 11, 2021, representatives of USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) visited Tuskegee University’s campus to celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The RFS […]

Not a Cultural Deficit: Why Student Participation Has Dropped So Heavily at TU

Aside from the massive academic benefits and sense of history, culture is one of the main draws for most students when coming to the illustrious Tuskegee University: The chants, keying people, homecoming, and a plethora of other traditions that make Tuskegee what it is. But this school year, there seems to be an astounding lack of participation and appreciation for culture and tradition, especially from the underclassmen. Whether it be not knowing the chants, not coming to Student Government Association (SGA) events, not filling the shed, not dressing for Fried Chicken Wednesday, or just a general sense of unenthusiasm, there […]

Game Day Preview: Tuskegee Football is Back!

In the world of Tuskegee this time of year is exciting for all. New students are getting their first taste of Tuskegee culture; returning students are being reunited with friends and school family; classrooms are filling with hungry minds; and most importantly, HBCU football is back! This year is vastly different from any other year in any of our lifetimes, because of the multiple pandemics (viral, social, racial) currently plaguing the world. Not only is this the first time since the 2019-2020 school year that students are being allowed back on campus and in class, but last Sunday will also […]

New Royal Court Elected

On April 9th, Jasmine McCollum, a Junior from Tupelo, Mississippi, majoring in Chemical Engineering was crowned to reign as the 92nd Miss Tuskegee University. Inspired by her mentors, Courtney “Alexis” Landrum who served as the 89th Miss Tuskegee University and a family member who is a part of the Miss Tuskegee University lineage, McCollum was drawn to one day vie for the crown. “Being in the presence of style, grace and poise and seeing how those women encouraged others to create their own legacy inspired me to be selfless and want to serve Mother Tuskegee,” McCollum said. Running on the […]

Students Push University to Make Commencement In-Person

On April 8th, Tuskegee University released the news that the 2021 Spring Commencement Exercises will now be held in-person on May 30th at Cramton Bowl Stadium in Montgomery, Alabama. The ceremony will celebrate the students who earned degrees in the Fall 2019, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020, and Spring 2021. The ROTC Commissioning, the Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony, and the School of Education’s Induction Ceremony will also have in-person ceremonies. This news excited many students, as they were the ones who helped make this happen. A year into the COVID-19 Pandemic, all university events were forced to transition to […]

Student Participation Increasing During SGA Week

Excitement is in the air as students experience their first virtual SGA (Student Government Association) Week. The Pulse Administration planned a week full of virtual and in-person events for all Tuskegee University students to enjoy. With their “Islands” theme, the events occurred the week of April 18th to April 24th. With last year’s SGA Week being cancelled due to COVID-19, students have been more eager than ever. The thirteen events throughout the weeks have been planned to accommodate students who are in the Tuskegee area and for those students who may be taking classes at home. The SGA Week events […]