This week, an alliance to increase the numbers of Hispanic doctoral students, a new partnership between Boeing and Virginia Tech, UCSD expands its campus footprint, a “renaissance” for HBCUs, and a name change at GWU.
Twenty top-ranked U.S. research universities that are also Hispanic-serving institutions (HSI) have formed an alliance to help double the number of enrolled Hispanic doctoral students at their institutions. You can read more about the initiative here.
Boeing and Virginia Tech are building a new workforce development center to help military veterans transition to civilian life and establish careers in technology and defense industries.
University of California San Diego Chancellor, Pradeep Khosla, is pushing to double the university’s supply of housing to hold approximately 40,000 students. The move comes after record-breaking interest in UCSD from both in-state and out-of-state students over the past few years — including 210,000 applications from first-year applicants this past admissions cycle.
Many HBCUs are experiencing a “renaissance” according to the New York Times. Elite students, tired of being the only Black student in their classrooms, are choosing to attend HBCUs over Ivy League institutions.
George Washington University announced that it will stop using the “Colonials” moniker by the 2023-2024 school year. A replacement name has not yet been decided, but some names up for consideration include the Revolutionaries, the Riverhorses, and the Hippos. Which do you like best?