Although Winston-Salem State has called for a thorough investigation of an attack on one of its players prior to the CIAA Championship Football game, WSSU Chancellor Donald J. Reaves wants more action by the CIAA. Learn more here.
Unbelievable! That’s the word many people are using to describe the vicious attack by one or more Virginia State State football players on WSSU quarterback Rudy Johnson on the eve of the two teams face-off for the CIAA title. As a result the game was canceled. The entire Championship weekend, that had been months in the planning, which included the CIAA Volleyball Championship, was canceled. VSU’s president apologized for his team’s behavior.
Despite objections from environmentalists, the city council of Winston-Salem approved the transfer of Civitan Park to Winston-Salem State University. Learn more here.
It’s no secret that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been taking some serious hits in recent years. Institutions closing, eliminating programs, leadership resignations or firings, athletic programs on the brink of collapse or eliminated altogether. All paint a discouraging picture. Mind you, not all HBCUs find themselves in that situation, but the recent troubles at Grambling State University in Louisiana serve as a cautionary tale for other HBCUs across the country. Learn more here.
The trend is clear, according to a new report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, North Carolina has failed to provide millions of dollars in mandated state appropriations to historically black colleges and universities. Read more here.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country have been under attack almost from their beginnings. But recently, nowhere have they been under more scrutiny than in Maryland. The outcome of the pending court case in Maryland could have far-reaching implications for could happen in North Carolina. Read more here.
It was tough for the Rams for the first two and half quarters against the Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith University. But once the Rams began to do what they do, play “Ram football”, it was all over for the Bulls. Read more here.
The opening of the new Donald Julian Reaves Student Activities Center at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) was a two-day affair beginning Friday, September 6, with the ribbon cutting and dedication and continuing with a series of events on Saturday, September 7.
A host of local and state dignitaries, and UNC and WSSU administrators, which included UNC [...]