States will soon redraw voting districts from the 2020 Census that may dramatically shift elections and disproportionately impact students in some states. Experts warn that students, who often vote left, risk seeing their campuses split into two districts in right-leaning states. That’s one of a handful of ways to disenfranchise students, say some scholars. “Having a polling place on campus can increase student voter turnout to create a culture of voting right when they’re going to classes,” said Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, a professor of political science at Indiana University. “But you’ll see in some states that the election board will …
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Tiffany and Co. announced this week the launch of the About Love Scholarship program, a partnership between the jeweler and the BeyGOOD and Shawn Carter foundations. The program is funding scholarships at five historically Black colleges and universities in the United States, including Bennett College in Greensboro.
North Carolina is home to the largest, one of the oldest and some of the best historically Black universities in the nation.
Following the launch of the ABOUT LOVE campaign starring The Carters, Tiffany & Co. announced details on the launch of the Tiffany & Co. About Love Scholarship program in partnership with BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation. As part of the campaign announcement, Tiffany & Co. pledged USD $2M in scholarship funding for students in the arts and creative fields at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Tiffany & Co. About Love Scholarship will be awarded to five small private and select state schools: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Central State University in Ohio.
The Fulbright Program — the flagship international academic exchange of the U.S. government — provides U.S. and international students, scholars, teachers, artists and professionals opportunities to solve global problems.