Black Colleges, Teetering on the Brink, Must Chart a New Path
In the 1970s, Marvin Gaye’s classic hit "What’s Going On?" spoke to a generation deeply affected by war and urban discontent. Today, that same question may be raised amid unsettling news reports about some of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities. The seemingly endless flow of stories illuminates troubling issues that threaten the distinctive educational experience of the nearly 300,000 students of all races attending these iconic institutions, almost three-fourths of whom are studying at public colleges and universities.
Originally published: July 18, 2017
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed