4 Results for tag: Howard University

Revisiting Title IX and HBCUs

Many of our readers will recall that back in 2008, the College Sports Council published a study concerning the ongoing Title IX threat to America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities or HBCUs. That CSC study found: 73% of the nation's 75 HBCUs that are co-educational and have athletic programs were out of compliance with the strict ... More

Howard University, Real Sports and African-Americans in Baseball

I just watched the most recent episode of Real Sports on HBO. One of the segments on the program was an interview with major league ballplayer Torri Hunter of the Los Angeles Angels. In that interview, Hunter laments the fact that only eight percent of all MLB players are African-Americans and that baseball was dying as a sport in America's inner ... More

One View of Title IX and HBCUs: The Human Cost

Thanks to working on the announcement of yesterday's study on Title IX and historically black colleges and universities, I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Reggie Torrence. Reggie is an employee of Xerox and living in Washington, D.C. today, but six years ago he had just completed his sophomore year at Howard University while also competing as ... More

Inside Higher Ed Doubts the Students

Elizabeth Redden of Insider Higher Education writes that, “criticisms specific to their university — including a lack of student input in the decision — crept into some of their comments.” Those views didn’t creep anywhere, they were front and center. The whole point of the rally was to ask the Department to strengthen interest surveys — ... More