April 8, 2003 |
Morris Brown College, one of the nation's oldest historically black schools and the only one in Georgia founded by African Americans, lost its fight to regain accreditation Monday but won't shut down, officials said. The financially troubled school had appealed a December decision by the Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools yanking accreditation -- a ruling that renders students ineligible for federal aid and probably makes them less-attractive candidates for graduate schools.
March 15, 2003 |
While friends at other schools are enjoying spring break, Anthony Adams and about 350 classmates at Morris Brown College will don caps and gowns today for a graduation whose early date is just one sign of a campus in turmoil. Opened in 1885 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and one of the nation's oldest historically black schools, Morris Brown faces perhaps its decisive test. Shaky finances and shoddy management prompted the Southern Assn.
March 9, 2003 |
The United Negro College Fund said it would provide Morris Brown College with $1.47 million to help it overcome a $27-million debt and avoid closing. The fund voted to help alleviate financial problems at the 117-year-old historically black Atlanta school, which lost its accreditation in December, officials said. The Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools withdrew the accreditation largely because of the school's financial problems.
December 16, 2001 |
Coming soon to a college basketball town near you, the new Washington Generals. Make that the Morris Brown Wolverines. This small private college in the shadow of downtown Atlanta is trying to make a name for itself--not to mention some much-needed money for its move to NCAA Division I--by becoming a de facto barnstorming team. As an independent with a tiny home gym, Morris Brown has a hard time getting teams to come to its campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989
In an effort to increase the number of blacks entering science and engineering fields, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech signed agreements Tuesday for a joint academic program with seven historically black colleges and universities in the South. "The black colleges and universities have a great resource we have not been tapping," said Martin Leipold, manager of the program for JPL. He said the Pasadena area lab will offer summer research jobs to the students, and JPL scientists and Caltech professors will lecture at the schools.