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University of Central Florida Fires Professor Who Tweeted About ‘Black Privilege’

The University of Central Florida has fired a professor after his controversial tweet about “black privilege” last year during the Black Lives Matter protests led to widespread calls for his termination.

Niagara University Offers Mental Health First Aid Training Amid Pandemic

In response to the ongoing pandemic, Niagara University has started offering mental health first aid training to members of the community.

Mellon Foundation Grants $72 Million to Universities for Racial Justice Projects

The Mellon Foundation announced $72 million in grants for 16 universities to work on solutions-based research which will lead to cultural and social transformation.

Despite Surge in Infections, Harvard to Welcome Students for Spring

Despite a spike in coronavirus numbers nationwide, Harvard University has announced that it will welcome students on campus for the spring semester.

Apple Pledges $100M for ‘Racial Equity and Justice Initiative’ to Support HCBUs

In an effort to promote racial equality in education, Apple launched its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

UChicago Students Discover Mature Galaxy Through Gravitational Lensing

A class of undergraduates at the University of Chicago made an astronomical breakthrough when they discovered the brightest lensed galaxy ever observed in the early universe.

Boston University to Begin Giving COVID-19 Vaccines

With an initial batch of 500 doses, Boston University will begin vaccinating members of the university community on Friday, January 15.

SUNY and NYSERDA Launch Offshore Wind Training Institute

SUNY and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will launch an institute aimed at training 2,500 workers for the offshore wind industry.