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Tennessee State awarded $2 million grant from UNCF for student job placement improvements

By K. Dawn Rutledge NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University has been awarded a $2 million grant as part of the United Negro College Fund® Career Pathways Initiative. The pilot program, made possible through $35.3 million in funding by the Lilly Endowment Inc., will enable selected historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) …

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Collegiate Citizens Police Academy Formed

By Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University and the Nashville Metro Police Department have formed what’s believed to be the nation’s first Collegiate Citizens Police Academy. Nashville Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson welcomes the new recruits, as TSU Police Chief Greg Anderson, left, and MNPD North Precinct Commander Terrence Graves …

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Conference Aims to Help HBCUs Attract More Students

By Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Historically black colleges and universities are looking for ways to increase enrollment. A group of four HBCU presidents, higher education leaders, innovators and corporate executives met at Tennessee State University Nov. 10 for a one-day conference to dialogue on tactics to gain more students. HBCUGrow, a …

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Doing Nothing Against Injustice Promotes Abuse, Prominent Civil Rights Attorney Says

By Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — A prominent civil rights attorney says that those who see injustice and do nothing help to promote abuse. Benjamin Crump, the Florida lawyer who represented families in police shooting cases that made headlines around the world, was the keynote speaker Oct. 31 at the 25th anniversary …

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50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa

By Victoria Gourdin For those who celebrate it, Kwanzaa is a Pan-African holiday recognized by millions throughout the world and African community. It gives a different cultural message to a community surrounded by only Christianity’s version of the season. It teaches what it means to be African and human at the same time. The holiday …

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TSU Police Chief Attends National Conference on Gun Policies

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University Police Chief Greg Robinson is attending a national conference this week with about 20 other top campus law enforcement officials to discuss campus-carry policies. The conference, sponsored by the National Center for Campus Public Safety, is Nov. 15-16 in McKinney, Texas. Some of …

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101-Year-Old Former TSU Cheerleader Brunson Named ABC’s ‘Person of the Week’

By E.Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Burnece Walker Brunson’s popularity is almost as impressive as her age. The 101-year-old Tennessee State University alumna, who was a member of the then-Tennessee A&I College cheerleading squad in 1934, was ABC World News Tonight’s “Person of the Week” on Oct. 21. “She’s still cheering; proving to us …

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Tennessee State University, Google Partner to Help Prepare Students for the Workforce

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University is now a Google School. The institution recently received the designation through a partnership with the technology giant. TSU one of 10 historically black colleges and universities participating in the Google in Residence Program, which uses Google engineers to teach introductory computer science …

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for Tennessee State University

Haslam Announces Local Governing Board for Tennessee State University

University to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the eight appointees to the newly created Tennessee State University (TSU) local governing board, giving the university increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 initiative. Tennessee State University’s governing board is …