Nearly 2,100 more Arkansas high school students are enrolled in a computer science class than last year. That’s the largest one-year increase since the first year of the governor’s initiative.
The Golden Lions and Arkansas Razorbacks will meet on the gridiron for the first time Oct. 23. UAPB will receive a game guarantee for the non-conference game that could support athletic scholarships.
In an effort to reduce the number of K-12 students missing school because of COVID-19 exposure, officials are changing definition of a close contact to 3 feet for 15 minutes for quarantine protocols.
The University of Arkansas will dedicate the new National Pan-Hellenic Council Gardens and plaza before the Homecoming game Oct. 16.
A pilot program designed to reduce quarantines for students is being rolled out in four Arkansas school districts — Bentonville, Cabot, Russellville and Springdale.
The Taliban’s takeover of Aghanistan has upended the lives of Afghan Fulbright Scholars. They’re safely studying in the U.S. but are worried about their relatives in their home country.
Harding University will honor the life of Botham Jean by unveiling a memorial bearing his image Sept. 29. The ceremony is open to the public.
The University of Arkansas has received a pair of grants from the National Science Foundation to support collaborations with HBCUs on projects examining politics, Black trauma and COVID-19.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z created a $2 million scholarship program to support students at five HBCUs including the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which will receive $400,000 over four years.
A new center at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is working to advance legal equity, access to justice and fairness in Arkansas.
Governor Hutchinson has appointed Randy Henderson of Blytheville to the Arkansas State Board of Education. His term expires on June 30, 2028.
Through its Tjuana Byrd Summer Internship Program, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas provided internships to 14 women of color pursuing STEM degrees in its inaugural year.
A $6.1 million grant is supporting the creation of an institute focused on virus research. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is one of four hub sites.
All 4 Arkansas HBCUs are taking steps to protect students against COVID-19 this fall including requiring masks and providing financial incentives for vaccinations.
At least 80 Arkansas school districts are implementing mask mandates to start the school year. The requirements vary between districts.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $175,000 grant to support the creation of a new online teacher academy for K-11 teachers.
While the future of DACA is tied up in courts, the Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas is supporting DACA college students with a new emergency scholarship fund. Applications are due Aug. 17.
Charles Robinson, one of the SEC’s first African American provosts, has been named interim chancellor of the University of Arkansas.
Philander Smith College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are providing new scholarships that may alleviate some of the financial stress felt by families paying for college amid the pandemic.
Arkansas’ sales tax holiday returns this weekend and for the first time, cell phones, laptops, tablets and printers will be tax exempt.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has announced its eighth cohort of HBCU Scholars, which includes four Arkansas students.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has received approval for two new master’s programs and is accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester.
Gov. Hutchinson has declared a public health emergency and is calling legislators into a special session to amend a law to allow school districts to implement mask mandates.
The UA board of trustees has approved a resolution directing context to be added to a statue of former Sen. Fulbright that will remain on campus despite calls for its removal.
The Cherokee Nation is reducing back-to-school stress by providing $150 in clothing assistance to K-12 students regardless of residency or income. Applications open July 20.