Hampton U Business School Dean Doubles Down on Dreadlock and Cornrows Ban

We’ve previously reported on the Hampton University business school’s no-dreadlock-or-cornrows policy for students in a five-year MBA program who take the seminar class.

Although the outrage over the policy continues, the school has once again doubled down.

From WVEC:

Business School Dean Sid Credle believes the ban has been effective in helping his students land corporate jobs.

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is 1st Female President of Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice has been appointed the new President of Morehouse School of Medicine.

And it is a historic achievement.

Dr. Rice is the first African American woman to lead a free-standing medical school.

From the Grio:

When asked about the secret of her success the Harvard-educated obstetrician and gynecologist says in no uncertain terms that it is her “passion.”

Howard Univ. Deans Say Fiscal Mismanagement Has Put School Reputation and Future in Danger

According to the Washington Post, Howard University could be in very serious financial trouble.

The newspaper obtained a copy of a letter drafted by the school’s academic deans. In it, they warn that fiscal mismanagement is putting Howard’s reputation and future in danger.

Howard President Sidney Ribeau rejects the allegations.

Dillard U. President: Why Did Dr. Dre Donate $35 Million to USC, and Not a Black College?

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s massive $70 million joint donation ($35 million each) to the University of Southern California has been widely reported.

The funds will go towards a new degree at the University; one that blends liberal arts, graphic and product design, business and technology.

Its an incredibly generous gift. But in a recent editorial, Dillard University president Walter M. Kimbrough posed an interesting question:

Why didn’t Dr. Dre give that money to a black college?