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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Savannah State opens new Student Union

Savannah State University recently gave students, alumni and  faculty a look at its new student union building.  The new $11.75 million building will house new office suites, study lounges, a dance studio, meeting and events space with video projectors and smart technology, and a food court.

Students voted in 2009 to pay an extra $150 a semester to pay for the building.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SC State plans $100 million Capital Campaign

South Carolina State University is planning its first capital fundraising campaign.  The full University Trustees will consider the idea on September 29, after a trustee committee approved the plan last Thursday.
Trustee Matthew Richardson says the campaign probably will start next year.
South Carolina State vice president Anthony Holloman says state support for the school has dropped dramatically.
Money raised from the campaign would go for need-based scholarships, building an endowment, as well as faculty development and perhaps a new student fitness and wellness center.

Monday, September 12, 2011

UDC receives $200,000 Kaiser Permanente Workforce Grant

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has awarded  the University of the District of Columbia a $200,000 workforce grant, as a part of its mission to invest in the future of health care and help build communities that sustain good health.  The workforce development grants will support an estimated students with scholarships, equipment, and educational training in nursing, allied health, and health technology.
At UDC Kaiser hopes to build capacity in health related programs and purchase simulation equipment to enhance instruction.