As some of you know, I left U.S. News and World Report in May. I spent the summer and early fall consulting for a handful of clients in the educator preparation and education equity spaces, while managing a cross-country move from Maryland to Austin, Texas. …

Patricia Roberts Harris graduated summa cum laude from Howard University and went on to be the first Black woman named as an American envoy when President Lyndon Baines Johnson appointee her as ambassador to Luxembourg.

“I feel deeply proud and grateful this President chose me to knock down this barrier…

The University of the Virgin Islands is the only HBCU to sit outside of the contiguous United States, and now it is the only four-year HBCU to offer free tuition to students.

Last month, the board of trustees approved a set of policies and procedures that would allow th university to participate in the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship Program, which grants free tuition to postsecondary institutions for residents of the Virgin Islands.

Founded in 1962, UVI is a public, co-ed, land-grant HBCU which has two campuses: one on St. Thomas, and one on St. Croix. Students from across the United States are eligible to participate in a semester or year-long domestic exchange to UVI through the National Student Exchange with tuition paid by the student’s home campus.

Autumn A. Arnett

Autumn A. Arnett is an education reporter and editor and an avid sports fan based in Austin, Texas. www.a2arnett.com

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