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Tennessee State gets $1.9M agriculture grant from USDA

May. 17, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University won a $1.9 million grant for its College of Agriculture to lead a group of historically Black schools in research around sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation, the college announced on Monday. The 1890 Center of...

Harris urges grads to tackle problems in unsettled world

May. 07, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

Vice President Kamala Harris urged graduates of Tennessee State University on Saturday to apply their leadership skills to help tackle the multitude of challenges posed by an unsettled world. In her undergraduate commencement speech at the historically Black university in Nashville,...

Caribbean students apply to Tennessee State in grant program

Mar. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 200 graduating high school students from the Caribbean have applied to Tennessee State University under a tuition assistance grant program, the school said. The applicants are from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean...

Tennessee State expanding technology program in Africa

Mar. 21, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University is expanding a technology program for underserved students in Africa to four additional countries. Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia will join Liberia and South Africa with online courses taught by Tennessee State professors, the...

Tennessee State professor helping create civil rights app

Mar. 04, 2022 04:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee State University history professor is working with Apple Inc. and a national technology center at the university to create an app highlighting some of the lesser known participants in the civil rights movement in North Nashville. Learotha...

US education secretary lauds TSU teacher program in visit

Feb. 22, 2022 05:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has paid a visit to Tennessee State University to laud the school’s initiatives to address teacher shortages. A TSU news release says Cardona hosted a roundtable discussion at the historically Black university...