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Shaw University received a gift of $100,000 from the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina at the organization’s annual mid-year session on Tuesday, May 15 in Rocky Mount, NC.

Recent facility upgrades have made the James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center not only an enjoyable place to study for Shaw students but a place to meet friends and socialize as well.

Shaw students rallied in the quad on Friday, May 4 to hear from candidates before marching to the polls at the Chavis Community Center, one of several early voting sites in Raleigh.

The purpose of the event is to promote physical health through engaging and competitive physical activities, healthy eating and teamwork among students, faculty and staff.

Political analyst, attorney and activist Bakari Sellers will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Spring Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Lea E. Williams is the author of We Who Believe in Freedom: The Life and Times of Ella Baker.  The book is a juvenile biography that documents Ella Baker’s early life, her social justice activism, and the lasting impact she had on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

Shaw University announced plans for a major overhaul of technology, facilities, and learning infrastructure for its mass communications program thanks to a sizable investment secured through the sale of its WSHA radio frequencies.

During the 2018 CIAA basketball tournament, several Shaw student-athletes were there not only to enjoy the festivities and games, but to prepare for their future careers as well.

In 1940s Liberia, women of the small African nation were expected to do housework and care for children. After getting married as a teenager, Angie Brooks had other plans that would take her all the way to Shaw University, and eventually all over the world.

The Offices of Grants Management Support and Professional Development hosted the first Annual Faculty Research Symposium on December 13, 2017.

Shaw University is still in the running for a grand prize of $50,000 for facility upgrades and improvements in the Home Depot Retool Your School competition.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, throughout the month of March, Shaw University will be profiling some of our amazing students, faculty and alumnae.

As February comes to a close, members of the Shaw University Board of Trustees took time to reflect on Black History Month and what the university means to them


When classes began at Leonard Hall in 1882, Shaw University made history as the home of the first medical school in the United States to offer a four-year curriculum – including white institutions.

The Civil Rights Movement is full of unsung heroes. But there is one Shaw alumna who deserves special recognition. Her name is Ella Baker and she founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (better known as SNCC) at Shaw University in 1960.

Dr. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan's new book of poems, Baptized Rage, Transformed Grief, I Got Through, So Can You, is a project that’s been years in the making.

In celebration of Black History Month and Shaw University’s legacy as the first institution of higher learning for African-Americans in the South, Shaw will be profiling students, alumni, faculty and staff who exemplify what it means to be a part of the Shaw community throughout the month of February.

Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel on January 23 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Filmmaker, Stanley Nelson visited Shaw University for a special screening of his new film, Tell Them We Are Rising.

Shaw University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation to expand programming for entrepreneurs.

Alumna Brenda Howerton is currently serving her third term as a member of the Durham County Board of Commissioners. She has served as a commissioner since 2008.

The Dereck Whittenburg Foundation will award its coveted scholarship to four Shaw University students. 

Shaw University has been approved by the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) to provide an Emergency Aid Program for qualified undergraduate students. 

Shaw University administrators and staff attended the HBCUgrow 2017 Lead Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Raleigh

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, just a couple of blocks from campus, provides resources for students, as well as an opportunity to connect with fellow entrepreneurs. 

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