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How Morgan State, Coppin State will use first portion of new state funding for HBCUs

August 11, 2022

Baltimore’s two historically Black universities have both received the first batch of new funding they are slated to receive as part of a lawsuit settlement and plan to use the money to hire more than 50 new faculty members and expand marketing efforts. Morgan State University and Coppin State University received a combined $20.8 million in fiscal year 2023 from the settlement with the state. The schools are receiving the funding as part of the settlement for a lawsuit the state’s four HBCUs brought against Maryland in 2006, which argued that systematic underfunding hurt the competitiveness of the HBCUs when compared to predominantly white institutions

Article Source: Baltimore Business Journal

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