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Judge approves $577 million settlement for Maryland HBCUs

ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $577 million settlement in a lawsuit over underfunding at Maryland's four historically Black colleges and universities. The deal approved Wednesday will provide $555 million in extra funding over 10 years, beginning in 2023, for Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University in Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Another $22 million will pay the legal costs of […]

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Maryland finalizes $577M settlement for HBCU federal lawsuit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have signed a $577 million settlement to end a 15-year federal lawsuit accusing the state of underfunding its historically Black colleges and universities. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the deal this week. Lawmakers set aside the money earlier this year in legislation signed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The money will be paid over a decade for scholarships and financial aid support services, as […]

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Maryland governor signs $577M HBCU settlement bill

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a measure to settle a long-running federal lawsuit related to underfunding at the state's four historically Black colleges and universities for $577 million over a decade. Hogan signed the bill Wednesday with lawmakers at Bowie State University. Hogan vetoed a similar bill last year after citing economic difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The General Assembly passed a new measure […]

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Maryland governor to sign $577M HBCU settlement bill

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is signing a measure to settle a long-running federal lawsuit related to underfunding at the state's four historically Black colleges and universities for $577 million over a decade. Hogan is scheduled to attend a bill signing Wednesday afternoon with lawmakers at Bowie State University. Hogan vetoed a similar bill last year after citing economic difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The General […]

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