Shapiro’s support for Cheyney Univ. is welcome — and badly needed | Michael Coard

BY: - March 12, 2023

The HBCU needs equitable -- not just equal -- funding to make up for decades of racist underfunding


Happy 185th birthday to Cheyney University: America’s first HBCU | Michael Coard

BY: - February 22, 2022

The Philadelphia institution celebrates on Feb. 25. It's not getting older - it's getting better.


150 years after his murder, the resurrection of Octavius Catto continues | Michael Coard

BY: - October 12, 2021

He is resurrected each time a Black person votes, and each time a Black student attends historic Cheyney University.

Hitting the books: Ex-Cheyney student returns to school to finish her degree during the pandemic

BY: - January 11, 2021

When the coronavirus pandemic required everyone to stay at home last year, Sharlet Kennedy-Blalock used her time to complete the degree she started to pursue at Cheyney University almost two decades ago.

White protesters, shouting racial slurs, try to disrupt Cheyney U. classes

BY: - September 16, 2020

Cheyney University, the nation's oldest Historically Black College and University, was the scene of a demonstration that attempted to disrupt classes on Tuesday.

Lincoln, Cheyney share $3M award in COVID-19 relief

BY: - August 5, 2020

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia, said the funds serve to fill some of the racial and economic gaps historically found in education.

Cheyney U. partners with The Wistar Institute for life science program

BY: - August 2, 2020

“This partnership will equip our students to become leaders with careers in life science research,” Cheyney President Aaron Walton said

Cheyney, Lincoln universities release fall reopening plans

BY: - July 9, 2020

The region's three historically Black universities have released their plans for the upcoming 2020 fall semester.

Minority-owned company brings testing facility to Cheyney University

BY: - July 6, 2020

The minority-owned company specializes in providing microbial and chemistry testing services for the government and others.

Lincoln cancels face-to-face classes; Cheyney extends spring break

BY: - March 12, 2020

Lincoln began emptying out its dormitories on Wednesday. The university will shut them down — for the remainder of the semester — by Sunday.

Despite financial problems, Cheyney University is keeping its accreditation

BY: - November 25, 2019

The ruling from Middle States Commission on Higher Education comes after several years of struggle at the nation's oldest Black university.

Cheyney University’s future at stake as accreditation panel meets

BY: - November 22, 2019

Cheyney University has run out of lifelines and delays over the status of its accreditation.