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Clark Atlanta University to Construct Three New Buildings to Enhance Student Experience

The Board of Trustees of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has made the historic decision to construct three new campus facilities simultaneously in order to enhance the student experience.  After an iterative, extensive, and inclusive process of student engagement, the Administration proposed construction of a new freshman residence hall; a second dining hall, and an innovatively programmed student...
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IHG Hotels and Resorts Renews Clark Atlanta University Partnership to Help Build Early Career Talent Pipeline

Clark Atlanta University (CAU), the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the southern United States, and IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, hosted an event earlier this month highlighting the importance of corporate HBCU partnerships to support student success. Together with CAU students and leaders, IHG announced it would again...
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CAU’s Jazz Station’s Program Director to be Inducted into 2023 Black Radio Hall of Fame

David Linton, Program Director of WCLK 91.9, Clark Atlanta University’s jazz station, is a 2023 National Black Radio Hall of Fame (NBRHOF) inductee. Linton is set to receive the Broadcaster’s Chairman Leadership Award, the NBRHOF’s highest honor. His 40-year broadcasting career spans multiple leadership roles, including General Manager of WSHA, Shaw University’s FM Radio station,...
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Clark Atlanta University Pays Homage to Cherished Alumnus Marvin S. Arrington Sr.

CAU President George T. French, Jr., Ph.D., former CAU First Lady Judge Brenda Hill Cole, and Ambassador Andrew Young were among the many political figures, judges, attorneys, and influencers attending today’s Celebration of Life Service for CAU extraordinaire, alumnus, the Honorable Marvin S. Arrington, Sr.  Arrington’s impact on the city of Atlanta will forever be remembered....
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Clark Atlanta University Names Atlanta Housing’s Brian Benn Vice President, CIO

Clark Atlanta University has named Brian Benn as its new Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Benn is currently Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Atlanta Housing.  Benn began his career at NASA and has since accumulated a wealth of experience as a leader, practitioner, and consultant for both the government and public...
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Clark Atlanta University Receives $1 Million Endowment Gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation

Clark Atlanta University has received two gifts from The Bernard Osher Foundation that will support scholarships for nontraditional undergraduate students who wish to return to the University to complete their education. The Bernard Osher Foundation, founded in 1977 seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The University’s Osher...
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Riding an Enrollment Wave, HBCUs Could See Further Boost if the Supreme Court Ends Affirmative Action

If the Supreme Court bans the use of affirmative action in higher education this month, historically Black colleges could grow even more attractive as elite, predominantly white colleges scramble to maintain diverse classes.
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Clark Atlanta University Receives $1 Million Gift from Chick-fil-A for Student Success and Access

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has announced that it has received a $1-million gift from Chick-fil-A, Inc., a restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality.  The gift supports the University’s historic $250 million Campaign for Clark Atlanta University, which has a principal goal of generating much-needed funds for student access, retention, and graduation...
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Clark Atlanta University Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary Highlighting Its History Over the Years

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) continues to celebrate its 35th Anniversary by highlighting its unique history that began with the consolidation of two venerable Atlanta institutions in 1988. The University’s anniversary kicked off on Saturday, July 1, and the celebration will run through July 31, 2024, with the continuous theme of “Celebrating Our Collective Journey”. Monthly highlights...
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Affirmative Action Ban an Opportunity for HBCUs: Clark Atlanta President

ABC News’ Phil Lipof spoke with Clark Atlanta University President Dr. George French about the impact of the Supreme Court’s decisions on affirmative action and blocking student loan forgiveness.
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