News

September

IBM Establishes First Quantum Education and Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Clark Atlanta University Among Partners

09/17/2020

Quantum Center part of broader HBCU investment, including additional $100M in Skills Academy technology, assets, resources and skills development ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Students Selected to Serve as 2020 Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM Scholars

09/03/2020

Undergraduate Scholarships in Cyber-Physical Systems and Mathematics advance racial & gender diversity in STEM fields ... Read more

August

George T. French, Jr., Ph.D., President, Clark Atlanta University Statement regarding the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman

08/29/2020

The craftsmanship of Chadwick Boseman was a gift to the world. He lived his life with intentionality and purpose. He fully embodied the characters whom he portrayed and told their stories with depth. We are thankful to him for allowing the likes of Jackie Robinson and Thurgood Marshall to live through him for the telling of their stories. Furthermore, our CAU Panthers are beyond measure with gratitude to him for his portrayal of King T’Challa of Wakanda, Black Panther. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Alum Elected Sheriff of Fulton County

08/27/2020

(Clark Atlanta University JUNE 19, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA The highest law enforcement office in the County will soon be held by Clark Atlanta University (CAU) alumus - Patrick “Pat” Labat. Labat has been elected to serve as the new Sheriff of Fulton County after edging out incumbent Sheriff Ted Jackson by nearly 11-thousand votes in the August 11 run-off election. ... Read more

Brianna Berry Awarded $10,000 Counseling Fellowship from NBCC Foundation

08/21/2020

(Clark Atlanta University August 21, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) graduate student Brianna Berry was recently selected for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Mental Health Counseling-Master’s (MFP-MHC-M). The NBCC Foundation is an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in San Antonio, Texas. As an NBCC MFP-MHC-M Fellow, Berry will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved populations. ... Read more

CAU Student Ashton Edmunds Awarded Rhoden Fellowship From ESPN

08/21/2020

(Clark Atlanta University August 21, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) student Ashton Edmunds was recently selected to participate in the 2020-2021 Rhoden Fellowship, a one-year sports journalism internship program with ESPN’s The Undefeated that identifies and trains aspiring African American journalists. This Rhoden Fellowship class will begin Monday, August 24, and last through conclusion of the 2020-2021 academic year. ... Read more

CAU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) in 2020 Startup Ecosystem Guide

08/20/2020

Startup Atlanta Guide includes Resources for Entrepreneurs and Investors ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Professor Featured at 2020 National Association of Social Work Georgia Conference

08/10/2020

Clark Atlanta University August 10, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA - Gerry L. White, Ph. D., assistant professor at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work, delivered the keynote speech during the 2020 National Association of Social Work (NASW-GA) conference, which took place online August 6-10, 2020. ... Read more

July

HBCU Digest Radio: Clark Atlanta President George French Discusses Fall Semester Plans

07/21/2020

CAU President Dr. George T. French, Jr. joins HBCU Digest Radio to discuss the Atlanta University Center Consortium's plans to extend online learning through the fall semester and the work involved in continuing the distance learning format. Listen now: https://youtu.be/dljufZoGWY8 ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University to Offer Remote Instruction for the Fall 2020 Semester

07/20/2020

(Clark Atlanta University July 20, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA Today, Clark Atlanta University (CAU) announced the move to remote learning for all students during the Fall 2020 semester, taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of its students and entire CAU community. ... Read more

Message from CAU President Regarding Fall 2020 Reopening

07/20/2020

Dear Clark Atlanta University Community, The past few months have undoubtedly been the most unusual times any of us has ever seen. My team and I have worked tirelessly in hopes that we would be able to have some sense of normalcy for the Fall 2020 semester. Our initial plans were outlined in a communication that was issued on June 30th, where we planned to reopen the campus for the Fall 2020 semester for freshman and sophomore students, and to provide remote and online learning for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. ... Read more

Statement from Clark Atlanta University President Regarding Rev. C.T. Vivian and Rep. John Lewis

07/18/2020

The Clark Atlanta University family extends our deepest sympathy upon the loss of two giants of the civil rights movement: the honorable Congressman John Lewis and the Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian. As outspoken advocates for civil rights and social justice, their contributions and impact upon the rights of the “least of these,” and people of color will live in perpetuity as exemplars of leaders committed to the cause of freedom through peaceful protest and non-violence. Indeed, two giants have fallen. George T. French, Jr., Ph. D. President ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University to Provide 4,000 Students with Dell Laptops for the Fall 2020-2021 School Year

07/08/2020

(Clark Atlanta University July 7, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA Today, Clark Atlanta University (CAU) shared that they will be providing four thousand Clark Atlanta University undergraduate and graduate students with Dell laptops to begin and continue their matriculation at CAU. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College Announce Plans for Fall 2020 In-Person Instruction And Campus Residency in Addition to Continued Remote Instruction

07/01/2020

ATLANTA, Georgia, July 1, 2020– Three Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) institutions— Clark Atlanta University (CAU), Morehouse College and Spelman College— today announced comprehensive plans to safely resume in-person instruction and campus residency for specific cohorts of students during the Fall 2020 Semester, with significant adjustments made to normal operations due to the continuing coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, pandemic. Additional students will continue remote instruction. Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), also an AUCC member institution, operates on a separate timetable due to the unique medical and public health mission of the school. The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library also announced plans to provide both in-person and remote service to AUCC students. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Announces Plans to Re-Open Campus for Fall 2020 Semester

07/01/2020

(Clark Atlanta University July 1, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University announces its plans to safely re-open campus for in-person and online instruction for the Fall 2020 Semester. The comprehensive plan details CAU’s strategy to resume on-campus education and residency while taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of its students and entire CAU community. ... Read more

Message from the Provost – Fall 2020 Re-Opening

07/01/2020

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ... Read more

June

CAU Title IX Statement from President George T. French, Jr., Ph.D.

06/26/2020

We have received emails from CAU students and parents expressing concerns about the status of the University’s policies, procedures, and practices on responding to reports and complaints of sexual misconduct made by CAU students and others. ... Read more

CAU Emergency Student Fund DONOR ROLL

06/24/2020

CAU Emergency Student Fund DONOR ROLL ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Partners with Grammy Award Winning Artist, Actor and Entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris and Dr. Melva Williams to Bring an Understanding of the Origin, Culture and Business of Trap Music to the University

06/23/2020

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President George T. French Jr. is thinking outside the box when it comes to educating, enlightening and empowering CAU students. ... Read more

Peaceful protesters take to streets of Canonsburg | Local News | observer-reporter.com

06/22/2020

CAUToday | Rising Senior CAU student Kierra King exemplifies #CultureForService in Canonsburg, PA as a political science major and activist on the frontlines of the current protests for Black lives. During a peaceful protest this weekend, King explained the significance of the moment of silence for George Floyd and of Juneteenth, “our Independence Day.” Well done, Kierra! ... Read more

CAU and Alumna Pinky Cole Partner to Award Scholarships to Children of Atlanta Police Shooting Victim Rayshard Brooks

06/20/2020

(Clark Atlanta University JUNE 19, 2020) – ATLANTA, GA President George T. French Jr., Ph.D. along with CAU Alumna Aisha “Pinky” Cole CEO/Operator of the Slutty Vegan Restaurant and the Pinky Cole Foundation, have awarded the four children of Rayshard Brooks full scholarships to attend Clark Atlanta University. ... Read more

CAU Honors the Memory of alumna Cynthia Graham Hurd

06/17/2020

CAU Honors the Memory of alumna Cynthia Graham Hurd ... Read more

Netflix HBCU Gift Statement from Clark Atlanta University President

06/17/2020

Netflix HBCU Gift Statement from Clark Atlanta University President ... Read more

Title IX Message to CAU Students

06/09/2020

The University recently became aware of social media messages on several Twitter accounts where individuals who identify themselves as Clark Atlanta University students are accusing other Clark Atlanta University students of sexual misconduct and assault. We are concerned about the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all students, especially during this challenging and turbulent period. We recognize the sensitive nature of sexual misconduct and encourage students to report any such concerns to the Title IX Office. ... Read more

CAU CIO, OITC Featured in Toggle Magazine, Discusses Remote Learning During COVID19

06/03/2020

Clark Atlanta University (June 3, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – Charles F. Cooper, Chief Information Officer, Clark Atlanta University and the Office of Information Technology (OITC) have been featured as the cover story in Toggle Magazine! In the latest edition of the info technology magazine, Cooper discusses initiating and navigating university-wide remote learning in the face of the COVID19/Coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

May

Statement From AUCC Presidents Regarding Treatment of AUCC Family Members and Ongoing Protests

05/31/2020

Last night, two members of the Atlanta University Center family (one from Morehouse College and one from Spelman College) were violently detained by law enforcement in downtown Atlanta. While we understand the need to maintain order, we strongly condemn the treatment we observed. Today, we have spoken to Atlanta Mayor Bottoms and to Atlanta Police Chief Shields regarding these events to express our outrage and to demand a thorough investigation and action. ... Read more

Statement Regarding Recent Unrest in Atlanta and the Nation From AUCC Council of Presidents

05/30/2020

"The world needs our leadership and love ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Extends Application and Confirmation Fee Deadline to June 15 and Waives SAT and ACT Scores

05/22/2020

Clark Atlanta University (May 22, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – CAU extends a reminder that the application deadline for admittance into the university as well as the confirmation fee/deposit deadline is fast approaching. Both deadlines were shifted to June 15 in favor of our student population due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. ... Read more

CAU Special Report - Emergency Financial Aid Grants Under the CARES Act Update

05/20/2020

Clark Atlanta University’s Receipt of Emergency Student Aid Under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) of the CARES Act of 2020 ... Read more

Remembering Wclk Announcer Jay Edwards

05/14/2020

Atlanta, GA (May 14, 2020) – Jazz 91.9 WCLK is saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague John “Jay” Edwards, who passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 after a lengthy illness. An ardent Jazz curator and art lover, Jay had been part of the WCLK family for more than 20 years. He hosted, Jazz Tones, every Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m., where he dedicated his time to showcasing Jazz from its evolution until now. On many occasions Jay would turn his Sunday afternoon timeslot into a talk studio where he interviewed hundreds of Jazz musicians who released new music and or were about to go on tour in Atlanta or around the world. Many of those interviews are archived on the WCLK.com website (https://www.wclk.com/programs/jazz-tones): ... Read more

2020 Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award Recipient Dr. Leonissa Johnson

05/12/2020

Dr. Leonissa Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education in the School of Education, has been named the 2020 Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award Recipient. Dr. Johnson, is also Director of the HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health/HBCU C.A.R.E.S. grant, housed in the School of Education. ... Read more

CAU Special Report - Emergency Financial Aid Grants Under the CARES Act

05/09/2020

Clark Atlanta University’s Receipt of Emergency Student Aid Under the Higher Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) of the CARES Act of 2020 ... Read more

Wclk Morning Jazz Host on Medical Leave

05/07/2020

Atlanta, GA (May 6, 2020) – Jazz 91.9 WCLK Morning Jazz Announcer, Morris Baxter, is on medical leave while undergoing health monitoring to address diabetes. “I want to thank listeners for your calls and emails to the station. Also, thank you for starting your morning each and every day with me on Morning Jazz,” says Morris Baxter, announcer, Jazz 91.9 WCLK. ... Read more

April

In Case You Missed It: Alumni Town Hall Via Zoom

04/30/2020

Alumni Town Hall ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Remembers Music Icon and CAU Alumnus Hamilton Frederick Bohannon

04/25/2020

(Clark Atlanta University April 25, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – The music world has lost one of its legendary pioneers and Clark Atlanta University has lost one of its most influential alumnus – the legendary Hamilton Frederick Bohannon. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Graduate School to Host Virtual Open House Information Session

04/24/2020

Open House Information Session ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University’s Distinguished AACSB International Accreditation Extended

04/24/2020

(Clark Atlanta University April 17, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) School of Business Administration once again has achieved the extension of accreditation in business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Professor Makes Masks to Help CAU Public Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

04/24/2020

(Clark Atlanta University April 8, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) Dr. Olugbemiga Olatidoye, a professor in the Dual Degree Engineering Program has designed protective masks for campus police to wear to help protect them from the community spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ... Read more

In Case You Missed It: Graduating Students Town Hall Via Zoom

04/22/2020

Graduating Students Town Hall ... Read more

In Case You Missed It: Students Body Town Hall Via Zoom

04/22/2020

Students Body Town Hall Via Zoom ... Read more

In Case You Missed It: Let CAU Ring! Bells of Harkness Hall Ring, Play Easter Sunday Tribute for Community

04/13/2020

(Clark Atlanta University April 13, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University rang the bells of the historic Harkness Hall on Easter Sunday in honor of its students, first responders providing health care to those suffering with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and those who have lost their lives to the virus. ... Read more

President French Easter Message

04/11/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major disruption in higher education to include Clark Atlanta University. I am deeply appreciative to the CAU community – trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni for the very positive ways you have responded to this crisis. Many groups have worked day and night to focus on the many issues which we were faced to structure our academic programs and maintain University operations that will ensure our students are successful. ... Read more

The Bells of Harkness Hall to Ring Again on Easter Sunday

04/10/2020

For many years, the bells located in the clock tower of Clark Atlanta University’s Harkness Hall have been silent. The sound of the bells ringing throughout the CAU campus and the surrounding community has always created a feeling of hope, nostalgia and pride. Following nearly three decades of silence, the nostalgia returns. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Bells of Harkness Hall Ring in Recognition of Easter Sunday Students and COVID-19 Emergency Responders

04/09/2020

(Clark Atlanta University April 8, 2020) –ATLANTA, GA – Since the late 90’s the bells located in the clock tower of Clark Atlanta University’s Harkness Hall have been silent. The sound of the bells ringing throughout the CAU campus and the surrounding community has always created a feeling of hope, nostalgia and pride. ... Read more

A message from the CAU Chaplain

04/07/2020

The Awakening Part 3 ... Read more

President's New Emergency Student Fund Appeal

04/05/2020

Dear Clark Atlanta University Students, Parents, and Community: ... Read more

A message from the CAU Chaplain

04/03/2020

The Awakening Part 2 ... Read more

Real Money - Real Talk: Powering Through the Pandemic

04/03/2020

ATLANTA, GA (April 2, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world economy in unprecedented ways. It's obviously had huge effects on people's finances, businesses, schools, and not to mention the devastating effect it’s had on the markets, draining people's 401(k)s and investments. ... Read more

March

President French COVID-19 Update

03/30/2020

Let me take this opportunity to provide you with an update on what Clark Atlanta University is doing to support and provide relief and assistance to our students, faculty, and staff. Your health, safety, and security continue to be my highest priorities as we confront this unprecedented public health crisis. ... Read more

The Reverend Doctor Joseph Echols Lowery Peacefully Transitions at Age 98

03/28/2020

October 6, 1921 - March 27, 2020 ... Read more

A message from the CAU Chaplin

03/25/2020

As events unfold around the world and the media breaks in with the latest news, many of us are wondering: Why is this happening? How did things change so quickly? When will things go back to normal? Is this the “new normal?” ... Read more

A message from SGA President

03/25/2020

To the Students of Clark Atlanta University, ... Read more

National Public Radio Affiliate Station Suspends Spring Campaign

03/13/2020

Atlanta, GA (March 13, 2020) – Jazz 91.9 WCLK has decided ... Read more

Spring Break Extension, Remote Instruction, Residential Facility Move-Out, and Continued Business Operations

03/12/2020

As part of the Clark Atlanta University Coronavirus/COVID-19 Task Force’s efforts to remain diligent in disseminating timely updates, I am sharing details about a recent decision made collectively by Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) member institution presidents, as well as decisions made specifically for the University. ... Read more

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Founders’/Inauguration Week Activities Postponement

03/10/2020

Dear Clark Atlanta University Alumni, Supporters and Friends: ... Read more

New Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Georgia

03/07/2020

New Cases of COVID-19 Identified in Georgia ... Read more

Coronavirus Update: Prevention Measures

03/05/2020

As I previously shared over the weekend, the Clark Atlanta University Coronavirus Response Task Force has been assembled to closely monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and abroad. As part of the task force’s efforts to remain diligent in disseminating all updates issued by the relevant local, state, national and global public health authorities about the virus, I write today to share that Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health issued a joint press release earlier this week confirming the state’s first known cases of the coronavirus disease in Fulton County, Georgia. You are encouraged to read the press release here to learn more about what the state is doing to prevent the spread of the disease in Georgia. ... Read more

Coronavirus Update: New Cases Confirmed in Fulton County, Georgia

03/04/2020

Dear CAU Family, As I previously shared over the weekend, the Clark Atlanta University Coronavirus Response Task Force has been assembled to closely monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and abroad. As part of the task force’s efforts to remain diligent in disseminating all updates issued by the relevant local, state, national and global public health authorities about the virus, I write today to share that Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health issued a joint press release earlier this week confirming the state’s first known cases of the coronavirus disease in Fulton County, Georgia. You are encouraged to read the press release here to learn more about what the state is doing to prevent the spread of the disease in Georgia. ... Read more

February

Statement from President French on the University’s Efforts Addressing Concerns about the Coronavirus

02/29/2020

Clark Atlanta University is closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and abroad. Due to the novel and rapidly evolving nature of this situation, I write to share that I have convened a Coronavirus Response Task Force comprised of University administrators and officials whose mission is to examine, establish and implement campus guidelines and procedures based on guidance issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), and the U.S. Department of State. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Advocates during CAU Day at the Capitol

02/12/2020

ATLANTA, GA – February 7, 2020 -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) announces this year’s CAU Day at the Capitol, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. During this advocacy event, CAU President George T. French, Jr., Ph. D., will be presented with proclamations in the Georgia House and Senate chambers beginning at 10:00 a.m. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CAU will display its academic offerings from the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Social Work for state lawmakers. ... Read more

CAU Day at the Capitol

02/09/2020

Clark Atlanta University announces this year’s CAU Day at the Capitol, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. During this spectacular event, CAU President, Dr. George T. French, Jr. will be presented with proclamations in the Georgia House and Senate. ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University to Host 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders for Seventh Consecutive Year

02/02/2020

ATLANTA, GA – February 4, 2020 -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders for the seventh consecutive year. Beginning in mid-June, CAU will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Business leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. ... Read more

January

Startup Entrepreneurs and Leaders Come to Clark Atlanta University

01/28/2020

CAU School of Business Administration hosts Startup Atlanta for premiere awards event ... Read more

Atlanta Startup Awards Comes to Clark Atlanta University

01/08/2020

The premiere awards event for early stage businesses and entrepreneurs to be held on January 23rd ... Read more

Clark Atlanta University Pragati Scholarship Fund Receives Support for GRE Training

01/08/2020

ATLANTA, GA – December 13, 2019 – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Office of Research and Sponsored Programs recently raised $5,000 to facilitate the academic and financial mobility of this year’s Pragati Scholarship Fund Scholars. Individuals, businesses, alumni, and organizations donated to cover costs for a 5-week Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prep course for students considering graduate studies in psychology. ... Read more