The Fisk University marching band is somewhat of a little-known secret. But despite a pandemic, it’s being revived.
Private universities were expecting to bear some of the brunt of the coronavirus fallout this year. They anticipated students would choose less expensive, public colleges instead. Enrollment data, however, show a few Middle Tennessee campuses are seeing higher than expected interest.
Fisk landed on probation status list three years ago, over concerns about its finances. But interim president Vann Newkirk says now, the budget has never been stronger.
Just as the semester began, Fisk’s president was put on leave following allegations about his conduct off-campus. Now, the administration and alumni are trying to figure out what it means to move forward after an unusual start to the year.
The looming demolition of a history-laden home on the Fisk University campus triggered surprise and a petition over the weekend.
One of Nashville’s most well-known historians, and a longtime administrator at Fisk University, has died at age 72.
Fisk University breaks ground Friday on a new building for the first time in nearly three decades. School leaders hope it will get the attention of Nashville’s business community on the historically black college and its students.
Listen / Nashville’s Fisk University has been put on probation by its accreditors, the school said Friday. But officials defend the school’s finances, saying the decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges was largely based on data from 2014-2015 and that Fisk’s current budget is stronger.
Listen / For such a small school, Fisk University attracts a lot of funding for scientific research. This is the second year in a row that it’s been ranked in the top five liberal arts schools in the country in terms of research dollars, according to Washington Monthly’s rankings. It’s in part due to the historically […]
Listen / Fisk University’s new president wants to build more relationships in Nashville. In a recent interview with WPLN, Kevin Rome said the historically black college has a positive reputation nationally, but locally it’s battling its history of unstable leadership and financial troubles. That narrative that has long frustrated university officials, which says they have […]