Morning Briefing - January 7, 2021


Southern Students Required to Submit COVID-19 Test Result Prior to Move-In Day

All Southern University students planning to live on-campus for the Spring 2021 semester must show a recent negative COVID-19 test result, prior to move-in day on Jan. 19. (Courtesy:

Ronnie Hopkins Named Voorhees Interim President

Dr. Ronnie Hopkins recently assumed the role of interim president of Voorhees College while the board searches for the institution’s tenth president. 

Before serving as interim president, Hopkins served as the institution’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, accreditation liaison, and is a tenured professor of English.  (Courtesy:

Bethune-Cookman Faculty Receive $1 Million Grant to Research, Support Sustainability of Local Churches

Church attendance is waning, but two Bethune-Cookman University professors aren't ready to concede the collapse of faith from American life.

The Rev. David Allen, assistant dean in the School of Religion, and his colleague, associate professor Alice Wood, have received a $1 million Lilly Grant to establish a program that will assist 25 small churches of different demographics and denominations in the Volusia County area. (Courtesy: Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Wilberforce to Become Apple Coding Hub

Wilberforce University announced Monday that it will become a coding center as part of Apple’s Community Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 Initiative. (Courtesy: Dayton Daily News)