Author Archives: Lezli Baskerville

  • HBCUs- A Smart and Just Investment

    During a recent call-in radio talk show about the funding challenges facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), an irritated listener demanded to know why HBCUs receive a disproportionately larger share of higher education dollars than other colleges and universities. Aside ...

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  • Higher Education Action Agenda Needed

    At 5:00 a.m., careful not to wake her daughter and two sleeping grandsons, Helen gets dressed for the morning shift at a D.C. hotel kitchen. "My supervisor is a kid. I hate it, but this job is all that's keeping us from moving back to the shelter," Helen told me, adding that, if ...

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  • Celebrate Black History Month

    As the nation is celebrating Black History Month, The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education—students, alumni and friends of Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore– the State of ...

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