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UMES President on $577 Million HBCU Settlement Package


Governor Larry Hogan has signed a measure that would provide $577 million over a ten year period to Maryland's historically black colleges and universities. It's in response to a settlement of a 15 year long federal lawsuit for underfunding these institutions. One of those is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Delmarva Public Media's Don  Rush talked with the University's president Heidi Anderson about what the funding would mean for UMES. (Part 1)

In the second part of our interview we talked about the uniqueness of these institutions.


Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.