Will Donald Trump Try and Save Stillman College? On April 16, the Wall Street Journal wrote that “Stillman College Faces Uncertain Future as Education Department Debts Linger.”
On February 28, President Trump had over 100 HBCU Presidents and advocates in the Oval Officer. He told the HBCU leaders how important they were after he signed an HBCU executive order. The situation Stillman College is in, much like the situation involving miners pensions, Trump has a chance to show off his “America first” agenda as it pertains to Stillman College.
Stillman College is a 141 year old historically black school in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is about to run out of money. The school’s new President, Cynthia Warrick, took over only three months ago and has taken several actions to prevent the school from closing. But the odds are stacking up.
The school needs less that $4 million to make it to the fall semester. With all the talk of wanting to assist African Americans and the consideration of a funding bill coming to the floor next week, the moment may be the perfect opportunity for President Donald Trump to show he wants to assist Historically Black College.
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