The Republican governor's announcement is part of his continued efforts to turn Florida's higher education spaces into incubators for far-right ideas.
From Martin Luther King Jr. to Chadwick Boseman, historically black colleges and universities have produced some of our nation’s most esteemed politicians, leaders and artists. But between financial woes and decreasing enrollment, many of these schools are struggling – particularly Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU in the country. Cheyney students, faculty and community leaders are fighting on behalf of the university and warning the nation what’s at stake if we lose our HBCUs.
It's the most wide-reaching tuition-free scholarship program in the United States, according to the office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The prestigious university will have to reduce its incoming freshman class by almost one-third after the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling limiting enrollment.
Employees can get 100% of their tuition, books and other fees covered if they attend certain programs.
The bill would also require faculty to complete annual surveys on their political beliefs.
Faculty and staff at the New Jersey school will be strongly encouraged to seek vaccinations, too.
"The would-be dictator wants to withhold funding based on the content of speech. So much for the Constitution," said ethics expert Walter Shaub.
HuffPost found that the evangelical college led by Jerry Falwell Jr. gave little to no information to students in the early weeks of March, flouting CDC guidelines.
Across the country, colleges and universities are electing to offer classes online rather than in person to avoid spreading the disease.