Southern University in Louisiana opened an international recruiting office in Kirikkale, Turkey this week, which officials from the university believe may be the first such office operated by an Historically Black College. The new venture is an expansion of the partnership between Turkey and the Louisiana state school; the university has partnered with six colleges in the country on exchange programs. Southern’s ultimate goal is to rebound its declining enrollment, which has dropped from around 9,500 students to 6,600 over the years. The office is set to up Southern’s enrollment by 100 Turkish students per year. “It’s very important for us to have that physical presence there,” Chancellor James Llorens told The Advocate. “It gives them and us an opportunity to have a constant resource there for students and faculty interested in coming here.” Via The Advocate

Last weekend marked the 40th Bayou Classic weekend, the celebration surrounding the historic football game between Southern and Grambling State University. The weekend was packed with events including the battle of the bands, a parade, a golf tournament, all of which led up t the game. The Southern Jaguars beat the Grambling Tigers 40-17. Via The Washington Post


Morehouse College is holding a ceremony to dedicate its music building to Ray Charles’ Mother. The Aretha Robinson Music Academic Building is a building of the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. Via Atlanta Journal Constitution


Winston Salem State University lost in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs last weekend. The Rams were defeated 7-0 by Shepard University, ending their season with a 10-2 record. Via WSSU


Alabama A&M University is not renewing head football coach Anthony Jones’ contract. The team finished with four wins and eight losses this year. Via


A YouTube video, “College Daze,” features Bennett College students performing an homage to Black college kids of the 1980s in a lighthearted video designed to encourage students to attend Historically Black Colleges. Via HBCU Digest