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On the Yard

On the Yard takes a look at the culture and leadership trends happening across Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide. Host Ashley Northington explores the unique issues faced by these institutions through a series of conversations with HBCU leaders and advocates.


On the Yard is powered by the RW Jones Agency, the nation's only strategic communications and issues management firm focused on education. Since 1987, it has supported more than 100 colleges, universities and affiliated organizations in their strategic communications, media relations and issues management efforts.

Episodes

How HBCUs Battled the Pandemic
Hide Details38min 37s

In this episode of On the Yard, we sit down with Southern University Vice President of External Affairs and University Relations Robyn Merrick, Ph.D. to discuss how HBCU campuses managed the pandemic while educating their communities and protecting students and faculty. We explore how HBCUs managed to make shifts rapidly and what the fall may look like for these historic institutions.

38min 37s
Published May 28, 2021 at 4:52pm
Addressing the Legacy of Underfunding HBCUs
Show Details45min 8s
Collaboration and Partnerships at HBCUs
Show Details31min 13s
Overcoming Frozen Success
Show Details52min 16s
The Importance of Community Partnerships
Show Details31min 48s
HBCUs and the Biden-Harris Administration
Show Details1hr 11min
The Landscape
Show Details28min 25s