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.
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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.