Is Lincoln University closing?
Lincoln University in Jefferson City has closed its campus starting today, and the university's curators voted unanimously Tuesday to give Lincoln's president emergency powers to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. LU announced Tuesday afternoon the university would close to all but essential employees through April 12.
Does Lincoln University still exist?
Founded as the private Ashmun Institute in 1854, it has been a public institution since 1972 and was the United States' first degree-granting HBCU. Its main campus is located on 422 acres near the town of Oxford in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.
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Is Lincoln the oldest HBCU?
History. Lincoln University was founded in 1854 as the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, or HBCU. Originally chartered as Ashmun Institute, it was re-named Lincoln University in 1866 in honor of President Abraham Lincoln.