S.Res. 579 (112th): A resolution designating the week of September 24 through September 28, 2012, as “National Historically Black Colleges ...

...and Universities Week”.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 22, 2012 (Resolution Agreed to).

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III

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 579

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 22 (legislative day, September 21), 2012

(for himself, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Burr, Mr. Casey, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Coons, Mr. Corker, Mr. Cornyn, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Isakson, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Manchin, Mrs. McCaskill, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Portman, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Warner, Mr. Webb, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Levin, and Mr. Cardin) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Designating the week of September 24 through September 28, 2012, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.

Whereas there are 105 historically Black colleges and universities in the United States;

Whereas historically Black colleges and universities provide the quality education essential to full participation in a complex, highly technological society;

Whereas historically Black colleges and universities have a rich heritage and have played a prominent role in the history of the United States;

Whereas historically Black colleges and universities allow talented and diverse students, many of whom represent underserved populations, to attain their full potential through higher education; and

Whereas the achievements and goals of historically Black colleges and universities are deserving of national recognition: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

designates the week of September 24 through September 28, 2012, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week; and

(2)

calls on the people of the United States and interested groups to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for historically Black colleges and universities in the United States.