Category: Atlanta

Spelman Professors Cross Academic Disciplines to Develop Interdisciplinarity

Imagine Spelman College biochemistry majors creating a Monopoly spinoff game called “Aminopoly” to reinforce their understanding of amino acids. Then, picture a group of art history students exploring an art project related to gun violence during a special guest lecture led by a sociology professor. This concept is known as interdisciplinarity. The combining of two […]

Connecting Through Family Weekend

When my daughter Deja arrived on campus to move into her dorm room in August 2010, things were hectic as I am sure they were for all parents. Numerous runs to Wal-Mart and Target while rushing around to have everything done in just a day-and-a-half left me feeling pretty unsettled and anxious when I had […]

A Passionate Life of Global Cultural Research

Erica Williams’ path to a life of international exploration began when she was just a pre-schooler, picking up the Japanese language while living in Okinawa between the ages of 3 and 6. The assistant professor of anthropology at Spelman admits to not retaining the language but believes early exposure to foreign languages gave her the […]

Featuring the Conjuring Work of Renée Stout

“Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman” explores the nuances of hoodoo through the encounters of Fatima Mayfield, the alter ego of artist Renée Stout. The new exhibition, on view at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art through May 17, offers an intimate glimpse into Mayfield’s mystical world with the inclusion of objects like […]

President’s $1 Million Safety Net Fund Supports Student Matriculation

In most cases, Spelman students will tell you that attending the College is a dream come true. They are impressed by the rigorous academic curriculum, top national rankings, and legacy of educating women of African descent. However, the reality for many of them is rife with financial challenges. Spelman’s response to this chronic funding issue […]

Celebrating Black History Month Nationwide

February is a special month in the United States as it gives us the opportunity to embrace our heritage. The following cities are celebrating Black History Month in creative and dynamic ways: Atlanta: The birthplace of civil rights leader  Martin Luther King Jr. , Atlanta observes Black History Month through various events in the city.  […]

Spelman Reaches Out to the Community to Increase Black Women in STEM

Picture a room full of energetic elementary- or middle-school students excited by “real-world” experiments that use robotics, physics, genetics or economics to explain research methodology or data analysis. That’s often been the scene when Spelman College-based community outreach initiatives ― STEM Education Outreach Program and MASTERS – show up in classrooms. Both programs are helping […]

Despite critics, ‘Single Ladies’ gains viewers

LIsaRaye McCoy

LIsaRaye McCoy

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress LisaRaye McCoy has heard of some of the harsh reviews of her VH1 romantic comedy series, “Single Ladies,” that call the show’s script and acting subpar. But McCoy says numbers speak louder than words.

Frustration boils over for CNN reporter in interview with ATL mayor

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed listens to a question about the city's response to the snow storm during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in the Governor's office at the State Capitol in Atlanta. A rare snowstorm left thousands across the U.S. South frozen in their tracks, with workers sleeping in their offices, students camping in their schools, and commuters abandoning cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches or even grocery stores. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed listens to a question about the city’s response to the snow storm during a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 in the Governor’s office at the State Capitol in Atlanta. A rare snowstorm left thousands across the U.S. South frozen in their tracks, with workers sleeping in their offices, students camping in their schools, and commuters abandoning cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches or even grocery stores. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)

6 more educators plead guilty in ATL test cheating scandal

In this May 3, 2013 file photo, former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall stands as her attorney presents a motion at the Fulton County Superior Court hearing for several dozen Atlanta Public Schools educators facing charges alleging a conspiracy of cheating on the CRCT standardized tests in Atlanta. In March, a Fulton County grand jury indicted Hall and dozens of other administrators and teachers for allegedly engineering a sweeping effort to falsify standardized test results. A massive trial is expected in 2014. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File).

In this May 3, 2013 photo, former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall stands as her attorney presents a motion at the Fulton County Superior Court hearing for several dozen Atlanta Public Schools educators facing charges alleging a conspiracy of cheating on the CRCT standardized tests in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File).

Senators exert ‘silent veto’ over potential judges

GEORGE E. CURRY

GEORGE E. CURRY

(NNPA)—President Obama’s recent nominations of federal judges in Georgia—including one who supported regressive voters ID laws and another who favored retaining the confederate emblem as part of the state flag—highlights a failed system that effectively allows home-state U.S. senators to veto presidential judicial selections.

Spelman Wellness Shifts Ground in 2014

Sixty two years ago, one of the many dreams of Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles came to fruition when Read Hall was completed under the leadership of Florence M. Read, the College’s fourth president. “It marked the fulfillment of a dream seventy years old, because even Miss Giles held in her heart the […]