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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
(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.
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 […]