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Chicago anti-gang efforts tame street violence

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2013 file photo, Danyia Bell, 16, left, and Artureana Terrell, 16, react as they read a program after the funeral service for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton outside the Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral service for the Chicago teen whose killing catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence. Since her death, the number of homicides and other violent crimes that turned Chicago into a national symbol of gun violence have fallen sharply after the city and police changed strategies. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2013 file photo, Danyia Bell, 16, left, and Artureana Terrell, 16, react as they read a program after the funeral service for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton outside the Greater Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. Hundreds of mourners and dignitaries including first lady Michelle Obama packed the funeral service for the Chicago teen whose killing catapulted her into the nation’s debate over gun violence.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

News Briefs

Spelman College and CIEE Launch a New Study Abroad Program on Intercultural Engagement In a two-week world-wind tour, Spelman College students will travel to three corners of the earth. In May, the 100 students will journey to either South America, Europe, or Africa as participants in a new study abroad program recently launched by Spelman […]

Ben McLemore Selected to 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

benSACRAMENTO – Sacramento Kings rookie Ben McLemore was selected to participate in the 2014 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, held on Saturday, February 15 at the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, announced by the NBA.

McLemore becomes the fourth Kings player to take part in the contest and first to do so since Gerald Wallace in 2002.

The Wellness Revolution Powers Up for 2014

Spelman College’s Wellness Revolution Summit 2014: Power Up! provided a robust platform for conversation about the importance of women’s health and wellness during the first week of February 2014. Distinguished participants included Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., principal investigator for the Black Women’s Health Study at Georgetown University; Donna Richardson Joyner, a member of the President’s […]

Spel-House Marriages Prove College Can Be a Great Place to Find Love

In his third-grade chorus, Joseph Marshall learned and loved to sing the song “Ave Maria.” It would be some 11 years later in college that the Morehouse man would meet the Spelman woman who just like the song would steal his heart. Ave Maria Lindsay, C’70, and Joseph Marshall represent a long tradition of unions […]

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 […]

Noted Children’s Authors Brian & Andrea Davis Pinkney Come to Sacramento

pinkneycoupleheadshotjpg-0cea136c1e25d390SACRAMENTO – Award-winning husband and wife illustrator and author team, Brian Pinkney and Andrea Davis Pinkney will be the featured guest speakers as The UC Davis School of Education presents its annual celebration of children’s literature, Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature next week.

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 […]