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  • Spelman Ranked No. 6 Among Nation’s Top Colleges for Black Students by Essence and Money Magazines

    Apr 13, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 13, 2016) -- Essence and Money magazines ranked Spelman College No. 6 on their 2016 list of the nation’s “50 Best Colleges for African Americans,” and the No. 2 historically Black college and university in the country.

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  • Spelman’s New Curatorial Studies Program Addresses Critical Museum Industry Diversity Gap

    Apr 06, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 6, 2016) -- A new curatorial studies program at Spelman College has been created to address a diversity gap in the museum industry, and to offer new opportunities for students to work in an expanding field. The program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, began in January 2016 with an introductory curatorial studies course. Ten students have been accepted into the program, including nine Spelman students and one Morehouse student — a group representing art history, English, music, political science and other majors.

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  • Spelman College Celebrates the Inauguration of 10th President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

    Apr 04, 2016

    ATLANTA (April 1, 2016) -- Spelman College will celebrate the inauguration of its 10th president, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, with a series of events slated from April 7-10, 2016. The investiture ceremony will be held Saturday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. Dr. Campbell will be installed by the following Board of Trustees members: Sam’s Club President/CEO Rosalind Brewer, C’84, and Stryker Corporation Director Ronda Stryker.

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  • 15th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference Explores ‘Black Feminist Realness: Taking Back Our Minds, Bodies & Power’

    Mar 29, 2016

    ATLANTA (March 29, 2016) - The Spelman College Women’s Research and Resource Center will present its 15th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference, “Black Feminist Realness Taking Back Our Minds, Bodies, & Power,” April 1-2, 2016.

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  • The Works of Zora Neale Hurston, Charles Chesnutt and Joel Chandler Harris Examined Through the Lens of Appropriation and Preservation

    Mar 18, 2016

    ATLANTA (March 18, 2016) -- The works of three influential writers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be the focus of the panel discussion, “A Conversation About Appropriation and Preservation of African-American Folklore: Zora Neale Hurston, Charles W. Chesnutt and Joel Chandler Harris,” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 22 at Spelman College. The event is organized by the Spelman College Department of English and The Wren’s Nest.

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  • Alumna Awarded Spelman’s First Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Mar 18, 2016

    ATLANTA (March 18, 2016) -- Spelman College alumna Mamasa Camara, C’2015, was recently named a Gates Cambridge scholar, a highly sought-after postgraduate recognition that supports future leaders who are committed to improving the lives of others. Camara is the first Spelman Gates Cambridge scholar, and the only African American and HBCU graduate among this year’s 35 U.S. scholarship recipients.

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  • Spelman College to Inaugurate Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell as 10th President April 9

    Mar 04, 2016

    ATLANTA (March 4, 2016) -- Spelman College will begin a new chapter in its 135-year history when Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., is inaugurated 10th president during a formal investiture ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The inauguration theme of equality will be interwoven into four days of inaugural events (April 7-10), which will involve a convocation, campus celebration, faculty symposia, arts celebration, a Spike Lee retrospective, investiture and interfaith service.

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  • Spelman College Hosts Octavia Butler Conference Feb. 26-28 to Honor Author’s Life and Legacy

    Feb 23, 2016

    ATLANTA (Feb. 23, 2016) -- Spelman College will host the conference “Celebrating Letters, Life, and Legacy,” Feb 26-28, to honor the life and literary contributions of world-renowned science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. Presented by the Department of English and the Octavia E. Butler Literary Society, the conference will feature presentations from Butler scholars and intergenerational talks on the enduring resonance and relevance of Butler’s writings and the intersection of Afrofuturism and social justice.

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  • Innovation Roundup Highlights Technology, Learning Strategies and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    Feb 12, 2016

    ATLANTA (Feb. 12, 2016) — A recent update of the White House Strategy for American Innovation indicates more than half of the total increase in U.S. productivity growth from 1948-2012 stemmed from innovation and technological change. This benchmark underscores the relevance of programs and projects at Spelman College, such as the Innovation Lab, which support innovative ways to think, teach and learn.

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  • Sisters Chapel Celebrates MLK Day with Special Worship Service Jan. 17

    Jan 12, 2016

    ATLANTA (January 12, 2016) – Spelman College Sisters Chapel will recognize the 31st Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a special worship service at 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., president emeritus of Morehouse College and professor of moral leadership at Emory University Candler School Theology.

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