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  • Musician and Composer Dwight Andrews Celebrates Creativity and Collaboration Nov. 12

    Nov 10, 2015

    ATLANTA (Nov. 10, 2015) -- As a Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the past year, Dwight Andrews, Ph.D., has divided his time between the classroom – teaching students about the correlations between spirituality and jazz, the Harlem Renaissance and the music of the 1960s Black Power Movement – and engaging with members of the Spelman community around campus.

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  • English Professor Tarshia Stanley Selected for Georgia Higher Ed Fellowship

    Oct 28, 2015

    ATLANTA (Oct. 28, 2015) – Tarshia Stanley, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of English, was recently selected as a 2015-2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellow. As one of 12 faculty members from institutions of higher education across Georgia, Dr. Stanley was chosen following a highly competitive application and selection process.

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  • Conversation with Award-Winning Writer Robin Givhan Focuses on Journalism and Fashion

    Oct 22, 2015

    ATLANTA (October 22, 2015) –Robin Givhan, fashion editor for the Washington Post, visits Spelman College for the first time Oct. 29 to take part in an arts and entertainment conversation series. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., C’93, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, will moderate the conversation, which will cover Givhan’s success in the fields of fashion and journalism.

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  • Spelman College Joins White House Consortium to Improve STEM Diversity

    Oct 16, 2015

    ATLANTA (Oct. 16, 2015) -- Spelman College will help to bridge the gap in girls and women of color in technology and coding as part of the new White House STEM collaborative “Champions of Change – Young Women Empowering Their Communities” program.

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  • Two Spelman Students Named 2015 White House HBCU All-Stars

    Oct 02, 2015

    ATLANTA (Oct. 1, 2015) -- Antonia Hill, C’2016, and Mya Havard, C’2017, have been selected as 2015 HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hill and Havard are among 83 undergraduate, graduate and professional students from 70 schools across the country recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. As part of the All-Stars program, the students convened in Washington, D.C, Sept. 21-22, for the White House HBCU Week Conference.

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  • City of Atlanta Wins $30 Million HUD Choice Neighborhood Grant

    Sep 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (Sept. 28, 2015) – Mayor Kasim Reed and Secretary Julián Castro announced today that the City of Atlanta has been selected to receive $30 million through the 2014-2015 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. Mayor Reed and Secretary Castro made the announcement at a press event at The Oasis at Scholar’s Landing, a senior residence in the Atlanta University Center neighborhood.

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  • Country Music Artist Mickey Guyton in Conversation at Spelman College Oct. 7

    Sep 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (Sept. 29, 2015) -- Spelman College will host a conversation with top-selling country music artist Mickey Guyton. As one of the few African-American women performing and writing in the genre, Guyton is currently on tour with country music artist Brad Paisley and her debut song, “Better Than You Left Me,” was named song of the week by USA Today. This conversation is the continuation of an arts and entertainment series hosted by Spelman College that explores the impact, influence and navigation of women of color as trailblazers in their respective fields.

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  • Student-Developed Mobile App Featured at White House Citizen Science Forum

    Sep 29, 2015

    ATLANTA (Sept. 29, 2015) -- Elizabeth Sengoba, C'2017, will participate in the White House Citizen Science Forum Wednesday, Sept. 30. During the forum, Sengoba will give a two-minute lightening talk about the Innocase, a “health-on-the-go” mobile app developed by a team of Spelman students including Ropafadzo Denga, C’2017; Elizabeth Fohsta-Lynch, C’2017; Saleigh Derico, 2018; and Brianna Fugate, C’2018. Innocase is a real-time, interactive case that snaps onto any smart phone device and is activated by touch.

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  • Spelman College Appoints New Secretary of the College

    Sep 28, 2015

    ATLANTA (September 28, 2015) – Spelman College recently announced the appointment of Terri Harris Reed, Ph.D., to secretary of the College, effective Oct. 1, 2015.

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  • Education Department Awards Spelman College $2.7 million in First in the World Grant

    Sep 22, 2015

    ATLANTA (Sept. 22, 2015) -- The U.S. Department of Education, in an effort to drive innovation and keep higher education within reach for all Americans, awarded Spelman College $2.7 million as part of its First in the World (FITW) grant program. Spelman was among 17 colleges and universities to receive nearly $60 million in funding.

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