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  • Leading Tech Experts Discuss Diversity and Leadership in the Digital Space at Spelman College Women of Color Conference May 13-14

    May 08, 2015

    ATLANTA (May 8, 2015) -- In 2014, women accounted for only 26 percent of the computing workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, when they made up 57 percent of the overall workforce. In addition, recent research identifies women as the lead adopters of technology. These statistics highlight the need for more women in the tech industry. Encouraging women to consider a technology career and examining how to elevate leadership strategies in the digital era are just two of the many topics speakers and honorees will address at the 11th Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference, May 13-14, 2015.

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  • The Princeton Review Names Spelman College to Annual Guide to Green Colleges

    Apr 22, 2015

    ATLANTA (April 22, 2015) -- The Princeton Review has named Spelman College as one of the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges in its “Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.” Spelman is the first and only HBCU to be included in the guide, which profiles colleges with exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities.

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  • Spelman College Supports the Fight Against Sexual Assault of Women During Denim Day 2015

    Apr 20, 2015

    ATLANTA (April 20, 2015) -- To help increase awareness and combat sexual violence against women, Spelman College will host a variety of events, April 20-24, in support of the global prevention and education campaign Denim Day 2015 and in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, college-aged women ages 18 to 24 still experience among the highest rate of rape and sexual assault victimization compared to females in all other age groups.

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  • Spelman College Announces Honorees and Speakers for 2015 Women of Color Conference

    Apr 15, 2015

    ATLANTA (April 15, 2015) — Dynamic women visionaries who are leading in the field of technology will be honored at the 11th Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference May 13-14, 2015, in Atlanta. At the conference, Spelman will celebrate the impact and influence of exceptional women leaders in the digital era with the conference’s annual Game Changers Awards. A select group of women, counted among those who are leading the advancement of women of color in the digital age, will receive the Legacy of Leadership Award. Also during the conference, an impressive panel of media experts will discuss the new rules needed for responsible reporting in the digital era.

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  • Political Commentator and Strategist Donna Brazile to Deliver Spelman College Commencement Address May 17

    Apr 14, 2015

    ATLANTA (April 14, 2015) -- Donna Brazile, an academic, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, and political strategist, has been named Commencement speaker for the Spelman College Class of 2015. Brazile, who will receive an honorary degree, will address more than 475 graduates on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 3 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center.

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  • Spelman College Digital Moving Image Salon Presents 11th Annual Student Film Showcase

    Apr 08, 2015

    ATLANTA (April 8, 2015) -- The Digital Moving Image Salon at Spelman College will feature three documentaries that explore the female body as a tool for social justice at its 11th Annual DMIS Documentary Film Showcase on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m.

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  • Research Day Showcases Integrated Learning Experience at Spelman College

    Apr 07, 2015

    ATLANTA (April 7, 2015) – Spelman College’s annual Research Day on April 17 will offer more than 200 Spelman students an opportunity to display their scholarly work and investigative research through oral and poster presentations. Since its inauguration as Science Day in 1989, Research Day has evolved to include presentations by students from all disciplines and majors – encouraging cross collaboration.

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  • Spelman College’s Third Annual Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk April 11 Promotes Health and Wellness

    Apr 03, 2015

    ATLANTA (April 3, 2015) -- Spelman College will host its third annual Wellness Revolution 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 11, 2015, as part of the College’s 134th Founders Day activities. The run/walk is in keeping with the College’s ongoing wellness initiative, which aims to have a direct impact on lowering the percentage of Black women who face serious health challenges.

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  • Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell Named President-elect of Spelman College

    Mar 28, 2015

    ATLANTA (March 28, 2015) – Today the Board of Trustees of Spelman College announced the selection of Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., as the College’s 10th president since its founding in 1881. Dr. Campbell assumes the role officially August 1, 2015, having served as dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and university professor in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University.

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  • Sophomore Lexus Phillips Earns Arcus Foundation Scholarship

    Mar 13, 2015

    ATLANTA (March 13, 2015) -- Comparative women's studies major and sociology minor Lexus Phillips, C'2017, has been named the first Spelman College student selected to receive an Arcus Foundation scholarship. Established at Spelman College in 2014, the scholarship provides financial assistance to a student who has shown promise to become a strong leader and advocate for the LGBTQ community.

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