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Beverly Daniel Tatum: Letter to the Community

Dear Spelman Community and Friends,

As many of you know, we publicly launched a major comprehensive fundraising campaign in the fall of 2009—with a goal of $150 million dollars, the largest campaign effort in our history.  Thanks to the hard work of many, and the generous support of our donors, including 71% of our alumnae who made gifts during the campaign, we not only met our goal, but we have exceeded it. Today, I am happy to report that we have successfully raised $157.8 million. Read More


President Tatum is Elected to the American Philosophical Society

President Beverly Daniel Tatum has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. The society honors distinguished scientists, social scientists, humanities scholars, artists, and societal leaders with lifelong membership.

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, APS is the oldest scholarly society in the United States. Members have included George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Frost, Sandra Day O'Connor, Charles Darwin, Toni Morrison and Albert Einstein. 

Established to promote useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, the society offers its members opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship at semi-annual meetings held in Philadelphia, and supports scholarly inquiry and critical thought through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications and prizes.

APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for more than 250 years. Thirty-three new members were elected in 2014. Only 5,474 members have been elected since its founding in 1743.


 Carnegie Corporation Honors Spelman President Beverly Daniel Tatum as Higher Education Innovator with 2013 Academic Leadership Award Read More


Huffington Post Blog by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum: 'Failing Our Students' http://ow.ly/jfVDK


Beverly Daniel Tatum Serves as Woodward Academy's 2013 Baccalaureate Service Speaker View images of the Baccalaureate Service 


Beverly Daniel Tatum Named one of the 100 Most Influential Atlantans
The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual special section includes President Tatum on the list of Atlanta’s 100 most influential people.

Spelman College's Starfish Initiative Helps Students
President Tatum discusses the difficult financial choices some Spelman students are making during the recession, and what the College is doing to help. Listen to the Chronicle of Higher Education Podcast


Tatum Named to 'Most Influential Georgians' List
Visit the Georgia Trend Web site to learn more about this year's honorees


Tatum Featured on NPR
President Beverly Daniel Tatum recently discussed her latest book, "Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation," on National Public Radio's "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin. Listen as Dr. Tatum discusses how American schools are experiencing increasing and underreported resegregation.


Dr. Tatum Talks Spelman College and Gabrielle Douglas with Atlanta’s 11Alive News
http://on.11alive.com/MT4i9j