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President's Letter to the Community

Spelman Students Are Election Ready

November 1, 2018

Fall weather has finally found its way to Atlanta and as the midterm elections approach, our Spelman students have been in the vanguard. Earlier in the year, they helped register hundreds of new voters. Recently, our students have been getting voters out to vote early. And, as you can see, they are armed with knowledge that protects their rights.  

Next Tuesday on Election Day, I will proudly lead students out of the Spelman gates in a procession through the community to encourage every eligible resident to vote. On election night, we will gather together during a campus watch party to experience the results of our civic engagement.

Senator Kamala Harris at Spelman CollegeOur campus at midyear has been brimming with excitement. New York Magazine captures some of that excitement in an article that features a visit to Spelman from U.S. Senator for California Kamala Harris. Her stirring speech about our rights as empowered citizens and our need to fight for those rights was a high point of Homecoming.

Homecoming also brought with it a stellar series of experts in the innovation and technology sphere. They explored the work force of the future and the opportunities that emerging technologies will present for our Spelman students. Our plans for a new Center for Innovation & the Arts could not be more timely.

And, as always, our Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is host to a groundbreaking exhibition, “Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness.”


Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D.