We’re Not Gonna Take It!


Outrage and contempt for the violent treatment of  women gave birth to today’s designation of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. According the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, women’s organized protest began in the late 1970s in England with “Take Back the Night” marches that have become a worldwide movement. … [Read more...]

Making Impact Drives New Student Leaders


Mary Pickard, C’2015, is very clear about why she decided to run for president of the 2014-2015 Spelman Student Government Association. “During my first two years, Spelman gave so much to me. I had so many opportunities that I probably wouldn’t have had at another institution, so I really wanted to give back to Spelman all it’s given to me,” … [Read more...]

Spelman Women Embrace Natural, Healthy Hair


During the spring 2012, senior Britney Robinson got an idea. After entertaining questions about how she grew her once-permed hair from 3 inches to shoulder length in less than two years, Robinson felt compelled to share. A mathematics major minoring in public health, she established the Coils and Curls Hair Care Association, a registered student … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Octavia E. Butler Celebration Highlights  Arts & Activism William and Camille Hanks Cosby Chair in the Humanities, Tananarive Due, will present the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism on April 16, 2014. Butler’s legacy as a groundbreaking science fiction writer will be discussed during the event. Activities include an … [Read more...]

Founders Day Praise

Spelman Hymn

“Spelman, thy name we praise…” While these words are uttered from the lips of hundreds throughout the year, annually they take on a special meaning when the collective voices of Spelman students and alumnae sing them together on Founders Day. Founders Day Convocation is a rite of passage for all Spelman women. First-year students pour into … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Registration Open for Wellness Revolution 5K To promote personal health and fitness within the Spelman community, the College is hosting its second annual Wellness Revolution 5K (3.1mile) Run/Walk on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Individuals interested in participating can pre-register. The Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Spelman and end at the … [Read more...]

Technology Meets Spelman Art Curriculum In 3-D

MakerBot Image

As technology and art merge in the Department of Art at Spelman College, students are developing everything from masks to iPhone covers  by using a 3-D printer. “Students can design a 3-D object then explore what can be done with it in the physical space,” said Robert Hamilton, computer graphics lab assistant. Nestled away in the corner of an … [Read more...]

Be Happy


“People who choose to experience happiness daily enjoy great health, fulfilling relationships and success,” according to the United Nations, which designated March 20 as the International Day of Happiness in 2013. Maintaining your health extends to more than just an individual’s physical well-being. Emotional health is also an important aspect … [Read more...]