News Briefs

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President Tatum named HBCU Female President of the Year President Beverly Daniel Tatum has been named HBCU Female President of the Year by HBCU Digest. Additionally, Spelman’s Digital Moving Image Salon was awarded Best Fine Arts Program.   Spelman Recognized in Top 25 Social Media Colleges StudentAdvisor.com ranks Spelman College … [Read more...]

Keith Webb Loses to Win

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“Dedicate yourself to the outcome,” was the phrase that helped Keith Webb, director of the Office of Cooperative Education, win the Institutional Advancement and College Relations Biggest Loser contest. His initial reason for shedding pounds came after a check-up with his doctor where they discussed the risks of being pre-diabetic. Subsequently, … [Read more...]

Digital Showcase: Black Female Superhero Solves Social Issues

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What would happen if the societal issues affecting women put other planets at risk? Well, of course, HER, a Black female superhero, would swoop in with a plan to save the universe. HER is central to HERadventure, a science fiction-based, multimedia platform project that interweaves virtual worlds, digital  and social media to create a gaming and … [Read more...]

Research Day: Spelman’s Gateway to Excellence

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From the Ghanaian folktale Anansi to the use of a light detection and ranging system to study the atmosphere, Spelman students demonstrated their brilliance April 20 in all disciplines on Research Day 2012. Themed Academic Showcase: Gateway to Excellence, there were more than 200 presentations. “We had a 60 percent increase in the number of … [Read more...]

Going for the Goal of 50 Percent Alumnae Giving

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In 2011, 41 percent of Spelman alumnae turned out to support their alma mater by making a gift.  Those contributions landed the College at No. 1 among historically Black colleges and universities and No. 7 for women’s colleges in the nation for alumnae participation (Scripps College held the No. 1 spot with 46 percent participation in 2011). In … [Read more...]

Spelman Now Offers Three Ways to Pay Tuition and Fees

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With a wealth of conversation on the national stage about the rising costs of college, Spelman is taking action with a new option to help students manage their tuition payments. Beginning May 15, Spelman students and their parents can spread the annual cost of tuition and fees across 10 installments by enrolling in the College's new 10-month … [Read more...]

The Transformational Spelman Experience

If I attempted to describe my Spelman experience in one word, it would have to be transformational. Born and raised in Portland, Ore., I hated the word minority because it referred to my single status in my school and community. Except for my close friends, family and mentors, my environment was predominately White. I honestly didn’t even know … [Read more...]