On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Spelman College Sisters Chapel, in collaboration with community partners the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Living Water for Girls, Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Interfaith Children’s Movement, joined forces to host “Arise, Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking.”  This daylong conference was designed to ignite a passion … [Read more...]

Ride the Transcontinental Express to EmbRace Healing


“Just as a doctor will occasionally reopen a wound, because a dangerous infection hovers beneath the half-healed surface, the revolution for human rights is opening up unhealthy areas in American life and permitting a new and wholesome healing to take place. …” excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s book “Why We Can’t Wait” (1963) In August … [Read more...]

Do You Want to Win $500?


You could win $500 by creating a health video. Could you put together a brief story or message about how to be healthy and happy in school, and video it? Student Health 101 is looking for creative students (individuals or groups) to make engaging and informative videos. We’re looking at you to entertain other students while also nudging them to … [Read more...]

Philanthropy Imbues the Spelman Woman

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Kimberly Hogg knew the moment she stepped foot on campus that she would ultimately graduate from Spelman as a better woman and leader. She researched several schools, but after visiting this campus, she was confident that this environment would best prepare her to excel in the world. “I attended an all-girls high school where it was instilled in … [Read more...]

Are Your Thumbs Doing All the Talking?


Which would you go without for a week: your cell phone, your best friend, or good food? Chances are, it’s not your phone. HALF OUR WAKING LIFE College students appear to spend almost nine hours per day—more than half our waking hours — on our phones. That includes 1 1⁄2 hours of texting. ADDICTIVE BRAIN CHEMISTRY Text messages and other … [Read more...]

Capture Your Calm: Eight Small Steps to Stress Less


The semester is coming to an end, and that usually means finals, projects, and papers. Feeling under pressure? For most of us, dodging our responsibilities is not an option, but we can make a conscious decision to manage our stress. Quick, simple actions can have valuable benefits. Aim to incorporate at least one of these into your day, every day. … [Read more...]

Students Pay it Forward With a Hand Up to Fellow Peers


Visitors to the Alma Upshaw Dining Hall may have noticed the aroma of hot chocolate wafting through the air Nov. 12.  If they followed their nose, they would have been led to a table hosted by Spelman’s Student Philanthropy Council in recognition of National Philanthropy Day as a way to thank students who have made contributions to the … [Read more...]