News Briefs

Spleman Spring 2011

Community to Participate in Spelman's Presidential Search In its national search to identify its 10th president, Spelman College is encouraging the community to participate in the process. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Presidential Search Committee will host listening sessions for students, faculty, staff and alumnae. An opportunity for … [Read more...]

Scholarships Help Spelman Dreams Come True


As far as Alexus Benjamin, C’2018, was concerned, there really was no other option. She had long dreamed of attending Spelman College and that is what she was determined to do. Sure, she applied to a few other schools, just in case. But with a mother and sister who are Spelman alumnae, Benjamin knew exactly where she was supposed to be. “Spelman … [Read more...]

Jones Brings International Musical Excellence to Spelman

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With over 30 years of performing internationally as an artist in the African-American improvisational tradition, Ralph Jones comes to Spelman with a wealth of knowledge and experience. After recording and performing on four continents with luminaries like Dr. Yusef Lateef, Pharaoh Sanders, Ahmed­Abdul Malik, Ella Fitzgerald, Wadada Leo Smith, and … [Read more...]

The Spelman Sisterhood Shines During NSO

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For Ansley Carlisle, C’2018, witnessing the Spelman sisterhood in action was one of the most important elements of New Student Orientation Week. “The most inspiring part of NSO was meeting various upperclassmen who demonstrated the true meaning of sisterhood through their actions toward each other and toward the incoming freshmen,” said the … [Read more...]

Spelman Unveils First Online Course


Mathematics professor Jeffrey Ehme, Ph.D., begins his pre-calculus course by pulling up to his computer, strapping on a headset and logging on to, a Web and video-conferencing site, where he meets with a class of five students. In this virtual classroom, Dr. Ehme quickly pulls up a list of class participants, along with a chat box that … [Read more...]

Travel Healthy


Maintaining your wellness program between long-delayed flights, rigorous meetings, and limited healthy eateries while traveling can be challenging. But with a little commitment and planning, you can retain your routine while you’re away. Here are a few travel solutions: Make easy to carry snacks that require no mess or fuss: Poke a straw … [Read more...]

A New Era of Preservation for Spelman’s History

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After 15 years under the watchful eye of Taronda Spencer, C’80, the Spelman College Archives is now managed by archivist Holly Smith. A graduate of William and Mary College and Yale University, Smith, who has a background in public history and, library science and archives, comes to Spelman after having worked for five years in special collections … [Read more...]

Fierce Competition Increases Reunion Giving


Reunion for Spelman women is all about coming home to celebrate their sisterhood and making friendly wagers about whose class will take home top honors at the weekend’s culminating event, Blue Note Theatre.  The classes ending in 4s and 9s brought fierce competition this year (both against each other and with last year’s winners) and raised more … [Read more...]