SIS Oral History Program: The Yesterday Elders Experienced


Through a series of documentaries, the SIS Oral History Project will present The Yesterday Elders Experienced, Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. The first documentary, “Little Rock Central Fifty Years Later,” begins with a testimony from one of the “Little Rock Nine,” in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D., Academic Center LL32. Admission is free. … [Read more...]

Cherish your sleep

sleep tight

Students adore and crave sleep. When we asked hundreds of you what you’d love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked second — behind only “being with someone I love,” and ahead of eating delicious food, having sex, and other pleasures. Every time we sleep, we’re taking a luxury nano-vacation. We are “constantly refreshed by little holidays from … [Read more...]

Building My Legacy


Looking back, my four years at Spelman unfolded much differently than I could have ever imagined. When I enrolled at Spelman as an excited and quirky, yet somewhat soft-spoken, 17-year-old, I did not imagine that I would spend four months living in China as a part of my College education. As someone who lived in one house with her parents for her … [Read more...]

Building a Better Atlanta University Center and Community

EcoDistricts Meeting

Now that construction of the new Atlanta stadium is underway, attention has focused on the revitalization of nearby neighborhoods west of Northside Drive, including the Atlanta University Center, Vine City and English Avenue. With support from the city of Atlanta, the three neighborhoods were collectively selected in 2014 as one of 10 national … [Read more...]

Giving That Goes Beyond Tuition

Dr. Keecha Harris and daugher Khadija_is

Keecha Harris knew when her daughter, Khadija Jahfiya, was 5 years old that she wanted her child to attend Spelman College.  Now, as Khadija prepares to graduate with an economics degree in May, a mother’s dream is being fulfilled. “I have several friends who attended Spelman.  I was familiar and impressed with the brand,” said Dr. Harris, a … [Read more...]



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...]