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...]

2014 Homecoming Competition


This year, the 2014 Homecoming Affinity Group Competition gave Spelman’s sororities, residence halls and clubs and organizations the opportunity to extend their friendly rivalries while continuing to support the goals of the College. The competition encouraged alumnae to make their gifts and vote for their favorite group in each category, … [Read more...]

STEM Job Boom for HBCU Grads


According to Tony Baylis, with over 2 million STEM-related jobs available by 2018 and a need to close the diversity/gender gap, Spelman College students are well-positioned to enter this hiring bonanza. One particular area of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics job boom is technology. Not only are technology jobs in demand, … [Read more...]

A First-Year Student Finds Triumph Through Tragedy


“I had a rough childhood. I experienced many tragedies throughout my childhood, and transitioning throughout my teenage years was rough,” revealed Baton Rouge, Louisiana, native Brittany Bulter, C’2018. “I didn’t begin to open up verbally until I was 16 years old, after my mom passed.” The death of her mom was not the only loss Butler … [Read more...]

Reasons for Joy

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“Life will always provide matters for concern.  Each day, however, brings with it reasons for joy.” Saint Benedict In the daily life of a college president, it is easy to stay focused on the matters of concern: the need for more financial aid for deserving students; the necessity for the renovation and expansion of an aging arts facility; the … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Spelman Competes for Outdoor Championship Title For the first time, the Outdoor Foundation is having an Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge where 10 colleges and universities will compete to get the most people outside and active. In 2013, Candice Gaul, C'2014, and 2014 Morehouse College graduate Seth Wolf organized the first student-run Outdoor … [Read more...]