News Briefs


Jacob Lawrence Exhibition on Display at Woodruff Library The Jacob Lawrence and The Legend of John Brown traveling display will be on exhibit at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library through Oct. 31. Comprised of 22 digital images of silkscreen artwork, the display presents an artistic narrative on the radical abolitionist … [Read more...]

The History of Sororities at Spelman


The year 1979 was a very significant moment for sisterhood at Spelman College as four of the six active sororities on campus were chartered that year. According the spring 1979 issue of the Messenger, before that year, Greek organizations were not allowed since it was the general consensus that Spelman was in itself a sisterhood and that … [Read more...]

Caption a Photo — October 2011


Use the comment box to add your caption and identify at least two individuals in the photo. All appropriate captions will be approved. A $20 gift card Spelman College Bookstore will be awarded for our favorite.  For more information about the bookstore, please visit them online. Congratulations to Lisa-Marie Pierre, C'2007. Pierre won with her … [Read more...]

Getting Experience Through Internships


It is no secret; the nation faces a staggering unemployment rate – 9.1 percent in general and 16.7 percent specifically for Blacks according to the Department of Labor. That is not good news for the job-seeking college graduate. But, while the job market is tough, there are plenty of opportunities for the well-prepared and educated who enter the … [Read more...]

Kresge Grant Supports Spelman’s ‘Green’ Transformation


A $500,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation moves Spelman College closer to its goal of turning Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus, into an energy-efficient green building. Creating community excitement to spur growth of the College’s donor base, this grant helps stimulate efforts to secure the remaining … [Read more...]

Recognizing the Need for Academic Assistance


To many students, an academic community appears to be a complex maze. A higher education learning environment is an intricately woven arrangement of units and parts disguised as divisions and departments assembled to recruit and “seed” the minds of burgeoning scholars.  At any point in a student’s collegiate journey, a slump can occur.  Common … [Read more...]

New Volleyball Coach Leads Jaguars to Rebuild for 2011 Season


As an intense, fast-paced sport, volleyball requires players to possess a blend of athleticism, agility and strategic thinking. Ashley Preston, the Spelman College Jaguars’ new volleyball coach, draws from each of these skills, along with a healthy dose of enthusiasm and respect for the sport, as she rebuilds the Jaguars into a competitive Division … [Read more...]

April R. Evans’ Creating Change in Sustainability


Organizing composting, launching recycling initiatives, and helping Spelman College reduce its carbon footprint are just a few of the responsibilities that April R. Evans, C'2011, is excited about in her new position as sustainability intern for Spelman dining. "I'm grateful for the opportunity that Spelman has given me to grow environmentally … [Read more...]