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Spelman Celebrates 75 Years of Studying African American Literature Spelman hosted the College Language Association and Conference March 28-31, as the organization marked its 75th year. Dr. Donna Harper, Fuller E. Callaway professor and chair of the English department, served as the Spelman coordinator for the conference of members who are … [Read more...]

Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson Receives Honorary Degree

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Veteran stage and screen actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson launched her illustrious career at Spelman College when she entered with the class of 1971. Continually engaged with the College since obtaining her bachelor of arts degree in drama in 1974, Richardson is receiving an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Spelman on Founders Day, April 10, … [Read more...]

Service Offers Alternative to Spring Break Sun Basking

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It’s the first Saturday in March, and Dannieka Wiggins, C’2012, is on spring break in Florida, but it’s not to bask in the sun nor enjoy the sandy beaches. Wiggins, along with 20 other students from other historically Black colleges and universities, are on a service mission with her church to work in a convalescent home and homeless … [Read more...]

Creativity Abounds at Spelman With Poetry in Full Focus


In honor of April’s National Poetry Month, Spelman celebrated Aunt Chloe Week starting April 1 with the third release of its literary publication, Aunt Chloe: A Journal of Artful Candor. Formerly Focus magazine, Aunt Chloe has been the Spelman College literary journal for 42 years. The theme for this latest edition is war featuring poetry, … [Read more...]

Be a Woman of Impact Every Year


Share your favorite Founders Day memories with us on Wed., April 11, from noon - 1:00 p.m., on Twitter. Follow @SpelmanCollege and be sure to use the hashtag #InsideSpelman. The best tweet wins a prize! April 10, marks Founders Day 2012 and Spelman’s 131 years of educating women of African descent. On this day each year, Spelman observes its … [Read more...]

New Student Leaders Listen to Constituents and Refocus SSGA

Anita Foster

Cheers rang throughout the lower Manley concourse while anxious students crowded around to hear the announcement of the names of the 2012-2013 Spelman Student Government Association and class council members. Junior international studies major Anita Foster was selected SSGA president.  Although apprehensive throughout most of the election, Foster … [Read more...]

For the Love of Apps


The use of applications on cell phones has grown astronomically. In fact, according to an October 2011 report by Berg Insight, the number of mobile app downloads will exceed an astonishing 98 billion by 2015. College students are using apps on their phones to do everything from getting an edge in their academic lives to staying engaged with … [Read more...]

Spiritual Labyrinth Leads to a Pathway of Peace

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“My passion has always been to support the Spelman College mission from the perspective of religious and spiritual life,” said  the Rev. Lisa Rhodes, dean of the College’s Sisters Chapel and director of its WISDOM  Center. Rev. Rhodes passion has manifested into the development of a spiritual labyrinth scheduled for construction in Spelman’s … [Read more...]