Women’s Tech Fest Expands Digital Diversity

From left to right: Sabrina Harvey, Kimberly Bryant, Ayoka and Ashia Sims.

The Women Interactive Creative Technology Festival is based on three pillars: interact, inspire and educate. The second annual conference, geared toward women of color who are digital content creators, will return to Spelman College Nov. 9, 2013. This year’s theme will explore “digital citizenship” and how engagement in the digital sphere has … [Read more...]

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Spelman Cross Country Team Wins Championship Spelman’s cross country team was recently recognized as the 2012 Great South Athletic Conference Champions.  Led by “Coach of the Year” Lisa Tillery, the team consists of eight members.  Recently, Jaguars Kamilia Nemcova, C’2016, and Heather Smith, C’2016, were awarded All-Conference honors.  Smith … [Read more...]

Faculty Immerse Themselves in Education Technology

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“New to technology in teaching? No problem. Neophyte is better than nophyte,” Kathleen Phillips-Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the history department, tweeted during Spelman College’s biannual Faculty Institute. This semester’s Faculty Institute completely immersed the College’s academic staff  in education technology to ensure no … [Read more...]

Digital Showcase: Black Female Superhero Solves Social Issues

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What would happen if the societal issues affecting women put other planets at risk? Well, of course, HER, a Black female superhero, would swoop in with a plan to save the universe. HER is central to HERadventure, a science fiction-based, multimedia platform project that interweaves virtual worlds, digital  and social media to create a gaming and … [Read more...]

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Mario Van Peebles Previews His New Film at Spelman Director and actor Mario Van Peebles stopped by Spelman Nov. 10 to engage with students about the film industry and his new movie, “We the Party.” Also students in the English class of professor Tarshia Stanley, heard from several actors in the film, including Peebles' daughter Maya and son … [Read more...]

HBCU Czar Looks to Minority Institutions to Help Make America Top Producer of College Grads

It was the day before the historic vote on health care, and John S. Wilson Jr. was telling a packed room of higher education professors and administrators that historically Black colleges and universities are crucial to President Obama’s plan to make the United States the top producer of college graduates. Wilson, executive director of the White … [Read more...]