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Month: February 2014

Lincoln University Sets Tuition, Room and Board Increases
Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Lincoln University Sets Tuition, Room and Board Increases

  By Jocelyn Haslon At the last Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 8th it was announced that there will be a tuition increase of 2 percent for the 2014-2015 academic school year. There will also be an increase of 1.5 percent for room and board. Tuition will increase due to the increase of utility rates, insurance rates campus renovations and repairs. Most of the money for room and board will be allocated toward the refurnishing of all dorms on campus with air conditioning and additional repairs. The announcement of the tuition increase resulted in moans from students during the last Student Government Association meeting. But relatively speaking, the increases are modest. President Robert Jennings said that, “while almost all schools increase tuition on an a...
Former Cosby Show Producer Paying Visit to Lincoln
Campus News, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Former Cosby Show Producer Paying Visit to Lincoln

By Nicole Webb A pioneering television executive  who worked on The Cosby Show will speak with students at The Lincoln University on March 5, 2014. Stacy Milner, a former television and studio executive assistant of NBC and Paramount and founder of multi-million dollar entertainment employment agency Executive Temps will be visiting Lincoln as a part of her Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program tour, a bi-annual effort to connect with students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (ECIOP) tour consists of a discussion and workshop panel that seeks to give students a “rare inside look at the culture of the entertainment industry while equipping [them] with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in this h...
Tournament Time:  Men and Women’s Basketball Teams Set for CIAA
Campus Sports & Athletes

Tournament Time: Men and Women’s Basketball Teams Set for CIAA

By Nigel Broadnax   The Lincoln University women’s and men basketball teams lost their regular season finales versus Virginia State University on the road. Both teams will now move on to compete in the CIAA Tournament this week. The women’s team lost to Virginia State 75-64 on Saturday. Despite being up by 12 early in the second half, the Lady Lions could not hold off VSU as they coughed up 17 turnovers in the final period, 32 overall, and committed 13 personal fouls. Sophomore guard Amani Clark scored a game-high 23 points, which was a career best. The Lady Lions end the season with an 11-15 record, having lost their last seven. They clinched the sixth seed in the CIAA’s Northern Division, and will play Winston Salem State University in the opening round o...
Time For a Break
Campus News, Voices

Time For a Break

By Devon Hall After a semester full of snow and sleet, Lincoln University’s students are on a week long spring break for the spring semester. But in many ways, they have already enjoyed a break due to the weather. Students had a full week of classes in total canceled due to the snowstorms. “This semester couldn’t be any easier. It’s like haven’t had a full week of classes since we came back after winter break” said Shamsiddin Lowther, a junior at Lincoln. Classes will resume on March 3.
Life of Former Lincoln Student Honored
Campus News, Notable LU Alumni

Life of Former Lincoln Student Honored

By Nicole Webb HARRISBURG—On Tuesday, February 11, the brothers of Lincoln University’s People Standing United paid tribute to the life their fellow member Tariq Alexander Sinclair Williams in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Sinclair Williams, 28, died on Feb. 2 in a  one-vehicle accident on the City Avenue Bridge just outside Philadelphia. During the tribute, the former Lincoln Lion was noted by many as “a natural leader” and “older brother” who touched the hearts of many people. “He’s [was] a brother, a mentor, friend, and a leader…the glue of PSU. He’s one of a kind and a shoe [that] will be impossible to fill. He’ll be truly missed & forever loved,” stated Alir Rothwell, fellow member of PSU. In honor of their fallen brother, the organization recently designed customiz...
Two New Eateries Coming to Lincoln’s Campus
Campus News

Two New Eateries Coming to Lincoln’s Campus

By Jocelyn Haslon Lincoln University students will have two new dining options in less than a month. During its Feb. 11 meeting, Student Government Association Vice President of Internal Affairs Nobuko Maybin announced that the venues, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Be Right Burger, will open on March 18 inside the Thurgood Marshall Living and Learning Center. Both venues will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. While the national fast-food chain KFC may be known by most, the other venue, Be Right Burger, is based in Reston, Virginia, and specializes in hamburgers.  According to the company’s website, customers may select from several hamburgers on their menu, or chose to “build” a burger, using a beef, vegetable, turkey or chicken patty as the base. Be Right Burger’s Reston restaur...
Snow Results in Two More Lincoln Closures
Campus News

Snow Results in Two More Lincoln Closures

By Asia A. Black Classes were cancelled and campus was closed twice this past week. This campus has had a total of five snow days thus far. Lincoln University students have had one full week of classes since Jan. 8. “The cancelation of classes and delays really isn’t giving our professors enough time to teach us material. I still have midterms in all my classes, and I feel very overwhelmed. This snow was cool a few weeks ago, but now it needs to chill,” said Keonna Dumas, junior. Snow fell over Lincoln University’s campus from Wednesday night into early Thursday, which left a little over 12 inches of snow on the ground. The snowstorm was expected, which allowed the university to make a decision on campus cancellations early. Eric Webb, director of Communications and Pu...
Kappa’s Play Kupid for Valentine’s Day
Campus News

Kappa’s Play Kupid for Valentine’s Day

By Christopher Wilson   The cold weather didn’t stop one organization from spreading love on the 14th. The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated spiced Lincoln University’s cafeteria by hosting its Kupid’s Kafé for the students on Valentine’s Day. Aaron Bennett, A brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, wanted the people to have an enjoyable and memorable time for Valentine ’s Day. “Due to the snow, people got snowed in on campus, so we wanted people who plans were ruined to still have a nice romantic evening even if they settled for less,” Bennett said. A specific section of the cafeteria was blocked off for couples only. The Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi were hosting, and waiting on the people to give them an actual feeling if they we...
Men Shine, Women Struggle in Last Week’s Basketball Games
Campus Sports & Athletes

Men Shine, Women Struggle in Last Week’s Basketball Games

By Nigel Broadnax This past week was a good one for the Lincoln University men’s basketball team. It was not so great for the women’s team. The men defeated Elizabeth City State University 64-58, earning a victory in their final home game of the seasons. Trailing 27-10 with 8:06 left in the opening period, the team began a 17-4 run which cut the lead to four. Following a three-pointer by senior guard George Jackson to end the run with 34 seconds left, ECSU made a basket at the buzzer to make it a six-point game at the half. The Lions scored seven unanswered points within the first three minutes of the half to take their first lead of the game. ECSU regained a one-point lead shortly after, only for Lincoln to take it right back almost immediately. While the remainder ga...
Lincoln Celebrates 160th Anniversary
Campus News

Lincoln Celebrates 160th Anniversary

By Nicole Webb and Jocelyn Haslon   On Friday, February 7, The Lincoln University celebrated 160 years of the institution’s founding with a morning celebratory convocation in university’s International Cultural Center, featuring prominent alumni of the institution. The ceremony was officiated by the university’s Student Government Association President Winnie Washington, with remarks from Shelia Sawyer, Board of Trustee member and Class of 1971 alumna, Sharlene Roberson, Class of 1980 alumna, and keynote speaker Horace Dawson, Class of 1949. Dawson, the first Lincoln alum to serve as a United States ambassador for Botswana, described the university’s celebration as “significant,” in his speech about his Lincoln experience. “This has significance … Lincoln enrich...