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Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns
News & Current Affairs, Sports

Black Missouri Football Players Say They’ll Strike Until University President Resigns

By ESPN 08 November 15 A group of black players on the Missouri football team says it will stop participating in football activities until university system president Tim Wolfe resigns. The announcement came via Twitter on Saturday night in a post by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians. It comes after several recent racial incidents on Missouri's campus, and with Wolfe under fire for how he has handled them. The tweet included a photograph of 32 black men, including starting running back Russell Hansbrough. "The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe 'Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,'" the tweet read. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed du...
South Carolina Officer Fired After Attacking High School Student
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South Carolina Officer Fired After Attacking High School Student

South Carolina Officer Fired After Attacking High School Student By Veronica Carr The Lincoln University students expressed their joy, on Twitter, of news of a South Carolina officer who was fired after a video surfaced that showed the officer slamming a high school student to the floor.In the video, Deputy Ben Fields is seen body slamming the student who is 16, to the ground. Fields, 34, was called into a classroom at Spring Valley High School to remove the girl after she refused to put her cell phone away. “I thought it was out of line and the girl did not deserve to be treated like an animal,” senior Andrew White said. “If this happened at Lincoln, the officers would be more sympathetic and kind.” After the incident, the girl was released to her parents, but still faces a “di...
Apply for the 2015 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute
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Apply for the 2015 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute

By: Chanel Watson Thurgood Marshall College Fund has always dedicated its services to developing African American students into future leaders, which is the purpose of the 2015 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute. Thurgood Marshall College Fund is accepting applications for its 2015 Leadership Institute to be held from Friday, November 13, 2015 to Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Every year the Thurgood Marshall College Fund holds a professional development conference that allows students to participate in workshops, networking activities, keynote addresses from professional and government leaders, and recruitment fair for students looking for jobs and internships at over 60 companies. Some companies that participated in the 2014 Leadership Institute included Comcast, NBCUni...
LU Sister’s Week Sparks a Fashion Twist
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LU Sister’s Week Sparks a Fashion Twist

By Dominique Youngblood   Females on The Lincoln University’s campus held the first clothes swap on March 4 as a way to create innovative trends for the spring season. “The Empress’ New Clothes,” swap was the third event of Lincoln’s annual Sisters’ Week. Sisters’ Week is a week held every spring semester and is designated for all females on campus allowing them to socialize and network with each other. At the swap, ladies traded the clothes they had with different pieces from other women’s closets to create new outfits for the warmer months ahead. Simone Wright, a junior student and director of Ziana Fashion Club on campus hosted the event and stunned attendees with her unique “T-shirt turned dress” style. Her demonstration showed females how to make use of their old ...
Editor of The Lincolnian Pens Letter to Michael Brown
Campus News, News & Current Affairs, Views from the U

Editor of The Lincolnian Pens Letter to Michael Brown

The following letter is an excerpt from The Lincolnian's editor, Nicole Webb's, journalism blog entitled Testaments of a Journalism Major. Webb is a graduating senior at The Lincoln University, double majoring in Broadcast and Print Journalism. You can view this letter and her other posts by visiting testamentsofajournalismmajor.blogspot.com. Dear Michael, You don't know me and I quite frankly cannot say that I know of who you are outside of these recent headlines. From what I've read you were a "gentle giant;" you had just graduated from high school and just like so many of our young Black men, you had the world ahead of you...until the stray of a bullet fatally took that future away.  Michael, I cannot say that I understand what it feels like to be a Black man in...
NEW ACTING PRESIDENT PENS LETTER TO LINCOLN COMMUNITY
Campus Administration, Campus News

NEW ACTING PRESIDENT PENS LETTER TO LINCOLN COMMUNITY

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa.--Newly appointed Acting President, Valerie Harrison, released a letter to The Lincoln University community yesterday, after the resignation of former president, Robert R. Jennings. In her letter published on the University's blog, cubstolions.com, Harrison expressed her "uncompromising commitment to the University, and to advancing its great legacy." According to Harrison's letter, Harrison is set to have meetings with students and members of the Lincoln community in days to come. She also appointed the University's Vice President of Student Affairs, Juliana Mosley, to lead a task force in sexual misconduct, that will consist of faculty, students, and staff, stating that the University "[takes] the issue of sexual misconduct seriously and have done signifi...
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT RESIGNS AFTER MAKING HEADLINES WITH REMARKS ON SEXUAL ASSAULT
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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT RESIGNS AFTER MAKING HEADLINES WITH REMARKS ON SEXUAL ASSAULT

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa.--Yesterday, The Lincoln University's 13th President, Robert R. Jennings, resigned after making national headlines for his remarks regarding false rape allegations during a September university convocation. Jennings' resignation was announced via email to the University's constituents, with a letter from the university's board of trustees chairwoman, Kimberly Lloyd. Lloyd's letter stated: "This morning, the Lincoln University Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of President Dr. Robert R. Jennings.The Board of Trustees is committed to the University’s stakeholders and to advancing Lincoln’s great legacy. Toward that end, the Board plans to strengthen engagement with all members of our community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and pa...
THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND PRESIDENT CHARGES STUDENT SCHOLARS “TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SPITE OF RACE”
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THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND PRESIDENT CHARGES STUDENT SCHOLARS “TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SPITE OF RACE”

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa.-On Thursday, Nov. 20, The Lincoln University welcomed Thurgood Marshall College Fund President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., as its honors convocation keynote speaker. Thursday's convocation awarded over 200 of the university's students who have excelled academically during 2013-2014 academic school year. In Taylor's reflections to the student scholars, Taylor empathized with students as he reminded them of his awareness of the pressure they are under to succeed. "I know it's a lot of pressure...but this is the real deal," stated Taylor. "But you have to know your craft." Taylor also explained to students that it was their duty to their communities to excel in their academia and future careers. "You owe it to our community," Taylor explained. "B...
Opposite Feelings Accompany Lincoln’s Men and Women Basketball
Campus Sports & Athletes

Opposite Feelings Accompany Lincoln’s Men and Women Basketball

By Federico Ghelli     There were mixed feelings after the first games of the season for the women and men’s basketball teams. The men lost both games, while the women won their season opener. On Nov. 14, at The Lincoln University the men’s basketball team suffered a 92-72 loss against East Stroudsburg University, as part of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) – Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Challenge. Joshua Davis was the top scorer for the Lions with 10 points, making four out of five two-point shots. East Stroudsburg made 51 percent of the shots (20-39) against a low 35 percent (6-17) for the Lions. Lincoln also made 15 out of 23 attempts from the free-throw line and scored more points inside the paint (19-16). The L...
STUDENTS RALLY OUTSIDE OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING IN SILENT PROTEST
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STUDENTS RALLY OUTSIDE OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING IN SILENT PROTEST

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa.—On Saturday, Nov. 15, Lincoln University students held a silent protest outside of the university’s Board of Trustees Meeting held in the University’s International Cultural Center. Over 50 students gathered early Saturday morning outside of the trustees meeting, after the meeting room reached capacity, with posters stating “Our Voice Doesn’t Matter,” using the hashtag #UnSilenceOurVoice, in retaliation to the recent headlines circulating of the university’s president, Robert R. Jennings, and the recent faculty Vote of No-Confidence in Jennings. During the opening statements of the meeting, the board released a statement of support, stating that it collectively agreed to remain in support of Jennings, and had applauded him for his accomplishments in bringing t...