Tuesday, November 30

Campus News

Campus Administration, Campus News

Board of Trustees Meeting Addresses Campus Concerns

 By Khendall Beale    This past Saturday, 20 trustee members and a group of over 20 students, alumni, and faculty members packed the state-of-the-art board room in the International Cultural Center, to discuss contemporaneous campus issues.    Some among the topics that were discussed at the meeting were middle states accreditation, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, and the budget.   President Ivory V. Nelson, PhD., explained the different measures that the university has taken to ensure that the standards of assessment are above average for the middle states commissioners. However, regardless of the outcome, accreditation for the university will not be threatened.   Nelson stated that the final copy of this report “has to be a product of what has come off of the campus.”        In re...
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Strutting Towards Awareness

By Briana Baldwin Students gathered in the Student Union Building at 8p.m. on Thursday during the “Walk for Wellness” sponsored by Lincoln University’s Minority Male Health Project. This year’s event took place in two parts one being an information session on HIV/AIDS awareness and the other a fashion show. We Are 1 Family fashion models graced the runway in support of heightening awareness for the Philadelphia AIDS Walk that will take place October 16th.                   Each year the Delaware Valley community and surrounding areas participate in the walk hoping that it will put them one step closer to finding a cure. Before the show began, members of the Student Government Association took the stage encouraging students to get tested. Throughout a series of giveaways and answering...
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Labor Day Troubles

By  D’Ante Smith Labor Day weekend is one of the best national holiday’s that doesn’t include receiving gifts. It comes with great weather, great outdoor activities, great food, and last but not least, the start of college athletics. Lincoln University was no different, as all of their fall sports participated during the Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, the Lions didn’t get the results they were looking for, as all the teams went winless for the weekend. The Women’s Volleyball team was the first of the Fall sports to compete this year. At the East Stroudsburg University Tournament they were swept on Friday, Sept. 2 by Chestnut Hill. The Lady Lions went on to get swept Saturday against East Stroudsburg and again on Sunday by Caldwell University. “We couldn’t stop the serves all weekend....
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Freshman Phenoms

BY D'Ante Smith For the first time in years, the very first announcement of Lincoln’s players of the week are awarded to two freshmen. Doug Cook and Tara O’Brien were named Lincoln Sports athletes of the week for their heroics this past Labor Day Weekend. Tara O’Brien is a freshman from Twickenham, U.K. The middle fielder scored the teams only two goals last weekend against Concordia. She made an immediate impact on the field, as she scored one of them in the first half.  “She’s really good. She’s a great addition to the team,” said Stephanie Anderson, the captain of the team. Doug Cook, freshman from Miami, Fla., completed 30 out of 47 passes, for an amazing 317 yards and two touchdowns. In his first collegiate game, the freshman looked as if he has been here before. His poise in the p...
Campus News, Pop Culture/Lifestyle

SGA Announces Homecoming Performance Artists

The wait is finally over. After much anticipation from the student body, the 2011-2012 SGA board, revealed hip hop artists Wale and Big Sean as the headliners for this year’s homecoming concert. The news was met with cheers and screams from the student body. The concert will take place on October 8th at the Manuel Rivero Gymnasium. Tickets will be sold for $45 dollars for on campus students, and $50 dollars for off campus. Ticket sales will begin September 19th.
Campus Academic Affairs, Campus News

Media Center Opens Doors for Students

BY Nandi Marshall LINCOLN UNIVERSITY— The media center is starting off this semester with a bang providing endless opportunities for the students. The media center, which is guided by media manager Ashley Sims started off in a small closet size room located in Thurgood Marshall Living Learning Center and has now blossomed into a booming state of the arts center located in the Student Union Building. Sims is very eager to get the ball rolling for this upcoming school term. “I am really excited for lion media’s focus on skill development,” said Sims. “The media center will be bigger and better with lots of opportunities for our students and new original programming coming in the spring.” The informational session revealed internship opportunities in the mass media field, seven new origi...
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Lincoln Convocation Claims New Beginnings For LU Pride

  BY Khendall Beale In the midst of the Lincoln University’s concert choir singing, Hold Fast to Dreams, six Student Government and Association officers elect, dressed in dark blue robes and satin sashes, sat anxiously awaiting, to be inducted as official members of the SGA for the 2011-2012 academic year.      The All University Convocation, held last Thursday at 4p.m. in the International Cultural Center, is an annual tradition of Lincoln, that formally welcomes new students, faculty members and the new officers of SGA.    Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, John Chikwem, Ph.D. gave a welcome to the students. Miss. Lincoln University, 2011-2012, Nava Goodman followed afterwards with a speech.        Goodman gave encouraging remarks. “Empty yourself every day, and die empty,” sh...
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Lincoln University Closes Dorms Due To Low Enrollment

 BY Michelle Fetcher Male dormitories Houston and Amos are vacant and Residence Life says it’s simply due to low enrollment.Amos, Frederick Douglass, Houston, McCrary, and Rendall have normally been the potential housing assignments for male students who want to live in all male dorms. With the number of incoming students capping at a little over 500, Lincoln University didn’t receive the amount of students they were hoping for. Houston, a three-story 44-bed upper-class male residence hall and Amos, a 16-bed upper-class male dorm were closed due to high operational costs.  The office of Residence Life reports that at the beginning of the semester there were enough vacancies in the other male dorms to eliminate Houston and Amos as housing options. But with only 202 new male students on...
LU Football Player Prepares for His Future
Campus News, Campus Sports & Athletes

LU Football Player Prepares for His Future

By Cerella Ferebee Twenty- two year old Daron Jones expects winning a respectable season. During last Saturday’s game The Battle of the First, against Cheyney University, Jones felt he didn’t play his best for senior starter. “The game this past Saturday was a shocker. Cheyney actually got away with one really lucky. I feel as though if we lined up against them again it would be a different outcome,” said Jones. The Baltimore native who now resides in Woodlawn County was a football star for the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders. Before Lincoln, he transferred from Robert Morris University in Pittsburg, Pa. At first the change was for better scenery, and LU is closer to Baltimore. Jones who plays strong safety, also referred to as an outside linebacker, was born and raised in south Bal...
Lions Fall in Opener
Campus News, Campus Sports & Athletes

Lions Fall in Opener

By Taron Jordan In the Battle of the Firsts, the Cheyney University Wolves were able to overcome a huge day by Lions QB, true freshman Doug Cook and defeat Lincoln University 21-19.  This was the Lions first defeat at the Claws of the Wolves in over 100 years. Despite big games from players on both the Lions’ offensive and defensive sides of the ball, specials teams and turnovers, five by the Lions and only one by the wolves, were the difference. “We were not able to maintain our momentum throughout the whole game,” Lions head coach O.J. Abanishe said. “We had an up and down game. I thought Doug Cook played very well as a freshman. He made some mistakes, as freshmen do, but we are very pleased with the performance he had today.” The Lions were lead on offense by Cook, who went ...