Tuesday, November 30

Views from the U

One Month Later and Still No Grade
Campus Academic Affairs, Views from the U

One Month Later and Still No Grade

by Trejha Whitfield “We took the test last week, when will I see my grade?” After four years in college I am still asking this question. According to The Lincoln University’s Academic Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year, midterm grades for the fall semester were to be submitted on October 10. Many students have taken their exams between October 3 and the 7; also listed on the University’s Academic Calendar as Midterm Week. "It's good to see my grades and gauge where I am, if I should work harder or stay consistent," says Elisha Hall, a transfer junior at The Lincoln University. As a rising senior Hall is concerned with how well she is doing in two out of the five classes she is registered for. The anticipation of waiting for midterm grades has brought students into an up...
Series: My Semester at Sea
LU Travel, Study Abroad, Views from the U

Series: My Semester at Sea

Series: My Semester at Sea I think I Found Home By Chanel Watson During the pre-port before we dock in Dakar, Senegal you can feel the tension in the room because everyone doesn’t know what to expect. This is the first time “Semester at Sea” has ever taken students to Senegal, and not a lot of professors have traveled there before. Everyone would get off the boat uncertain of the area and the behavior of the people. However, one thing was certain among the Black students; this would be the country that we come face to face with our past. As soon as we got past the gate from the port, we were bombarded with Africans trying to greet us and become our tour guides. These people have never seen me, but when they saw my skin color they greeted me saying “Welcome my sister.” Because w...
Series: My Semester at Sea
LU Travel, Study Abroad, Views from the U

Series: My Semester at Sea

Series: My Semester at Sea In Morocco By Chanel Watson Morocco was definitely the most culturally different port we have visited. Everyone had to rapidly adjust to conforming to their religious dress, food, fast paced atmosphere, and polluted air. Despite all of the changes, this was the port where I definitely experienced the culture. My first day In Casablanca was pretty easy. I had a field lab for my marketing class that required me to visit the Morocco marketing team for Coca-Cola. I learned about the differences in products and ingredients they provide in Morocco as well as the process for coming up with new marketing ideas to constantly reinvent the Coke brand; whether it is large scale, such as putting everyone’s names on a bottle, or providing personal experiential even...
Series: My Semester at Sea
LU Travel, Study Abroad, Views from the U

Series: My Semester at Sea

Series: My Semester at Sea Valencia and Barcelona: The Pretty Cities By Chanel Watson I know everyone wants to visit Madrid and Barcelona when they think of visiting Spain, but I definitely encourage everyone to visit Valencia. The beauty of it will blow your mind. At “Semester at Sea,” each class participated in a field lab, similar to a field trip. During a field lab, we attended a location that relates in some way back to our class and the culture of that country in particular. In Spain, I had a field lab for my Managerial Finance class. We went to the Stock Exchange of Valencia where we had someone from the marketing team explain to us the purpose of the stock exchange and how it worked in the best English she knew how to speak (which wasn’t that good, but we got the point.) ...
Series: My Semester at Sea: Culture Shock: Get Over It
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Series: My Semester at Sea: Culture Shock: Get Over It

Series: My Semester at Sea: Culture Shock: Get Over It By Chanel Watson Once you have been surrounded by ones culture, you are no longer vulnerable to your surroundings. Culture is not something you should be shocked about or afraid of, it is something to indulge in and appreciate so you can get over your fears. Many people miss out on the opportunity to study abroad because they are scared of a new normal. When I say the new normal, I am speaking in terms of learning someone else’s normalcies and everyday lifestyles that are different from yours. In the United States, we have dinner around 6 or 7 p.m.; in Greece, they don’t have dinner until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.. In Spain, Futbol (or Soccer as us Americans like to call it) is their number one sport. If you don’t believe me, atten...
Editor of The Lincolnian Pens Letter to Michael Brown
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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...
Speaker urges students to take responsibility for themselves
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Speaker urges students to take responsibility for themselves

By London McAuley The Lincolnian Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, an activist, television personality, motivational speaker and author, recently spoke to Lincoln University students at the International Cultural Center. Hill spoke about several topics, including Shawn Bell, Trayvon Martin and how the world needs to act, especially the African-American community. He said you couldn’t have student success if you don’t have community success. “The biggest problem in the world today is that there are too many people that don’t do anything,” Hill said. Hill said students should ask themselves “who am I” and “whose am I” as part of their effort to understand their black identity. He stressed unity and how we should come together. Hill also spoke on his YouTube show called “For Colored Boy...
NYPD chief, Lincoln alumnus Banks motivates students
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NYPD chief, Lincoln alumnus Banks motivates students

By Briana McKellery The Lincolnian Phillip Banks III, an alumnus of The Lincoln University and now New York City police chief, encouraged students Thursday to never lose sight of their objectives. “You have to have a goal or a plan, because you’ll never know if you’re off track,” Banks said at this morning's convocation at the International Cultural Center. Banks said he believes Lincoln University shaped him into the man that he is today. He often draws on his Lincoln education because he learned so much here, he said. Banks graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor's of science degree in business administration. He met his wife here; she is also a Lincoln graduate. Banks also graduated from the Police Management Institute of Columbia University in 2001. Banks...
LU alum Eric Webb discusses novel tonight on radio show
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LU alum Eric Webb discusses novel tonight on radio show

By Veronica Carr For The Lincolnian "Black men are missing, and no one is asking questions, not even the government." This one line best sums up Eric Webb's newest novel titled "The Garvey Protocol," which Webb will discuss on 1Essence Radio at 7 o'clock tonight. To listen show streamed live, go here. The book is fiction but draws on real events, such as the Atlanta child murders and America's War on Drugs. In his book, Webb poses the question of whether these events were a direct attack on the black community, specifically on black men. On the radio show, Webb said he will discuss his writing career and his journey as a writer in the hopes of inspiring others. Webb hopes that by reading his book, readers will learn a valuable lesson. "I hope that readers will become...
Campus Administration, Campus News, Views from the U

Friday Feature: Interim PR Director- Eric Webb

By Ivana Whitfield Multitasking between a phone call, sending an email and searching for dates, the new Interim Director of Public Relations and Communications has been busy since his start with the university on Sept. 10. Eric Christopher Webb, a 1991 Lincoln University alumnus, is the new Interim Director of Public Relations and Communications.“As the President says, I am the voice of Lincoln University,” Webb clarified with a smile. His job is to ensure that Lincoln is represented correctly in the media and in the public eye.Webb explained that recent changes seen in the Public Relations field make his job more complicated than it may sound. “Social media has had a major impact on how modern day PR communications offices work,” Webb said. "Today, "new" is “instantaneous” in a sense,...