Tuesday, November 30

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What Can We Learn From The LGBT  Community’s Recent Success? Leader in Cause Optimistic Moving Forward
News & Current Affairs, Voices

What Can We Learn From The LGBT Community’s Recent Success? Leader in Cause Optimistic Moving Forward

In the months since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize gay marriage in June this year, related stories continue to make headlines. Many governments throughout the country, however, have taken issue with the court’s ruling, citing states’ rights and religious liberty. Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis gained a wealth of support for denying marriage licenses to gay couples, resulting in a visit from Pope Francis, though the Vatican denied significance of the meeting. As with the milestone election of our first black president, which didn’t erase racism from the hearts of many in the country, the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage still hasn’t erased the bias inhibiting equal protection under the law for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, explains Jonathan B...
The Lincoln University’s Melvin Leaman & Nicole Files-Thompson Preview Upcoming Documentary LINCOLN MEN AND MALCOLM X: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
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The Lincoln University’s Melvin Leaman & Nicole Files-Thompson Preview Upcoming Documentary LINCOLN MEN AND MALCOLM X: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

BY NICOLE WEBB LINCOLN UNIVERSITY—At Thursday, April 4, 2013’s convocation, The Lincoln University faculty members Melvin Leaman and Nicole Files-Thompson previewed the production of their upcoming feature-length documentary Lincoln Men and Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary. The upcoming documentary is a part of an interdisciplinary study, funded by the university, to display the contribution of four Lincoln University graduates, Milton Henry, Milton Glamison, Lonnie Cross and James Monroe King Warden, to the Civil Rights Movement and their experiences alongside civil rights activist, Malcolm X. The documentary takes viewers through the beginnings of these four Lincoln graduates, starting at the university, through their activism during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. “I t...
Mass Communications Revises Major and Minor Curriculum
Campus Academic Affairs

Mass Communications Revises Major and Minor Curriculum

By Nicole Webb LINCOLN UNIVERSITY—The Lincoln University’s Center of Excellence in Mass Communications recently revised its existing department curriculum with hopes of enhancing its students’ media literacy and understanding of digital media convergence. On January 10, 2014, the revision of the department’s curriculum was completed by the department’s chair, Carmen Manning-Miller, along with the department’s faculty Kenneth Nagelberg, Nicole Files-Thompson, Jamila Cupid, and Cheryl Renee Gooch. “The marketplace has changed. Media has changed and our current curriculum is an archaic way of viewing and producing mass media product,” stated Manning-Miller, the department’s chair. “All media has converged and the industry is now digitally dependent.” The purpose of the new rev...
Lincoln Honors Student Achievers
Campus Academic Affairs

Lincoln Honors Student Achievers

Asia A. Black The Lincoln University celebrated and acknowledged over 150 leaders within the Lincoln community at the Student Recognition Awards Convocation. This convocation took place on March 20 at 11 a.m. in the international cultural center’s auditorium. Students who were honored included student athletes, student leaders, endowed scholarship winners, resident advisors, students scholars and dean’s award winners. In order to be eligible for a dean’s award the student recipient had to be a graduating senior, and hold one of the five highest grade point averages in his or her respective college. The ceremony opened with an academic processional, a welcome to students, family, friends, professors, and others by The Lincoln University’s Vice President for Academic Affai...
New Degree Program Proposed Within University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Academic Affairs

New Degree Program Proposed Within University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

By Nicole Webb LINCOLN UNIVERSITY-During its February faculty meeting, the Lincoln University Educational Policies Committee proposed approval of a new program for a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. Spear-headed by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences dean, Cheryl Gooch, and faculty members Kaukab Saddique and Abbes Maazaoui, the program was proposed as an innovative way to counter retention, loss of program funding and declining enrollment in certain courses. The Liberal Studies program will offer university students an alternative for graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies if their previous departments have been recently disbanded. The new Liberal Studies will utilize currently existing courses offered by the university, through the ...
Online Applications Finally Available at Lincoln
Campus Academic Affairs

Online Applications Finally Available at Lincoln

By Alexandra Rainey In an effort to have more students to apply to The Lincoln University, the Admissions office and the Information Technology department have teamed up to make applying to the university a little more simple. On March 14, the plan to create online applications accessible to prospective students was finalized, due to the President’s urgent demand to compete with other schools that already had the technology. Since the process was finalized about 50 students have used this method to apply to the university. Andre’ Warner, who has served as Lincoln’s assistant vice president for information technology since January, organized the effort as a means of connecting with younger, more tech-savvy generations. “Today’s students live on the web.  Snail mail is no long...
LU Begins Search for Athletic Director
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LU Begins Search for Athletic Director

By Nicole Webb Starting this month, The Lincoln University will begin its search for a new Athletic Director after the departure of its previous Athletic Director, Diantha Ford-Kee (photograph shown above). The university’s Athletic Department has put together a search committee to find a replacement for Ford-Kee and will begin meeting shortly. “The search committee [will be] made up of myself, Winnie Washington,  (the) current SGA president, and two representatives of the Student Athletic Advisory,” said Dr. F. Carl Walton, standing Interim Director of Athletics. In addition,. Dana Flint, the faculty athletics representative, will also be interviewing candidates for the search. “We are currently in the process of interviewing candidates and hope to have a successful sea...
Extended library hours allow crucial finals-week study time
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Extended library hours allow crucial finals-week study time

By Timothy Alston The Lincolnian   The Langston Hughes Memorial Library is now open around the clock so students can study during finals week. The library opened at 6 a.m. today and will remain open until midnight Thursday. It will then reopen at 8 a.m. Friday. Some students were discouraged that the library was closed all day Saturday and then was only open from 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday. “I was hoping to be able to use the full library this weekend to get the majority of the work I have done,” said freshman Olutoyin Olowookere late last week. Other students said the closure was reasonable. By the end of the semester, the closure should not stop students from having comfortable studying accommodations because they should have been staying on top of our books....
Students ponder major decisions
Campus Academic Affairs

Students ponder major decisions

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian While students are waiting in line to schedule classes with their advisors, there is always a wait on students who can’t decide on a major. Students may have an idea of a major when they come to college, but then decide on something else. Others have no idea at all. Whether they change their minds, don’t like the classes or find no usefulness in the major after evaluating the course, there is always confusion about students’ choices. “I know a lot of students who changed their majors in the past because it’s a rough job market, and the major won’t be enough when sending in a resume to employers,” said freshman Tondalaya Goodman. “They want to major in something that will stand out,” Goodman said. “Another big reason is because people have d...
You’ve graduated! Now what?
Campus Academic Affairs, Voices

You’ve graduated! Now what?

By Briana McKellery The Lincolnian College is often where you spend some of your best years of your life making friends, joining organizations, studying interesting things and maybe finding the love of your life. But when it’s over, many students are left with a world of questions about what to do next with their lives. Students typically have two options: Find a job or go to graduate school for a master’s degree. “I plan to go to graduate school as soon as I graduate so that everything is still freshly embedded in my mind,” said Cynthia Johnson, a senior who’ll graduate in spring 2014. [polldaddy poll=7570236] "I plan on majoring in chemical engineering, then take a career in personal care products, then one day start my own business,” Johnson said. Like Johnson, s...