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Research Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Exposition
Campus News

Research Symposium: A Multidisciplinary Exposition

Title III and The Undergraduate Research Office will host a research symposium to highlight work done by students from all fields of study. Students are encouraged to bring whatever noteworthy piece of work they have done, film, art, scientific research, music, writing, etc. and showcase what LU students are about. Date: April 17th 2017 Time: 10am-2pm Location: Wright Hall Lobbyy Contact: Dr. Susan Safford - safford@lincoln.edu EXT 7512               Ms. Marion Bernard-Amos - mba@lincoln.edu EXT 7224
Did That Really Just Happen?
News & Current Affairs

Did That Really Just Happen?

We all know that each year most of us look forward to seeing who is graciously honored with an Oscar award. But no one was prepared for this past Oscars experience that went array. Feb. 26 millions of viewers at home and at the event watched the Oscars have the worst fail in 88 years. When it was time to read best picture we all watched as Warren Beatty looked so puzzled at the paper that he had reached out of the envelope, only to then hand it to Faye Dunaway in confusion and she would be the one to announce that “La La Land” had won best picture. But moments later we learned that, that was not the case at all. The viewers would shortly learn that presenters had gotten the wrong envelope and that “Moonlight” had won for best picture. Warren then explains to the crowd, “I want to te...
#OscarsSoBlack
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#OscarsSoBlack

By: Sandra Glover When April Reign started the hash tag #OscarsSoWhite on twitter she did not know the altitude that it will draw attention to the unspoken lack of diversity in the Academy Award show. In an interview last year she stated “It happened because I was disappointed once again in the lack of diversity and inclusion with respect to the nominees,” during the Oscars last year and the previous years there was an absence of colored people in the major acting categories. There were speculations of because the academy is still predominantly male, white and older there wouldn’t be a change because there will be a change. From this there was an uproar within Black Hollywood and plenty response to the trending hash tag, this time last year Angela Bassett discussed the Oscars on ...
Black Woman Goes Gold
Pop Culture/Lifestyle

Black Woman Goes Gold

    By Naje Graham Viola Davis made history by being the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2015) and now an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2017. Viola Davis emotionally and tear-filled speech left the audience inspired. After years of hard work, Viola Davis has finally gotten the credit that she deserves. From movies such as The Help that never got the credit that it deserved, you can imagine the excitement the African American community had when Davis won Best Supporting Actress from a role she played where both leading characters were black (Fences). After years of being bashed by the African American community for not giving credit to black actors/actress, the Oscars have made a change. Viola Davis...
Betsy DeVos and the Fate of HBCUs
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Betsy DeVos and the Fate of HBCUs

By Sandra Glover   Since Nov. 7., President Trump’s nominee Betsy Devos for Sectary of Education has been met with massive criticism about her “biased” views of education and her intentions for the education system  in the United States. For decades, billionaire major-republican donor and advocate for school choice Betsy DeVos has spent her career supporting the direction of taxpayers money into vouchers for private schools and the expansion of public funding for privately run schools. Upon hearing President Trump’s choice for Sectary of Education,  The ACLU of Michigan encouraged the congress to investigate DeVos records, where they brought light to her school vouchers which are  “a misguided idea that diverts taxpayer dollars into private and parochial schools and pe...
The “Inhumane” Travel Ban travels to The Oscars
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The “Inhumane” Travel Ban travels to The Oscars

By: Danielle Groomes This year at the Oscars, Asghar Farhadi, won best foreign language film for the second time. The difference between this year and before is what he calls the “inhumane” travel ban put in place by Donald Trump. As an act of protest, Asghar Farhadi chose not to attend the Oscars and formally accept his award. He chose to support his fellow Islamic countries and not come to America although he was allowed. Instead of him coming to accept his award and give an acceptance speech, Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian to go to space, read a statement from him. After he gave his thanks and showed his appreciation for the award, he went on to why he did not come to the Oscars to receive his award.       “My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and t...
Look Out Below
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Look Out Below

By: Marla Carter Unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, approximately 188,000 residents were evacuated from their homes in Northern California due to the Oroville Dam. All of the continuous snow and rain that flowed from the Sierra Nevada mountain range made the water levels rise higher than it had in years. The California Department of Water Resource (CDWR) had planned to use the emergency spillways, but no one had imagined that both spillways were damaged. The emergency spillway hasn’t been used in 48-years and is only used if the water levels reach 901 feet above elevation. The damage to the spillway was caused by erosion with the hole in the dam being 250 ft. long, 170 ft. wide and about 40 to 50 feet deep. The following day, the California Department of Water Resources had ...
Lincoln University’s President Talks Trump Meeting and “The Quad”
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Lincoln University’s President Talks Trump Meeting and “The Quad”

By Makeda White Lincoln University’s Interim President, Richard Green, will attend the upcoming meeting with the Trump Administration, congressional members and GOP lawmakers to discuss issues challenging the stability of HBCUs. The meeting will be held in the Library of Congress on Feb. 28, hosted by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C) in attendance will be more than 100 HBCU leaders as well as various Republican Officials, according to the Charlotte Post. Green was convinced to attend the event after receiving an invitation from the Thurgood Marshall Foundation. “The Thurgood Marshall Foundation felt that it was important to have an opportunity to meet with the new republican administration” Green says, “…to understand what his plans are and what his legi...