Tuesday, January 18

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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...
Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch for Attorney General
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Obama Nominates Loretta Lynch for Attorney General

By Armeesha Piedra WASHINGTON--On Nov. 8, President Barack Obama officially announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General. If she accepts, she would be the first Black woman to hold that position. “Loretta Lynch doesn’t look to make headlines, she looks to make a difference. She’s not about splash she is about substance,” Obama stated. Lynch’s accomplishments include prosecuting terrorists and securing “billions” from banks accused of fraud. The president intended on waiting to announce his choice, however, it was reported that CNN received word of his nomination and would leak the information if he had not done so. The nomination comes after recent resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder this past September. Lynch, 55, currently s...
THE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY CHOOSES MOSLEY TO LEAD STUDENT AFFAIRS
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THE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY CHOOSES MOSLEY TO LEAD STUDENT AFFAIRS

OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED BY THE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY'S BLOG CUBSTOLIONS.COM LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Dr. Juliana M. Mosley has been named vice president for student affairs at The Lincoln University, President Dr. Robert R. Jennings announced. Most recently, Mosley served as vice president for student affairs at Edward Waters College, a private, historically Black institution in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was responsible for creating programs and services that contributed to student development, including: career services, residence life, Greek life, student government and new student orientation, among others. The division had 30 employees and a budget of more than $1.4 million. In his announcement, Jennings noted her extensive experience in senior student affairs leadership posi...
National Pan-Hellenic Council Presidents Promote Unity
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National Pan-Hellenic Council Presidents Promote Unity

By Federico Ghelli WASHINGTON-The National Pan-Hellenic Council presidents shared ideas on how to change the lifestyles of fraternal communities on and off college campuses. According to its mission statement, the council promotes interaction between Pan-Hellenic organizations to facilitate programming of events and functions. It is currently composed of nine international Black Greek letter sororities and fraternities, also known as the Divine Nine. During the “Changing the Face of the Yard” forum, held at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference, organization leaders addressed several issues about Greek unity, including the growth of African American communities, concerns with hazing, along with other issues on the behaviors of members i...
Trial on FAMU Hazing Death
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Trial on FAMU Hazing Death

By Armeesha C. Piedra ORLANDO, Fla.--On Oct. 27, the four band members of Florida A & M University’s marching band began trial after being accused of initiating new members through a hazing process. Darryl Cearnel, Aaron Golson, Benjamin McNamee and Dante Martin, who pled not guilty, face charges for hazing and manslaughter, three years after Robert Champion, drum major for the Marching 100, died from being beaten throughout the ritual. The death of Champion, 26, put a huge focus on hazing at FAMU and other colleges, which caused the band to be suspended for a year and for FAMU’s President James H. Ammons to resign. In Nov. 2011, after a football game in Orlando, band members boarded a bus outside of their hotel and beat two band leaders, including Champion and Lanauze ...
Snowed Out
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Snowed Out

By Lincolnian StaffYet another winter snowstorm has forced cancellations on  The Lincoln University campus in Chester County. A posting on the campus website announced, that, due to poor road conditions in the area, the campus would be closed today.  No other information was posted. As of 10 p.m., Weather.com estimates that nearly 2.5 inches of snow have fallen in the area of the campus.  Snowfall should continue through 5 p.m. today. By this evening, it is estimated that the Lincoln University area will have received up to five inches of snow, according to Weather.com The snowfall has also created poor road conditions throughout the region, creating hazardous conditions for the many faculty and staff members who commute from Philadelphia, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and othe...
Like nation, LU students conflicted on Syrian crisis
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Like nation, LU students conflicted on Syrian crisis

By The Lincolnian staff Lincoln University students have mixed opinions on how the United States should handle the crisis in Syria. President Obama addressed the nation in a televised speech Tuesday night. He said he would give diplomatic negotiations a chance to end the crisis over the use of chemical weapons but remained committed to using force if necessary. Many students said they want Syria to surrender its chemical weapons without the United States military becoming involved in another Middle East conflict. “America can not afford to go into another war,” said Tametra Thomas, 18, a freshman psychology major from Washington, D.C. “President Obama should find a way to get Syria to hand over their weapons without the use of military action and risking the lives of our tro...
Lincoln Students Have Differing Opinions on Gay Marriage
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Lincoln Students Have Differing Opinions on Gay Marriage

By Timothy Alston, Lorel Durant and Kita Williams Students at Lincoln University have mixed feelings about gay marriage, a topic that has been debated across the nation recently. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week in two cases involving gay marriage, one involving California’s ban on gay marriage called Proposition 8 and the other involving the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. The court is expected to issue rulings in both cases this summer. Recent polls show growing acceptance of gay marriage by the public. A poll in December by USA Today showed 53 percent support gay marriage, up from 40 percent in 2009. More recently, a poll by The Washington Post and ABC showed 58 percent support for gay marriage. A Pew Research Center survey showed that support climbs to...
Poe to teach part time in move to Admissions
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Poe to teach part time in move to Admissions

By: Lorel Durant Lincoln University students expressed mixed emotions over the news of Zizwe Poe's move to an administrative position prior to spring break. Poe, a tenured professor of history, formally accepted a position as Interim Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management.  In this new role, Poe will be responsible for overseeing admissions, financial aid, the Learning Resource Center, Freshman Year experience, Sophomore Year experience, international recruitment and the advising center.  He will continue to teach, but only on a part-time basis. This moves comes as the university makes a shift to boost enrollment. According to the Presidents report at the Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, the university currently has a total student enrollment of 1,994 s...
Summer Student Enrichment Program teaches success skills in 2nd year
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Summer Student Enrichment Program teaches success skills in 2nd year

By Alex Oates Lincoln University is continuing its Academic Enrichment Summer Program for the second year this summer. The one week program from June 23rd to June 29th , is designed to prepare students for the college experience and is open to high school juniors and seniors. The workshops main focus is to get students familiar with college environments and give them a college mindset. The program was started by Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings. “The program was a vision of Dr. Jennings, put together as a value to Lincoln, for exposure and to attract a broader variety of students,” said by Carl F. Walton, vice president of student affairs. The program has forged key partnerships that have contributed to the overall success to the program. A main partnershi...