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Congratulations to EPG Cohort ‘14

Front row (from the left): Breanna Lawson, Kevin Cuartas, Evelyn (Evy) Perler-Tomboly, Anna Heremes, Alexyss Lindsey, Admiral Blaney, Julia Roberts, Samantha Drew;Back row (from the left): Yabsira Ayele, Anna Keller, Makayla Allison, Azis Toktobaev, Matthew Schwartz, Isai Sanchez, Rodney Kimbangur; Not pictured: Kayla Barbour, Zakary Sholtz, R’Mon  Harvell, Puspa Kafley, Andrea Dwelly. The Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program ... Read More »

Faculty Spotlight-Dr. Lauren McKee

By Derby Chukwudi Dr. Lauren McKee, Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies at Berea College            Dr. Lauren McKee is the Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies. A significant resource in the community, McKee is also the instructor for the Model African Union for this semester. With the current issues concerning immigration and executive orders signed by ... Read More »

Staff Spotlight-Monica Jones

By Derby Chukwudi Jones shares her perspective as a woman in the Workforce            As the new academic year begins, for so many people in this country, the future is not certain, but hope is still in the air. Women have been faced with challenges in different arenas of life and despite their persistence to overcome these challenges, the struggle ... Read More »

Berea Students Joined the 2017 Historic Women’s March Across the Globe

By Talia Floyd The Women’s March took place on January 21, directly after President Trump’s inauguration and has claimed a spot as one of the largest protests in US history. The march’s theme echoed opposition to the deportment and political positions of incoming President Donald Trump. The march’s goal was “Protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our ... Read More »

Dr Karsonya Wise Whitehead Active past will inform an active future

By Talia Floyd Dr. Whitehead 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies            Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor at Loyola University Maryland in the Communication Department. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections of race, class, and gender. Whitehead  is the Founding Executive Director of The Emilie Frances Davis ... Read More »

Activism on campus

By Sara Mullins Guest Writer Berea College was founded on radical activist beliefs. At the time of its conception BC took huge strides in attempting to change inequalities in college admissions and other educational opportunities in the area. While this seems a given now, it was a radical one. Issues of racism and misogyny still continue to plague our society. ... Read More »

Life Skills: Convocation for Financial Literacy

By Taylor Brown       Convocations are a unique part of Berea College’s education. Diverse individuals take time out of their schedules to come here and talk to us about their careers, their lives or their professions. While this is a great opportunity to expand our minds, I wonder if it’s necessary for convocations to be mandatory. Perhaps, a possibility to ... Read More »

A Visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

By Derby Chukwudi Berea Economics Association (BEA) took 34 Berea students to St. Louis to learn more about the Federal Reserve Bank and its operations. BEA serves as a platform for students in the Economics Department to network with professors and alumni. Faculty attendees included, Dr. Volker Grzimek– BEA adviser, Dr. Nancy Sowers, and Dr. Caryn Vazzana. Attendees received a ... Read More »

President Trump, obstacle or an opportunity for Standing Rock

By Talia Floyd On January 24 President Trump signed two executive orders advancing the construction of not only the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) but the keystone XL pipeline. This decision has quickly made Trump’s business interests in DAPL, one of the most contentious of several conflicts of interest. According to Forbes and Fortune, the President’s most recent federal disclosure funds ... Read More »

New Identification Card, a Profit Driven Policy?

By Derby Chukwudi On December 15th, a correspondence from the Public Safety Department announced an unprecedented change to students’ ID card replacement to BC community, “All Berea College IDs will be processed through Public Safety. That includes all new students and staff as well as any replacements. With this transition we will no longer be charging students the $15 fee ... Read More »

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