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The Bennett banner : bulletin of Bennett College for Women. online resource (None) 193?-current, April 24, 1998, Image 1

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• INSIDE • INSIDE • INSIDE • Seniors to present research to Bennett Graduation is just around the ence major from Baltimore; comer, but work is not over for Jahnine Scott, a psychology ma- six graduating seniors. They are jor from Philadelphia and expected to present papers re- Adrienne Smith, a biology major lated to their discipline for the [ #1 Vorhees, NJ. entire Bennett community at 6 I j This is the first time the forum p.m. April 30 in Catchings. \ *Q|I / entire stu- The seniors are Regina Bias, dent body. anaccountingmajorfromWash- "We are trying to introduce to ington, D.C.; Lorie Nibblins, an elemen- the entire student body the concept of aca- tary education major from Culpeper, Va.; demic and scholarly criticism," said Dr. Shauneille Parker, achemistry major from Millicent Brown, assistant professor in the Richmond; AngelaPrince, acomputer sci- history program. EDITORIAL •Charter practice criticized. Page 2 FEATURE • Belles form dance group Page 5 KUDOS • Sigma Tau Delta inductees ........Page 7 CRITIC'S CORNER • A new 'Joint' previewed. I Page 8 THE BENNETT BANNER The Newspaper produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College VOL XX NO. 11 A{>ril U, 1998 Bennett College Greensboro, NC 27401 Next Stop Durham The students in Introduction to Transportation took a trip to Raleigh via AMTRAK April 17. (left) Morrai Merritt, a junior social work major from Durham sits in the driver's seat, (below) Back row from left: Merritt, Lateefa Salaam, Darnita Howard, Lakashia McKoy. Front row from left: Dr. F. Yvonne McDonald, Tamarian McIntyre, Marcene Jefferies, Kelli Hardy and Alice Mason waiting to board the "Carolinian." 'Sister-to-Sister' program between Bennett,Guilford planned for next fall By H. Stevenson-Smith Banner Reporter A new program intended to promote bonding and healthy relationships between the students attending B ennett and Guilford CoDeges is scheduled to begin in the fall. The program, “Sister-to-Sister,” is be ing developed by Dr. Santese Beatty, coor dinator of African-American Affairs at Guilford and Dr. Lea E. Williams, director of the Bennett College Women's Leader ship Institute. Beatty will serve as liaison for the stu dents, and head the discussion topics for dialogue. "When I was a student here at Guilford, African-American women tended to be more involved than the men. Our men have a way to bond. ..but there was never the same agent there for the women,” Beatty said. “The [African-American] women needed History class on The AGORA Project is loading the bus again for another tour across the South. This time students will earn four credit hours in either history or political science by participating in "The Overground Railroad" course which will take place June 7 to June 29. If it is anything like last year — when Keante Montgomery and Tanya Wagstaffe travelled with the other 12 students - par ticipants will engage in multi-college group discussions and on-site learning ac tivities from people active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s through the 1970's. to establish a relationship wi th another group of women like themselves,” he said. “We had a program called “Divided Sis ters” originating from a book titled the same and the goal was to have a better dialogue between African-American and white women. There was success with it, and relationships were established,” Beatty said. “One girl said that black women needed to work on their own relationships with one another and refused to participate. So I started thinking, ” Beatty said. Williams said that she would like to see four of these dialogues occur, with two scheduled in each semester. She said wants a student to volunteer to be Bennett’s coor dinator soon. "She [the Bennett student] will work along with the Guilford student, Latasha Whitmore, a freshman biology/chemistry TURN TO Sister-to-Sister on Page 7 the road - again Also like last year, the five other AGORA schools, St. Catherine's of Minne sota; Goshen College in Indiana; Guilford College in North Carolina; Marietta Col lege in Ohio; and Berea College in Ken tucky, will be traveUng through North Caro lina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The tuition for this course is 5400, but the AGORA Project pays for housing, meals, and transportation through funding from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. For more information, contact Dr. Millicent Brown, Project Director at 370- 8749.

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