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The voice : Fayetteville State University student press. online resource (None) 2006-current, January 05, 2012, Image 1

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Fellow Bronco self publishes pag«4 King Day celebration pm.? The retvim of tlie 6arien MI«S Fayetteville state university student press The Voice FOR Students, by Students Civil Rights icon packs Seabrook Auditorium Large crowd gathers outside of J.W. Seabrook Auditorium to hear Activist, Angela Davis, last Tuesday. Un fortunately, many of those who wanted to attend were turned away at the door, due to seating. Photo courtesy of Mariam Lee Angela Davis makes rare appearance^ discusses diverse topics by Antonio Monroe Voice Photo Editor Despite decreasing racial tensions in the US, discrimi nation still exists, said Ange la Davis, social justice activ ist, the most recent speaker for the Chancellor’s Distin guished Speaker Series. Ms. Davis, who describes herself as a Communist, spoke to a full house Jan. 17 at FSU’s Seabrook audito rium. Her appearance was so anticipated that security that more than 400 people were turned away from the event. Voice photo by Eldon AJfOfd Jr. Approximately 1,150 attend ed Davis’ speech, according to Jeff Womble, Fayetteville State University public rela tions director. Bom in the time where African American citizens did not receive equal rights, Ms. Davis quickly realized See DAVIS, page 5 January 25, 2012 • Vol. 3, Issue no. 9 FSU ranks among top ten HBCU's by Chamell Harris Voice Managing Editor Fayetteville State University started the spring semester at the top of the class. The Huffington Post newspaper rated FSU as one of the top 10 Historical Black Colleges and Universities in the country. What put FSU in the running was its collaboration with the United States de partment with Homeland Security and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). FSU opened the program in 2009. The program is geared towards helping the American society recover from both natu ral and man-made disasters, such as dam age from hurricanes and worst case sce narios, terrorist attacks. The Center for Defense and Homeland Security depart ment (CDHS) is an ideal program for stu dents interested in the disciplines of math ematics, science and technology. Programs like these are important be cause it makes sure that there are resources available for communities in case of disas ter. The program will educate students on how to not only aid other agencies in times of severe crisis, but how to help communi ties avoid problems in the first place. The list compiled by the Huffington Post was based on positive social, financial and or academic change. Schools that were se lected all had done something that made their school a frontrunner for new and in novative ways to improve the individual schools standing. Some schools on the list earned their ranking by how well they brought extra fi nances to the school. Such was the case for Johnson C. Smith, as it recently received a $35 million gift from the Duke Endow ment. According to the article, the gift will go towards scholarships as well as science See HBCU, page 5

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