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Students share summer experiences at ACES
By Delanissa Moody
Six students and there extraordinary
summer experiences in the United States
and abroad were the focus of ACES
Mariska Adams; Amber Bradshaw;
Janell Catlin; Brandi Crawley; Darlene
Simmons; and Adrienne Smith spoke about
research experiences as Minwity Access
to Research Careers and Minority Bio
medical Research Support interns.
Dr. Margaret W. Curtis, director of the
MARC and MBRS programs, told the audi
ence about the importance of internships
“We invite you to become scholars as you
engage your minds and your curiosities
during their presentations,” Curtis said.
MARC and MBRS enables students in
different fields to become research assis
tants. The students devote 170 hours to
summer research, and attend conferences to
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EDITORIAL*Afetf/a and celebrities Page 2
BELLESPEAK* Honoring MLK's birthday..
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SPORTS* Volleyball's rising star.
CRITIC'S CORNER* LaBelle's life reviewed..
THE BENNETT BANNER
The Newspaper produced by the Phenomenal Women of Bennett College
VOL XX NO. 2
Greensboro, NC 27401
WLI organizes three
Hole in the 'Shell'
No one was injured during a severe thunderstorm on Sept. 9,
but a classroom received severe damages. A branch from a
dead tree, located behind the Shell Hall Triad crashed through a
classroom window of Shell B pierced a hole through the wall
and damaged the gutter of the building. Bruce Clark, director of
Telecommunications, said the damage will be repaired pending
an estimate from the builders of the unit. Photo by supplied by Public
Affairs and Marketing Office.
By Latarsha Simmons
Banner Reporter and Staff
The Bennett College Women’s Lead
ership Institute will be busy this semester
organizing three workshops that focus on
The first workshop "Leadership Issues in
Student Development” was in September.
The next workshop “Team Building,
Mentoring & Peer Leadership Develop
ment” is scheduled to take place Oct. 16.
In November a workshop featuring how
to deal with conflict and negotiation is sched
uled to take place Nov. 20. Three more
leadership workshops are planned for the
WLI will also assist the College when it
celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the 1937
student-led boycott of local theaters. (See
schedule of activites on Page 3.)
The boycott was initiated to respond to
the segregation of the exclusion of dignified
black roles for black people. North and
South Carolina theatre owners had been
cutting scenes that portrayed black and white
characters on an equal basis.
The celebration, which marks the roles
Bennett Belles played in the pursuit of so
cial justice, will be Oct. 6-10. The week-
long series of events including a film festi
val of documentaries and movies from the
1960’s civil rights era; a symposia featur
ing activists of the 1960s; a reenactment of
a mass meeting with freedom songs and
speeches; and a march from Bennett Col
lege to the downtown sites of the 1937
movie boycott [National Theatre] and 1960’s
sit-ins [Woolworth's and Kress].
The purpose of WLI, a brainchild of
President Gloria Randle Scott, is to develop
African-American women leaders.
WLI oversees five Centers: Center for
African Women and Women of the African
Diaspora; Center for Women and Health;
Center for Women and Family; Center for
Women and Work; and Center for Women
TURN TO WLI on Page 3
Local initiative recognizes economic impact of Bennett, other colleges
By Brandy Jones
More than 55,000 students attend colleges ^d univer
sities in Greensboro.
These students contribute more than 100,000 hours of
volunteer work, reports the Greensboro Area Chamber of
However, the number of 18-24 year olds is declining in
The city recognizes this p-oblem and has created a
program to address this issue and some other important
issues concerning higher education.
The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a press confer
ence September 10 to announce the formation of the new
cooperative initiative effort to recognize the economic
impact of Bennett, N.C. A&T, UNCG, Guilford College,
Greensboro College, and GTCC.
The puipose of this collaborative effort is to begin to
promote the schools in the community and to bring atten
tion to the impact these institutions have on Greensboro as
"The recognition that doing something in a collaborative
way would be good is one huge step forward because we
have not had that before," said Charlie Melvin, president
of the Greensboro Development Corp.
University chancellors and college presidents who rep
resented each of these schools promised to be more active
in selling Greensboro to companies that consider relocating
The consensus among higher education leaders was
that by promoting Greensboro businesses a lot of oppor
tunities will surface for graduates of Greensboro colleges
and universities, and enable the students to remain in this
area instead of relocating.
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