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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Vol. 47, Issue 8
Winston-Salem State University
Haitian nursing student applies slills at inonne
Winston-Salem State has several student
organizations coming to Haiti's aid follow
ing the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which
devastated the country Jan. 12.
But at least one WSSU student is mak
ing a difference personally.
Just four days after her native country
was destroyed, Fathia-Anna Davis, a sen
ior nursing major returned to Haiti with a
medical team, including an anesthesiolo
gist and two certified registered nurse
anesthetists from Carolinas Medical
Center in Charlotte.
Davis spoke about her experiences to an
international communication class Feb. 15.
Davis said that the Double Harvest
Mission Clinic, where the team worked,
could not accommodate all injuries.
Medical staff could not do anything for
spinal or gastrointestinal injuries, pelvic
fractures or neurosurgeries.
Her "team" accompanied patients to the
naval ship, USS Comfort, docked in Port-
au-Prince to receive thorough care.
At the clinic, Davis said, the team per
formed surgeries, amputations and
wound care and local carpenters con
structed crutches, wheelchairs, and
Medical students from the Dominican
Republic and Haiti assisted in operating
and recovery rooms. Haiti's Toussaint
L'ouverture International Airport, was
inaccessible at the time, so Davis' medical
team flew in through the Dominican
Before Davis' medical team arrived,
operating rooms were not functional
because there were no anesthesiologists to
run the equipment she said.
When not volunteering at the clinic,
Davis returned to her parents' village to
search for them. She said she has not
heard from them since the quake.
continued on page 6
to start dual
Editor In Chief
Winston-Salem State and
Forsyth Technical Community
College have started a partner
ship that will help local high
school students who want to
earn a bachelor's degree but
are not quite prepared for the
academic challenges of a four-
Chancellor Donald Reaves
and FTCC President Gary
Green announced the partner
ship during a press conference
in December. The dual admis
sions program is scheduled to
begin fall 2010.
Dual admissions will permit
students, who apply to WSSU
but don't meet admission stan
dards, the opportunity to be
referred to the new program.
continued on page 6
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WSSU NEWS ARGUS
BMC to host symposium
■’ Noted political activist and author
Kevin Powell will keynote WSSU
Sixth Annual Black Male
Symposium at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the
Anderson Center. The day will
include a panel presentation with
WSSU professors Dr. Nkrumah
Lewis and Dr. William Boone, and
community members Fleming El-
Amin and Algenon Cash.
Frisbee inventor dies
Frisbee inventor Walter Frederick
Morrison died at age 90, Feb. 9.
Morrison invented the disc in the
1940’s and sold the rights to
Wham-0 Company in 1957 who
gave the disc the name “Frisbee.”
To date Wham-0 has sold more
than 200 million discs. WSSU
began an Ultimate Frisbee course