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Wednesday
Mar042015

Director of “Spies of Mississippi,” opens up dialogue at Honors Event

Tevin ArringtonDawn Porter

Senior Writer

Students, faculty members and members of the Columbus community were all in attendance on Feb. 19 to hear filmmaker Dawn Porter speak at the Gordy Honors College Forum Series.

Porter was invited by Dr. Thomas Velek, director of the Gordy Honors College, for the February edition of the 2015 series.

“I made a commitment when I became director of the Honors College that in February, for Black History month, we’re going to have a major African American speaker here,” said Velek.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

WMUW hosts a diverse lineup 

Joanna Frye

Reporter

WMUW has a variety of radio shows lined up this semester. For a diverse student population, it can be hard to find radio shows that are diverse and appeal to a wide range of musical or news interests. The student-run shows provide just what the listener wants to hear.

Here are some of this semester’s shows:

“The name of my show is called ‘Weekend Warm-up.’ It’s on Friday from 6-7 p.m. It’s a show that plays gospel contemporary rap, like Lecrae and Andy Mineo. I talk about what is happening in the town, on campus or what’s on my mind. I hope listeners will find inspiration from the show,” said Chris Richardson, a junior communication major.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

College Music Society Conference Returns to MUW

Charlie Benton

Feature Editor

The Southern Regional Chapter of the College Music Society held its annual conference in Poindexter Hall on the W campus from Feb. 19 -21.

“[The College Music Society] is an umbrella society founded around 1960. It’s a society for all people involved in music, especially in academia,” said Ann Silverberg, past president of the chapter, and a professor at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.

About 85 members attended, mostly coming from Southern states such as Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida. The conference, held annually at different universities throughout the South, returned to the W for the first time since 1996.

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Wednesday
Mar042015

Black History Month: What Does Campus Think?

Jacqueline Crosland

Reporter

February is a month reserved for one of the most interesting and tumultuous times in American history. Though it is meant as a celebration of history and the gains that have been made, Black History Month is a source of controversy for some people. They believe that black history should not be limited to a single month.

Towanda Williams, assistant director of career services, noted a lot of effort goes into emphasizing Black History Month. She wants to know what happens afterwards.

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Friday
Feb202015

Weekly News Update Feb. 20