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« on: June 05, 2018, 11:00:30 AM »
GSU is pretty much a black school
No, it's not. Stop being misinformed like the others. Just because a lot of blacks attend doesn't make it a black school.
What would make it a black school? Black leadership? Community engagement? African American outreach? They have pretty much committed to all of that.
They have invested heavily in the area around turner field, which was neglected by the braves during their time there, and they have been committed to outreach to city students who have been failed by APS. When I was in college GSU was even recruiting kids from the AUC(paid) to tutor STEM subjects to not only their students, but high school kids. GSU seems to be down with the cause. I've not seen a single school in the AUC, even when we begged them my senior year in 2011-12, to create something like State has with the Success Academy. It should be a point of Shame GSU had to come on our campuses and recruit us for this when our own leadership remained quiet on the issue.
I dont like GSU, but they have been down with the cause with the community in Atlanta. They are down with the cause because of the black leadership they have. I have to applaud it. A LARGE part of the incoming Success Academy class they have coming in for Fall 2018 are from the areas around the AUC. Who sent outreach to them?
Student life, their greek life, their SGA, their sports, ALL of it is dominated by black students. GSU is a black school through and through. We've taken it.
Point of clarification about Black leadership at GSU - Having worked at GSU until last May, there are very very few Black senior administrators. The AVP for Student Affairs is a black woman, but everybody else in Becker's senior leadership is white.
I'll give them credit for using data analytics to identify the trouble spots that were preventing their students from graduation, and deploying hundreds of full-time academic advisors to assist with advising It has proven to have been very effective in increasing its retention and graduation rates. hat's scary for HBCUs that rely on metro Atlanta as a large recruiting base.
« on: July 10, 2017, 05:24:40 PM »
Not sure that we've had Upward Bound the last couple of years...
GK, we had it until May of this year. We were not funded for another 5 year cycle.
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:43:11 PM »
He caught a bunch of flack early in his tenure but did wondrous things for Mother Tuskegee. There should be a bust/statue and renaming of a road for him on campus in his memory.
The Board of Trustees actually approved the construction of the Benjamin Payton Living Learning Center (and borrowed the money for it) during his last year in office. The same Board turned around a few years later and decided not to move forward at the behest of his successor and the former chairman of the board (All personal negro $hit). The disrespect shown to Dr. Payton after he left is the very reason we are barely making it by now.....we are reaping exactly what we sowed...
« on: June 19, 2016, 02:08:27 PM »
How is this occurring? Is it funding? I thought TU had one of the highest endowments amongst HBCUS?
Since 2010, we've had 2 permanent presidents, 2 interim/acting presidents, 4 permanent CFOs and one interim (while searching for another CFO now).
Prior to 2010, we had only had 5 presidents since 1881 and the previous CFO had been there for more than a decade.
« on: April 30, 2015, 08:46:42 PM »
Her husband and I came in together in 1997. She came to skegee in 1998. They both are really good people. She spoke at the homecoming convocation last year.
« on: April 06, 2015, 01:04:49 PM »
I'm willing to bet eighty or ninety percent end up working for the government. so I ask again what's the big deal when you are three hundred thousand plus dollars in debt working along side the same folks who attended state universities? Is it to say I paid big money to be with white people who never accepted me and made me join the black student Union?
Actually Cee, if you are lucky enough to get accepted to an Ivy League school and are low income or middle class, you actually will have little to no debt once you graduate. Most of the Ivy League schools along with a few others (Stanford, UVA, etc.) have replaced loans with grants.
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:04:55 AM »
Our schools are dying because by and large we don't support them and students don't pay their bills. That's just all there is to it.
In addition to incompetent boards of trustees.
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:07:07 AM »
Pamela Hammond - alum - currently at Hampton
Ron Rochon (no relation) - alum - provost and VP at univ. southern indiana
Of greater concern is the pathetic BOT with alumnus chairman trying to be puppetmaster...
I would say he's been quite successful at being the puppet master for the last 4 years. ..
« on: April 30, 2014, 12:45:49 AM »
Tuskegee is a joke
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:52:14 AM »
If only they could follow this move with the removal of the General....
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:48:21 PM »
If you don't know the England family, you should.
John England Jr. is a member of the University of Alabama Board of Trustees and former justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He now serves as a Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge.
His sons are noteworthy, too. John England III is the first black federal magistrate in North Alabama, and Chris England is a Tuscaloosa lawyer and a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, whose district includes part of UA.
The Englands are – and this is no stretch – one of the most respected families in Alabama. I didn't say black families.
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:43:30 PM »
This seems to be getting a lot of media attention because of who this young lady is related too. Her grandfather is a trustee of the university and former justice of the Alabama Supreme Court (a TU alum at that). Also, her dad is a member of the Alabama House and uncle is a U.S. Magistrate judge.
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:40:51 PM »
SkegeeFamu, you and your family are in my prayers.
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:38:58 PM »
Congrats to Breanna...She's a really genuine and intelligent young lady. She's also a former Miss TU and co-captain of the piperettes.
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:50:00 PM »
Sorry about your loss GK. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.