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Event to bring education, awareness about gender violence

Beverly Gooden, creator of the hashtag #WhyIStayed, will speak Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in Carter Hall.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

The Knowledge for Life Speaker series will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in Carter Hall with speaker Beverly Gooden, a domestic violence survivor and creator of the popular hashtag #WhyIStayed. As the fourth speaker in the annual series, Gooden will be speaking about sexual and domestic violence, common m...

Social activist talks importance of advocacy

Social justice activist Tia Oso talks to students, faculty, administrators and the general public in Carter Hall Wednesday night.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 23, 2018

The students in Carter Hall listened as Tia Oso, the director of impact at Revolve Impact and an outspoken social justice activist, spoke about the methods of creating social change at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day Wednesday night. Oso’s speech included discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Bouie to headline as first “Knowledge For Life” speaker

By Jamelle Bouie [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017

The university’s student development program will launch its inaugural ‘Knowledge For Life’ series on Sept 27. The first presentation will feature prominent journalist Jamelle Bouie. “The topic and background Jamelle Bouie will be presenting is a good cross-section,” Jennifer Garrison, assistant director of student development sa...

Lukens reflects on time with President Ford

Lukens reflects on time with President Ford

Sarah Loesch

March 3, 2015

Standing 15 feet away, in his "two sizes too big suit," armed with his Beretta 22 Pistol, Horace Lukens III, a member of the White House Advance Team, witnessed the assassination attempt of President Gerald Ford by a member of the Manson Family. “A Secret Service agent karate chopped her on the ...

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