Admissions rebrands, showcases Salem College today

OLIVIA CHIPI By now, everyone has noticed the billboards, the television commercial, the social media ads – all boasting the same bold white text: “Today at Salem College.” But this new line of advertisements is not the only change to occur relating to Salem College’s advertisements. “We’ve been charged to reinvigorate what we’ve been doing…[give] […]

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Black History: The Story of Excellence

MARY DANIELS This black history month, we are looking at some of the extraordinary men and women who demonstrate black excellence. Salem student Zykeria Carlton explained that, “before slavery we were fine. We had our own businesses. We were dependent on ourselves…we had our own civilizations. We were well off. I think that’s what people […]

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Sterritt Resigns, Accepts Position at Vermont College

KADIA KING Photo courtesy of Saint Michael’s College Dr. D. E. Lorraine Sterritt has resigned from her position as president of Salem Academy and College to serve as the 17th president of Saint Michael’s College. Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sallie Craig Huber, informed the community of Sterritt’s resignation in an email sent Friday […]

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This Month in History: January

NATALIE PATTERSON January 1, 1959: After leading a revolution to overthrow U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba, establishing a Communist dictatorship.   January 1, 1963: The Emancipation Proclamation is issued as a presidential proclamation and executive order, legally freeing slaves in the states opposing the Union. January 6, 1412: Joan of […]

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BADU Panel Sheds Light on the Intersectionality of Minority Groups

MARY DANIELS On Nov. 8, Black Americans Demonstrating Unity hosted a panel to educate students about intersectionality and activism. Host Tamia House and panelists Dr. Jo Dulan, Channy Jordan-Grier, Dr. Williams Lewis and Magalie Yacinthe engaged in an insightful discussion of the issues that plague minority communities. The panel focused on the intersectionality of minority […]

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Energy Independence Panel

SAV FRANZ On Nov. 16, the ENVS 230 class “The Role of Coal in Society” and the Creative Writing Department collaborated to host an energy independence panel discussing the current state and future of energy resources and use. The panel featured Jimmy Flythe, regional director for the government and community relations of Duke Energy of […]

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Title IX Changes – What do they mean?

EDEN HAMBY This September, the Department of Education issued new guidance concerning Title IX. This new set of guidance left many confused and scared about the future of Title IX guidelines for sexual misconduct on college campuses. The Salemite spoke with Erin Jones Adams, Salem’s Title IX Coordinator, to see what exactly the new guidance […]

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Salem Seniors Attend Universities Studying Slavery Symposium

SOPHIE SHELTON Salem seniors Jessi Bowman and Alanna Natanson attended “Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape”, a four-day symposium at The University of Virginia as a part of the Universities Studying Slavery organization. The symposium took place between Oct. 18 and 21. Programs consisted of panels, paper presentations and an excursion to three […]

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“What Does It Mean to be Latinx?” Panel

SAM SHAW HOLA, Salem College’s Hispanic student organization, held its first panel on Nov. 9. “What Does It Mean to be Latinx?” featured three prominent Latina women who spoke about their experiences. Dr. Ana León-Távora, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Assistant Professor of Spanish at Salem, moderated the panel by asking anonymous, […]

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Detrás de las escenas: Fiesta 2017

SAM SHAW “Thank you. Thank you for letting us dance,” a performer from the group called Taquiri said to me on side stage after having performed. It was very important for her, who apparently did not speak English comfortably, to get that message across. Fiesta is a celebration of diversity of culture throughout the hispanic […]

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