Priceless Vol 1 Number 10
THE HBCU ADVOCATE
Our Future Depends On It www.thehbcuadvocate.com
Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at
Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends NSU
Bennett College Page 11
Senator Kaine Visits Hampton University Ahead of 150th Anniversary Gala
Remembers Dr. Sandra DeLoatch
Free April/May 2018
UDC, Morgan, and Bowie State Offer $1M in Scholarships to DC
Entrepreneurs Page 6
DSU’s Winchester Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship
BY CHRIS PARKS While
state, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine recently made a campaign stop at Hampton University for a “Student Town Hall on Higher Education.” Students filled the auditorium excited to hear from the man who could have been vice-president of the United States.
Although the former
governor planned to talk about access to higher education and supporting
also voiced their concerns about the teacher that
is gripping the
HBCUs, students shortage
As a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee,
is in a position to work on a solution.
Another problem that the senator is anxious to solve is the opioid crisis. Kaine’s mantra, addiction free by 2030, seems lofty but the problem is costing
the nation billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives are being lost to drug overdose.
The visit from Senator Kaine comes just weeks before the gala celebrating Hampton University’s 150th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of its president, Dr. William R.
Harvey. The gala will
take place at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.
According to the City of Hampton’s website, “The
evening entertainment, will include
lasting memories, celebrating the institution's legacy excellence.”
history, and of
sponsorship opportunities and more
Healthy Recipe Editorial
HBCU Sports Opinion
This Edition’s Highlights Is 'Extreme Capitalism' Killing Our Kids?
Almost Vegan Lasagna NCAA Indoor Track and Field Predatory Lending Is the Tip of the Iceberg
Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch
Hampton Celebrates 150/40 Years! Honda Scholarship Program
For tickets, contact
Hampton University’s Office of Development at 757-728-4012 or email
Alisha Winchester (center), a junior English major, stands with DSU Acting President Wilma Mishoe (l) and Dr. Adenike Davidson, professor of English. Just before the photo, Dr. Mishoe informed Ms. Winchester, also a ROTC cadet, that she has been awarded the prestigious Harry W. Truman Scholarship.
For the second time in its history, a University
student The Truman Scholarship is the
recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
has named Alisa Winchester, a DSU junior English major from Wilmington, Del., among
the 2018 recipients of the Truman Scholarship – a $30,000 award that will go toward her graduate studies.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Tony Allen said the honor is not only a significant milestone for Ms. Winchester, it is a high watermark for the University.
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Tuskegee Researchers Develop Greener, Plant-Based Fertilizing System
Soon, that next scoop
of fertilizer you spread in your garden could be a new, more sustainable option developed
researchers at Tuskegee University.
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Dr. Michael L. Curry chemistry graduate
student Demetrius Finley have created a new means of delivering nutrients to plants that promises to be more effective, ecological and less expensive than conventional
Chemistry graduate student Demetrius Finley (left) and Dr. Michael Curry (right) of Tuskegee University
used by farmers and amateur green-thumbs alike.
Instead of combining fertilizing
nutrients with chemicals that may prove to be toxic to the ecosystem, the Tuskegee- developed system relies on recycling plant waste – which is in abundant supply.
Curry and Finley’s delivery system relies on maximizing the use of cellulose extracted from plant biomass – plant refuse
left over from agricultural harvesting
and processing that may have otherwise been discarded. This specific type of nanotechnology employs nanocellulose to offer farmers a more efficient and targeted way to feed their crops and increase plant production.
“Think of it as plants feeding plants,” said Curry, who is an associate professor
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