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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


Page 14


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


crisscrossing the


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


nation.


As a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee,


Senator Kaine


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


information, hamptonu.edu.


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


AnniversaryGala@


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.


Delaware State


For the second time in its history, a University


student The Truman Scholarship is the


recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.


Foundation


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.


TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP PAGE 11


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


by


researchers at Tuskegee University.


and 15


4 8


13 10 6


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


products


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


FERTILIZER PAGE 14


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