Talk:Spelman College

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good article: any hope of a photo? Filiocht 10:47, Oct 19, 2004 (UTC)

I would also like for this page to attain a photo of the campus. Also, could there be a section about the things women from Spelman College have accomplished. Such as the history of a "Spelman Woman" and some emphasis on the freshman required class African Diaspora and the World

-What kind of 'emphasis' would you like to be seen on African Diaspora and the World? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.98.11.147 (talk) 05:44, 2 July 2008 (UTC)


The article violates the NPOV standard. "Spelman is considered to be the top female historically black college in the United States" is hardly a neutral, objective statement (even though I agree with it). At a minimum, we should know who considers it as such. The rest of the article is less blatant but still reads like a P.R. piece for the school.

NOT the oldest female HBCU[edit]

Bennett College in Greensboro, NC is...You might want to edit the article you're providing the world w/ false information —Preceding unsigned comment added by JConyers (talkcontribs) 03:30, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Bennett College was established in 1873 as a normal school for emancipated slaves. It became a women's college in 1926. Spelman College was established as a women's college in 1881. Absolon S. Kent (talk) 09:59, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary (which later became Spelman) was established in 1881. However, there is another female seminary which pre-dates that: Mount Hermon Female Seminary which was established in 1875 and closed in 1924. I can't say if Mount Hermon was the first, but it is older than the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary. If it can be determined that there are no other schools, then perhaps it is more accurate to say that Spelman is the oldest college which is still a continuing college while Mount Hermon is the oldest but a defunct school. -Classicfilms (talk) 21:16, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Another option might be to phrase the sentence differently. Spelman first awarded college degrees in 1901 and Mount Hermon never awarded college degrees. If the sentence were re-written from that perspective, it would then be more accurate to say it is the first women's college (it would also add further justification to the argument about Bennett). I'll wait a few days and if there is no response to this, I'll alter the sentence. -Classicfilms (talk) 21:43, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Barber-Scotia College was founded in 1867 as Scotia Seminary an educational institution for women. The college became coeducational in 1954. While it is no longer a women's college, it is older than all of the schools mentioned above. -Classicfilms (talk) 19:07, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
I tweaked the introduction. -Classicfilms (talk) 22:51, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

My daughter is very intrested in attending Spelman and I would love for her to become a student there after she gradutes in 2012.But we have no idea of the finacial cost for addmission.Where could I go on your web-site to receive this information.


Thanks

      --161.156.99.11 (talk) 14:11, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Charles Riley

Photo, please[edit]

Page desperately needs a photo of the campus. Actually, it needs several. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 160.39.35.50 (talk) 20:22, 17 August 2009 (UTC) hgjmdghnjdgh —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.214.118.155 (talk) 20:48, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Religious Affiliation: UNCF[edit]

In the infobox, the article says Religious Affiliation: UNCF, where UNCF = the United Negro College Fund. Unless I am grossly mistaken, the UNCF is not a religious organization, let alone a Christian denomination. What's up with this? Could someone correct this? Zweifel (talk) 11:43, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

The article needs to include more references. For example, underneath the "Athletics" section, NY Times articles and the college's website have referenced the reason of dropping athletics and student reactions.

The introductory paragraph should be revised, some of the information isn't relevant to the summary of the college. The wording of Spelman as the oldest women's college is jumbled, and needs to be rewritten without adjectives like "distinction."

The article does not reflect student activism during the civil rights movement, and instead focuses solely on Zinn. This section should be revised to include relevant civil rights chapters, campus leaders, and impact that the school had on the city.

The article also does not reflect the accomplishments and issues each president faced during their tenure. For example, Tatum's section should note that she built the Wellness Center and Suites building.

Under present events, the returning of Bill Cosby's money and the college's new transgender policy should be updated. Mary T. Brown (talk) 00:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

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