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Learning about college, Christ and life

The Exploring Gifts and Graces program, now underway at B-CU, is presenting high school students with skills to help them beyond school. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES High school juniors and seniors from all over Florida are in Daytona Beach this month, participating in the Exploring Gifts and Graces: Summer Adventure in Theology and Leadership […]

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Alumni: It was time for him to go

Citing financial mismanagement, grads had been pushing for the president to resign. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson, Bethune-Cookman University’s sixth president, announced on Tuesday that he’s retiring. Local alumni told the Daytona Times that they’re pleased the president has decided to leave, but they still have concerns and questions about B-CU, particularly […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say retired judge named B-CU’s interim president

Dr. Edison Jackson will retire as Bethune-Cookman’s president. Hubert L. Grimes was named interim president, sources told the Daytona Times Wednesday night. BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Hubert L. Grimes, Bethune-Cookman University’s legal counsel and a former Volusia County judge, has been named interim president of the Daytona Beach-based HBCU, on-campus sources told the Daytona […]

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

BETHUNE-COOKMAN PRESIDENT RETIRES

The Daytona Times has learned that Bethune-Cookman University President Dr. Edison O. Jackson will retire. It is unclear whether the retirement is voluntary or was the result of a specially called Board of Trustees meeting which took place on campus  July 11. It is also unclear whether the retirement is effective immediately. Sources have told […]

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

Activist says B-CU targeted her over petitions; wants apology

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Norma Bland, a longtime local community and civil rights activist, is upset with Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU). Bland is angry about being directly named on a school press release. She believes the school has defamed her, violated her civil rights and human rights and jeopardized her safety. Bland’s complaint is about […]

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

B-CU drama: The local winners, losers

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF In random order, here’s who’s up and who’s down in Daytona Beach in the wake of Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement controversy last week. WINNERS •Reverends Patrick Harden (New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church), Evan Smith (Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church) and Jeffrey Dove (Allen Chapel AME, New Smyrna Beach): These ministers were […]

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

DEFIANT GRADS TAKE A STAND

Boos, jeers greet commencement speaker DeVos BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Lexis Melo was one of about 300 students who graduated from Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday afternoon. Prior to the commencement ceremony, she summed up the thoughts of many of her fellow graduates. Just before entering the Ocean Center for B-CU’s noon commencement ceremony, Melo […]

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

Florida NAACP calls for B-CU president, board chair to resign

FROM STAFF REPORTS The NAACP Florida State Conference is calling on Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) President Dr. Edison Jackson and Board Chairman Dr. Joe Petrock to resign effective immediately. The NAACP, alumni, students as well as Daytona Beach residents have expressed outrage over the university’s decision to have U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as its […]

An open letter to the students, friends and supporters of Bethune-Cookman University

An open letter to the students, friends and supporters of Bethune-Cookman University

My alma mater Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university in Florida, has invited U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to deliver the commencement speech and receive an honorary degree. But the policies DeVos pushes would have terrible consequences for future generations of Bethune-Cookman students — and for Historically Black Colleges and Universities themselves. Bethune-Cookman historically serves students […]

Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference set for March 27-28

Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference set for March 27-28

The eighth annual Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s Conference is slated for March 27 and 28 on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University. The theme this year is “Her Legacy…Our Calling,” said Dr. Claudette McFadden, chairperson for the 2017 conference. The conference will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27 with a free showing of the […]

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