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Softball team takes runner-up in MEAC title

Softball team takes runner-up in MEAC title

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After a 2-0 victory, forcing a game-two on Championship Saturday, the Bethune-Cookman softball team fell short during the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title game, dropping a 2-0 decision to cross-state rivals Florida A&M as the Rattlers secured their second consecutive title on May 9 in Ormond Beach. A battle on […]

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

B-CU will graduate 325 on May 13

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is preparing to graduate 325 students at its 2015 Spring Commencement at noon on Wednesday, May 13 at The Ocean Center. The keynote speaker is the Rev. John W. Harrington, chairman of B-CU’s board of trustees and one of three honorary degree recipients. The other recipients are […]

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Police chief pledges free academy for qualified Blacks

Chitwood announces offer at community meeting with residents, officers BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood says his department will pay the full tuition of any Black person who would like to go through the police academy at Daytona State College with the plans of joining the local force upon […]

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

B-CU won’t let shooting taint image

President defends university, criticizes media during prayer vigil on campus BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Following the April 3 shooting of four Bethune-Cookman University students at an off-campus party, local and national media are being criticized for incorrectly referring to the party as a school-sponsored event. It was not. B-CU President Edison O. Jackson […]

Baseball’s Cummings named MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

Baseball’s Cummings named MEAC’s Rookie of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. – Bethune-Cookman Baseball third baseman Mijon Cummings has been selected as this week’s Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. It was announced Monday from the conference office in Norfolk, Va. Cummings, a 5-11, freshman from Lutz near Tampa, is collecting his second MEAC Rookie of the Week award for the 2015 campaign. In […]

Senior leads women’s golfers

Senior leads women’s golfers

ORGANTON, N.C. – Jennifer Hide fired a final round 78 on Monday, leading all Bethune-Cookman women’s golfers in the final round of the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate at Mimosa Hills Country Club. The annual event was hosted by Appalachian State in Morganton, North Carolina. Hide, a senior from Norfolk, England, fired back-to-back rounds of 78, allowing her […]

Four Bethune-Cookman students shot at house party near university

Four Bethune-Cookman students shot at house party near university

FROM STAFF REPORTS Four Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) students are recovering after being shot about midnight at a house party near the Daytona Beach campus. Police say a man who had been kicked out of a house party Thursday night returned with a gun and opened fire, hitting four people. On Friday (April 3), Daytona Beach […]

Brown, Links tour B-CU with youth from Jacksonville

Brown, Links tour B-CU with youth from Jacksonville

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University welcomed Congresswoman Corrine Brown, members of The Links, Inc., and 12 girls from Butler Middle School of Jacksonville to the university on Monday. Brown and members of her social organization, The Links (Jacksonville chapter) brought the girls to B-CU in an effort to stimulate more interest in […]

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

B-CU center to provide free sickle cell screenings in April, May

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University’s Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity is sponsoring free sickle cell screenings for the community in April and May. Dr. Diana Lee, director of the center, says a grant received from Volusia County Government will pay for the tests, which will be administered at no cost […]

B-CU student charged in campus shooting

B-CU student charged in campus shooting

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES A 21-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student has been charged in a shooting on campus last month that left three students injured. Ladell Pleasure was charged with discharging a firearm on school property, which is a felony, in the Feb. 23 shooting that happened just before 7 p.m. near the university’s […]