Wildcats track and field have big day; baseball sweeps Rattlers BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman topped Albany State University in both the men and women’s standings in windy conditions at the B-CU Beach Invitational at Seabreeze High last week. “Winning always boosts your confidence. Running in front of the home crowd was also good. […]
BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES STAFF: Dr. Valarie Greene King, the founding director of the University of Central Florida’s Office of Diversity Initiatives, has been recognized as a woman who is making a difference in the March issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. She is among a distinguished group of 25 women from throughout the U.S. […]
BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Hundreds of Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State students, joined by members of Occupy Daytona and others, marched from the B-CU campus to protest the refusal of law enforcement authorities to arrest George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old Sanford man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Martin was unarmed carrying only a bag of […]
B-CU shuts down Harvard U, NCCU BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Baseball: ‘Cats sweep home stand, extend win streak Bethune-Cookman University is quietly putting together another quality season on the diamond. The Wildcats (12-9, 4-2) are currently on a seven game winning streak. This past week they won all six games during a home stand […]
BY JAMES HARPER, DAYTONA TIMES: Black men and women living in or near Daytona Beach are being asked to “embrace the challenge” to learn more about colorectal and breast cancer. An “Embracing the Challenge II” event with free health information and counseling is scheduled at Bethune-Cookman College’s School of Nursing on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. […]
BY ASHLEY THOMAS, DAYTONA TIMES: Spring may have officially sprung March 20, but youngsters already have been enjoying the 80-degree weather during one of Daytona Beach’s warmest winters on record. The youngsters were among 50 residents who came out to the grand opening of Lakesha Green’s 24-hour daycare center and Voluntary Pre-Kindergartner’s “Cradles of Greatness” program on […]
Community leaders were surprised by the announcement
Over the last 16 years, Bethune-Cookman has had one of the most successful baseball programs in the nation, especially among historically Black colleges and universities.
Longtime Coach Mervyl Melendez left last summer to take over the Alabama State program and the school has hired former University of Tennessee assistant Jason Beverlin.
The newspaper series detailed how the private HBCU based in Daytona Beach was slapped with 13 state and federal lawsuits and administrative complaints, including legal actions filed by longtime professors, the former men’s basketball head coach and the former football head coach, and a former student who said she was raped by a group of basketball players and that the university tried to cover it up.