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B-CU athletic expansion correction

B-CU athletic expansion correction

Because of an editing error, a story in last week’s Daytona Times on the expansion of Bethune-Cookman University’s athletic programs included incorrect information about its volleyball program. The story stated that B-CU was adding a women’s volleyball team. It should have stated that a women’s sand volleyball team is being added. The university already has […]

Institute honors B-CU founder

Institute honors B-CU founder

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute observed Bethune-Cookman University founder’s 137th birthday on July 14 in the front of her home on the campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. During last Saturday’s event, Dr. Cleo Higgins talked about the founder as she knew her. The event also was attended by […]

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

Bethune-Cookman to expand athletic programs

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University is looking to add women’s soccer and women’s  volleyball. “At this present time, we are looking to bring two additional sports programs. We want to start with club and intramural soccer this spring. We will do more studies. This is how you grow your programs. You look and […]

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

Bethune birthday to be celebrated Saturday at B-CU

The Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute will be observing the 137th birthday of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune at 10 a.m. on July 14 in the front of her home on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus. Bethune was born July 10, 1875 near Mayesville, S.C. She was the 15th child of former slaves and died at 79 […]

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

Close friend of Bethune family dies in New Jersey

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Former New Jersey educator Agnes Latimer-Morris died on June 23 in East Orange, N.J. Morris was 81. She had ties to Daytona Beach, Bethune-Cookman University and its founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Latimer-Morris’ uncle was Dr. J. Seth Hill, the first Black physician at Bethune-Cookman. He ran the McLeod Hospital […]

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

B-CU’s Jackson: ‘I’m removing the shackles’

During address at alumni convention, interim president talks about campus improvements, community relations BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Dr. Edison Jackson says when he was contacted to come serve as Bethune-Cookman University’s interim president, he was not looking for another job. “This is a new season. I am a vessel of the Lord.  I didn’t […]

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

B-CU receives $50,000 from Coca-Cola Foundation

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bethune-Cookman University is one of 17 colleges and universities that will share grants totaling $5 million as part of the Coca-Cola First Generation College Scholarship Program. The $50,000 grant will benefit four B-CU students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Texas Southern University, Morehouse College and Fayetteville […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Baseball’s Gonzalez reflects on road to MLB BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Ryan Gonzalez was the only Bethune-Cookman University baseball player who had his name called during last week’s Major League Baseball draft. Gonzalez was picked in the 21st round with the 648th overall pick by the Colorado Rockies. He was selected on the third […]

Former state senator to speak at B-CU graduation

Former state senator to speak at B-CU graduation

BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Former Florida Sen. Anthony C. “Tony” Hill will be Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement speaker on Saturday. Hill also will be receiving an honorary Doctor of Law degree from the university. The graduation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. “It is our […]

B-CU mourns death of marching band member

B-CU mourns death of marching band member

By ANDREAS BUTLER AND ASHLEY THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES The Bethune-Cookman University family mourned the death of a 23-year-old marching band member this week after he died at a house party near the campus. Grief counselors were on campus Monday to help students and faculty in need of support after the May 6 death of sophomore […]