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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 […]

B-CU ROUNDUP

B-CU ROUNDUP

Wildcats in midst of spring sports action ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman had the MEAC South Division title slip away after getting swept by archrival Florida A&M University in Tallahassee last week. B-CU also missed out on being the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament. FAMU beat B-CU 6-3 in the series opener in […]

Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

Police investigate death of Bethune-Cookman student

McClatchy/Tribune - ORLANDO, Fla.  - A 23-year-old Bethune-Cookman University student died early Sunday after collapsing at a party, Daytona Beach police said Monday. Primas Foulks arrived at the party at Lake Forest Apartments drunk and had a cup of alcohol in his hand, a police report states. He began to vomit and sweat, and friends tried […]

Bethune-Cookman names interim president

Bethune-Cookman names interim president

DAYTONA BEACH – Dr. Larry R. Handfield, chairman of the Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) board of trustees, today announced the university has selected Dr. Edison Jackson as interim president, effective May 14, 2012. The university will host a reception on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to introduce Jackson to the B-CU family and the community, at the […]