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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 […]

Lady Wildcats end bowling season at MEAC championships

Lady Wildcats end bowling season at MEAC championships

FROM WIRE REPORTS Bethune-Cookman picked up a pair of wins on March 21, before bowing out of the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Bowling Championships housed at AMF Lanes in Chesapeake, Va. On a day where all but two teams would be eliminated from this year’s event, Bethune-Cookman opened the day seeded fifth following March […]

Cooper carries Lady Wildcats past FAMU at MEAC tourney

Cooper carries Lady Wildcats past FAMU at MEAC tourney

Once the first shot went down, the rest of the first half belonged to Kendra Cooper Monday afternoon as Bethune-Cookman defeated Florida A&M 53-41 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) tournament opening round. All but one of the sophomore’s 22 points came on a first-half barrage of seven three-pointers that tied the conference single-game record […]

A gift for newspaper, community groups

A gift for newspaper, community groups

B-CU program includes film, presentations BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES Bethune-Cookman University presented Mary’s Gift: An Evening of Inspiration Through the Arts on March 1 starring the reverberating, laughter-filled singing voice of Daytona Beach resident Harry L. Burney III. The program began with a short film of the fictitious lawyer of the late Dr. […]

Campus shooters remain at large

Campus shooters remain at large

Bethune-Cookman ups reward for suspects to $10,500 BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES By the Daytona Times’ deadline Wednesday night, the suspects in a shooting on Bethune-Cookman University’s campus Monday evening were still at large and a $10,500 reward was being offered for their apprehension. A video of the incident released by the Daytona Beach […]

Daytona Times, others to be recognized Sunday by B-CU

Daytona Times, others to be recognized Sunday by B-CU

Bethune-Cookman University will present several Daytona Beach area organizations and individual activists with the inaugural Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Community Engagement Award on Sunday, March 1, at B-CU’s Performing Arts Center, 698 W. Interne national Speedway Blvd. The award is given to an outstanding organization or person that has exhibited an unwavering dedication to improving […]

B-CU men defeat FAMU in hoops

B-CU men defeat FAMU in hoops

Mikel Trapp hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:06 left to help Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) pull away and beat Florida A&M University (FAMU) 64-57 last Saturday at Moore Gymnasium. Florida A&M’s Jorge Rosa made his sixth 3-pointer to tie it at 56 with 2:18 remaining. After Travis Elliott took a charge to give the Wildcats the […]