Last December, Bernie Sanders, a liberal Senator from Vermont, led every single Senate Democrat to impose an endowment tax of around $1 million per year on Berea College.
This was a particularly outrageous act of partisan hypocrisy from a Senator who claims to want free college for all. But when it came to this particular college – which already provides tuition-free education for students whose families make, on average, less than $30,000 per year – Continue reading Protecting Students in Kentucky
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that he was successful in securing a provision to protect Berea College in the Bipartisan Budget Act. The measure, supported by Continue reading Good News for Berea College
Dr. Pamela Ronald will be the featured speaker at the Berea College Science Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Ronald’s presentation will explain how integrated approaches are needed to enhance sustainable agriculture. The lecture is co-sponsored with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Department.
Ronald, a plant pathologist and geneticist, specializes in cell and developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and Continue reading Dr. Pamela Ronald to Discuss Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food at Berea College Science Lecture
For the fourth consecutive year, Berea College will host the Carbon Neutral Basketball “Green” Game on Feb. 7 to bring awareness to the responsibility higher-education institutions have to help reduce global carbon emissions.
Following the Green Game, the Sustainability Office staff will calculate the total carbon emissions emitted from the energy used in Seabury Center Gym during the home game, plus emissions from the opposing team’s transportation. This calculation will determine the number of trees volunteers and staff must plant later in the spring to offset the carbon put into the atmosphere during this basketball game.
Berea College officials announced the successful conclusion of a $10 million campaign to build a state-of-the-art campus building to house the natural sciences and nursing departments. Generous contributions totaling $12,281,927 from Berea alumni, private donors and friends of the College made construction of the 125,000 square-foot facility possible. The new structure, named the Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, will open for the fall 2018 semester.
Berea College, widely known for its no-tuition policy, is named in the newly released edition of The Princeton Review’s book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck. Only 7 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges earn inclusion in this publication.
In addition to being named as a College That Pay You Back—based on academic rigor, affordability and career outcomes for graduates—the book also cites Berea College in the following categories:
The Berea College Technology and Applied Design Department announces registration and courses for the 2018 Spring Westervelt Program. Offered each year to townspeople of Berea as well as students, faculty, and staff, the popular Westervelt program provides excellent opportunities for individuals to develop a well-rounded educational background and pursue specific areas of interest. Continue reading BEREA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES WESTERVELT COURSES FOR PUBLIC
Berea College staff, faculty and students have organized a series of events in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 15, including a convocation featuring “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story: A One-Woman Play,” performed by Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye.
The day’s activities are co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, Black Cultural Center, Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center, Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service, Berea College Music Department and Union Church.
Long known for providing access to high-quality, low-cost education, Berea College has again been named as the No. 1 College with Lowest Average Graduating Debt by Kiplinger. https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/college/T014-S002-colleges-with-lowest-average-graduating-debt-2018/index.html?rid=EML&rmrecid=2125262311.
Berea also ranked in the top 50 of Liberal Arts Colleges (#49) in the U.S. and in the top 100 of all colleges and universities (#95) in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the 300 Best College Values for 2018.https://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T014-C000-S002-kiplinger-s-best-college-values-2018.html
Berea College’s Recognition Ceremony for Mid-Year Graduates will be Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel. Dawneda Williams, an honorary Berea College trustee whose work has made a difference in the lives of many in Appalachia, will address the 47 seniors who will complete their degree requirements at the end of this term. Williams is an advocate and supporter of educational opportunities for young people in Appalachia and beyond. Continue reading BEREA TO RECOGNIZE 47 GRADUATES DURING MID-YEAR CEREMONY
Coach Hemenway and the Mountaineers were looking for their third straight victory on the season. The Mountaineers also saw junior guard Austin Glasgow and junior forward Jair Jackson dress with the team, who are coming off early injuries. Continue reading Berea College hosted Boyce College at home on Tuesday, winning 86-66.
On Tuesday night, the Mountaineers traveled to Richmond, Indiana to face Earlham College-where they won by a score of 88-61 over the Quakers.
This game rounded out the last of Berea’s games this month. The Mountaineers traveled into this contest ready to extend their winning streak to three games after their second road game of the season. Continue reading Berea Shakes the Earlham Quakes