Berea College’s “Deep Green” Residence Hall Earns World’s Highest LEED Score

Apr 22, 2014 No Comments by

Berea College’s Deep Green Residence Hall has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v2009 Platinum Certification and a score of 90 points, making the facility the highest-scoring, LEED-certified residence hall in the world. The LEED certification denotes independent verification from the U.S. Green Building Council that a building is designed and constructed “using strategies aimed […]

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Debate Team Ends Season on High Note

Apr 01, 2014 No Comments

The Berea College Speech and Debate Team completed a highly successful 2013-14 season at the Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Championship this past weekend. The team had already achieved a number of significant milestones, including a top 10 national ranking by the National Parliamentary Debate Association and tripling the number of awards won in the […]

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Service and Learning on Spring Break 2014

Mar 26, 2014 No Comments

While students on many campuses used spring break to enjoy the sun and beaches, a small number of Berea College students, faculty, and staff traveled to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama for a spring break of service. Throughout the trip, Bereans went on tours and visited various places that were pivotal to the Civil Rights Movement. […]

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Student Crafts Makes 120 Chairs for Governor’s Mansion

Mar 13, 2014 1 Comment

For for past few months, Berea College Student Crafts has been building chairs for the Governor's Mansion. Led by woodworker Chester Mullins, a team of students have made 120 chairs, one for each county in Kentucky. Here's the story... )

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Dr. Rocky S. Tuan, successful Life Science Researcher and Alumnus Visited Campus

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

At 9 a.m. on Thursday February 20, Room 106 of the Hall Science Building hosted Dr. Rocky Tuan’s presentation on integrating life sciences with engineering and medicine. Dr. Tuan began his presentation at by relating back to the time where he had to sit on the opposite side of the hall as a student and […]

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Vanderbilt University and Berea College Partner on Humanities Initiative

Mar 04, 2014 1 Comment

Berea College is partnering with Vanderbilt University to establish a new faculty development initiative to support specialized training for new Vanderbilt Ph.D.s in preparing students for teaching at liberal arts colleges and historically black colleges and universities. The Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Initiative, funded by a $1.475 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon […]

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The Onyx Returns to Campus

Feb 28, 2014 3 Comments

The Black Student Union recently announced plans to reintroduce The Onyx to the Berea College campus community. The first publication is set to be released on February 28, 2014, and it will share information pertaining to the importance of the publication and the black community on campus, among other topics. Intending to heighten awareness of […]

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