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Berea Professor, bell hooks Inducted Into Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Oct 16, 2014 No Comments by

Noted author and Berea College Professor, bell hooks was one of 35 people inducted into Kentucky’s Civil Rights Hall of Fame today. The Kentucky Commission of Human Rights selects individuals for this distinction in recognition of their efforts to help improve the quality of life for Kentucky, the United States and beyond, in the areas […]

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Students Get Help Anticipating Their Financial Future at “BC+5″

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

The “Count on Your Future, BC+5” event helps Berea College students project their likely financial state 5 years after they graduate.

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Berea College Achieves Four-Star Rating

Oct 10, 2014 No Comments

Berea College has received a “Four-Star” rating by Charity Navigator, a national organization that monitors non-profit organizations that receive contributions from donors. A four-star rating, the highest possible, is based on an organization’s financial health, accountability and transparency. The higher an organization’s rating, the more confidence a donor can have the contribution will be used […]

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Berea College celebrates 139th annual “Mountain Day” October 15

Oct 10, 2014 No Comments

(#SeeYouAtTheTop #MTD14 #Conquer MTNDay) Following a College tradition since 1875, Berea College students will get a day off from classes and labor to experience a day of outdoor fun on Wednesday, Oct. 15 for the annual Mountain Day.

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Elevated Status for Berea College

Oct 02, 2014 3 Comments

Berea College is “sainted.” So says Gregg Easterbrook in his Tuesday Morning Quarterback (TMQ) commentary on ESPN this week. Easterbrook, talking about recent multi-million dollar gifts to elite college endowments, contends “. . . the rich should not donate to the Ivy League, Stanford or a few other colleges that exist for the elite and already […]

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Remembering William Ronald Ballew, Re-integration Pioneer

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments

Bereans mourn the passing of William Ronald Ballew, one of the first two African American students to “re-integrate” Berea in the post-Day Law era. His funeral service is today, September 30, 2014, in Riverside California. Mr. Ballew was born the second of nine children to Edgar T. Ballew and Georgia Louise Benton in Richmond, Kentucky, […]

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Berea College to Receive Gear Up Grant

Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

Berea College (Berea, KY) is one of 41 national recipients (and the only one in Kentucky) to receive a grant under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help at-risk students prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education. Berea College, which is already […]

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