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Class of 2018 honored at annual Black Excellence Ceremony

Written by Simbiat Lugboso Photos by Toussaint Mitchell SIU hosted its 15th annual Black Excellence Ceremony on May 5 to celebrate and recognize over 200 graduate and undergraduate students for their academic and leadership achievements. The ceremony featured impactful speeches. Speakers like Janice Cox brought a few people to tears as she explained her journey in life as a “full…

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Black History month events focus on ‘African Americans in times of war’

From the Daily Egyptian: Several SIU organizations have scheduled 22 events for Black History month, centered around African Americans in times of war. The Black Affairs Council is hosting two lunches with African American graduate students on Feb. 7 and Feb. 20. President of the Black Affairs Council Bethany Peppers said the lunches are away to commemorate those that don’t…

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