Monthly Archives: February 2012

Our Far-Flung Alumni: Donald White

February 21, 2012 Today it is a Cleveland that is honoring distinguished African-Americans during Black History month.  The Plain Dealer remembers Donald White, who grew up in Richmond and attended Earlham for a year.  He became the first Black member … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Margaret Spicer

February 8, 2012 Margaret Spicer, a 1956 graduate of Earlham, and today’s honoree in the Richmond Palladium Item‘s series honoring local figures in Black history. She was the first African-American elected to the Richmond School Board, winning her seat in … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Jewell Spears

February 7, 2011 Jewell Spears, native of Richmond (IN), was the first African-American promoted to director of nursing at Reid Memorial Hospital in 1977.  A 1957 graduate of Earlham, she is honored today in the Palladium-Item’s series honoring local figures … Continue reading

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Our Far-Flung Alumni: Henry Leavell

February 5, 2012 He’ll turn 93 this coming March 9, but he didn’t graduate from Earlham until 1956.  He did a number of things, including serve in World War II, before coming to Earlham. Henry Leavell, a jazz afficianado, is … Continue reading

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Do Better Students Make a Better College?

February 3, 2012 More on the revelation that Claremont McKenna College had submitted falsified data about students’ SAT scores to U.S. News and World Report and other college ranking services.  In an interview with a campus newsmagazine, Pamela Gann, CMCC’s … Continue reading

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