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  • Freshman College Inducts One of Claflin University’s Largest Classes During Confirmation Ceremony

    Aug 17, 2015
    The Claflin University Freshman College inducted the Class of 2019 – one of the largest in University history – during the 2015 Confirmation Ceremony Sunday afternoon. The ceremony culminates a week-long orientation for new students.
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  • Claflin Welcomes Class of 2019

    Aug 09, 2015
    “My experience so far at Claflin has been very good – I love Claflin so much,” said incoming freshman Malik Washington from Charleston, S.C. “It's been very informative and I've learned a lot. I'm looking forward to the next four years." Washington was one of 427 freshmen Claflin University welcomed to campus this weekend during the beginning of New Student Orientation. The Class of 2019 features a diverse group of students representing every region of the United States and seven countries. This year’s freshmen are some of the best and brightest including high school valedictorians and salutatorians, 28 Rudolph Canzatar/ James E. Clyburn scholars and high achieving students from across the nation.
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  • Claflin University Gospel Choir D.R.E.A.M. Releases Debut Album

    Aug 07, 2015
    The Claflin University Gospel Choir, formally known as D.R.E.A.M., has released its debut album titled “D.R.E.A.M. The Live Experience.” The choir, known for its high energy performances, ensures that this album captivates audiences of all genres.
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  • Claflin Presents Higher Education Partnership with Brazil to Columbia World Affairs Council

    Aug 04, 2015
    Claflin University President Henry N. Tisdale’s goal of increasing global awareness for the University was vividly articulated during his recent presentation to the Columbia (S.C.) World Affairs Council. Dr. Tisdale and Dr. Karl Wright, provost and chief academic officer at Claflin, provided an overview of the University’s partnerships with eight Brazilian universities.
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  • Tisdale Editorial Calls For A Conversation on Race in SC

    Jul 22, 2015
    In the aftermath of the horrific tragedy at Emanuel AME Church and the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state’s capitol building, we are now confronted with the question, where do we go from here? During the somber days following the event, I communicated with Governor Nikki Haley, legislators and other leaders to express the University’s deep concern regarding the hate crime and senseless act that claimed the lives of nine individuals. The Claflin family subsequently assembled in the University’s James and Dorothy Z. Elmore Chapel to conduct a prayer vigil in honor of the victims. We also prayed for the families and relatives of the victims, noting that it will take time for the healing to begin, but the thoughts and prayers of the Claflin family will be with them well into the future.
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