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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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  • Claflin University Named HBCU of the Year

    Jul 14, 2015
    It comes as no surprise that Claflin University was honored as the 2015 HBCU of the Year and Alumni Association of the Year by HBCU Digest at its annual AARP HBCU Awards presentation on June 10. The recognition is clearly the result of a remarkable year. Claflin experienced a showcase of achievements that reflects its leadership in higher education. The award marked the second consecutive year Claflin ​received top honors among all HBCUs. Claflin was ranked the top HBCU in the nation by Washington Monthly in 2014.
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  • Claflin University Professor’s Latest Book Reaches No. 1

    Jul 08, 2015
    Dr. Belinda Wheeler, an assistant professor of English in Claflin University’s Department of English and Foreign Languages recently learned that her latest book, A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature (hard cover edition), reached the No. 1 position on's bestseller list for the category "Australian and Oceania Literary Criticism."
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