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Clark Atlanta University 2016 YALI Fellows

Jul 12, 2016

The Local Take on WCLK welcomes this year's Clark Atlanta University Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows to share their experiences with our listeners. We have covered this annual summer forum for three years running. This year I spoke with three dynamic YALI fellows:

Congratulations 2016 Graduates!

May 13, 2016

 Jazz 91.9 WCLK congratulates Clark Atlanta University graduates, their families, mentors and loved ones as they are celebrated at the Baccalaureate Service on Sunday May 15 at 10:00 a.m. in Epps Gymnasium, and Commencement on Monday, May 16, 8:00 a.m. at Panther Stadium.  

The 2016 Commencement Convocation orator is Mae Jemison, MD, physician, astronaut, engineer and educator.  Jemison was the first African American female to conduct a space mission.   During the ceremony, the University will award four honorary doctorate degrees to the following individuals:  Clark College Alumnus and renowned Musician, Hamilton Bohannon; Musician, Educator and Arranger, Roland Carter; Congressman John Conyers (D-MI); and Georgia's Fourth District Congressional Representative Hank Johnson (CC, '76).

The Local Take on 91.9 WCLK would like to join others in the Atlanta area in recognizing the work of Dr. William Boone.  We regularly feature Dr. Boone as a guest expert on community, Georgia and, national political and policy topics.The Georgia House of Representatives recognized CAU Political Science Professor and Atlanta University Alumnus, William H. Boone, Ph.D., for his long record of activism, community advocacy, outreach and contributions to the academy. 

Clark Atlanta University presents the inaugural Economic Inclusion And Competitiveness Summit on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at the Thomas Cole Research Center on the CAU Campus. Panelists and guests include:   Fulton County Commissioner John Eaves, Metro Atlanta Chamber CEO Hala Moddlemog and many more(see above).   The event will also feature CAU President Ronald A. Johnson, the guiding force behind this summit.   The event focuses on the development of strategies and frameworks to empower under represented people to compete in the innovative economy.

AUC Robert W Woodruff Library

Start Something: Activism and the Atlanta Student Movement records how students from Atlanta University, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), The Interdenominational Theological Center, Morris Brown College, Morehouse College and Spelman College joined forces to create the Atlanta Student Movement.  These students developed nonviolent boycotts, sit ins, picket lines and, marches that left Atlanta officials with no choice except to desegregate stores and public facilities.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK is Panther proud to join Clark Atlanta University officials, stakeholders and dignitaries at the Georgia State Capitol for CAU DAY during the 2016 Georgia Legislative Session.   We met old friends, and made some new ones.  We even added new Jazz 91.9 WCLK members!   And, added a dose of Jazz preservation to the agenda for the day under the Gold Dome.   Mark Angel called in and talked about the afternoon of activities with Jamal Ahmad during the SOUL of Jazz.

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Clark Atlanta University will close at 2:00 p.m. today, January 22 because of inclement weather conditions, in particular as it pertains to driving conditions in the outer suburbs of Greater Atlanta.    The University will resume normal operations at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23.  On campus meal service will continue according to normal hours of operation.

Please exercise caution and drive defensively upon your departure from the University.

Their birth names were Atiba, Binta, Hassan...we never knew them.   Yet they intimate their innermost thoughts, fears, yearnings and regrets in Clark Atlanta University Faculty,  Author, Daniel Black's fifth and newest novel, The Coming  (St. Martin's Press, 2015).   This soul-shaking book is so powerful that leaders, clergy and academics nationwide are praising it as a crucial Sankofa moment: an opportunity to learn from the past lessons that must inform the future.

Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.

We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC.  He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.

Clark Atlanta University welcomes all of our graduates back for CAU Homecoming 2014 Celebrations, running from October 27 through November 2.

For a list of events, click here.

Kiplyn Primus spoke with Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association President Marshall Taggart about Homecoming 2014 in a CAU Now Segment airing inside the WCLK Public Affairs Block Saturday morning:

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