Civil Rights Trip Brought Text to Life for Students

Civil Rights Trip to Alabama

For Codey Young, a sophomore Sociology and Philosophy double major, a spring break trip to civil rights sites in Alabama brought him back to a W.E.B. Dubois quote engraved on the Strassburger Commons near the Kaleidoscope: “Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.” Read More»


Black History Month Views Ursinus History in the 1970s

An eclectic mix of performances, lectures, presentations and discussions marked Black History Month at Ursinus College. Programs included a talk by 2009 Ursinus graduate Jennifer Thompkins, who received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard; a talk by Biology Professor Rebecca Roberts, on “environmental racism;”  Read More»


2013 Class President Volunteers in Uganda

A trip to Uganda last month illuminated the power of family for junior Rodolfo Coplin. He volunteered with the non-profit Grandmothers Beyond Borders, a U.S. based organization focused on grandmothers in Uganda who have lost their children and consequently assumed the role of parent to their grandchildren. Read More»


Pop Violinist Draws Students To The Stage

UC Students with Josh Vietti

Nationally-recognized pop violinist Josh Vietti performed, then invited Ursinus students to jump on stage and share their talent. The energized performance was part of the Ursinus College MLK celebration concert, Substance of Our Souls. See Vietti play and persuade (or dare?) students to join him in this fully improvised and unrehearsed event. Be inspired! Read More»


Alumna physician to speak at MAPS meeting

Dr. Tarika Tiggett-James, M.D., Ursinus Class of 2000, clinical lead and family physician, Adult Medicine Unit at the Brownsville Multiservice Family Health Center, Brownsville, N.Y., will speak Sunday, Nov. 20 to the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students. Dr. Tiggett-James, a former member of the Ursinus College Board of Trustees, will speak at 6 p.m. in the Unity House on campus.


Merck Awards Shavonn Smith Competitive Scholarship


Shavonn Smith ’12
has been awarded the United Negro College Fund-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship. This competitive award includes up to $25,000 toward Smith’s senior year at UC. It includes an internship at Merck, with stipends totaling $10,000. Read More»