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The Race to Retool Our School

RALEIGH, NC  Shaw University has an opportunity to better our Student Union, Blount Street, and the Quad. Shaw is in the running to receive a grant from Home Depot who is having a competition to see which of several HBCU Universities can receive the most votes to receive a grant.

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President Obama Speaks To Students

Changes Ahead For Shaw University Financial Aid Programs

Shaw University Affected By Recent State & Federal Financial Aid Legislation

Prospective students bound for Shaw University may have a more challenging time ahead of them as they analyze changes to financial aid award packages set to take effect this spring. Full story

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Yancy Highlights Shaw Recovery In Triangle Tribune

Shaw University President Speaks On Shaw's Recovery After The Storm with The Triangle Tribune Full story

Student Leadership Institute Weekend Getaway

Student Leadership Institute Weekend Getaway

The Shaw University student leaders were treated to a fun, challenging but educative getaway in Black Mountain, NC. The Student Leadership Institute was organized by the Student Affairs director, Ms. Ebony Johnson and attended by the Student Government Association  (S. G. A), amongst other student leaders at the University.

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New Options for Transportation

Shaw University Transportation Department has added two new buses, bringing the school's total bus transportation fleet to nine buses. The sleek new additions are a welcome gift to the athletics department, and they also increase the carrying capacity in the event of an evacuation.

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Design Flaws Cause Continued Floods at Residence Halls

Shaw University Platnium Sound Marching Band

Time to Say Goodbye to Platinum Sound for the Season

On Saturday, November 5, 2011 the band performed at its last game of the season against St. Augustine's College.  The game turned out to be a joyous occasion and a great bang to end the season, the football team beat the opponents 20-16. 

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The Book Is Judged By Its Cover

Interviews can be nerve wracking, but finding the proper attire can be a job within itself. Relax and do your research.

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Fashion Dreckitude

Classroom Attire

Classroom attire should reflect that of a business casual workday, or maybe an outfit you would wear meeting your significant others parents for the first time; you shouldn't be mistaken for the bartender of your local night club.

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Today's Journey... Tomorrow's Shoes

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    Today's Journey... Tomorrow's Shoes

    Shift Your Mindset!

    I recognized something, You cannot wear yesterday's shoes for today's journey, nor will you be able to wear today's shoes for tomorrows journey.

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Greek Plots Relocated Despite Protests

The Vice-President of Student Affairs and Administration, Dr. Jeffrey A. Smith announced in late January, plans to relocate Greek plots. However, as construction behind the school is taking place, on-campus Greeks are fighting to keep their plots in the original location.

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Tournament on the Rise

RALEIGH, Thursday night, The Bears men’s basketball team finished the regular season against the Falcons of Saint Augustine’s College at Emery Gymnasium, and now looks forward to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament. Full story


2012 North Carolina Media Conference: Team MCO in Attendance

Shaw University’s selected Mass Communications students attended the North Carolina Collegiate Media Association 2012, February 18, held at the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). They left feeling not only inspired but a part of a life changing moment in time. Full story

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HKonJ March Impact

The Historic March on Jones Street (HKonJ) in Raleigh is still going strong on its sixth year and this time no one is holding back from their freedom of speech. Full story

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Images from the Historic March on Jones Street February 2012

HKonJ March by NAACP, February 2012

The Historic March on Jones Street took place on February 11, 2012. The participants started at Shaw University and made their voice against injustice heard. Full story

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Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

Devotional for Feburary 2012

Fairy tales are often accused of painting false hope. However, many of the fairy tales I have read tell stories of triumph over injustice, and the characters are just as flawed as us. Full story

Bears Take the Field

Tough Year for Reigning CIAA Champions

The Shaw University's Bears football team had a rocky year coming off a CIAA Championship win and finishing 9-2 to close out the season. With the final game of the season approaching fast against rivals St. Augustine's College (SAC), the Bears record is a dismal 2-7. Full story


Ligon Students Work Hard

Ligon Middle school is a great example of hard work and community building that produces students who will be successful. Many of the students at this school have much to offer, as well bright futures. Ligon Middle is an institution with a variety of students who come from different backgrounds and cultures. 

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Shaw Celebrates CIAA Win!


The reigning champs returned to their university glistening in pride and glory from the tournaments held in charlotte North Carolina last week. There has definitely been a difference in the air, and a renewed sense Shaw pride.

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Shaw Men and Women Basketball Teams Poised for Post Season Run

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