Campus Updates

Clarion Staff

Black History Month events

The Madison College Black Student Union (BSU) has two upcoming events planned in honor of Black History Month.

On Thursday, Feb. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the BSU will show the PBS documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” in the Intercultural Exchange, Truax Room C1430.

This documentary shares the story of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The showing will be followed by a discussion session.

The BSU will host its major event, “Black and Brilliant,” on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Truax Room D1630. There will be a free college community luncheon starting at 11 a.m. with a panel discussion at noon. The panel will feature members of the Divine Nine (historically Black Greek letter organizations) and alumni.


An error occured in the last issue printed on Feb. 5. The voting rate for Madison College in 2014 was mistakenly written to be 12.1 percent. The reality was that it was 41.2 percent, and rose 12.1 percent up to 53.3 percent in 2018. Madison College has been above the national average in voting rates for many years now.