THE MONTH IN PHOTOS
essence ESSENCE OF GIVING

President Norman Francis has reason to smile with Coca Cola Senior V.P. Ingrid Saunders Jones after receiving a check for $50,000 from the Coca Cola Foundation, which she chairs. Presentations were made at the 2007 Essence Music Festival to XU and other HBCU's impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

photo by Irving Johnson III
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AKA LEADER

Barbara McKinzie, International Supreme Basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., in town for a national board of directors meeting, gets a tour of the campus from President Norman Francis. The AKAs provide an annual scholarship to the University.

photo by Carol Dotson

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AJC REVISITS XU

President Norman Francis welcomes members of the American Jewish Committee – (from left) Matias Ringel, Noam Scheiber, Judith Siegal, Sarah Silverman, Melissa Bennett and Brian Siegal – to campus for their third visit since Hurricane Katrina, this time to present the remaining proceeds from their very successful CD project which raised $15,695 for the XU Junior School of Music. AJC has worked closely with the Archdiocese of New York's Office of Black Ministry  raising funds to support the University's recovery efforts.

photo by Warren Bell, Jr.

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SPRUCING UP

Physical plant employee George Collins adds a layer of fresh color to the ceiling of a Katharine Drexel Residence Hall room as the University spruces up the campus in anticipation of the arrival of the freshman class and the opening of the fall semester.

photo by Irving Johnson III

crump INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

Assistant professor of communications Arnold Crump shares his expertise in podcast technology with one of the African radio broadcasters who participated in a campus workshop sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Radio personnel from 17 African nations attended.

photo by Irving Johnson III

 
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