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The Innocence and Justice Conference took place on Wofford’s campus on May 3rd. 
At the conference, many passionate lawyers, as well as an individual who had been wrongfully-convicted, shared their experiences and spread awareness about the issue.

Innocence & Justice Conference looks toward a brighter future for South Carolina

Emory Robinson, Staff Writer May 14, 2024

On May 3, over a hundred attendees gathered to bear witness to Fernando Bermudez sharing his story. Bermudez spent 18 years of his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Accused of a murder, Bermudez...

Women’s health from Spartanburg to Tanzania

Women’s health from Spartanburg to Tanzania

Madison Tolomea, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

What stemmed from a discussion about birth control flourished into a movement surrounding the discourse on women’s health. The Wofford Women’s Health Coalition is in full swing and wants to get more...

Doug Jones ‘69 poses with his son and grandson, who all went to Wofford following his graduation. Jones was the first Black graduate of the College.

The Legacy of Wofford’s first Black graduate

Catherine Lesesne, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

In 1964, Wofford College desegregated its formerly all-white campus. Doug Jones ‘69 broke the long streak of white-only graduates. Encouraged by his legacy, Jones’ son, Jarvis Jones ‘04, and grandson,...

The Back of the College monument rests in front of the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. The monument serves as a reminder of the African American communities that originally lived on what is now Wofford’s campus.

The history of the Back of the College neighborhood

Cameron Carsten, Managing Editor February 27, 2024

On the grounds that students watch football, play tennis or live in as seniors, there used to be a thriving, predominantly Black neighborhood. Jim Neighbors, professor of English and co-coordinator...

Students Kaelyn Emon ‘24 and Caroline Watson ‘24 discuss future plans of the Innocence Project at Wofford. On Dec. 7, there was a letter writing opportunity for students to write holiday cards to those incarcerated.

How the South Carolina Innocence Initiative is educating people on wrongful convictions

Abigail Taylor, Contributing writer December 12, 2023

Wofford houses many different clubs and organizations that students can be a part of. One of these organizations is the South Carolina Innocence Initiative, I, which was started last academic year. Kaelyn...

The first Upstate Spratt Issues Conference took place in the Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. A panel of speakers spoke about leading issues in todays world.

“The power of the people is greater than the people in power”

Katie Kirk, Managing Editor December 12, 2023

The first Upstate Spratt Issues Conference was hosted by the South Carolina Democratic Party in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts on Nov. 18.  Students left for Thanksgiving break...

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 Students gather to send off the Wofford Women’s Basketball Team to the Southern Conference Regular Season

Making history for women one SoCon Regular Season Championship at a time

Brandi Wylie March 14, 2023

The Wofford Women’s Basketball Team has just made history (again). The team is the first women’s sport at Wofford to win the Southern Conference Regular Season Championship allowed to compete in...

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Krissy Hall seen coaching the Wofford women’s tennis team and earning her
100th win. Hall reached her 100th win on Feb. 26, 2023 against Appalachian

100th win for Krissy Hall

Julia Allen and Mina Gincoguz March 14, 2023

On Feb. 26, Krissy Hall, Wofford’s Women’s Tennis Team’s head coach, achieved her 100th win when the team won its match against Appalachian State University. Having joined Wofford in June of...

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Current Senior Vice President of Administration and Secretary to the Board of
Trustees Roberta Hurley began her Wofford career in 1977.

Learn more about some of Wofford’s earliest female students, including Roberta Hurley

Katie Kirk and Gabby Gecan March 14, 2023

The month of March highlights the celebration of Women’s History. On March 13, 1913, Women’s Suffragettes paraded in Washington, D.C. in hopes of earning their right to vote. Since then, women in...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.
Russell Wigginton talking to students on campus. Wigginton was one of many speakers that visited Wofford during Black History Month.

The rundown of Black History Month at Wofford College

Fadzai Mushayamunda March 8, 2022

Throughout the month of February, Wofford has put on events all over campus that draw attention to black voices and celebrate Black History Month. Through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,...

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Ricky L. Jones led a webinar lecture on black studies and critical race theory on Feb. 16, addressing many questions people may have about teaching ethnic histories.

It’s not about political party, it’s about right and wrong

Madeline Brewer March 8, 2022

“Don’t let the idea of something being revolutionary scare you,” said Ricky L. Jones, professor of pan-African studies at the University of Louisville, during his Feb. 16 webinar on black history...

Photo courtesy of Mark Olencki.
Russell Wigginton giving his speech to the Wofford community.

Black History Month at Wofford: Russell Wigginton speaks to the campus

Fadzai Mushayamunda February 22, 2022

Black History Month is a month dedicated to celebrating the black community and educating the public on the issues that they face on a daily basis. February marks the start of the month and because of...

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