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WSSU Future Focus Welcomes WFU President Nathan Hatch, January 24, 1 p.m.

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Dear Ram Family, 

On Monday, January 21, Winston-Salem State University will join the nation in celebrating the legacy and life of one of the greatest figures in American history: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His work reminded our nation that it was founded on the fundamental belief that all men and women are born equal and all are deserving of liberty. He worked tirelessly to bring about a transformation that would change the very fabric of our nation.

YAC Announces 2019 Forty Under 40 Inductees

Jan 18, 2019
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Winston-Salem State University’s Young Alumni Council (YAC) has announced the Forty Under 40 Class of 2019.

The program recognizes young WSSU alumni who are committed to social justice, equity, education and community empowerment through their careers and volunteer activities, exemplifying WSSU’s motto of  “Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve.”

Honorees will be recognized at the Forty Under 40 Alumni Awards Gala at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday, April 13. All proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for WSSU students.

Golden LEAF Foundation President Visits WSSU

Jan 18, 2019
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Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students met with Golden LEAF Foundation President Dan Gerlach during a campus visit on Monday, Jan. 14.

Currently, 12 WSSU students receive scholarships from Golden LEAF. The program provides scholarships to help students from qualifying rural counties who demonstrate a financial need attend college at a colleges and universities in North Carolina. 

“We are proud to partner with the Golden LEAF Foundation to help deserving students achieve their dreams,” said Dr. LaTanya Afolayan, vice chancellor of University Advancement.

WSNC 90.5 FM PROGRAMMING ALERT!!!!!!

Jan 18, 2019

A portion of WSNC's transmitter network connected by a large fiber cable was severed due to a demolition project on campus this morning.  We are currently operating off of affiliate backup emergency programming until the damage has been repaired.  This will also affect our streaming.

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For 26 years, Handicap International has not only been providing crutches, prosthetics and wheelchairs to people with disabilities in Burundi. It has also been a leading advocate for people with disabilities in the country. Much of its work has focused on helping people get physical therapy, accessible housing and jobs.

But all of that is over now.

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Chinese-Australian writer and former diplomat Yang Hengjun has been detained by Chinese authorities, according to Australia's Embassy in Beijing. Friends of Yang say he was taken into custody immediately after flying from New York to China on Saturday, and since then, the democracy advocate's normally active Twitter feed has fallen silent.

Denver Teachers Vote To Authorize A Strike

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The teachers union in Denver has voted to approve a strike that could begin as soon as Jan. 28. It would be the first time the city has seen a teacher strike in almost 25 years.

The Denver Classroom Teachers Association finished voting late Tuesday after more than a year of negotiations between the union and the district, which have failed to yield an agreement.

Mexico's homicide rate continued to skyrocket last year, making 2018 the deadliest on record for the country with an average of 91 deaths a day.

In the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, there is a "green, leafy oasis" called Shahr-e Naw Park — a place that briefly became a staging ground for conservation scientists.

In The Snow Leopard Project and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation, Alex Dehgan describes how his Wildlife Conservation Society team hid stuffed animals throughout the park, simulating as best they could the wildlife the scientists might find on their upcoming survey mission in a remote, rugged province called Nuristan.

Zimbabwe forces have engaged in "systematic torture" of protesters, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission has found. The torture, mostly consisting of "indiscriminate and severe beatings," follows several days of looting, fires and street barricades by protesters angry over high fuel prices.

Russell Baker, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer who penned thousands of columns for The New York Times, and hosted the PBS television program "Masterpiece Theatre," died Monday at his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93.

For one Native American tribe whose land straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump's proposed border wall would, literally, divide its people.

The Tohono O'odham Nation stretches through the desert from just south of Casa Grande in southern Arizona to the U.S. border — and then beyond, into the Mexican state of Sonora. This means that if Trump gets his $5.7 billion border wall, it would cut right through the tribe's land.

For the first time in her 25-year career on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench to start the new year.

After the 85-year-old justice was operated on for lung cancer, she decided to work from home rather than return to the court two weeks after surgery. She's expected to make a full recovery and be back at the court soon. A fair amount is known about Ginsburg's cancers and surgery, but the history of Supreme Court justices and their health is murkier.

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As the partial government shutdown hits a record 32nd day, the Senate is set to consider two competing proposals this week that could reopen the government — but probably won't.

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