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The Morton Meetings: A Celebration of Black History

On Wednesday, Feb. 26th, the U.S. Department of the Treasury hosted The Morton Meetings: A Celebration of Black History. The event honored Azie Taylor Morton, the first and only African American to serve as U.S. Treasurer. Appointed by President Carter, Ms. Morton served as Treasurer from 1977 until 1981—the crowning achievement of an extraordinary career […]

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Application Review 2014

This year, the Institute recruited one of its most diverse applicant pools to date, receiving applications from several new colleges and universities, multiple nontraditional college students, and at least three sets of twins. On Saturday Feb. 15th, the Institute hosted its Application Review Day, an annual gathering of Institute alumni from across the country. Over […]

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DeVore ’14 Wins Entrepreneurship Competition

Institute scholar Michael DeVore ’14 won the Inaugural Entrepreneurship Competition at Claflin University. Michael and his team competed against ten other groups in Claflin’s own version of the popular ABC television show, “Shark Tank.” After finishing a stellar presentation, Michael fielded questions from the guest judges. When the judges raised concerns about patents, Michael called […]

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