Friday, November 9, 2012
Alexis Simpson, 20, will face murder charges for allegedly stabbing roommate Dominique Frazier, 18, to death.
Jury selection in the Alexis Simpson Bowie State murder case concluded Thursday and opening arguments are scheduled to begin Tuesday, according to Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office. Simpson, now 20, is charged with stabbing her roommate, Dominique Frazier, 18, to death on Sept. 15, 2011. Both women were students at Bowie State University. According to police, the two women had an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation. Police responded to a call of a cutting in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community where they found Frazier bleeding and unconscious in the hallway of the building, police said. She was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. Simpson was released on bond in April …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Unhealthy eating habits are one just one of the contributing factors in the rising rates of obesity among college students.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
By SYDNEY CARTER Special to Capital News Service Control over their life choices is part of the college experience for students. But that authority is not without cost: Schedules are jammed and in-flux; exercise, homework and friends all compete for time. Parents aren't around to clean up, nag about homework and grades, or cook nutritious meals. Faced with overwhelming choices, college students often end up gaining extra pounds. Moreover, at a time when obesity among Americans is a national epidemic, the college generation often is overlooked. "People don't look at this age cohort as closely," said Dr. Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, a national non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
In a packed auditorium of students and educators at Bowie State University, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, along with local leaders, stressed the important role of teachers in the country.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised teachers from around the state and country during a town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon at Bowie State University where local leaders, teachers, and students discussed the role of educators in America. “I want to thank teachers for the extraordinary things that they do,” Duncan said. “I can’t overstate how critical great teachers are to society.” The event was part of the Department of Education’s national teacher’s recruitment initiative, TEACH, which focuses on finding quality teachers for the next generation of students. An issue which will need to be addressed soon, according to Duncan. “[The Department of Education] thinks that in the next 4 to 5 years, we are going to need over 1 million …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Bowie State Bulldogs signed 13 players for 2011, all from Maryland and D.C.
After Bowie State's all-time leading rusher, Isaac Redman, made national headlines as a running back in the Super Bowl for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the university's football program is getting a lot more attention these days. Earlier today, the school's head football coach Damon Wilson announced the signing of 13 student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent. "I believe this is our best recruiting class and our coaches did a good job recruiting quality student-athletes," said Wilson. For more information on the players and why the Bulldogs chose to bring them on, check out the Bowie State University Athletics website. 2011 Football Signees