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Media Coverage Highlights

2014

Media Coverage Highlights Paul Quinn College

  • The Dallas Morning News: Weary of betrayal of trust in southern Dallas
  • The Dallas Morning News: AT&T Stadium employees help with harvest at Paul Quinn farm
  • The Dallas Morning News: Farm on Paul Quinn College’s old football field feeds fans at AT&T Stadium
  • Dallas Cowboys Blog: Stadium Employees Help Harvest Crops At Nearby Farm
  • Diverse: College Presidents Returning to Classroom
  • AframNews.com: Trammell S. Crow Donates $4 Million to Paul Quinn College
  • NorthStar News: Paul Quinn College Sacked Its Football Team and Is Scoring a Financial Touchdown with Its Farm
  • The Dallas Morning News: Trammell S. Crow’s $4.4M gift is biggest in history of Dallas’ Paul Quinn College
  • Dallas Business Journal: Trammell S. Crow donates $4.4 million to Paul Quinn College*
  • Dallas Post Tribune: Two historically black institutions receive million dollar gifts!
  • Focus Daily News: Paul Quinn College Receives Largest Gift in 142-Year School History
  • Tom Joyner Foundation: Paul Quinn College Receives Largest Gift In 142-Year School History
  • Dallas Observer: Dallas’ Old Guard Comes Around on Building a Better City. Nice. Now They Should Go Away.
  • Time.com: Historically Black Colleges Are Becoming More White
  • The Dallas Morning News: Hits & Misses
  • The Dallas Morning News: Rawlings is on a roll, but will he run again?
  • The Dallas Morning News: Link the Dallas Integrated Trails Circuit with the city’s GrowSouth initiative
  • Allen American: Melodies of summer
  • The Dallas Morning News: Rev. Jessie Jackson pushes tech firms to diversify hiring practices
  • The Dallas Morning News: Jesse Jackson hopes to see more diverse high-tech workforce
  • Dallas Observer: The Best Classical Concerts to Hear in Dallas this June
  • KERA/NPR: An Hour With Jesse Jackson
  • WFAA: Rev. Jesse Jackson has message for Dallas students
  • The Dallas Morning News: ‘Under-matching’ academic debate underserves students
  • The Dallas Morning News: Mayor, nonprofit leaders and elected officials kick off poverty task force at Paul Quinn College
  • Duke Global Health Initiative Blog: Diaries From the Field Blog
  • The Dallas Morning News: Educators of the year
  • Diverse Issues in High Education: Recent Gifts and Grants
  • The Dallas Morning News: It’s time to prep students for college with 19th century residential preparatory schools
  • Waco Tribune: Renovations ongoing at former Paul Quinn College building
  • Dallas Post Trib: Second Annual Multi-Cultural Passover Seder
  • Day Break Saturday: Guest chef Eric Shelton of Kitchen LTO and A Community Cooks
  • The Broadcast: Sharon Van Meter – We Over Me Farm
  • WFAA/ABC: Paul Quinn students show off farming skills at ‘A Community Cooks’ event
  • Empower Magazine: Chef Rey draws crowds at 3rd Annual “We Over Me Farm” event
  • CraveDFW: Community Cooks At Paul Quinn College
  • D Magazine: Tickets on Sale for ‘A Community Cooks’ at WE Over Me Farm
  • Culture Map: Paul Quinn College presents A Community Cooks
  • GuideLive: A Community Cooks
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn College to show off We Over Me farm at Community Cooks
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn College’s annual fund-raiser/food fest at the school’s We Over Me Farm
  • Meeting Professionals International: FROM FOOTBALL TO FOOD
  • The Broadcast: Chef Can Meter and ACC
  • The Dallas Morning News: Hillcrest Foundation awards major grant
  • KERA/NPR Voice’s series: Online story and Aired story

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  • Diario La Estrella: Crece número de estudiantes latinos en universidades afroamericanas
  • The Dallas Morning News: Community leaders say improved education can help bridge north-south Dallas gap
  • Hyde Park Herald: Coming together to support the young
  • AP: Sebelius: Texas loses $18M a day in Medicaid money
  • The Dallas Morning News: Health and Human Services secretary to tout insurance effort during visit to Paul Quinn College
  • US News and World Report: HBCU Presidents Share Insight On Sustainable Leadership
  • ABC/WFAA: Texas poised to ease high school algebra requirements
  • US News and World Report: Make the Leap From Community College to a 4-Year University
  • Waco Tribune: Rapoport Academy to renovate historic Paul Quinn building for high school
  • The Dallas Morning News: Mayor Mike Rawlings, leaders to discuss bridging Dallas’ north-south gap
  • Huffington Post: When Contemporary Artists Take Over The Dallas Landscape
  • Diverse: HBCUs Need to Seek Leaders from Nontraditional Sources
  • Huffington Post: A Lesson From the Great Debaters: MLK’s Dream 50 Years Later
  • The Dallas Morning News: Wiley College sees enrollment soar with revived debate team
  • The Dallas Morning News: Community Farm in West Dallas
  • The Dallas Morning News: Another Step Further in West Dallas
  • The Dallas Morning News: Is Prime Prep Academy Primed
  • Huffington Post: Five HBCUs Saving The World Through Sustainability
  • The Dallas Morning News: Hunter, Stephanie Hunt to turn downtown Masonic Temple into center aimed at solving Dallas’

    ‘biggest challenges’

    2013

  • Yahoo! Sports: Saying no to football paid off for one small Texas college thanks in part to the Cowboys
  • Al Jazeera America: Amid mounting challenges, HBCUs fight to survive
  • The Dallas Morning News: Nasher XChange selects Paul Quinn College as the site of its 7th piece of art
  • CultureMap Dallas: TEDxSMU speaker Michael Sorrell on reinventing urban colleges
  • Focus Daily News: Nasher Sculpture Center commissions work at Paul Quinn College
  • Miami Herald: DALLAS: Nasher unveils public sculptures throughout Dallas – People Wires
  • KERA/NPA: A Latina Is Crowned Queen At Historically Black Paul Quinn College
  • The Dallas Morning News: Dallas artist’s work at Paul Quinn College arouses memories, emotions
  • You+Style Blog: How to Dress Like a Leader: An interview with Ed Shaikh of Hadleigh’s Bespoke
  • SportsBusiness Daily: Foodie Friday: Legends Keeps It Fresh At AT&T Stadium
  • Focusdailynews: We over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College
  • PRWeb: USA Funds Awards $4.1 Million in College Access and Success Grants
  • Vallejo Times-Herald: Vallejo students get glimpse of historically black colleges
  • Dallas Observer: Deep Ellum Postal and Grocer Has Big Dreams for a Little Bodega …
  • KWTX: Good Morning!
  • Modesto Bee: North area students meet with admissions officials of dozens of HBCUs
  • Washington Informer: Howard, Morehouse Ready for Nation’s Classic
  • KERA/NPR: Give Us Your Money And You Won’t Go To Jail?
  • Businessweek: Colloquy Partners with Paul Quinn College
  • The Wall Street Journal: Colloquy Partners with Paul Quinn College
  • Focusdailynews: Paul Quinn plays host to summer camp graduation
  • KXAS/NBC: Dallas College Turns Football Field Into Urban Farm
  • The Dallas Morning News: Dallas Historical Society announces service award winners
  • CultureMap Dallas: 7th Nasher Xchange work to honor Bishop College’s cultural impact …
  • Dallas Weekly: Local Artist Partners with The Nasher and Paul Quinn to Preserve …
  • Focus Daily News: Nasher Sculpture Center commissions work at Paul Quinn College
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn College farm marks 3 years of supplying Cowboys stadium …
  • ABC/WFAA: Paul Quinn College farm supplies produce for AT&T Stadium

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  • HBCU Digest: Paul Quinn Organic Farm Provides Food to Community
  • Dallas Observer: Paul Quinn College Wants to Teach Aspiring Farmers to Dig Dirt
  • ABC/WFAA: Bill Cosby urges Paul Quinn grads to press for civil rights
  • Focus Daily News: Cosby extols PQC grads
  • The Dallas Morning News: “Speak Out,” Bill Cosby tells Paul Quinn College graduates
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Colleges Making Big Moves to Battle Tuition Increases
  • The Dallas Morning News: May means full-bore farmers market season: Here are my favorites
  • HBCU Story: Storyteller of the Year Legend Awardee: Paul Quinn President Michael J. Sorrell, Esq.
  • KADF/CW: Bill Cosby To Speak At Paul Quinn College
  • Dallas Observer: Bill Cosby Will Deliver the Commencement Address at Paul Quinn College
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: HBCU Presidents Cite Personalized Recruiting, Intrusive Counseling Among Best

    Practices

  • HBCU Digest: Alumni Husband and Wife Share Passion for Paul Quinn
  • HBCU Lifestyle: Paul Quinn Launches Groundbreaking Center for Fundraising and Philanthropy
  • D Magazine: Event Recap: A Community Cooks at Paul Quinn College Benefits We Over Me Farm
  • Dallas Weekly: Paul Quinn Student Leads Lancaster High School Engineering Club to Victory
  • Tom Joyner Foundation Blog: A Community Cooks is set for April 11 at WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College
  • Dallas Examiner: Paul Quinn named finalist in campus improvement program
  • The Texas Collection: Paul Quinn College (circa 1916) featured in “Research Ready”
  • Huffington Post: Walking in Another’s Shoes: Paul Quinn College, Food Deserts and an Alternative Spring Break
  • North Dallas Gazette: Paul Quinn is a finalist in Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement grant program
  • HBCU Digest Radio: President Sorrell chats with Jarrett Carter about the new academic programs in Entrepreneurship and

    Fundraising and Philanthropy

  • HBCU Digest: Paul Quinn Work Program Increases Job Skills, Lowers Student Debt
  • 97.9 The Beat: President Sorrell chats with Jazze on “Community Calendar”
  • Huffington Post: Paying For College
  • Huffington Post: The Digest 50 — 2012’s Most Powerful People, Groups in HBCU Culture
  • City Social Magazine: Miss PQC
  • CultureMap Dallas: TEDxSMU speaker Michael Sorrell on reinventing urban colleges
  • The Dallas Morning News: Dallas artist’s work at Paul Quinn College arouses memories, emotions
  • SportsBusiness Daily: Foodie Friday: Legends Keeps It Fresh At AT&T Stadium
  • Modesto Bee: North area students meet with admissions officials of dozens of …
  • Businessweek: Colloquy Partners with Paul Quinn College
  • KXAS/NBC: Dallas College Turns Football Field Into Urban Farm
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn College farm marks 3 years of supplying Cowboys stadium …
  • WFAA/ABC: Paul Quinn College farm supplies produce for AT&T Stadium
  • Houston Forward Times: NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN – Paul Quinn College President Michael J. Sorrell Inspires

    Others To Embrace History At Juneteenth Celebration

  • WFAA/ABC: Bill Cosby urges Paul Quinn grads to press for civil rights
  • HBCU Story: Storyteller of the Year Legend Awardee: Paul Quinn President Michael J. Sorrell, Esq.
  • D Magazine: Event Recap: A Community Cooks at Paul Quinn College Benefits We Over Me Farm
  • Al Dia (Spanish): Futbol universitario creceen Dallas
  • KADF/CW: Paul Quinn College Goes from Closing to Winning!
  • Dallas Weekly: Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Miss PQC, and PQC alum State Rep. Toni Rose among 2013’s “25 People to

    Watch”

  • Huffington Post: Walking in Another’s Shoes: Paul Quinn College, Food Deserts and an Alternative Spring Break
  • Shine magazine: No stopping him now: Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell embraces new life after surviving

    heart incident

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2012

  • The Dallas Morning News: Training center for fundraising to open at Paul Quinn College
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Young Alumna of Historically Black College Recruits Half the Class, 2 Years Running
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: The Conversation: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Must Embrace Diversity
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn College In South Dallas Is Undergoing a Renaissance
  • HBCU Digest: Video of waste control injunction story via KXAS-TV
  • The Dallas Morning News: Federal judge slaps injunction on Dallas’ waste control plan
  • WFAA/ABC: Gov’t awards $22M in grants to black colleges, more than $21M in Texas
  • Inside Higher Ed: Visionary Idea
  • The Daily Orange: Pulled pork: Paul Quinn College creates healthier options for students in dining halls”
  • The Dallas Morning News: “You can be my kind and not be my color” (President Sorrell)
  • H.O.P.E. Scholarship Blog: “The 10 Freshmen Commandments” (Eddie Francis)
  • HBCU Digest: Paul Quinn Cuts Pork, Continues to Cut Fat from HBCU Stereotypes
  • Huffington Post: Paul Quinn College In Texas Removes All Pork Products From Campus
  • The Houston Chronicle: Organic farm at Paul Quinn College helps students
  • TEDxWestlake: Paul Quinn’s Elizabeth Wattley talks about the WE Over Me Farm during her “Access: Food for All”

    presentation

  • Ryan Britt Blog: WE Over Me Farm featured in the Real Estate Council’s ALC 2011-2012 class video
  • Dallas Observer: President Sorrell featured in the inaugural “30 Most Interesting People” issue
  • HBCU Digest: Paul Quinn wins two 2012 HBCU Awards
  • D Magazine: A Community Cooked at Paul Quinn College
  • Dallas Observer: Paul Quinn College Raised a Quarter Dollars for Its Football Field Farm Last Night
  • DFWBizBook.com: Update from the Quinnite Nation
  • HandPicked Nation: WE Over Me Farm
  • Duke Law Blog: Alumni Award Winners 2012 (President Sorrell receives A. Kenneth Pye Excellence in Education Award)
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn students collecting donations for tornado-ravaged Lancaster residents
  • The Dallas Morning News: Eat well and do good at Paul Quinn farm
  • D Magazine: A Community Cooks on April 19th
  • Inside Higher Ed: Students Nationwide Protest Killing of Trayvon Martin
  • WFAA/ABC: “Justice for Trayvon” rally held at Paul Quinn College
  • KXAS/NBC: Trayvon Martin “Hoodie” Rallies Reach North Texas
  • Crave DFW: Dallas Chefs To Dish At Paul Quinn College
  • The Dallas Morning News: Food safety spurs backyard veg gardening
  • Dallas Business Journal: Michael J. Sorrell – Minority Business Leader Awards
  • Dallas South News: Paul Quinn College and Associate Leadership Council Address Food Desert Crisis
  • WFAA/ABC: Paul Quinn College Thriving After Years of Struggle
  • The Texas Observer: Field Goal: Paul Quinn College turns a football field into a farm to end a food desert
  • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Good News for Paul Quinn College
  • HBCU Digest: Q&A with Paul Quinn Student Government President Dexter Evans

    2011

  • Huffington Post: Top 10 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Successes of 2011
  • The New York Times: Tiny Team From Texas Is Trying to Think Big
  • The New York Times: Changing a College with Prose and Patience
  • HBCU Digest: Paul Quinn nominated for three 2012 HBCU awards
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn Students: Why do we march? Because we are not trash
  • SMU Daily Campus: Diversity Forges Future for Paul Quinn College
  • Dallas Observer: How will City Hall’s garbage dump vote turn trash into treasure? Ask the Reverend Stephen Nash
  • Dallas South News: Paul Quinn College President to throw out first pitch at Rangers/Angels Game on Sunday
  • The Wall Street Journal: Recruiters at Black Colleges Break from Tradition

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  • HBCU Digest: The Digest Five – Most Underrated HBCUs
  • bigBang! Blog: President Michael Sorrell presents about the campus farm
  • KXAS/NBC: Paul Quinn College Trashes Dallas Landfill Proposal
  • Texas Farm Bureau: Gridiron Garden
  • Dallas South News: Paul Quinn College Urban Farming Initiative Supported by Fundraising Event
  • Change the Wind: Congratulations to Paul Quinn College!
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Paul Quinn College Gains New Accreditation
  • The Dallas Morning News: Shawn Williams: Great news – and next steps – for Paul Quinn College
  • Yale Blog: Yale Sustainable Food Project Welcomes Partners from Paul Quinn College
  • Dallas Economic Development: Paul Quinn College hails latest academic victory
  • HBCU Digest: Paul Quinn Wins ‘HBCU of the Year’ Award at Inaugural HBCU Awards Ceremony
  • KWBU-FM: Paul Quinn on “Living Stories”

    2010

  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Against Steep Odds, HBCU Leaders Rebuild Trust in Their Institutions
  • Dallas South News: Paul Quinn College showing thought leadership with HBCU Town Hall
  • Tarrant County College Blog: TCC, Paul Quinn College Partner for New Education Degree Program
  • KXAS/NBC: Paul Quinn Revitalization Begins with Demolition
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Scholarship and Activism Help Cultivate Community Farming Movement
  • Chronicle of Higher Education: There’s Something Good Happening in Texas
  • KXAS/NBC: $1M Donated for Demolition at Paul Quinn College
  • Urban Farm: Sustainable City Living: Gridiron to Garden
  • The Dallas Morning News: Paul Quinn sprouts broad new program: farming
  • Community Gardens of Oak Cliff: Paul Quinn sets the standard for Urban Farming
  • City Farmer News: Zucchini and Okra on the 50-Yard Line
  • Frito Lay Company Blog: PepsiCo and Paul Quinn College Seed a New Enterprise With the Creation of an Urban Farm

    from a Football Field

  • Pegasus News: PepsiCo and Paul Quinn College plant urban farm on school’s former football field
  • Dallas Observer: At Paul Quinn College, Transforming a Football Field Into An “Urban Farm”

    2009 – Prior

  • Pegasus News: Paul Quinn College supporters raise $216,000 during revival
  • Pegasus News: Paul Quinn College sues to get accreditation back after appeal
  • Focus Daily News: Attorney donates $50K to Paul Quinn College
  • Pegasus News: Paul Quinn College elects first Latina student body president
  • Dallas Weekly: Paul Quinn College graduates get words of wisdom from Georgetown professor
  • KXAS/NBC: Paul Quinn College Celebrates Improvements
  • Inside Higher Ed: A College, and a Wardrobe, Get a Makeover
  • Pegasus News: Paul Quinn College gets $1.5 million grant
  • Pegasus News: Paul Quinn professor Dr. Samuel Eguae discovers new DNA string
  • Sports Illustrated: A Team That Buries the Opposition (SI Vault Dec. 22, 1980)

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