Former TSU Football Player Was Affected by The Charleston Shooting

Remembering Charleston church shooting victims

Sharonda Singleton was living what would appear to be a full and busy life.

She was also a reverend at Emanuel AME Church, and she was a member of a sporting family.

She was married to Christopher Singleton, who played football at Tennessee State University. And her son, Chris, who was born in 1995, plays baseball for Charleston Southern University.

Before fighting off tears as he hugged his teammates, Chris Singleton described his mother as “a God-fearing woman (who) loved everybody with all her heart.”

“Love is always stronger than hate,” he told reporters. “So if we just loved the way my mom would, then the hate won’t be anywhere close to what it is.”

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TSU Launches 2015 Founder’s Day Challenge

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Tennessee State University along with the support of a group of Alumni will launch a month long Founder’s Day challenge. Tennessee State University’s founder’s day is on June 19.

The goals of the campaign are to:

a) Raise TSU’s annual alumni giving participation rate to 10% with small dollar gifts ($5 or more) (based on a 1-year or 2-year average measure).

b) Connect TSU alumni to the TSU Foundation and local alumni social networks.

c) Create an attitude and culture of life-long TSU philanthropy.

Please follow #TSU10 on all social media accounts for more information. Alumni may also donate online and snail mail as well.

The text giving proceeds will go to the TSU President’s Challenge Fund.

Tennessee State University Alum LaVita Tuff on Baltimore’s Future on NPR

LaVita Tuff works with the local policy team to improve online access to government information. Her work focuses on analyzing and writing about government data disclosure in addition to providing feedback on adoption and implementation of open data, open meetings and open government policies at the state and municipal levels.

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Tennessee State University Research Astronomy teams helps find planetary system 54 light years from Earth

A ground based search for exoplanets featuring a new computer-run planet hunter has located a system of three “super Earths” orbiting a Sun-like star about 54 light years from Earth.

The team of astronomers who made the discovery used the Doppler method, in which “wobbles” resulting from the gravitational pull of orbiting planets on the parent star are measured.

That star, HD7924, is visible to the naked eye in the sky of Earth’s northern hemisphere.

All three planets are approximately six to seven Earth masses and orbit HD7924 closer than Mercury orbits our Sun, with periods of five, 15, and 24 days.

The research team, which included scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; the University of California at Berkeley; the University of California Observatories, and Tennessee State University, found the planets using three ground-based telescopes–the Automated Planet Finder (APF) Telescope at Lick Observatory in California; the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaiʻi, and the Automatic Photometric Telescope (APT) at Fairborn Observatory in Arizona.

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The Night Dr. Levi Watkins Saved The Flash

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I am an avid watcher of the comic book films and TV shows. As we mourn the loss of Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. who died suddenly on Friday, it was a treat to be reminded of the impact of his invention, the defibrillator.

In last night Flash episode, The Flash was seriously injured by a poisonous bee. His suit contained a defibrillator which brought The Flash Back to Life!

It is great to know that Dr. Watkins Jr. can save real lives and super heroes lives! Rest In Peace Dr. Watkins!