The campuses of Morehouse College and Spelman College are especially close. Proximity aside, there’s a special bond between the unofficial brother-sister institutions – one so close that students and alumni affectionately call the pair “Spel House.” Recent events, however, threaten to weaken that bond and illuminate old tensions between the schools.As a Morehouse alum, I can’t imagine my undergraduate experience without the presence of my Spelman sisters.
) about the nation’s only institution of higher education uniquely dedicated to educating black men.Three of the young men, who play on the college’s basketball team, have been accused of assaulting an unidentified 18-year-old Spelman College undergraduate.According to Fulton County Courthouse records, Chukwudi Ndudikwa and Malcolm Frank face rape and aggravated sodomy charges.In his third-grade chorus, Joseph Marshall learned and loved to sing the song “Ave Maria.” It would be some 11 years later in college that the Morehouse man would meet the Spelman woman who just like the song would steal his heart.Ave Maria Lindsay, C’70, and Joseph Marshall represent a long tradition of unions between Spelman women and Morehouse men. Whoever could make it to Newberry was welcome to come, and whoever could fit t he three dresses I purchased could be a bridesmaid,” said Ave Marshall, who is director of Counseling and Disability Services at Spelman. 14 – that would have been such a cliché to me – so on Feb.For all intents and purposes, Morehouse and Spelman are one school with a population fused together from the very first week of their college careers in a ceremony where men of Morehouse and Spelman women recite a pledge to each other, promising to be good stewards of our intercampus relationship.