Samford University The Belltower January 2005

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Potts Salutes Samford’s Perry County Initiatives
“...The county in which Samford was founded as Howard College in 1841 is today one of the state's poorest, with high poverty rates that have led some to call it 'the third world of Alabama'..."
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The Fall Commencement Address of David Potts
“...We in the Church too long have hidden behind a twisted view of Christ’s rebuke to his disciples, 'The poor you will always have with you,' as if we were somehow excused from the rest of his teachings about the poor and oppressed...”
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J. Rogers Moore Remembers the '20s
“...The Howard students held a mock funeral for Birmingham-Southern’s stuffed panther mascot and dared their cross-town rivals to attempt a rescue. Moore was tackled by a Birmingham-Southern football player during the ensuing melee. 'We had some scuffles,' he said, 'but they didn't get the panther'..."
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Student, Iraq War Veteran Tells of Experiences (Part four of four)
“...We arrived at Fort Benning, Georgia, to find a crowd of family and friends waiting to greet us. The excitement was overwhelming. What to do first? Along with sheer joy, I also felt guilty knowing how good life here was and how bad it still is for my fellow soldiers and the Iraqis. So, I’ve made it my mission to tell you about them. Keep them all in your prayers...”
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Renovated Global Center Invites Visitors
“...A recently completed three-year renovation project gives the Center many enhanced features that will prove helpful to students and others interested in global Christianity in the 21st century...”
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Samford Web Redesign Set for January Launch
“...It reflects both a graphic and a philosophical shift in Samford’s online identity, and will be significantly simpler in use, more logical in organization and more valuable to all users, especially the University’s primary online audience--prospective students...”
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