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Edward Waters College: Photo Tour

Established in 1866 to educate newly freed slaves, Edward Waters College is Florida's oldest independent college and first historically black university. Its also Jacksonville's only university to fully embrace the idea of an urban campus that opens up and embraces it's context, instead of turning it's back to the surrounding community.

Published March 14, 2007 in Neighborhoods      3 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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I-10east

March 14, 2007, 05:00:09 AM
It's nice to see EWC progressing well, especially after the plagiarism controversy; This college was threated to lose it's accreditation. The EWC former president at the time of the controversy IMO made the right decision to step down from his position, so that the college can move forward. It's seems to be moving forward well. EWC does a great job with involvement to the community; They are known to buy ran-down property to build churches etc. Again, great tour.  

Kathryn

March 14, 2007, 08:20:12 AM
Very interesting report on Edward Waters.  FYI--the college is hosting a political forum for the City Council candidates in districts 7,8,9,10.  The program will be on Thursday, 3/15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Milne Auditorium and is open to the public.  Good opportunity to see the college first-hand and hear from our candidates at the same time.

David K.

March 14, 2007, 12:18:22 PM
This looks like a very ambitious project that can only have positive influence on EWC and the downtown area.  It is great to see organizations step in with ideas where the city is unwilling or unable to address.  As a new downtown resident, I am excited to see these developments.
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