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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 05:08:50 PM »
Are they still doing the free bus rides with an EWC ID?


http://www.jacksonvilleconfidential.com/2008/01/student-ids-bus-ticket.html
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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 08:35:43 PM »
Nice if it had originally been in the core but way too much history associated with its site to move now.....

EWC originally started off in DT (in LaVilla) but relocated to Kings Road when the original school burned down.  Nevertheless, EWC is in the core, just like Spellman, Morehouse, Morris Brown and Clark are in Atlanta's core.  We just have to realize that our core is larger than the CBD and work together to better connect our core districts together.  You know you achieved success when core neighborhoods start to blend together and you can't tell where the CBD starts and another neighborhood begins. This is where places like Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans, DC, Portland and most recently Charlotte are succeeding.  This is where Jacksonville needs to get for true vibrancy.  However, to get there, we have to realize that our CBD is only one small part of a larger puzzle.

Morehouse & Clark & Brown are NOT in the core, they are in Westend. WestEnd is not apart of downtown.
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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 08:46:22 PM »
Jacksonville's EWC, other black colleges seek to rebrand themselves to stay alive
full article:http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2010-07-03/story/ewc-other-black-colleges-seek-rebrand-themselves-stay-alive

The three quotes below isolate EWC's problem and present a potential solution:

Problem: No niche or program to attract students
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In 1920, there were 217 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) like Edward Waters nationwide.

Now there are 105 in 20 states, primarily in the South, and many are wrestling with slim budgets and enrollment drop-offs.

The key to survival, some college administrators and academics say, is for struggling black colleges like Edward Waters to rebrand themselves.

The more successful schools have trademark programs that set them apart from the pack. Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, for instance, has a prominent pharmacy school that has helped place it among the upper echelon of black colleges.  Schools that haven't identified a strong niche program, like Edward Waters, have had difficulty marketing themselves to prospective scholars.

Problem: Bad marketing
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Kelley Evans, 23, a second-year pharmacy student at FAMU and a 2005 graduate of Orange Park High, attended Florida State College at Jacksonville before enrolling in FAMU's program. She felt EWC has to do more promotion.

"UNF and [FSCJ] were publicized and you knew more about them in the community than EWC," Evans said after one of her pharmacy classes last week. "EWC could have been an option, but I didn't know much about it."

Potential Solution
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That's why Glover said he's prepared to shake things up. He's honed in on a few areas that could be the school's ticket to regional prominence.

He said Edward Waters has tried for years to link up with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office or other law enforcement agencies to bring a criminology lab to campus, and his contacts from his days as sheriff could help make that a reality.

His other vision is to use Jacksonville's own transportation infrastructure, which includes ports, buses and the airport, to help create a niche in transportation technology and logistics.

There is one shared thread between the signature programs he's brainstorming - they're all intrinsically linked to Jacksonville. Edward Waters is a historic part of the city, and he said the school needs to show the community its worth before it can expect a turnaround.

Logistics & Transportation is the WAY to go!! Also sports is a major factor. Im interested to see what they do there.
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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2010, 08:47:45 PM »
Could recruitment of students from a wider range of racial background be a plausible solution?

Yep! It sure can! They just need to think outside the box.
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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2010, 08:54:28 PM »
Morehouse & Clark & Brown are NOT in the core, they are in Westend. WestEnd is not apart of downtown.

Urban Atlanta is much larger than downtown.  Westend, Midtown, Cabbagetown, Five Points, etc. are all parts of Atlanta's urban core.
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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2017, 09:47:18 AM »
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-07-05/edward-waters-getting-84-million-new-community-athletic-field-and-dorm-rehab

What do you think the vision here should be? Could Edward Waters be something more than just a school that perpetually is just hanging on and really change the Mid-Westside there which it desperately needs?

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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2017, 11:13:34 AM »
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-07-05/edward-waters-getting-84-million-new-community-athletic-field-and-dorm-rehab

What do you think the vision here should be? Could Edward Waters be something more than just a school that perpetually is just hanging on and really change the Mid-Westside there which it desperately needs?

I like that it is 8.4 million but the Times Union link cannot use decimal points, so it looks like 84 million.

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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2017, 12:59:57 PM »
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-07-05/edward-waters-getting-84-million-new-community-athletic-field-and-dorm-rehab

What do you think the vision here should be? Could Edward Waters be something more than just a school that perpetually is just hanging on and really change the Mid-Westside there which it desperately needs?

I like that it is 8.4 million but the Times Union link cannot use decimal points, so it looks like 84 million.

Sounds like the TU link is in need of some pSTEAhM!
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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2017, 03:26:19 PM »
It's $8.4 million; the story is correct. Decimal points are control characters in URLs which is why the URL is missing it.

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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2017, 03:46:15 PM »
It's $8.4 million; the story is correct. Decimal points are control characters in URLs which is why the URL is missing it.

No one doesn't understand that.
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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2017, 04:54:25 PM »
This conversation went in a different direction.

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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2017, 06:38:37 PM »
It's $8.4 million; the story is correct. Decimal points are control characters in URLs which is why the URL is missing it.

No one doesn't understand that.

I spent the day at work dealing with folks that wouldn't understand that and it carried over.

Back on topic....Curry's budget is being presented next week I believe. I am curious what all is being included besides this.

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Re: Edward Waters College
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2017, 06:40:38 PM »
^ July 17th to be exact