Articles by Zuri Anderson

Mass communication major and Rock Hill resident Oriana Gilmore started attending college two years ago, and this is her first academic year where she had to take out federal loans. Winthrop relies on in-state students more than other South Carolina colleges and universities for tuition funds. Photo by Zuri Anderson / The RMR.

Why is my tuition so high?

Winthrop’s high tuition rates illustrate the embattled and struggling political condition of South Carolina postsecondary and higher education Oriana Gilmore, a mass communication major and Rock Hill resident, has been in college for two years…


Photo courtesy of Kristen Haberkorn | (From left to right) Dr. Leigh Poole, President Kristen Haberkorn, Media Coordinator Alyssa Lamb and Secretary Emily Deal of World Ambassadors tabling at the Study Abroad Fair.

World Ambassadors brings the world to Winthrop

World Ambassadors is a new organization on campus that functions as a community for study abroad alumni and anyone interested in international news, events or activities.   Leigh Poole, the director of the International Center…



Photo courtesy of Louise Pettus Archives | Delores Johnson with classmate Ruth Reed in 1968.

Winthrop: History of Integration

1901-1902 — One of the earliest recorded Mexican students, Douglas Grayhill, who was originally from Nuevo Leon, attended Winthrop. Hispanic students were considered white upon admission, making it difficult to track the first Hispanic student…


Chart courtesy of Zuri Anderson

Hispanic student population at Winthrop: low or stable?

Winthrop continues to improve on stable Hispanic student population As of this semester, Winthrop has 245 Hispanic and Latino students, which represents 5 percent of the total student population. This reflects the state’s Hispanic and…


Graphic courtesy of Asiah Fulmore

What’s going on in Catalonia?

Tensions between Spain and Catalonia, a Spanish region known for its pride in its culture, broil following the unofficial Oct. 1 Catalan referendum that called for independence. The Oct. 1 referendum is the most recent…


Photo courtesy of Zuri Anderson | Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D, believes that one has a duty to act when they learn something important about the welfare of others, such as atrazine exposure to minority workers and communities.

The atrazine and the frog

Biologist shares how his childhood love for frogs led to the discovery of an environmental injustice   Winthrop invited Tyrone B. Hayes, an integrative biology professor at the University of California at Berkeley, to Dina’s…


Photo courtesy of Zuri Anderson | Tadean Page, a senior individualized studies major, maintains his life as an active student on campus and an entrepreneur by planning and keeping himself organized.

Bringing a vision to life

Sitting on a stack of binders in senior Tadean Page’s office is a black cap with the phrase “Legalize Black” knitted in. Bleached blotches decorate his cap stylishly, a product of his line of T-shirts…


Photo courtesy of Arzu Uranli, Ph.D | Arzu Uranli, Ph.D, is an Islamic women's activist and adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

A Social Responsibility

Breaking stereotypes and prejudices is the aim of the new Women & Gender in Islam course at Winthrop. Arzu Uranli, Ph.D, who is originally from Turkey, took the job offering for the course “There is…


Photo courtesy of Zuri Anderson. Dr. Padmini Patwardhan, who has been teaching at Winthrop for 12 years, said that one of her motivations for teaching comes from the energy of young people.

Patwardhan: Scholar and Influencer

Dr. Padmini Patwardhan, the Integrated Marketing Communications Coordinator at Winthrop, received two awards for excellence in teaching this year. The first award, received in March, was the Charles H. Sandage Award for Teaching Excellence from…