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Dr. Cicely Cottrell hired as director of Spalding’s undergraduate Criminal Justice Studies program

At a time when the country is focused intensely on social justice and potential police reform, Spalding University has hired Dr. Cicely Cottrell – a scholar on restorative justice, the school-to-prison pipeline and the use of force by law enforcement – as the new director of its undergraduate Criminal Justice Studies program. Cottrell, who began at Spalding on July 1, most recently served from...

Historical marker unveiled at Spalding’s Columbia Gym — where Muhammad Ali learned to box

A new historical marker was unveiled last week at Spalding University’s Columbia Gym that commemorates the building at 824 S. Fourth St. as the location where a young Muhammad Ali learned to box. The marker dedication took place one day before what would have been Ali’s 78th birthday on Jan. 17. On Ali’s birthday two years ago, Spalding officially changed the name of its athletic building back...

Spalding adopts ‘test-optional’ undergraduate admissions policy; ACT, SAT scores no longer required

Spalding University has announced that it has changed its undergraduate admissions policy by making it optional instead of required for students to include ACT and SAT test scores when they apply. The change, which was approved this month by Spalding’s Undergraduate Admissions Committee, makes Spalding the first four-year nonprofit university in Louisville to adopt a test-optional policy for undergraduate...

McClure, Davis among Commonwealth Award recipients at annual KPI Summit on Philanthropy

Spaulding University president Tori Murden McClure and Field & Main CEO Scott Davis are among four recipients of the annual Commonwealth Awards presented by the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative. The awards will be presented Wednesday at the statewide KPI Summit on Philanthropy to be held for the first time in its nine years in Northern Kentucky, at the Newport Aquarium RiverRoom. McClure, of Louisville,...