First-ever black woman elected as student body president of MIT

First-ever black woman elected as student body president of MIT

- Sophomore Danielle Geathers has been elected as president of the student body at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

- The mechanical engineering major student makes history as the first-ever black woman to be elected president of the undergraduate association at MIT

- Geathers is also the founder of 'Talented Ten'

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Sophomore Danielle Geathers has marked her name in the history books after being elected the first-ever black female president of the undergraduate association at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

She makes history as the first black woman to lead the student body as president at MIT since the school was founded in 1861.

Geathers is currently a mechanical engineering major.

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Speaking to the institute’s paper, Geathers said she is hopeful that the latest history in the school will dispel perceptions that the school is still mostly white and male-dominated.

''A black female in that role will squash every perception that MIT is still mostly white and male,''

Geathers is also the founder of Talented Ten, a programme she introduced before running for the position.

Talented Ten focuses on increasing applications and enrollment among black women at MIT by pairing high school juniors with current students.

Parts of a statement of the organisation’s website highlights that Geathers created Talented Ten because:

''She understands the value that black females bring to campus while also understanding the tremendous loss the MIT community experiences when a qualified, underrepresented minority student chooses to not enroll.''

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that A young lady with Twitter name @_admirablekayy has shared awe-inspiring images along with a claim that her mother purchased a brand-new 2020 A-Class Mercedes-Benz as her graduation gift.

While looking awestruck with an infectious smile almost oozing through her facial pulses, @_admirablekayy stood by her brand-new whip while owning her moment of joy.

The young lady, whose mother is obviously proud, gifted her the new 2020 A-Class Mercedez-Benz after she graduated from university in May.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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