Tardigrades, radio and geeking out
Meet Meligha Garfield (he/him), our inaugural Director for the Black Cultural Center! He just started this month, and we asked some personal and whimsical questions to get to know him a little better.
A tradition of resilience
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor graduating LGBTQIA+ students. At the U, we will be reaching a milestone by celebrating our 15th annual Lavender Graduation on campus!
Celebrating 50 Years of Ethnic Studies at the U
For the 50th Anniversary of Ethnic Studies, we interviewed Dr. Edmund Fong, our Chair of Ethnic Studies, to learn more about the development, current culture, and outlook of Ethnic Studies on a local and national scale.
Puppies, books and the revolution
Gabby Rivera (she/her) is a Bronx-born, queer Latinx writer…and our 2019 Women’s Week keynote! We asked a few personal questions to better understand Rivera’s philosophies and how she exercises them in her own life.
Students have always been at the center of transforming higher education; making it more inclusive with every graduating class. The U will be opening its inaugural Black Cultural Center, which was spearheaded by student leaders.
Commit, organize, take action
What’s with the bright-colored posters on campus? A series of posters found around campus share quotes from thought-leading activists. They serve as a reminder that a collective approach is vital for social change.
Building an educational bridge
Strong community, resilient history and vibrant traditions are key elements of the Pacific Islands culture. These same elements are the foundation of the Pacific Islands Studies initiative — and a new $600,000 grant.
In the direction of diverse student advocacy
Tawanda Carson Owens is to become the new Executive Director for Diverse Student Advocacy, an advocate position for the students served and the programs offered by OED.
The writing’s on the wall
Art can be an incredibly powerful messaging tool when used properly. Ella Mendoza, an undocumented and queer multi-disciplinary artist, uses their art to advocate for social justice.
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