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.
Black History Month matters
February is Black History Month, a time for individuals within the pan-African diaspora to express their talents and contributions on a large scale. For the Black Student Union (BSU), it’s a time of reflection.
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.
Affinity celebrations are responses to historical and ongoing exclusion and marginalization, allowing students to celebrate their persistence and resistance through college with their family, friends, and peers.
2018 Graduate Spotlights
We’ve highlighted a few of our students that are graduating this year! Learn more about them and what advice they have as they reflect on their university experience.
Standing against bigotry and discrimination, Irene Ota’s passion and work centers around raising awareness of privilege and oppression. But it was her life experiences that lead her to her passion.
Tampons are not a luxury. Period.
Toilet paper: essential, right? The U provides toilet paper in all the restrooms on campus, because it is a basic personal hygiene necessity. But what about the basic personal hygiene need for pads and tampons?
A director, a student, an activist. Lilly Kanishka’s experiences and passion for social justice has become the driving force for her involvement in student organizations.
Collisions and intersections
In higher education, we are beginning to discuss the intersection of social identities. However, we are far from constructively supporting intersectionality.
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