Diversity should not be a “thing”

“Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, ... Continue Reading →

Conference inspires minority students to reach potential

Leadership is about overcoming adversity, and a student conference Thursday sought to help students break down barriers to reach their potential. Blacks Interested in Business, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s collegiate ... Continue Reading →

University wins award for diversity

SIU has been recognized for its efforts to develop a diverse campus community. The university has been named one of 48 schools in the nation to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. The December ... Continue Reading →

Freshman class includes more African-Americans

An increase of new African-American students on campus supports one of the university’s goals: diversity. Chancellor Rita Cheng anounced in her Sept. 5 State of the University Address that African-American students make up 37 percent of the 2012 freshman ... Continue Reading →
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