Center for Diversity and Inclusion

First Year Center outlines plan for next year’s Bear Beginnings program

In collaboration with a number of other Washington University organizations, the First Year Center has used a feedback-driven approach to redesign the Bear Beginnings program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

| News Editor

CDI leaders reflect on five years at Washington University, discuss plans for future

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion celebrated its fifth anniversary, with a ceremony in Tisch Commons, concluding Washington University’s Day of Dialogue & Action Feb. 19.

| News Editor

Newly-elected SU Diversity and Inclusion Chair continues to work with mental health services

Freshman Nkemjika Emenike was elected as Student Union Senate’s Diversity and Inclusion chair Jan. 28. In the role, she plans to continue her projects within the Health and Wellness committee, which is currently collecting student feedback on the Habif Health and Wellness Center’s mental health services.

| Senior News Editor

‘Rising above’: One year in, RIZE provides important platform

RIZE Magazine first hit campus almost one year ago, providing a unique platform for Black Washington University students to share their writing, illustrations, photography and other forms of art with the University community.

| Senior Scene Editor

Student petition calls for resignation of five SU members

Over 100 students have signed a petition calling for the resignation of Student Union officers Vice President of Programming junior Charlotte Pohl, Treasury representatives sophomores Fadel Alkilani and Jake Sassmannshausen, Speaker of the Senate Steven Kish and Speaker of the Treasury Alexa Jochims for engaging in “anti-Black activity” by contributing to former Election Commissioner junior Randal Walker’s resignation.

News Editors

Next associate vice chancellor for student affairs and CDI dean announced

Mark Kamimura-Jimenez will begin his tenure as the next associate vice chancellor for student affairs and the new dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Jan. 1.

| Senior News Editor

Office of Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life names director

Rev. Callista Isabelle will join the Center for Diversity and Inclusion as the Director of Religious, Spiritual and Ethical Life, this semester.

| Staff Reporter

CDI, Gephardt, OISS move office spaces

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and the Office for International Students and Scholars relocated their office spaces over summer break. The offices moved to better serve students, meet the needs of each office and to provide additional space for the offices’ growth.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

Op-ed: Feeling some kind of way

Conversations—authentic exchanges between individuals—are an extremely valuable tool in advancing equity and remain a central feature of our learning environment.

Mary McKay, Lori White, Emelyn dela Pena

Op-ed: In the spring election, tell SU to value diversity and inclusion

While the last Treasury election was uncontested, this next one is not. Many of these Treasury representatives are up for re-election. So, vote. Tuesday, March 5. And vote intentionally. Don’t just approve all incumbent candidates.

Kirk Linam | Class of 2022

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