CLAS leadership engages in diversity training

Department chairs and interdisciplinary program directors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently took progressive steps in the area of diversity by engaging in a two-day diversity training workshop.
“The workshop focused on helping department chairs to understand that academic leadership

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Unity March steps off for third year

Members of the NIU and DeKalb communities are walking together for positive change for the third consecutive year.
The walk will leave from the MLK Commons, 6 p.m., Sept. 14. All are welcome to join organizations from across NIU and the DeKalb community

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Black Lives Matter! concert planned May 4

A diverse group of more than 30 students, faculty, staff and community members will come together in solidarity to present the Black Lives Matters Tribute Concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Altgeld Hall.
Led by students, the concert will

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Romeo Jackson

2016 Deacon Davis Diversity Award winners named

NIU’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) has selected students Romeo Jackson, Daniel H. Tamayo and Javier Rodriguez, along with Charles Ogundipe (assistant director, Financial Aid, CHANCE Program) and professor LaVerne Gyant (Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education) as

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Diversity Summit scheduled April 27

The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities invites nominations of outstanding NIU students, faculty or staff members for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award.
Current students, faculty, SPS or Civil Service staff, as well as academic units, offices, programs or organizations, are welcome

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Diversity Dialogues takes on interfaith issues April 21

“Allies in Interfaith” is the next Diversity Dialogues focus.
To make NIU a more welcoming and inclusive environment, discussion about different belief systems is important, said said Vernese Edghill-Walden, NIU senior associate vice president for Academic Diversity and chief diversity officer.
“Being a member of one

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Diversity Dialogues panel takes on the First Amendment

The first in NIU’s series of Diversity Dialogues began, appropriately, with the First Amendment.
Students, faculty and area community members gathered Wednesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium for “The First Amendment, Free Speech and Lawful Assembly.”
The panel discussion kicked off the series designed

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Diversity Dialogues

NIU to launch monthly Diversity Dialogues

Yale Law School Senior Research Scholar Frederick M. Lawrence will help NIU kick off a new series of Diversity Dialogues that will provide a space for members of the university community to talk openly and honestly on complex and important matters.
Sponsored by NIU,

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