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Those who stopped by the Check Your Blind Spots bus out of curiosity this week left ready to act, leaving their thoughts behind on a pledge board. “Be open.” “Stop and listen.” “Slow down and think.” Lines of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members awaited a walk through the bus, parked in the MLK...
Women of color are invited to attend the inaugural Sista Summit, a one-day conference for NIU women-identified students on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road. “The Sista Summit is about personal and professional growth,” Anne Edwards, acting director of NIU’s Center...
Traveling across the country to shine a light on unconscious bias, the Check Your Blind Spots mobile bus tour will stop at NIU. A multimedia experience designed to help people recognize, acknowledge and minimize potential blind spots–unconscious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially influence your behaviors–the bus event will be from noon to...
Students participating in the Trans Action Task Force (TATF)—comprised of transgender, non-conforming and non-binary students—are responsible for advising NIU administrators on policies and practices that can be more inclusive for these students. Coming to the table with administrators since its 2016 inception, the TATF first presented the need for gender-inclusive restrooms. Now, more than 25...
Motivated by her experiences with social injustice and discrimination, recent graduate Nehal Hindi came to NIU to study law and become an advocate for herself and others. As a recipient of the Embracing Diversity Scholarship from the College of Law, she was able to spend her final year of law school getting a head start...
Northern Illinois University has received an award for engaging student-run organizations across campus in cultural awareness workshops. Representatives from two NIU offices—Academic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Student Involvement & Leadership Development—accepted the Joseph H. Benedict Jr. Social Change Award for Racial Justice on behalf of NIU this spring at the Association of College Unions...
For 2018, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) acknowledged the contributions of student Pablo Valencia-Garcia,  Associate Professor Janice Hamlet, Academic Counselor Labrian Carrington, and former director of BELIEF Program and former PCSM Member William C. McCoy. The Deacon Davis Diversity Awards were presented during the Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon held on Wednesday, April 25, at...
Since 1976, Don Bramlett has been focused on building—building confidence in students, and more importantly, building a legacy of success for students of color. As founder of Black Male Initiative (BMI) and Supporting Opportunities for Latinos (SOL), Bramlett’s impact at NIU will continue long after his retirement on Friday, June 1. Bramlett founded BMI in...
April is national sexual assault awareness month and NIU is asking students to participate in the Sexual Harassment, Assault and Relationship Experiences (SHARE) Survey until Monday, April 30, 2018. “This is an important tool NIU uses for understanding and addressing our university with regard to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct,” said Acting President Lisa Freeman...
On Friday, April 20, NIU students and staff members will join approximately 400 Latinx leaders from throughout the state for the 26th Professional and Student Development Conference of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) at Illinois State University. The theme of the conference is “Latino Resistance in Higher Education: A Legacy of Struggle,” and it will feature...
Senator Dick Durbin sat down Tuesday with leaders from DREAM Action NIU to update them on efforts to protect DACA recipients. While the information was complex, his message was simple: Don’t give up. In a 30-minute session at Altgeld Hall, the Illinois Senator, who was the main architect of the Dream Act, met with DREAM...
NIU Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden will facilitate a Jobs PLUS event on Friday, March 9, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Campus Life 100 using the Blind Spots educational resources from PwC offered through CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion is described as “the largest...
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