Students, faculty address institutionalized racism at University Life event

Thursday, November 19, 2015
BY ERIN MIZRAKI | SPECTATOR STAFF WRITER | NOVEMBER 19, 2015, 10:06 PM

The teach-in and speak-out, titled "Race, Ethnicity and University Life" and moderated by Dean of Social Science Alondra Nelson, was organized by the Office of University Life to address institutionalized racism in light of nationwide protests regarding the experiences of students of color on college campuses.

In addition to meeting with students, the Office of University Life is convening a task force of students, administrators and faculty to further explore issues of diversity on campus.

[Executive Vice President for University Life Suzanne] Goldberg was hopeful that the panel would inspire students to think about what role they can play in an ongoing discussion of race.

"Universities are incredibly challenging places," Goldberg said. "They invite us to imagine the possible. They challenge us and and invite us in a space to think about what could our world look like."

Read the article in the Spectator.