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Art of argument

Art of argument

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The United States is a pretty diverse place. There are over 310 religions and denominations, differing political stances and a wide array of cultures. Yet it seems all we want to do is talk with people with whom we agree. We associate only with people who have all the same opinions as us, have...

Women’s March promotes inclusiveness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under News

The downtown metro area of Washington D.C. was so crowded that Brandy Small said she couldn’t move. Small, who is in her second year of the Master of Arts in Communication program, along with over 470,000 people according to The New York Times convened in Washington to participate in the Women’...

‘The first step to unity’

Ellen Cooper, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As I sat in the breezeway between UC East and West I watched hundreds of people pass by over a period of two hours. These people, although mostly white and presumably Christian, did include handfuls of diverse individuals. Around me sat people from other campus organizations at their decorated tables promoting Greek life, charities, and other groups. Each table attracted its fair share of people – except mine.

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Expo provides diversity for your pallet

Expo provides diversity for your pallet

Maggie Lamaster
February 19, 2014
Filed under Features

Students will get the chance to sample diverse cuisine at the International Food Expo on Feb. 21 in Carter Hall “At the International Food Expo, 25 countries will be represented and each country will have its own dish,” International Club President Phillis Brown said. The International Club puts on...

The Blind Side couple wants you to ‘turn around’

The Blind Side couple wants you to ‘turn around’

James Vaughn
October 2, 2013
Filed under News

Laughter rose from the crowd inside The Centre Tuesday night as Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy took the stage. Leigh Anne paced around Sean in her six-inch heels staring him up and down. “You know what they’re thinking, don’t you?” she asked him rhetorically. “She looks just like Sandra Bullock...

Students participate in intervention theatre

Roberto Campos
October 1, 2013
Filed under Features

Al enters stage right. A friend, Ted, introduces him to a blonde woman named Linda; Al notices her curves and examines her figure. Linda is caught off guard. She thought she was going to be introduced to a stereotypical white fraternity brother. Instead she comes to find that Al is black. The...

Students and faculty focus on diversity

Bobby Shipman
September 19, 2013
Filed under Features

Kirat Baath, assistant professor of biology, said every growing community shapes the people within it.  She received her Master’s degree in India before traveling to the United States to earn her doctorate. "I have seen USI’s diversity significantly increase since I began teaching 13 years ago,"...

Black and Brown Summit teaches students about success

Black and Brown Summit teaches students about success

Ariana Beedie
September 10, 2013
Filed under Features

For Herman Thomas, speaking at the Black and Brown Summit of Excellence on Friday was just like coming home. The summit is a chance for young professionals to express their opinions on subjects concerning race, professionalism and relationships. This annual event is geared towards African American a...

How diverse is USI?

Ariana Beedie
February 27, 2013
Filed under News

Majority of faculty categorized as white The lack of diversity at USI is not only present in the student body, but the diversity in the faculty is also struggling. In 2012, 86 percent of professors, 78 percent of associate professors, 80 percent of assistant professors, 93 percent of instructors an...

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