After a silent protest against racism last week, students are finding ways to increase awareness and sustain dialogue about race on campus.
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More than 200 students and faculty members dressed in black joined hands on College Green Wednesday in a circle — a silent protest against racism at Penn.
Some minority groups may be left behind when the University Council — Penn’s highest governing body — begins its new term next semester.
About 300 students clad in red and blue shirts with the number 40 on their backs gathered at Franklin Field Sunday to commemorate Quakers football captain No. 40 Owen Thomas, who committed suicide last April.
On top of taking Management 100 and adjusting to college life, Wharton School freshman Charlie Javice has also launched PoverUP — a grassroots movement to raise awareness about microfinance in high schools and universities — all within her first eight months of college.
“It was a living hell. I was a nobody. I didn’t know who I was anymore,” Nursing sophomore Elizabeth Park said of the six months she spent suffering from severe depression.
On Saturday, the second annual powwow hosted by Natives at Penn not only showcased the University’s progress in increasing awareness of American Indians, but also the long road ahead.
Penn’s leaders in diversity were honored by the James Brister Society at the 16th annual Student and Faculty Leadership Awards Reception this Friday.
*This story appeared in the 2011 Joke Issue.
Several minority coalitions on campus were angered by the Nominations and Elections Committee’s handling of this year’s applications for University Council seats.
This year, the student body will elect a minority president of the Undergraduate Assembly.
While the Japan Student Association has raised over $1,500 toward earthquake and tsunami relief efforts, some students are questioning the effectiveness of direct aid for the Pacific tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
Brian Crandall was about to enter a Tokyo subway station on the afternoon of March 11 when the ground began to shake and he saw some people run up the stairs.
In an effort to give a voice to underrepresented students, the United Minorities Council revived their Members at Large constituent group this semester.
In response to a potential nuclear crisis in Japan, the Office of International Programs announced Wednesday that all upcoming Penn Abroad programs in the region have been put on hold, OIP Executive Director Anne Waters wrote in an e-mail.
Following one of the worst natural disasters in Japan’s history, Penn Abroad is asking students who have not begun their semester abroad in the country to return home.
In the aftermath of an 8.9-magnitude earthquake — the largest in Japan’s history — and an ensuing tsunami, there have been no reported injuries or damage to the Penn community abroad as of Sunday night, according to the Office of International Programs.
Despite reminders of Penn’s diversity outreach efforts at Wednesday’s University Council meeting, community members were left wanting more.
The ARCH building, situated on 36th and Locust streets, is looking for a donor to fund a major renovation.
Penn’s Greenfield Intercultural Center received a $1,000,000 gift this month — the largest in its history — from its co-founder, Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, to improve campus cultural initiatives.