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Loftin discusses challenges to campus climate, faculty retention

By Quinn Malloy | March 18, 2015

He said reactive measures are necessary in some cases, but the administration is taking some proactive steps as well.

MU temporarily suspends student accused of making racist remarks

By Covey Eonyak Son | March 18, 2015 | Updated March 18, 2015 at 5:21 p.m.

Possible sanctions range from a warning to university expulsion.

In Print: Administration criticized for lack of action in race relations forum

By Taylor Blatchford | March 18, 2015

“How am I supposed to see myself at this university for the next three years when I don’t feel safe being myself?” one student asked.

Column: Screening of ‘American Sniper’ will make students uncomfortable

By Jalen Mosby | March 17, 2015

Instead of dismissing someone’s point of view, we need to start listening and understanding the experiences of the marginalized.

In Print: ‘Intergroup dialogue course’ among students’ requests to improve race relations

By Quinn Malloy | March 11, 2015

Students requested administration to create an “intergroup dialogue course” and reevaluate the way it recruits underrepresented students.

Editorial: MU should bring diversity into classroom

Instead of simply pointing to statistics and numbers for diversity, MU needs to put an emphasis on improving the student experience.

MU scrutinizes campus diversity and minority-student retention

In Print: MU scrutinizes campus diversity and minority-student retention

By Hailey Stolze | March 11, 2015

Seventy percent of all students at MU in fall 2014 were white.

Column: Defining racial statuses with emoji

By Loretta Lee | March 10, 2015

While Apple’s steps to promoting diversity are worthy of praise, using emoji to define people by their skin color is problematic.

Column: Great news for students from China

By Loretta Lee | March 3, 2015

Extending the length of student visas allows Chinese students to pursue their dreams in America.

Multicultural sorority aims to educate, empower women of multicultural backgrounds

By Landon Jones | March 2, 2015 | Updated March 2, 2015 at 11:03 p.m.

Delta Xi Nu will be hosting an event titled “Respect HER.” March 3.

In Print: Research shows low female participation in engineering, other STEM fields

By Claire Schwark | Feb. 25, 2015

Current engineering students have seen an improvement in the industry’s diversity.

Column: Family expectations shouldn’t override your passions

By Loretta Lee | Feb. 25, 2015

While you may seek the approval of your parents, following your dreams is important in life.

UWire: Race relations resolution identifies “climate of exclusion and disrespect at MU”

Posted to UWire by Quinn Malloy on Feb. 18, 2015 at 3:31 p.m.

A Faculty Council resolution on campus race relations was recently made available to The Maneater. The resolution passed unanimously during the council’s Feb. 14 meeting. The resolution states there is a need for the committee on race relations, and alludes to a December listening session, during which “students of ...

Women in Engineering Center hopes to change culture within the field

In Print: Women in Engineering Center hopes to change culture within the field

By Claire Schwark | Feb. 18, 2015

The center is funded by an anonymous donation of $330,000.

Column: The worst nightmare for a Chinese family

By Loretta Lee | Feb. 18, 2015

With a visiting scholar dead, it’s time for the city and the university to consider adding more crosswalks across campus.

MU’s Black History Month events aim to celebrate, challenge

In Print: MU’s Black History Month events aim to celebrate, challenge

By Marilyn Haigh | Feb. 3, 2015

Black History Month events are sponsored by schools and departments within the university while others are the result of partnerships with student and community organizations.

Column: Cultural beliefs or superstitions?

By Loretta Lee | Jan. 27, 2015

While there are many noticeable differences between the Chinese and American cultures, most people don’t notice all of the similarities.

Faculty Council discuss race relations, trouble rolling out Title IX training

By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 23, 2015

A new committee will be dedicated to addressing race relations on campus.

Faculty Council spring agenda eyes diversity, Title IX, raises

By Quinn Malloy | Jan. 21, 2015

Issues like cultural competency remain an important topic, but council members believe mandatory cultural competency courses are unrealistic.

Column: Take advantage of MU students’ diverse experiences

By Loretta Lee | Jan. 20, 2015

Students can easily learn about other cultures from their fellow international students. All they have to do is ask.

Students, community members stand in solidarity for students in Mexico

By George Roberson | Dec. 12, 2014

Attendees were asked to wear black for the 43 students.

In Print: MSA, Faculty Council working to amend religious observance policy

By Esther Seawell | Dec. 10, 2014

The proposed change to the Faculty Handbook would include language that require faculty to excuse students for religious obligations.

Law professor’s request to investigate student social media conduct denied

By Quinn Malloy | Dec. 5, 2014

Wells said investigating students’ social media posts is “not what the Honor Code requires.”

Loftin vows to continue racial discussions amid criticism

By Covey Eonyak Son | Dec. 2, 2014

“I characterized this as a listening session. It was not my intent to respond or speak. I will continue listening and gathering input. We will craft responses as appropriate as we go forward,” he said in a statement.

Students implore administration be proactive, not reactive

By Crystal Duan | Dec. 2, 2014

The “Ferguson Listening Session” on Monday highlighted an urgency to discuss solutions to racial issues on campus.

Campus leaders discuss past, future of One Mizzou

In Print: Campus leaders discuss past, future of One Mizzou

By Neeti Butala | Nov. 18, 2014

Student leaders said One Mizzou has morphed into MU’s marketing brand for diversity, instead of an inclusive, action-based initiative.

UWire: Cultural competency high among MU graduates, survey finds

Posted to UWire by Scott MacDonald on Nov. 6, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.

MU graduates have high levels of respect for other cultures and think it’s important to interact with people who are different than them, according to a “cultural competency” survey conducted by Faculty Council in May. The survey comprised 15 statements involving diversity and cultural issues and asked students to ...

Provost candidate Wiencek discusses diversity, sexual violence policy, AAU

By Taylor Blatchford | Oct. 29, 2014

Wiencek is currently the interim provost of the Virginia Commonwealth University.

In Print: University adds preferred names for student systems, class rosters

By Yasmine Benchaabane | Oct. 29, 2014

The changes will benefit students whose legal names do not match their identity.

In Print: Students discuss multilingual national anthem

By Taylor Blatchford | Sept. 9, 2014

The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative creates an opportunity for students to discuss controversial issues with peers.

AAA focuses on inclusivity at UnificAsian

By Hope Watson | Sept. 8, 2014

AAA President Yu said she wanted to accomplish the same feeling she had when she experienced the event last year.

DPE works to create a more inclusive campus

By Wendy Hayworth | Aug. 28, 2014

Representatives of the DPE will be present at the Multicultural Center open house on September 11 from 1-3 p.m.

MU welcomes 2nd largest class, sets new enrollment records

MU welcomes 2nd largest class, sets new enrollment records

By Isabella Alves | Aug. 27, 2014

Total enrollment and minority representation are up.

Minority council strengthens goals and presence on campus

By Mallory Brown | Aug. 25, 2014

Four Front is planning on adding a secretary and a treasurer to their organization this year in hopes that it will create a more structured environment.

New MCC coordinator sets goals to educate MU about diversity

New MCC coordinator sets goals to educate MU about diversity

By Mallory Brown | July 8, 2014

Yovanna Garcia, a student at Ramapo College, said she is confident in Rivera’s ability to make a difference at MU.

Seven recipients honored at NAACP Image Awards

By Maddie Foster and Mallory Brown | July 8, 2014

Seven MU students, faculty and organizations were selected to receive these awards.

Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi visits MU, speaks to student and faculty crowd

By Sarah Darby | April 13, 2013

Gandhi’s talk focused on topics of history, non-violence, understanding and international reconciliation.

HALO, LGPN host presentation about stereotypes of Latina women

In Print: HALO, LGPN host presentation about stereotypes of Latina women

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | March 15, 2013

Martinez spoke about how two predominant labels have emerged surrounding Latina women.

MU celebrates MLK with speech by Judge Glenda Hatchett at Missouri Theatre

MU celebrates MLK with speech by Judge Glenda Hatchett at Missouri Theatre

By Jack Howland | Feb. 1, 2013

Judge Glenda Hatchett met Martin Luther King, Jr. at a piano recital.

New MLK Memorial replica finds a home in Ellis Library

By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Jan. 31, 2013

The statue was a gift from MU alumnus Ty Christian.

On Campus: Tuesday ceremony to unveil new MLK Memorial replica

Posted to On Campus by Nassim Benchaabane on Jan. 27, 2013 at 7:05 p.m.

A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial replica statue will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Richard Wallace atrium in Ellis Library on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The event, hosted by the MU Chancellor's Diversity Initiative and the University of Missouri LIbraries, will take place from 2-3:30p.m. and ...

In Print: MU Faculty Council discusses diversity, Nuclear Science Engineering Institute

By Jack Howland | Jan. 25, 2013

The faculty council hopes to measure university effort to enhance diversity.

MU Interactive Theatre Troupe brings topics of health and body image to stage in interactive performance

By Tracy Cook | Jan. 1, 2013

"Nutrition 101" includes an open dialogue between characters and audience members, allowing both groups to discuss issues relating to media portrayal of body image.

In Print: One Mizzou Week facilitates diversity education

By Cassa Niedringhaus | Nov. 13, 2012

One Mizzou was created after several racially charged incidents at MU.

One Mizzou Week kicks off with rally at BCC

In Print: One Mizzou Week kicks off with rally at BCC

By Jill Deutsch | Nov. 13, 2012

Members of leadership organizations spoke at the rally.

MSA presidential slates discuss diversity at final debate

In Print: MSA presidential slates discuss diversity at final debate

By Jill Deutsch | Oct. 30, 2012

The Maass/Catalano slate did not attend the debate.

Diversity in Action seminar series continues with Burden of Belonging

By Elise Moser | Dec. 2, 2011

Professor Srirupa Prasad discussed her experiences teaching college students about multicultural issues as an Indian woman.

In Print: Chancellor's Diversity Initiative adopts new Student Ambassadors program

By Chris Gothner | Nov. 15, 2011

The Student Ambassadors program is set to start next semester.

Diversity in Action seminars continue with ‘The Role of Culture in Coping’

By Elise Moser | Nov. 9, 2011

MU professor Puncky Heppner's work has been instrumental in the study of culture and its affects on people’s coping styles.

In Print: Multicultural Certificate sees increased pursuit

By Monica Chavez | Nov. 1, 2011

The program is growing faster than any major or minor on campus.

In Print: Law professor speaks on discriminatory housing ads online

By Joyu Wang | Sept. 16, 2011

Many people overlook that their roommate advertisements could conflict with the law.

In Print: Noor Azizan-Gardner hired as Interim Chief Diversity Officer

By Lizzie Johnson | Sept. 13, 2011

The position has been vacant since Roger Worthington stepped down mid-summer.

On Campus: Noor Azizan-Gardner named interim Chief Diversity Officer

Posted to On Campus by Katie Yaeger on Sept. 12, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.

MU Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton announced this morning that Noor Azizan-Gardner will serve as MU’s interim Chief Diversity Officer. She will lead the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative and work to promote diversity at MU. “The CDI will continue to enhance diversity at MU through collaborative partnerships with the entire ...

In Print: Project United created as MU diversity initiative

By Katie Yaeger | Sept. 9, 2011

The new organization will promote conversation through Hump Day Holla.

Worthington leaves post of chief diversity officer

Worthington leaves post of chief diversity officer

By Caitlin Swieca | June 12, 2011

He will take a leave of absence fall semester to focus on national positions.

Faculty shoot down diversity course requirement proposal

By Jimmy Hibsch | May 14, 2011

A revised version is in the works.

Letter to the Editor: One Mizzou successful because of you

By Eric Woods, MSA President, | April 12, 2011

For those of you who weren’t able to attend, The One Mizzou Launch event last Thursday afternoon was very successful, and I couldn’t be more proud of our community here at MU. Students were lined up across the food court for their chance to sign the pledge banner ...

‘One Mizzou’ diversity campaign unveiled

In Print: ‘One Mizzou’ diversity campaign unveiled

By Jimmy Hibsch | April 8, 2011

Students signed a pledge to promote respect and responsibility at MU.

In Print: 'One Mizzou' set to begin April 7

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 22, 2011

Events will include signing a "One Mizzou" banner.

Diversity panel brings MU leaders to residence halls

By Sally French | March 11, 2011

The event addressed racism and violence issues on campus.

In Print: Administration joins ‘One Mizzou’ campaign

By Jimmy Hibsch | March 8, 2011

Maya Angelou will speak on campus as part of the initiative.

ASA stomps out stereotypes with style

In Print: ASA stomps out stereotypes with style

By Alfie Cox | March 8, 2011

The “I Wear Africa” fashion show concluded Africa Week with old and new African fashions.

In Print: ‘You in Mizzou’ tackles question of sexual banter

By Seung Ah Lee | March 4, 2011

Most in attendance agreed encountering sexual banter is very common but disagree whether it is acceptable or unpleasant.

In Print: ‘You in Mizzou’ brainstorms solutions to racism

By Kate Grumke | Feb. 25, 2011

The Chancellor's Diversity Initiative sponsored the event.

In Print: Students ring in Chinese New Year

By Kate Grumke | Feb. 22, 2011

The Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars celebrated the Chinese New Year on Sunday.

LBC: Students need to be proactive in fighting racism

In Print: LBC: Students need to be proactive in fighting racism

By Kelly Olejnik | Feb. 18, 2011

Students and MU officials met Wednesday night to discuss possible reactions to problems with racism on campus.

Res Life to promote diversity through videos

In Print: Res Life to promote diversity through videos

By Celia Ampel | Feb. 18, 2011

The videos will serve as training tools.

MBMI tackles stigmas during Black Men Rising week

In Print: MBMI tackles stigmas during Black Men Rising week

By Jimmy Hibsch | Jan. 25, 2011

Events will be held every day this week.

Asian American dance crew performs with open arms

In Print: Asian American dance crew performs with open arms

By Grace Lyden | Jan. 25, 2011

The MU crew hopes to become nationally competitive.

MU celebrates International Day of Collaborative Music

In Print: MU celebrates International Day of Collaborative Music

By Nassim Benchaabane | Jan. 25, 2011

MU celebrated the International Day of Collaborative Music with a concert.

In Print: Last lecture in diversity series discusses adolescent smoking

By Lauren Bale | Dec. 3, 2010

American Indians have the highest smoking rate.

Multicultural program could shape diversity requirement

In Print: Multicultural program could shape diversity requirement

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 30, 2010

The certificate program seeks to expose students to various cultures.

In Print: MU touts increased minority enrollment as retention rates lag

By Luke Udstuen | Nov. 12, 2010

Scholarships for minorities have not increased since 2001.

State of Black Mizzou tackles stigmas, issues

In Print: State of Black Mizzou tackles stigmas, issues

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 12, 2010

Miscommunication was cited as one of the biggest issues black students encounter.

In Print: BCC hosts Black Culture Awareness Week

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 9, 2010

The week's theme is "Race (Still) Matters."

Faculty consider new take on diversity course

In Print: Faculty consider new take on diversity course

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 5, 2010

Any class in the Multicultural Certificate Program would qualify under the proposal.

In Print: Course to bring tough issues to the table

By Jimmy Hibsch | Nov. 5, 2010

There are still 25 spots remaining in the class.

Actor Nate Parker visits MU to speak out on racism in US

By Abby Spudich | Oct. 29, 2010

Parker proposed solutions to racial inequality in America.

In Print: Grad students, faculty honored for diversity initiatives

By Tony Puricelli | Oct. 22, 2010

Five recipients were chosen from 47 nominated for recognition.

Deaton gives update on diversity at MU

In Print: Deaton gives update on diversity at MU

By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 22, 2010

Recent diversity initiatives were highlighted by the panel.

In Print: Diversity course requirement remains stalled in Faculty Council committee

By Zachary Murdock | Oct. 15, 2010

After six years, officials are optimistic the course will become reality.

Professor speaks on identity struggle for American Indians

By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 15, 2010

The presentation was the second of eight in the "Diversity in Action" series.

In Print: Diversity course requirement stagnant for two years

By Zachary Murdock | Oct. 12, 2010

Despite initial support, a diversity proposal limped toward a Faculty Council review.

LGBTQ Resource Center celebrates 15 years

In Print: LGBTQ Resource Center celebrates 15 years

By Jimmy Hibsch | Oct. 12, 2010

The center began in October 1995 and celebrated Coming Out Day on Monday.

The diversity class students still wait for

In Print: The diversity class students still wait for

By Zachary Murdock | Oct. 8, 2010

The push for a diversity general education class requirement started six years ago.

Students discuss gender, friendship styles

By Celia Ampel | Oct. 8, 2010

The fourth You in Mizzou dialogue this academic year will be held Nov. 3.

'Hate Wall' exposes stereotypes

By Garrett Richie | Sept. 29, 2010

Students wrote down negative language associated with their identity on cardboard "bricks."

In Print: Student leaders, MU administration create diversity-focused group

By Amanda Capua | Sept. 28, 2010

The group is discussing student roles in the upcoming Diversity Summit.

Education professor presents research on Latino learning

In Print: Education professor presents research on Latino learning

By Jimmy Hibsch | Sept. 17, 2010

The presentation was part of the 'Diversity in Action' series.

In Print: MU hires record-breaking number of minority faculty

By Zachary Murdock | Sept. 10, 2010

15 new underrepresented minority faculty members join MU staff this semester.

Column: Xenophobia still exists in the US

By Ryan Schuessler | Aug. 24, 2010

Who are we? That is, who are we as a nation? The answer has practically been trademarked throughout our history, at least that's what Schoolhouse Rock made it seem like. We are a melting pot. For the most part, half my ancestors were English colonists. The other half were ...