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Seven countries, seven stories

Seven countries, seven stories

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Standing in front a podium with their cultural identities soon to be exposed, students and community members presented personal stories to depict their struggles with cultural differences and present the value of accepting diversity. The event, entitled “7 Countries, 7 Stories” and organized by... Read more »

University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

University of Toledo’s Black Student Union celebrates its heritage

Maryam Jawaid, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Black Student Union has provided a safe haven for students to come and feel welcome since it was founded in 1968. Through events and member size, BSU has a strong presence on campus. “Our numbers have really started to grow. We’re now the third largest organization on the campus,” said MeKayla... Read more »

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Understanding the mental health of African Americans

Benjamin Morse, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

Only one quarter of African-Americans seek mental health care, compared to 40 percent of Caucasian people, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Steven Kniffley Jr. spoke about the importance of mental health and its relation to the black community last week. “Your mental health... Read more »

Sigma Lambda Beta celebrates a melting pot

Sigma Lambda Beta celebrates a melting pot

Areeba Shah, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under Community

When it comes to diversity, the University of Toledo is a melting pot. Students of different cultures and backgrounds are an integral part of campus and specific events are hosted on campus to promote cultural awareness. Noche de Cultura was one such event, held in Rocky’s Attic Jan. 27 at 6:30... Read more »

Experiencing your own diversity

Experiencing your own diversity

Areeba Shah, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under Community

This Saturday, the University of Toledo invites students and community members to experience their own diversity in a whole new way at the annual Winter Scholarship Gala. The gala will be hosted by the Filipino American Association (FAA), Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium and is... Read more »

Diversity Dialogue aims to prove that every vote counts

Diversity Dialogue aims to prove that every vote counts

Jessica Harker, Editor-in-Chief
November 1, 2016
Filed under News

"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." This quote from Winston Churchill perfectly exemplifies the attitude adapted by many Americans in the wake of this year’s presidential election. This attitude, adapted by a growing... Read more »

University of Toledo hosts diversity dialogue for Latino heritage, LGBTQA+ history month

University of Toledo hosts diversity dialogue for Latino heritage, LGBTQA+ history month

Emily Lorton, Staff
October 11, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

La lucha de revelar su orientación sexual es una tema que trasciende fronteras. The struggle of revealing your sexual orientation is an issue that transcends borders. The Office of Multicultural Student Success is partnering with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to demonstrate how individuals h... Read more »

University of Toledo to study how to increase diversity in engineering

University of Toledo to study how to increase diversity in engineering

Morgan Kovacs, News Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

A team of researchers was awarded a $123,859 two-year grant to study factors that affect African-American students’ success in engineering, which will start on Oct. 1. The research team is made up of Lesley Berhan, associate professor in engineering and director of engineering diversity initiatives,... Read more »

University of Toledo holds conversations on diversity

Emily Schnipke, Managing Editor
September 13, 2016
Filed under Community, News, Top Stories

Race. Gender. Sexual orientation. Religion. All of these factors are constantly dividing the world against itself. Each day, there is another confrontation or situation that adds to the big picture: We are not all the same. Encouraging discussion of these topics helps to create a safer environment according... Read more »

Colleges ‘diversify’ in Ohio

Jenna Nance, Associate Sports Editor
April 20, 2016
Filed under Culture Clash, Special, Top Stories

The state of Ohio is home to many different universities of all different sizes and cultures and yet, they all share the same problem: diversity — or lack thereof. “There are a lot of people who grow up without being exposed to diversity and the older generation mindset is all people see at a... Read more »

Gaber speaks on Diversity Month

Gaber speaks on Diversity Month

Sarah Hochadel, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

  At noon on Monday April 4, University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber gave a speech about diversity in the Student Union Ingman room to launch the start of what UT is calling Diversity Month. “It’s central to our mission to ensure that every student has an opportunity to thrive, regardless... Read more »

Diversify UT

Diversify UT

Yasmeen Hamdah, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2016
Filed under Community

Diversity Week is a long-standing tradition at the University of Toledo that fulfills the purpose of bringing UT students together. This year’s event will be held April 4-8. Put on by UT Student Government, in collaboration with several different student organizations and university departments,... Read more »

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