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University moves forward towards diversity


Victoria Bresnahan—News Editor, and Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer On Valentine’s Day last year, students, faculty, staff and administration rallied for racial solidarity and equality following incidents of two professors saying the n-word during class. According to Diane Mazza, chief human resources officer, one of the professors, Eric Triffin— who said the n-word while singing a song in class—is no longer employed

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Permanent food pantry constructed in Orlando House


Haljit Basuljevic—Reporter For one-third of the students on campus, food insecurity is an issue. Because trying to relieve the problem can be personally difficult, Orlando House’s food pantry offers help that students do not have to shy away from. Public Health Department Secretary Michelle Mann said the reception towards the food pantry has been encouraging. Since its official launch starting

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Speaker enlightens students


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer During Black History month, the life and achievements of African Americans are celebrated. One such person is Martin Luther King Jr. At an event hosted by the Multicultural Center, civil rights activist and greater New Haven community leader Carroll E. Brown shared how King had impacted her life and how she hopes to inspire others. “I speak

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Southern supports human expression through art gallery


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the art department held its annual opening reception of the Ceramic Collection in Buley Library and unveiled its new pieces into the collection from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Art professor and gallery director Cort Sierpinski said while some pieces were made local, others are national and international, coming from countries like Mexico, Sweden

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Schwartz residents quizzed on Black Women history


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter In honor of Black History Month, senior Isaiah Yopp went door-todoor in Schwartz Hall, quizzing residences on African-American female history, an event he named “Who Run the World? Girls,” after the black female icon, Beyoncé. “I felt like throughout history there’ve been a lot of influential African-American females and most of them don’t get the recognition they deserve

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