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SISTAS, a club that promotes social justice values


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter Through promoting social justice and empowering women, Sisters In Schools Together Achieving Success has brought students together and let them know that no matter what they face, they are not alone. SISTAS is a club that promotes female empowerment, diversity and inclusion by educating students on minority female culture. The club meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in

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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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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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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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Discrimination, bias found through survey


Tamonda Griffiths—News Writer According to a recent Campus Climate survey, students, faculty and staff have witnessed or experienced bias/ discrimination in terms of race and gender. For the students surveyed, the third most prominent instance of bias/discrimination was political ideologies. “We heard students say that it’s hard – I’m just gonna say this generally – hard to be a conservative

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Calls for increased diversity in Student Government


August Pelliccio – News Writer Southern’s Student Government Association advertises as an organization that promotes students’ welfare, and protects students’ rights. They urge that all voices are welcome. Feb. 6, a dialogue was opened by president Joe Bertolino about social justice and racial inequality at Southern. The community came together with passion, and outlined the change they would like to

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The 14th annual 64 Days of Nonviolence


Victoria Bresnahan – Special to the Southern News Catherine Christy said the 64 Days of Nonviolence program can lead to a change in people’s behavior. “For me, [the purpose of these events] is a couple of things,” said Christy, coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource Team, also known as SART. “It shows the university’s support because there’s such a variety

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