Diversity Council Staff Blog

May 31, 2017

While I was mowing the lawn last week, I had my headphones on playing my Taylor Swift station on the Pandora streaming service. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” started playing, and for some reason, I had never really listened to the lyrics to that song until that moment...

May 9, 2017

Dr. Brian Rossi, Executive Director of STEM Academy, and Ali Ashkir, Office Manager of STEM Academy and a local imam, talk about Somali culture, common misconceptions of Islam, and creating a thriving educational environment based on respect and focused on higher educa...

February 14, 2017

Having hard conversations with people about race and intersectionality can be extremely uncomfortable, especially with my white friends. Currently, our political climate has made it difficult to go about your day without being bombarded by some kind of call to action,...

January 10, 2017

I read an article in the New York Times called "We're All a Little Biased, Even If We Don't Know It," by Emily Badger. It's true that we all have biases and that they will always be there. They are created by our experiences, by our preferences, and by being taught at...

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