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Pictured from left are Aly Lerman, Carmita Wilson (pageant contestant), Hayley Brooks and Stefanie Gentile.
Friday, September 2, 2016 Pageant experience inspires new sign language club
Three students — Hayley Brooks, Stefanie Gentile and Aly Lerman — have launched a new American Sign Language Club that will meet for the first time on Sept. 7. A primary goal of the club is to help students gain more real-world sign language skills. Read more about this club
Portrait of Aeriel and Kyle Ashlee
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Social justice presentation is Sept. 1
Presenters Aeriel and Kyle Ashlee will share their different life experiences in order to help people understand how stories can have power to create social change at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 1 in the Nebraska Union. They will speak about their ideas presented in the book “VITAL: A Torch for Your Social Justice Journey.” Read more about this event
Bree Newsome portrait photo
Thursday, August 25, 2016 Tearing Hatred from the Sky with Bree Newsome
Bree Newsome, a filmmaker and activist who who climbed the 30-foot flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol in June 2015 and brought down the Confederate flag, will deliver her talk titled Tearing Hatred from the Sky at 7:30 p.m. on September 1 in the Nebraska Union. Read more about this event
Courtesy image of the skyline of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Friday, July 22, 2016 Combs: Baton Rouge brings home ongoing racial struggles
Michael Combs, UNL political science professor and Baton Rouge native, finds two important lessons in the events of recent weeks: That the people of the United States need to understand the nuanced nature of race and to intentionally fight racism – and that violence and cruelty are not the answer. Combs is the co-author of a textbook on civil liberties and the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous articles focusing on race and its impact on public policy and public opinion. Read more about Combs's observations
Portrait photo of Donna Brazile
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Author, political strategist Brazile to speak at UNL Oct. 13
Donna Brazile, author, syndicated columnist and Democratic political strategist and commentator, will be the keynote speaker of the 2016 Hearst Speaker Series, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Brazile will speak in the Nebraska Union Auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 as part of the Hearst Speaker Series on Diversity and Modern Media, which this year focuses on politics. Read more about this event
Mecca Slaughter (right), a UNL admissions employee, speaks during a "Dish It Up" conversation July 15 at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
Friday, July 15, 2016 'Dish It Up' conversation opens dialogue about race
John Goldrich, a mental health practitioner with UNL's Counseling and Psychological Services, and fellow CAPS psychologist Belinda Hinojos led a July 15 discussion in the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services student lounge of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center about recent acts of deadly violence around the country, including the police-shooting deaths of two black men and the killing of five police officers in Dallas. Read more about this event
Portrait photo of Charlesette “Charlie” Foster
Friday, July 8, 2016 Foster to serve interim role in diversity, inclusion posts
Charlesette “Charlie” Foster has been named interim director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs for diversity and inclusion. She also will serve as the director of the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services. Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs, said Foster's appointment began July 5. Read more about Foster
Photo of candelight vigil on campus
Monday, June 13, 2016 Candlelight vigil to support victims, families of Orlando shooting
The Graduate Student Assembly and LGBTQA+ Resource Center will host a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of and show solidarity for those affected by the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The vigil is 6 to 7 p.m. June 13 on the Nebraska Union Plaza. Read more about this event
Portrait photo of Danielle Young outdoors in the Meier Commons
Monday, April 25, 2016 UNL honors Young for her student activist efforts
Danielle Young, a sophomore English major from Omaha, received an Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women Award from UNL for her efforts to create a climate that encourages women to succeed on campus. Read more about Young
Photo of campus gate and columns
Monday, March 28, 2016 Series seeks diversity input from students, faculty, staff
A new UNL series is being launched to provide faculty, staff and students of color with opportunities for shared discussions on campus experiences. Organized by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of People of Color, "Conversations with a Purpose" forums open March 30. The series will be divided into three categories — students, staff and faculty of color. Members of the chancellor's commission will lead each session. Read more about this series

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