We meet new people each and every single day of our lives. Sometimes these interactions last forever as a friendship, and on most occasions, we might have never even known their name. During the era of Covid-19, these trivial, nurturing relationships are suddenly cut to a minimum.
Students at the College are tired of remaining silent. Several emerging Instagram accounts are inviting students to anonymously recount the times when they’ve faced microaggressions, exclusion and sometimes blatant discrimination on the College’s predominantly white campus.
The College held a dialogue around allyship and racial injustice on June 21 with a panel via Zoom. The discussion was moderated by the interim director of intercultural engagement and inclusion, Marvin Carter, and the panel included seven different staff and faculty members.
Controversy broke out in the College community when President Kathryn Foster informed students that the campus is built on the former William Green slavery plantation in a mass email on June 19, mentioning that a group of faculty members have been researching its history.
The College released the anonymous “Campus Pulse” survey results on Thursday, June 11, through a campus-wide email sent by newly-appointed Vice President for Equity and Inclusion James Felton III. College President Kathryn Foster released the survey to students, faculty and staff in November 2019.
The College’s political science department hosted Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora on Feb. 26 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library Auditorium, where he addressed the challenges of urban cities and the critical role that millennials have in making a change in Trenton’s development.
Speakers, creatives and spectators of all artistic realms were awestruck by the meaningful art showcased along with the wise words of advice that came from the professional artists on the expert panel during the Sight Specific: “The Art of Community” exhibit on Wednesday, September 19th in the Art and Interactive Multimedia building.