Continuing the conversation on race

Isabel Wilkerson Image

America’s racial hierarchy functions like a caste system somewhat like those in India and Nazi Germany. While this assertion from Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” is not necessarily new among civil rights historians, the 2020 book debuted at the perfect time to contribute to the national dialogue on racial inequity. Jolivette […]

A giving spirit

Chloe Edwards

Chloe Edwards hasn’t met Mary Findling, but she has benefited from her generosity. As one of dozens of College of Liberal Arts students who received scholarship assistance through a $1 million gift Findling made in 2014, Edwards said such acts of kindness motivate her to someday pay it forward. “That’s definitely one of the ultimate […]

Reducing the stigma around mental health

Wendy Kline

“Mental health” has become a topic of frequent conversation on college campuses. Universities across the United States are grappling with ways to create a positive atmosphere for their students, but what does it mean to nurture mental health in education? Is it through medical services alone? And what do we know about mental healthcare today? […]