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Disability in Entertainment

Disability in Entertainment

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

September 14, 2020

In the entertainment industry, characters, along with supporting plotlines having to do with disabilities, have been few and far between. While shows such as “Switched at Birth,” “Glee,” “Breaking Bad,” “Atypical,” “Red Band Society,” and “The Good Doctor” all have characters...

Lorenzo Boyd—who he is and where he wants to take the university

Lorenzo Boyd—who he is and where he wants to take the university

Kayla Mutchler, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2020

Amid the Black Lives Matter movement, Steven Kaplan, UNH president, announced the school had hired Lorenzo Boyd as vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. Some students disapproved, and some are beginning to change their opinions. Boyd says he’s hopeful that during his time at the university, he can build bridges. Boyd grew up in Boston, attended the University of Massachusetts for his bachel...

Students Respond to Internal Hire of Chief Diversity Officer

Students Respond to Internal Hire of Chief Diversity Officer

Kelly Adkins, Staff Writer

July 13, 2020

The appointment of a school chief diversity officer has received some backlash from the campus community. In June, in response to recent national events of violence and a University of New Haven alumni’s controversial posts on social media, university president Steven Kaplan announced assistant provost Lorenzo Bo...

A Student’s Controversial Comments Ignite Potential Change on Campus

A Student's Controversial Comments Ignite Potential Change on Campus

Kayla Mutchler, Editor-In-Chief and Amanda M. Castro, Managing Editor

June 10, 2020

As passionate crowds take to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd and those affected by police brutality in the United States, the University of New Haven is taking action against a class of 2020 student’s controversial comments to an anonymous source on Instagram. According to a June 6 ...

Political Polarization: Are They a Danger to College Campuses?

Political Polarization: Are They a Danger to College Campuses?

Cameron Hailey, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2020

As the 2020 elections closes in on us, the country’s divide looks clearer than ever. The State of the Union address on February 4 showed the country that the representatives and parties they had voted for were more partisan than ever. There was a clear line in the seating of politicians where the Republican...

Understanding Black Representation in Film and Television

Understanding Black Representation in Film and Television

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

February 22, 2020

The invention of film and television dramatically changed how people view one another which in turn, determined how certain groups of people should act in society. Today, celebrities around the world are held to a high level of scrutiny as they navigate how they perform in the industry, as well as...

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity on Campus

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity on Campus

Beth Beaudry, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2019

Being referred to with the correct pronouns and using the bathroom that matches one’s gender identity are basic amenities. However, for many members of the LGBTQ+ community, these everyday occurrences can come with obstacles. The 2015 National GLSEN School Climate Survey found that 39.8% of people...

The Campus Climate Survey Results

The Campus Climate Survey Results

Hannah Providence, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

The chance for a gift card seems to have worked well, as more than 1,500 student, faculty, and staff responded. Regarding the perceptions of the university's climate, diversity, and inclusion efforts were recorded and analyzed. University President Steven Kaplan sent an email on Sept. 3 identifying the key f...

University Launches New Campus Climate Survey

University Launches New Campus Climate Survey

Everett Bishop, Student Life Editor

March 18, 2019

On Thursday, Mar. 7, university President, Steven Kaplan, sent out an email to students and faculty concerning a “campus climate survey on diversity and inclusion.” The survey opened on Monday, March 11 and will close on Sunday, March 31. According to the email, the goal of the survey is to “adv...

Does Welcome Project Mark Victory for Campus Inclusion?

Does Welcome Project Mark Victory for Campus Inclusion?

Everett Bishop, Student Life Editor

September 25, 2018

How well do you know your neighbor? Last summer a group came to the University of New Haven in order to share an in depth look of their experiences as minority figures. Professor Susanne Murphy sees the Welcome Project as an this opportunity for storytelling, allowing those who might not have a voic...

Identity Week Unifies Campus Community

Identity Week Unifies Campus Community

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

April 10, 2018

Students came together at the Upstander walk to stand in unity against discrimination as they walked around campus with arms linked this past Friday, April 6. This was just one event in the Second Annual Identity Week. The theme of the week this year was intersectionality, or “the complex, cumula...

Cultural Divide and Misperception

Cultural Divide and Misperception

Sommers Smith, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2018

Being a person of color in a predominantly white institution (PWI), it is easier to notice when there is a cultural divide. A predominantly white institution is when at least 50% or more white individuals make up the student and faculty population. According to the U.S Department of Education, at the...

Myatt Center Hosts Discussion on Race

Myatt Center Hosts Discussion on Race

Francesca Fontanez, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2018

As it happens, names can hurt. The University of New Haven Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion invited Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin to speak at their event, “‘That’s so Ghetto’…Build the Wall’ and Other Ways of Talking About Race Without Talking About Race,” one of the center’s many Bl...

Diversity in Hollywood

Tara Dombrowski

March 9, 2016

At this year’s Academy Awards, diversity was front and center. Chris Rock, the host, didn’t hold back. He pointed out the fact that Hollywood isn’t very diverse, and he ridiculed the Academy and the movie industry as a whole for not doing more to include people of all races. It was a very political...

Panel on Diversity

Ben Atwater

February 24, 2016

On Feb.18, a panel on diversity in the Oscars was held in the Alumni Lounge. Hosted by the Communication Department, this event aimed to take a look at lack of representation of minorities in the both the Academy Awards and media as a whole. The issue regarding diversity in the Oscars refers to the...

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