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CRCC Spring Institute: Registration open for event featuring Dr. Tyrone Howard

Education scholars and practitioners will lead Illinois State University’s CRCC Spring Institute. Registration is now open.
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Registration open for talk on art, activism of music of Black Americans with Dr. Ollie Watts Davis

Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, the Suzanne and William Allen Distinguished Professor in Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), will present “Yet With A...
Oscar Stanton DePriest, member of the United States House of Representatives.

Illinois Congressman Oscar DePriest focus of talk by Dr. Calvin White

Oscar Stanton DePriest, who became a national political figure during his three terms in Congress, is the focus of the February 26 event.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion update, February 19

This update includes increased retention numbers for students of color, new faces helping to create an infrastructure for continued DEI efforts on campus, and funds available for identity-based...
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Submissions for WGSS Symposium due March 1

Illinois State University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) is issuing a call for proposals for the WGSS Annual Student Research Symposium.
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The Onyx Connect: A positive news resource for students of color

Tiffani Jackson founded The Onyx connect to share positive stories and insights of those who are underrepresented.
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University allocates $552,000 from GEER Fund to support students

Supporting technology needs and retention partners are some of the first efforts for Illinois State University’s allocation on the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER).
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The Weight of Whiteness: New book by Dr. Alison Bailey

In her new book, Dr. Alison Bailey explores the ways white supremacy and privilege operate like an anesthesia, desensitizing white people to the inherited damage of whiteness on collective...
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Deadline to register for 2021 Online University Research Symposium, March 3

The 2021 Online University Research Symposium is open to all students currently enrolled at the University and engaged in research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a...
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Decoding the role of music in intercultural communication

A series of discussions will explore ways in which musicians and music educators can challenge and decenter the white, racial frame of music studies.