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TCU to research its history with racism, slavery and the Confederacy

first_imgFacebook Previous articleJudge reverses international student policyNext articleTCU cuts online course tuition for the fall Cristian Arguetasoto RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Cristian is a senior Journalism major and Studio Art minor at TCU. He is a Managing Editor at TCU360. He enjoys landscape photography and learning new photo techniques. printTCU is putting together a team to study the university’s history with racism, slavery and the Confederacy.The initiative, commissioned by Chancellor Victor Boschini and the board of trustees, was announced in an email sent Wednesday by Boschini and Mark Johnson, the chairman of the board.“Reviewing, understanding and transparently sharing information about our history will make us a stronger institution as we plan for the years ahead,” the email said.The announcement follows the recent deaths of George Floyd and “many others,” at a “pivotal point” in the country. TCU is one of several universities to release a statement on racism and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) committees in the past few months, joining schools such as Texas A&M.Earlier this year, a student group called the Coalition for University Justice & Equity (CUJE) called for the university to acknowledge its founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, were soldiers in the Confederate Army. A statue of Addison and Randolph Clark, the founders of TCU. (Photo by Heesoo Yang.)The new initiative is not the first DEI commission at TCU. Some faculty and staff have been doing grassroots work for a few years, looking at TCU’s history, said Aisha Torrey-Sawyer, the director of diversity and inclusion initiatives. She said one person involved in that group was a part of the discussion about the new initiative. Another project called the TCU Diverse History Project was created by the Women & Gender Studies and Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies departments. The project aimed to empower all members of the TCU community by encouraging the university to “research, engage and learn from histories of race, gender, sexuality and other social identities at TCU.”“The goal of the project was to encourage all members of the TCU community to engage with these histories,” said Dr. Nino Testa, the associate director of Women & Gender Studies. Testa said the histories are sometimes embedded in legacies of discrimination, bias and exclusion.More than 150 students have worked on the project since spring 2018. The departments plan to execute their project through three arms: curriculum and class assignments, events, programs and exhibits, and a portrait project that needs funding from the university.The project has researched women of color at TCU, LGBTQ discrimination on campus and the early implementation of Title XI. However, it has not studied TCU’s involvement in slavery and the Confederacy.Studying and understanding these histories makes the university better situated to create a diverse and inclusive campus, Testa said.Testa and Dr. Jacqueline Lambiase, the department chair of strategic communication, were invited by the chancellor to a meeting with the provost two weeks ago to discuss researching race and history at TCU.The provost and a few others met with Lambiase last month to discuss the grassroots work done by Testa, Torrey-Swayer and Timeka Gordon, the director for Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services.“I think that was definitely part of the foundation of the work ahead,” Lambiase said when asked how the prior works had influenced the future initiative.The Diverse History Project leaders have been talking about researching the founders’ history with the Confederacy, but it has felt like a third rail to them, Testa said. “I was really pleased to read that the chancellor and board are interested in interrogating this history and rethinking how we tell the story of TCU’s founding,” Testa said in regards to the new project. “With this sort of mandate, I think a lot of possibilities open up for people who have been doing this work.”Provost Teresa Dahlberg will lead the new initiative and help put together a group of people who will provide a thorough investigation of the university’s history, the email said.Provost Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg will work on assigning and developing a group of faculty and alumni who will investigate TCUs history. (Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.)“A group of faculty and staff have been working on projects with similar goals for years,” Dahlberg said. “We are first engaging them so that we can build upon what has already been done.” The initiative, which will need involvement from alumni and community members, received unanimous support from the board of trustees. “I am excited that Board Chairman Johnson and Chancellor Boschini have commissioned an initiative to study TCU’s own experiences with racism, slavery and the Confederacy,” Dahlberg wrote in an email sent Thursday to faculty and staff. “There are faculty and staff at TCU who have been working on projects with similar goals for years. We are first engaging with these colleagues to build upon what has been done, and then will start reaching out to people who have so passionately expressed interest in this initiative.”Details about the effort will be released when the members of the initiative are chosen, the email said. “We firmly believe that comprehensively examining and addressing our history will be part of what makes us a more inclusive TCU, providing an even stronger foundation on which to build our future,” according to the chancellor’s email. 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Exclusive: Gardai engaged with female pedestrian prior to fatal collision

first_img Google+ Google+ By News Highland – March 15, 2018 Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Exclusive: Gardai engaged with female pedestrian prior to fatal collision Gardai in Buncrana have confirmed that they engaged with the female pedestrian who was killed in an overnight collision prior to the incident occurring.The woman who is in her 50s died after being struck by a car on the main Buncrana – Carndonagh road shortly after 9pm last night.Her body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place later today.However, it has since emerged that Gardai received a report before the collision happened, alerting them to a woman walking on the road.Superintendent Eugene McGovern was speaking on the Nine Til Noon Show earlier:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/eugnehkjhkjnshort.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleCase to proceed against accused over Danielle McLaughlin murderNext articleSFPA welcomes ruling on fisheries offence in Mulroy Bay News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

GHB eyeing host status for Pan-Am 2017

first_imgTHE Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) is aiming to host the 2017 edition of the PAHF indoor championships, with a real eye to securing a more firm footing on the international stage.With the tournament suffering a delay in the announcement of a host nation, the GHB through president Philip Fernandes and his executive, is looking to seize the opportunity before it closes this month-end.He told the media, “We have the Pan American Championships and we are looking at that as a possibility. That would be in 2017 so there isn’t an awful lot of time and some preparation and improvement works to the gymnasium would have to be done.”“We do host our Diamond Mineral international club tournament but we are talking about something with more national teams from all the Americas (like) Argentina, Canada and the United States etc.,” the GHB boss confirmed recently.However, he is already of the view that the decision for this does not lie solely with the GHB. “We are hoping to discuss it with the Director of Sports and maybe find a way that Guyana can in fact be considered as a host.”And should Guyana be considered as a host the venue for the one of the Western Hemisphere’s biggest tournaments, the spin-off benefits would be phenomenal, of course, apart from saving the GHB the cost of taking two teams abroad.“In addition, we would be able to raise the profile of the game locally; expose all of our young players and our new players and even spectators and fans to top level hockey at an indoor tournament, a Pan American tournament,” Fernandes beamed.The Veteran player contended, “We would also establish Guyana as an international host so whenever we are to approach the international body for funding and artificial surface and that sort of thing; once land is made available and we are to approach the federations for funding then it would go very well to show that Guyana has a capability, a track record of hosting internationals and has done a good job at it.”last_img read more