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The dangers of a single story

The dangers of a single story

October 21, 2019

Diversity extends beyond race and nationality. It includes all identities; sexual orientation, race, religion, age and gender. The EWU Pride Center began...

EWU’s 137 years celebrated with nod to diversity

EWU’s 137 years celebrated with nod to diversity

April 3, 2019

What began as the Benjamin Pierce Cheney Academy Formal School for Children in 1882, has evolved into a university recognized for its diversity known as EWU....

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

January 31, 2019

“In this presentation, we are not looking to decide if white privilege exists, it’s a real thing, instead we are going...to discover whether or not you as ...

Does diversity in its broadest sense include white supremacists?

By Paul Lindoldt, Contributor

April 5, 2018

On our campus in February this year, racist fliers appeared. A white supremacist group took credit. The university responded and students protested. Fliers from the same group now are appearing in the streets of Spokane and being plastered back up as fast as citizens can tear them down. The group that posts these fliers, Identity Evropa, has propagandized Gonzaga Univers...

Diversity Dialogue getting people to talk

Diversity Dialogue getting people to talk

January 31, 2018

EWU president  Mary Cullinan held a President’s Dialogue on Diversity on Jan. 29 on the Complexity of Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The aim of thes...

Vanessa Delgado Named New Multicultural Center Director

Vanessa Delgado Named New Multicultural Center Director

January 24, 2018

EWU has recently announced that there will be a new and first permanent director of the EWU Multicultural Center, Vanessa Delgado. Delgado starts on Marc...

First Amendment panel urges students to engage

First Amendment panel urges students to engage

October 23, 2017

Faculty staff and students discussed free speech and hate speech in a panel on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the JFK library. “Some believe we don’t have to provide a...

Clarke named first Diversity and Inclusion VP

Clarke named first Diversity and Inclusion VP

October 17, 2017

Surrounded by unpacked boxes, Dr Shari Clarke, EWU’s new vice president  for Diversity and Inclusion, makes all who enter her office feel welcome. ...

World party celebrates diversity

World party celebrates diversity

October 15, 2017

Ambitious to celebrate and embrace EWU’s diversity, Eagle Entertainment invited international clubs and organizations to host a World Party. The W...

EWU Graduate Students Lead A Campus for Dreams Rally

EWU Graduate Students Lead A Campus for Dreams Rally

March 3, 2017

In light of the Trump administration’s recent renewed focus on illegal immigration, a pair of EWU graduate students helped organize a rally in the campus mall in support of ...

Gonzaga’s Rally for Refugees Brought Spokane Community Together

Gonzaga’s Rally for Refugees Brought Spokane Community Together

February 13, 2017

Spokane Community members rallied in support of refugee communities by packing Gonzaga's Hemmingson Center ballroom Sunday. In conjunction with both Gonzaga University and Whitw...

Cullinan Addresses EWU Community in Diversity Dialogue

Cullinan Addresses EWU Community in Diversity Dialogue

February 2, 2017

EWU’s Presidential Dialogues on Diversity, hosted Jan. 30 by President Mary Cullinan, illuminated the importance of building rapport between members of the ...

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