President Julie Sullivan, in response to a letter from the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition, asks the university community needs to work together closely to achieve its vision of providing an equitable and inclusive education. "We need to make fundamental changes that will endure long beyond our years at St. Thomas," she writes, and such changes will require awareness, intention and a commitment to embrace our convictions and our strategic priorities.
Faculty and staff members of the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition have sent a letter to President Julie Sullivan and the Newsroom asking for further dialogue, collaboration and projects that will be positive forces in St. Thomas becoming a more inclusive and racially just university. “Let us be the bridges to bring our community together to realize our collective capacity to advance the common good,” the letter states.
The Office of International Students & Scholars will continue to serve international students and visiting scholars in the same manner, and now, in the spirit of One University, will extend immigration advising and services to all international faculty and staff, effective July.
Todd Green, author of The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West (Fortress Press, 2015), will be interviewed about his book Wednesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall in the Anderson Student Center.
She is a senior majoring in Catholic studies and psychology and minoring in family studies, and has been involved as a student leader at St. Thomas in a variety of ways, including as an orientation leader, president of Catholic Women’s Leadership, and peer member of the Global Tommies intercultural program.