Tyner has served as interim officer of diversity and inclusion since July 2015, when she succeeded Dr. Calvin Hill, and looks forward to filling the position on a permanent basis. She will serve on the president’s cabinet.
The St. Thomas School of Law has moved up 24 places in the annual rankings conducted by U.S. News & World Report, which also ranked the university’s graduate programs in business, education and social work.
Please remember in your prayers Martin Olav Sabo, a former state legislator and congressman who helped to obtain $15.5 million in federal funds for the Frey Science and Engineering Center at St. Thomas. Sabo died Sunday.
The St. Thomas men’s hockey team has apologized for using a sombrero to celebrate good performances and for posting Instagram photos of players wearing a sombrero, saying there was no intention to demean any individuals or their heritage.
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.
First-year law student Danielle Liebl, the founder of DIFFERbilities Experience, a nonprofit that promotes social inclusion and advocacy for youth with disabilities, intends to use a background in law to continue her advocacy work.