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President Sullivan Embraces Coalition Goals of Providing an Equitable and Inclusive Education

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.
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Anti-Racism Coalition Calls For Dialogue, Collaboration and Projects to Make St. Thomas More Inclusive and Racially Just

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.
Living Learning Communities

Living and Learning as One

A new program offers students an opportunity to live and learn in small communities, creating a depth of experience that reaches beyond the classroom.
Danielle Liebl

Uniting Advocacy Work and a Law Degree

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.
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Author to Address Islamophobia in March 2 Lecture

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.
Xiaowen Guan

Humans of St. Thomas: Xiaowen Guan

Communication and journalism professor Xiaowen Guan's whole life is a blend of cultures, from her Chinese roots, to her research, to her Irish husband, to her Star Wars-approved son's name.
Primp

Primp and Cheap Chic

Michele Henry '06, co-owner of Primp Boutique, knows the allure of affordable fashion and cheap, brown paper.
Mary MacCarthy

Turning a Hug Into a Business

Mary MacCarthy '96 M.B.A. is the owner of Glorious Hugs, LLC, a social entrepreneurial venture with a goal you'll want to hug: alleviating loneliness in senior citizens through care packages filled with handmade art and other goodies that spark joy.
Samuel Olukiran

No Life in Isolation

A gunshot wound left St. Thomas graduate student Sam Olukiran alone and helpless on a street in Ibadan, Nigeria. This is how he survived, found Minnesota and now tries to make every moment - and every person - matter.
Rachel Weber, Erin Kern, and Hannah Tilstra posing above the city of Cusco. (Photos by Erin Kern)

Serving Through Song

The Festival Choir shared music, culture and service on a memorable trip to Peru.