CCS Celebrates International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW), November 16-22, 2020, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is supporting efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education and exchange activities is encouraged.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 1 marks the start of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and has done so since 1981. Domestic Violence, or intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abusive behaviors intended to gain, maintain, or regain power and control within a relationship. These abusive behaviors can include physical, sexual, or psychological tactics intended to hurt, humiliate, control, manipulate, terrorize, or even kill current or former intimate partners.
A Statement on Breonna Taylor from the Office for Institutional Equity & Inclusion
Recently, our country received news regarding the grand jury’s indictment of one of the officers involved in the tragic death of Breonna Taylor. This is another incident that adds to the personal challenges and emotional toil many of us experience, especially those groups who have experienced being marginalized and oppressed. Though we cannot control specific legal proceedings, I have considered the areas that we can control. We can control how we respond as a community. We can continue to commit in practice, with scholarly focus and creativity, a commitment to building an inclusive college campus and call out injustice.
Women's Equality Day - Voting History
August 26 is National Women’s Equality Day, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This was the provision that allowed women to vote - previously, only men could vote - by stating that “the rights of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” (1). Voting has a long and storied history throughout the United States; in order to understand the importance of Women’s Equality Day and the significance of the right to vote, a brief recounting of the history of voting in the United States of America is necessary.
A Student Perspective: Between Friends - A Conversation about Race, Inclusion and Understanding
Yasmin Ali and Madie Graham met in their first week of college, the second day of orientation, when both attended the trip to Belle Isle. Upon their first exchange, they hit it off immediately and recall discussing “the two things you should never talk about at the dinner table: religion and politics,” as they walked along the beach. Two years later, both have maintained a close friendship through the ebb and flow of their college days whether it’s watching romantic comedies on Valentine's Day or spending hours doing homework on the 8th floor.
Learn About APA Heritage Month
The month of May is a great opportunity to find new inspiration and grow, especially for those in the fields of higher education and creative arts. This is because May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. Together, “arts and culture help spark conversations, spur social change and make our community strong” (Regional Arts and Culture Council). Engage with the history and resources below to support Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage and spark your own development.