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Diversity Week Shows Importance of Pronouns, Respecting Them

LGBTUA now meets virtually on Tuesdays due to the pandemic.

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

September 24, 2018

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Union of Akron and Campus Programs sponsored “Hello! My Pronouns are…” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to help students understand different gender identities and the importance of respecting pronouns. This event was one of several planned during Diversity Week ...

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

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By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

Happy Diversity Week at The University of Akron! This week is about celebrating and learning about minorities, so in the spirit of that, I am going to teach you about LGBTQIA+ terminology. As a queer person, I find that many people, especially non-queer people, do not know the meaning of words relating...

Students dive into diversity

Students were blindfolded and asked questions in order to get to known each other.

By Sara Syed, Writer

September 14, 2015

More than 60 students attended UA student organization Wanderlust’s Dive into Diversity Night on Sept. 9, in the Student Union Ballroom.   The intention of the event was to provide students with an eye-opening experience that would help them realize that everyone is more alike than different, reg...

Zips celebrate Diversity Week

A student practicing his cricket swing.

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 18, 2014

The University of Akron’s 13th annual Diversity Week, hosted by The Department of Student Life, is hosting five days of activities, entertainment, and interaction among students of different cultures. It will last from September 15 to September 19. “The goal of Diversity Week is to give increased...

To: World From: Akron

September 27, 2012

Written by: Zaina Salem Sharing a personal message with the world became reality to many students at the University of Akron. In the midst of Diversity Week, students of different races, religions, and ethnicities lined up in the Student Union with the same intention: to inspire others. It all started with...

Dear world events end with one final presentation

September 25, 2012

Written by: Alex Didato The Dear World last week brought together students and faculty in sharing what message they would like the world to know. Students of all majors and backgrounds gathered in front of the Student Union Starbucks to write messages on their arms that they thought would give hope ...