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Black History Month at UA Features 14th Annual ‘Rethinking Race’ Event

The annual, two-week long event at The University of Akron begins on Feb. 24.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

February 20, 2020

The University of Akron will be hosting its 14th annual ‘Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond’ event in the final week of Black History Month and into March, with a wide array of events spanning from Feb. 24 to March 7.  Rethinking Race aims to engage students and attendees in difficult conv...

“How to Talk about Racism” Includes Topics of Difficulty Discussing Racism, New Narratives for Inequalities

Rethinking Race hopes to raise awareness to societal issues pertaining to race and provide safe areas for discussion. (Graphic courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

February 10, 2018

Students learned about how racism can be difficult to talk about and the need for new narratives during the second part of the Rethinking Race discussion series, on Feb. 6, 2018 in Bierce Library. Senior Jon Tucker, a mechanical engineering major, attended “How to Talk about Racism” in order to...

UA Kicks off Rethinking Race 2018

The University of Akron commenced its 11th annual Rethinking Race forum. (Graphic courtesy of The University of Akron)

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

February 6, 2018

On Feb. 2, The University of Akron opened their 11th annual Rethinking Race forum. This year’s forum will feature three keynote speakers and 50+ other events open to the public. The forum’s keynote speakers are Dr. Heather Shotton, Dr. Derald Wing Sue and Dr. Gregory J. Vincent. Dr. Heather S...

John Quiñones recounts his hardships

John Quiñones speaks to attendees about his childhood struggle.

By Eric Trimble, Writer

February 10, 2016

“Now available at Walgreens,” was the first words ever uttered by John Quiñones in broadcasting. Quinoñes is now a seven-time Emmy award-winning anchor and host of  ABC’s television series “What Would You Do?” Quiñones spoke at the University of Akron on Feb. 9 as part of the University’s...

Why cultural diversity matters in college

Why cultural diversity matters in college

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 3, 2016

Throughout the month of February, students here at The University of Akron are encouraged to join in and celebrate Black History Month. It is a time of the year where the student body and surrounding communities are educated on the knowledge, pride, understanding, and empowerment of the African-Amer...

Rethinking Race preview

Rethinking Race preview

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2016

The Rethinking Race series is back at The University of Akron, beginning Jan. 29 and lasting until Feb. 12. Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond is a forum in which race-related issues are discussed and examined through films, performances, face-to-face conversations, and keynote speakers. Rethinking...

Morgan Freeman helps high school desegregate

Morgan Freeman helps high school desegregate

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 12, 2015

As a part of Black History month and the 2015 Film Festival sponsored by University Libraries and in part by the Department of Student Life, the documentary “Prom Night in Mississippi” was featured at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Student Union Theater. The film is about Morgan Freeman returning...

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective

Rethinking Race: A Chinese perspective

By Dianna Lu, Writer

February 4, 2015

February is the official month of Rethinking Race: Black, White and Beyond. This month, experience and share a wide variety of different perspectives by participating in an array of activities ranging from films, speakers, and live performances. There is also set up discussions called Face-2-Face...