Student-Multicultural Center

DI In The News

DI In The News is an archive of diversity stories both inside and outside of Athens, touching on local, national and global issues. 

September 22, 2013 - Student Panel Discusses Sexism

September 18, 2013 - Hillel Welcomes Parents on Traditional Jewish Holiday

September 17, 2013 - Jenkins and Wargo Named to New Positions 

September 16, 2013 - Breaking Tradition: Artist Melissa Haviland explores female conventions in prints, installation, and performances 

September 11, 2013
- United Campus Ministry Holds Open House for Prospective Students 

September 6, 2013
-The College of Business students gain international experiences during summer Global Consulting Program 

March 14, 2013
- The Problem with Gender Binary

January 28, 2013
- The Global Excursions Concert featured performers training for the Third Annual World Music and Dance Festival.

January 22, 2013
- Basheer Jones, the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch, spoke about his childhood in Cleveland and the life and lessons of Dr. King.

January 22, 2013
- Students performed community service on Saturday, January 19th, as part of the MLK Jr. Day of Service and MLK Jr. Week 2013.

January 22nd, 2013
- Post writers reflect on their trip to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and ask the question "Is the inauguration" under appreciated? writers-reflect-trip-inauguration  

January 17, 2013
- The Honors Tutorial College has a new summer program that brings Britain to Athens. Students will study in the classical manner - in small groups or individually.  

November 30, 2012
- An article previewing the Kennedy Museum of Art's Native American jewelry sale on December 6th - 9th, 2012.

November 29, 2012
- CHSP's International Students were treated to a Thanksgiving feast courtesy of Atrium Cafe.

November 28, 2012
- Ohio University Senior Keith Hawkins won the Marshall Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain. 

November 26, 2012
- Ge'ylah Jones spoke Wednesday, November 28th about Kwanzaa as part of OU's pre-Kwanzaa celebration. 

November 19, 2012
- Baker University Ballroom hosted an International Dinner earlier in the month featuring 24 different meals submitted by more than 20 student organizations. The event was organized by the International Student Union (ISU).

November 14, 2012
- The College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) offered students a chance to study on the beaches of Costa Rica or the hospitals of London and South Africa. These are all study abroad options, each reinforcing the college's focus on educating students to embrace and understand diversity. 

November 14, 2012
- The 13th Annual International Education Week was November 12th - 16th. This event, co-sponsored by both the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education, celebrates the more than 1,700 International Students on campus and those studying abroad elsewhere.

November 1, 2012
- OU student group Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS) gains national attention for the second year in a row for their Halloween Poster Campaign.

November 1, 2012
- Damian Ghigliotty writes about racially insensitive Halloween costumes as seen in the recent OU S.T.A.R.S. campaigns.

November 1st, 2012
- Shannon Feller, a Sophomore Early Childhood Education major, spent a semester teaching mathematics in Cape Coast, Ghana. She also helped raise funds for a school security system.

October 30, 2012
- A study that takes a closer look at diversity enrollment over the past 50 years.

October 25, 2012
- The Lancaster Regional Campus becomes the first regional campus to offer the Diversity Studies Certificate.

October 8, 2012
- Growth in enrollment brought greater diversity to campus Fall Semester of 2012. This article explains OU's enrollment growth over a seven-year span and numbers from similar schools during the span.

September 8, 2012
- Thirty organizations from Ohio University and Athens came together for the first ever Religious Involvement Fair. The fair was sponsored by the University Interfaith Association and OU Office of Event Services. The fair promoted wide religious diversity and created opportunities for people of different faiths to participate together and learn.

April 14, 2011
- An article previewing a special town hall meeting titled "Diversity and Civility in Our Community" held on April 19th, 2011. The meeting wass a joint effort between the City of Athens, the Athens Community Relations Commission, the League of Womens Voters of Athens County and Ohio University's Office for Diversity, Access and Equity (now Diversity and Inclusion).

September 10th, 2010 - The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services created a new Diversity Studies Certificate (DSC).

August 4, 2010
- Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Renea Morris writes about her experience at the first ever Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE).

July 13, 2012
- Twenty participants earned their certificates in diversity training last week at the Third Annual Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE). 

May 12, 2010
- About 300 attendees gathered in Baker Center May 7th - 8th for the first ever "Building Community Through Diversity Initiatives" conference.

October 13, 2009
- An article previewing the  Office for Diversity, Access and Equity's (now Diversity and Inclusion) "The Diversity Exchange: Knowledge, Understanding and Action" on October 19th, 2009.