Tag: black history month

Student spotlight: Reginald Williams

By: Mabel Myers Editor-in-Chief    Black History Month is important for all students at IU South Bend, but Reginald Williams sees this as an opportunity for the school to show its inclusivity of the different demographics that attend.     “Before transferring to IUSB, my previous college did not have a lot of support for African-American students. IU

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Insight on the importance of diversity courses

By: Connie Klimek Staff-writer    Curious about diversity courses at IU South Bend? Dr. Theo Randall, associate professor of anthropology in the department of sociology and anthropology, coordinator of the African American Studies program, and faculty advisor for the Black Student Union, explained this.     In his diversity courses, he defines what an African American is, what

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“It’s my dream job”: Darryl Heller on the Civil Rights Heritage Center

By: Mira Costello Co-editor    It would be impossible to cover Black History Month at IU South Bend without recognizing the history-makers present on our campus right now. One such integral member of our community is Dr. Darryl Heller, director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center and professor of Women and Gender Studies.    Dr. Heller was

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Student spotlight: Te’Airra Spencer

By: Connie Klimek Staff-writer    Chemist, dancer, linguist and social advocate: that’s Te’Airra Spencer, a name who you may recognize as your future anesthesiologist. Spencer is a junior chemistry major and dance minor at IU South Bend, who aspires to become the representation that influenced her studies: a woman in STEM.     Spencer plans to continue her

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St. Joseph County Public Library to host 1619 Project discussion

By: Mara Nolan Intern      The St. Joseph County Public Library in downtown South Bend is hosting a panel discussion about the 1619 Project on March 1 from 5:30-7 p.m.       The 1619 Project, as highlighted in the New York Times, “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of

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IU history is Black history

By: Mira Costello Co-editor    Black History Month is often full of figures we know well: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and Barack Obama cover our February bulletin boards and newsletters. Remembering their legacies and contributions is undeniably important – but many stories of Black joy, achievement and excellence go

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Ebony Stewart slammed her way through hard topics during poetry event

By Connie Klimek Staff Writer Titan Productions hosted a spoken word poetry event showcasing the work of one of the top touring poets in the United States, Ebony Stewart.  Titan Productions described, “Stewart is an international touring poet and performance artist. Her work speaks to the Black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, and

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Darryl Heller honored for his work at the Civil Rights Heritage Center

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu The City of South Bend honored Dr. Darryl Heller, director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center and professor of the Women and Gender Studies department, for Black History Month in February. The city invited Heller for a ceremony to honor many community members for Black History Month. Throughout the month

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