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Students continue the discussion around Black Lives Matter

Craig Ford offered trajectories for an institution and individual to be anti-racist, instead of simply not racist. He opened the floor for discussion so that students could discuss what they thought.

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

October 1, 2020

The Office of Student Life hosted speaker Dr. Craig Ford in lecture, Creating Communities Where #Black Lives Matter, on Sept. 22.     Ford is an assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Norbert College where he teaches courses in Christian Ethics, Religious Identity, Pea...

Plimpton, Lopez speak on the Black Lives Matter movement

Senior Lenworth Lopez is a criminal justice major and has been on the team since his freshman year. Photo courtesy of icgaels.com.

Matthew Chaves, Sports Editor

August 20, 2020

One of the major social justice issues facing the United States this summer has been systemic racism and injustice. The Black Lives Matter movement gained traction again after policeman Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, a Black man.  The Iona community has been active in the movement around the ...

Students, administrators respond to BLM protest on campus

Krystal Ortiz, News Editor

August 20, 2020

With the heightened focus on the Black Lives Matter movement, there were alleged race-related allegations towards some Iona students brought to the college’s attention through social media before the start of the fall term.    Many students “exposed” others for alleged racist behavio...

The Say Her Name Movement puts the spotlight on black women

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor

August 19, 2020

In the wake of this summer’s surge in Black Lives Matter protests and our return to campus, it is extremely important to keep the conversations about racial inequalities alive. In many states, people are still protesting and demanding justice for those wrongfully abused and murdered by the police. On...

President Carey speaks on Black Lives Matter

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2020

Iona College President Seamus Carey, Ph.D., sent a message to students addressing the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter on June 4.     The message showed support for the Black community, encouraged students to fight against systemic racism, injustice and violence and emphasized that act...

Dr. Wheeler discusses intersectionality of racism and public health

Margaret Dougherty, Managing Editor

August 19, 2020

Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler is the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Iona College. He is a nationally renowned scholar and educator who has done extensive research on disparities in health, especially concerning the HIV epidemic.   In the light of the coronavirus and the growing Black Lives Matter...

A message on semantics from the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Society

Stacey Franciamore, Editor-in-Chief

August 19, 2020

The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Society is a society within the Speech Communication Studies and Communication Sciences and Disorders departments that focuses on diversity and its role in communication. Their goal is to bring awareness to culturally and linguistically diverse issues and contribu...

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