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Advancing our Diversity Commitments: Guided by our Dominican Values
2020-2021 academic year diversity update
The 2020-2021 academic year continued to be a challenging year for our campus community as we battled the global pandemic. The 2020 fall semester curriculum was largely delivered in an online format and many of us continued to shelter in place and work from our home offices to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As things slowly started to open in the spring semester, campus life also began to reemerge. Offices began to re-open, more faculty were offering in-person classes, and leadership made a commitment to “return to better” and offer in-person classes during the 2021-2022 academic year.
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Edgewood College Celebrates Pride Festival
National Coming Out Day

Edgewood College faculty, staff, and students came together on October 11, 2021, to celebrate National Coming Out Day! The festivities of the day included a Pride Walk and a Pride Picnic. One attendee stated "This day is so symbolic to the LGBTQ+ Community... No matter where you're at in your own Queer journey, today reminds us all that our community is continually growing and changing."

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Edgewood College Named as "Best for Vets: Colleges" List
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Edgewood College has been named to the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 list. This marks the fifth year Edgewood College has earned this honor.

For the first time, Edgewood College is ranked in the top 50 of colleges and universities across the U.S.  The College is the highest rated institution of the six colleges and universities in Wisconsin who received this honor.

More than 300 schools participated in the latest Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges survey, which included more than 70 questions seeking details about the school’s costs, programs, policies, and services that impact military-connected students. Federal data from the U.S. Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs and Defense, were also considered.

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New Vice President for Mission, Values, and Inclusion
Dr. Milton Bravo

Edgewood College is pleased to announce the appointment of Milton Javier Bravo, Ph.D., to the new post of Vice President for Mission, Values, and Inclusion. The announcement is the culmination of an exhaustive national search lasting more than a year. The Cabinet-level position will oversee all institutional efforts that express the Dominican Catholic mission and values of Edgewood College, which includes ongoing work toward dismantling racism through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Dr. Scott Ellsworth Featured Keynote
Hatheway History Lecture Series

Edgewood College is honored to welcome Dr. Scott Ellsworth, author of the best-selling book The Ground Breaking, for a special Hatheway History Lecture. The lecture is at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in Anderson Auditorium. The event is free, and Greater Madison is invited. The event will also be streamed via WebEx (link below).

Published this year, The Ground Breaking tells the long-suppressed story of the notorious Tulsa Race Massacre, which sees its 100th anniversary this year.  The book also unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive.

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A Dominican Vision for Antiracism

We have embraced the vision of becoming antiracist and multicultural by intentionally dismantling our racist structures, practices, and procedures. We want to collaborate and work together as a collective with others who challenge racism in the world. Together, we will transform our world into a holy and just society for all.
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Jahdai Guerrero

Mar 17, 2020, 13:46 PM
β€œThis is the main reason why I have decided to address issues of social justice."
Sophomore Jahdai Guerrero is named a Newman Fellow for 2020
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Jahdai Guerrero, a sophomore Psychology/Clinical Counseling major, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow for 2020 by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program for students recognized as leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally. The 2020 cohort - the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—comprises 290 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., Greece, Lebanon, and Mexico.

“I am an immigrant,” Guerroero said. “This is the main reason why I have decided to address issues of social justice.

“I started by volunteering at a monastery in Arizona during spring break (in 2019) where I had the chance of interacting with different individuals. I had the opportunity of interacting with the LGBTQ+ community, and they clearly expressed a fear of going back to their countries because they were going to be end up being killed by gangs for having a different gender identity.

“They also explained to us the inhumane treatment that they received on the Mexico/U.S. border. As an immigrant I have come to experience the injustice and mistreatment human beings receive. I have come to understand that the social justice system in the U.S. does not address immigrants’ rights as human beings. The policies implemented are only based in creating greater immigration barriers.

“I am currently doing research on asylum seekers and the different ways these individuals can find a way to obtain a legal status. I am also presenting at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute regarding asylum policies implemented in the U.S.”

Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides the students with a variety of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional, and civic growth. Each year, Fellows are invited to a national, in-person conference of Newman Civic Fellows and participate in numerous virtual training and networking opportunities. The fellowship also provides fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and post-graduate opportunities.

“We are proud to recognize each of these extraordinary student leaders and thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with them,” Andrew Seligsohn,  President of Campus Compact, said.  “The stories of this year’s Newman Civic Fellows make clear that they are committed to finding solutions to pressing problems in their communities and beyond. That is what Campus Compact is about, and it’s what our country and our world desperately need.”

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