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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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Kevin Leuaxay

Feb 11, 2020, 14:11 PM
"I looked at it as an opportunity to grow, meet new people..., learn to adapt, and be open-minded to everything..."
Kevin Leuaxay reflects on how "everything about this experience has changed me.”
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Kevin Leuaxay, Madison native and Neuroscience major, is back on campus this Spring – but you get the sense he’d be just as happy (at least) to be where he spent last semester: Brno, Czech Republic - a popular exchange program Edgewood College enjoys with Masaryk University.

“Everything about this experience has changed me,” Kevin said. “The way I view the world…my whole mindset, goals - everything has changed for the better.”

He says his advice to other students is ‘just do it.’ 

“It changes the way you view people, the way you see the world now, what you do with your money, how you prioritize things, what’s important in your life, just who I am,” he said.

It just takes a bit of planning, Kevin said. Working with his academic advisor was key, he said, because it’s important to graduate ‘on time’ and ensure his study abroad experience was time well spent – even if it was a bit challenging.

“I was nervous and scared but I never let that eat me up,” Kevin said. “I was more excited and happy to go. I looked at it as an opportunity to grow, meet new people, step outside of my comfort zone, learn to adapt, and be open-minded to everything – to whatever happened.”

And what happened, he says, is nothing less than life-changing.

“I found this little diamond of a place in this huge continent and I love it because now I can always go back there,” he said. “Brno felt like another piece of home…because it was so comfortable to be there.”

There is a wealth of information online about making Study Abroad a part of your Edgewood College experience.
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