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.
Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
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Reclaiming our Dominican Identity: Becoming Antiracist & Multicultural
2019-2020 academic year inclusion update
The 2019-2020 academic year was a time of transitions, turbulence and major challenges that impacted our community profoundly. in the summer of 2019, Edgewood College president, Scott Flanagan, resigned from his position after serving the college for twenty years, and Sister Mary Ellen Gevelinger was introduced as the 8th college president. When she took charge, she inherited a large budget deficit, trends of declining enrollment, a significant need to reduce the size of the workforce, and opportunities to redefine the academic structure of the college. Administration began addressing each of these issues over the fall term; however, no one could have predicted what the spring semester had in store: two viruses which continue to plague our community & society.

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.”
Graduation Year :

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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