The following is a curated list of news stories and communications from university leaders related to St. Thomas’ ongoing work to combat racism. These stories appear in chronological order, from newest to oldest.
Dear faculty, staff and students:
It has been nearly one month since we launched our Action Plan to Combat Racism and gathered for our campus wide anti-racism event. At that event, I stated that this moment ...
Thousands of St. Thomas community members gathered in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex fieldhouse on Wednesday, signaling with their overwhelming presence that St. Thomas is ready for change.
President Julie Sullivan invites the St. Thomas community a campus-wide meeting on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. as a kickoff to the university’s commitment to action and is a critical step in boldly addressing systemic racism and hate in our community.
In accordance with our University of St. Thomas mission of advancing the common good and convictions of dignity and diversity, we seek to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. As such, the university is committed to this Action Plan to Combat Racism.
Faculty and staff members of the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition have sent a letter to President Julie Sullivan and the Newsroom calling for systemic change in response to the ongoing challenges our community faces. The president, provost, and entire university leadership team is committed to undertaking the short-term and long-term work needs to ensure this moment is a meaningful inflection point in stepping up our efforts to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive community that lives our fundamental value of respecting and promoting the human dignity of all.
On Oct. 19, we were deeply saddened to learn of a bias-motivated incident in Brady Hall. It is a blatant disregard for our university commitment to be welcoming and inclusive and our conviction to diversity. The university is actively investigating the incident and calls on anyone who may have knowledge of the situation to come forward.
The Office of Human Resources is excited to announce the funding of up to five full scholarships for faculty and staff to attend the Overcoming Racism Conference at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul fro...
Hundreds of St. Thomas students, faculty and staff, and other community members filled James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall at St. Thomas on Friday to hear Ross Douthat and Dr. Cornel West discuss Christianity and politics in today's United States.
There’s a phrase I practiced over and over when I was enrolled in Chinese 111 at St. Thomas in fall 2015: 我是清华大学的教授. 我教艺术史. Don’t know what that means? I’ll translate it to Chinese pinyin: Wŏ shi Qīnghua Daxue...
Faculty and staff members of the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition have sent a letter to President Julie Sullivan and the Newsroom asking for further dialogue, collaboration and projects that will be positive forces in St. Thomas becoming a more inclusive and racially just university. “Let us be the bridges to bring our community together to realize our collective capacity to advance the common good,” the letter states.
Turner-Smith led a 90-minute workshop on her McNair Scholars research project, "The Multiracial Experience," Friday, Nov. 16, at the Overcoming Racism conference held at Metro State University in St. Paul.