“A majority of the stories are by women and by people of color—13 of the 18 stories. Contributors also include immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, Muslim-Americans, and veterans,” said Dan Ponsetto, director of the Volunteer and Service Learning Center.
Over the summer, Boston College hired 43 new faculty members, according to Vice Provost for Faculties Billy Soo. Twenty-one men and 22 women were hired, and of the entire group, 12 are AHANA+. In terms of visiting faculty, 25 new members were hired: 13 males and 12 females. Of that group, six are AHANA+.
Sendoya’s departure comes after a year of student protests and activism calling on the University to, among other requests, reevaluate the programs it has in place for instruction on diversity and inclusion on campus.
“It is important that BC represents all student demographics in leadership roles on campus—an increase in RAs that identify as students of color presents a solid foundation to ensure that residents find their dorms comfortable and inclusive homes for the year.”
The candidates were asked to respond to a variety of questions, ranging from issues of diversity and inclusion to discussing the challenges they would face in office if elected.
The Elections Committee is hosting a debate on diversity and inclusion on Tuesday evening, as well as a final debate on Feb. 11.
Through various mediums, including song, prayer, poetry, and public speaking, the night addressed the marginalization of people of color and minorities at large.
One of the student involved in a racist incident last month is no longer enrolled at BC, according to a press release.
With her ever-present smile, McBarnett has her reputation of being one of BC’s most caring figures.