When students gathered outside Lower two weeks ago to join the national protests over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, students of color reflected on their own experiences with racism on Boston College’s campus.
At the Diversity and Inclusion debate, the four teams running for UGBC president and executive vice president squared off on issues of diversity at BC.
Kelli Armstrong—outgoing Vice President of IRPA—discussed the results of the Student Experience Survey administered last fall.
In the aftermath of the “Silence is Still Violence” protests that occured last year and the “die-in” from this past October, Boston College students have felt challenged to reflect upon issues of race within the community. Students of color and more specifically leaders of culture clubs on campus have felt compelled to take consider their places in such protests and in such discussions.
Boston College interim Vice President of Student Affairs Joy Moore and Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead met with student leaders to discuss issues surrounding diversity and inclusion at BC Wednesday evening.
“Until students, faculty, and staff alike contend with the historical roots of BC’s dominant culture, AHANA+ students will not be able to benefit from all that our institution has to offer.”
“The arrangement of the survey seemed more like an overall experience survey… rather than a survey designed to directly address the results of racism on campus, which the University cited as a catalyst for… the survey.”
The first event in International Education Week (IEW), organized by the Office of International Programs and the Office of International Students and Scholars, was an hour-long keynote presentation by Yoshiaki Terumichi, the president of Sophia University in Tokyo.