A year after the “Silence is Still Violence” demonstrations, Joy Moore, interim vice president for student affairs, is looking to continue opening the dialogue around diversity and inclusion
The expectation is that BC should be in conversation with students while making these decisions so that they can be implemented in the most satisfactory and effective way.
The city’s digital team and the Office of Arts and Culture reached out to local artists, students, and residents to develop 11 holiday logos, which the city will use on its social media channels. Artists submitted logo designs that depict a specific holiday, including National Ice Cream Day, Vietnamese New Year, and Dorchester Day.
Last year’s march occurred with the intention that the University would do something in response.
Almost a year after the “Silence is Still Violence” march, Boston College is staring down several obstacles that stand in the way of a more diverse and representative faculty, but according to figures, BC has one of the most diverse faculties of its peer schools.
“Some of those schools I think we fare very well against … and there are others where we have our work cut out for us to be positioned in the minds of students if they have that choice,” Grant Gosselin, director of undergraduate admissions, said.
“Until BC begins to accept incoming students from different socioeconomic backgrounds, the University will continue to foster the homogenous environment that marginalizes students who fail to fit a stereotype, rather than creating the culture of acceptance that BC desperately needs.”
“If you supported diversity of opinion, you’d have spoken out against those who harassed Batsinelas and Mancini, who actively supported different opinions on campus, for breaking from commonly accepted beliefs during their campaign last year, or perhaps you’d have condemned the individual who asked friends to literally treat Michael Proietta like a toilet because of his ‘controversial’ opinions.”