Women of Color Giving Circle Celebrates Graduates of Color

Leticia Haynes, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity delivered the keynote address at the Women of Color Giving Circle’s annual graduates celebration.  Each year, the celebration honors high school graduates of color in Berkshire County.  Dennis Powell, President of the Berkshire County chapter of the NAACP, Linda Tyer, Mayor… Continue reading »

Women of Color Leading Change

Leticia Haynes, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, presented at the YWCA’s Capitol Hill briefing, Women of Color Leading Change: Policies that Break Down Barriers and Open Opportunities.   The briefing featured women of color leaders from the corporate/business, education, nonprofit, and public service sectors.  Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman who… Continue reading »

Annie Valk, students participate in Oral History conference

Annie Valk, Associate Director of Public Humanities, and four students traveled to New York City to attend the annual conference of OHMAR, Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  The students all are enrolled in HIST371, Oral History: Theory, Methods, and Practice, in which they are conducting interviews and research related to… Continue reading »

Davis Projects for Peace

The College is pleased to announce that Yvonne Bungei (Williams College ’17) is the recipient of a Davis Projects for Peace Fellowship.  The Fellowship funds Bungei to undertake a project in Eldoret, Kenya, her hometown, from June-August 2017. The project, Improved Reproductive and Sexual Health For Peace, aims to address… Continue reading »

Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Summit

During the C3 summit, The Transformative Power of Race in the Academy: Measuring Change, Charting Futures, faculty, students and administrators from institutions from across the country will gather to participate in discussions and panels as we think critically about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in the academy.  This year’s… Continue reading »

Molly Magavern and Neil Roberts participate in Mellon Mays Conference

Molly Magavern, Director of Special Academic Programs and Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science attended the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Conference in New York March 29-31, 2017.  At the conference, titled, Diversifying the Faculty, Magavern facilitated a Coordinators’ Targeted Conversation and Roberts… Continue reading »

Students travel to Washington, D.C. for Black History Tour

Approximately 20 students from the college participated in a Black history tour of Washington, D.C.  During the tour, the students visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, National Museum of American History, National Museum of the American Indian, and the… Continue reading »