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DIVERSITY DIGEST

The Diversity Digest is the e-newsletter of the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. The Digest is published weekly during the academic year and monthly during summer.

We encourage the entire campus community to subscribe to stay informed about campus diversity events, news and programs.

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New NC State IT Accessibility Coordinator Emphasizes Outreach

Since her arrival last month, Crystal Tenan has already been spotted around campus, “getting the lay of the land,” as she describes it. As NC State’s IT accessibility coordinator, Tenan says her first priorities are needs assessment and helping to educate the campus about accessibility.

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Join the African American Cultural Center at Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrated by many people of the African diaspora. The holiday celebrates African-American culture and is one of the first pan-African holidays. Its history is rooted in Black Liberation struggles of the 20th century – a time when many Black Americans were fighting for political, economic, social and cultural freedom.

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Nubian Message Prepares for 25th Anniversary Celebration

Representing the African-American voice in media at NC State, the Nubian Message will celebrate its 25th anniversary on November 30, 2017. Austin Butler interviewed Editor-In-Chief Anahzsa Jones, a senior in English with a concentration in creative writing from Brooklyn, New York, to find out how the publication plans to celebrate.

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Mariska Thayagan Welcomes You to AACC’s Library and Media Room

Often called one of NC State’s “hidden gems,” the African American Cultural Center and Media Room provides a home for a surprisingly large and steadily-growing collection of books, publications and media related to the African diaspora. Austin Butler recently spoke with Mariska Thayagan, a second-year student in microbiology with a concentration in microbial research, to find out what the library means to her.

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Leader of the Pack: Diversity Peer Educator Victor Eduardo

DEPTH peer educator Victor Eduardo has received the 2017 Leader of the Pack Award. Among several other honors and achievements, Eduardo has worked in the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity’s Diversity Education for Our Peers to Thrive (DEPTH) program for two years, helping to launch the program as an inaugural member.

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Nicole Robelo Joins OIED as Program Assistant

Nicole Robelo joined the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) in October 2017 as a program assistant. She earned a B.A. in communication with a minor in sociology at San Diego State University and took part in a Spanish immersion program in Madrid, Spain.

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