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Jamein Cunningham of Portland State University discussed legal and racial relations in the 1960s and ’70s at Thursday’s Institute for Research on Poverty seminar.
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Professor discusses legal services, race riots of 1960s

Though simply tweeting #BlackLivesMatter after a police shooting might be easy, professor Jamein Cunningham explained that immersing yourself in research and data on legal and racial relations of the 1960s and ’70s is a substantially more effective response. Cunningham, an economics professor at Portland State University, presented findings from his extensive study on this topic at a seminar Thursday at Memorial Union, hosted by the Institute for Research on Poverty.


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Yoga workshop creates safe space for students in recovery

In an effort to create a safe space for students suffering from substance misuse disorders and addictive behaviors, the Live Free student organization hosted a yoga workshop Wednesday evening. The workshop, held in the Student Activity Center, was the first of the organization’s October Wellness Initiative Series.


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Latino Heritage Month art workshop inspires, educates students

Two UW-Madison student organizations collaborated on an art workshop Monday, as part of Latino Heritage Month, to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latinx movement. Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán is a student organization that supports the self-determination of Chican@ and Latinx individuals.


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Sims stretched too thin as university’s diversity efforts falter

Within the past year, protesters at UW-Madison have struggled to achieve change. Actually providing the change they strive for on campus can prove to be a similarly frustrating pursuit for administrators. The person whose job entails fighting for diversity and inclusion-related activities at the university is Patrick Sims, the chief diversity officer at UW-Madison. In an article titled “What is a Chief Diversity Officer?” Damon Williams, a prominent researcher on the position, describes it as someone who always treats diversity as a top priority, “where others [in administration] work on issues of diversity as a matter of second or third priority.” The equity and inclusion committee chair for Associated Students of Madison during the 2015-’16 academic year, Mariam Coker, said many students do not realize the dynamic between Sims and the rest of senior administration on issues of diversity. “Something that students need to realize with Patrick Sims’ position is that he is the only person at the admin level dealing with these types of issues,” Coker said in an April 10 interview with The Daily Cardinal.


Team One Love UW-Madison led a discussion following a video which addressed dating violence and partner abuse.
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Team One Love UW-Madison held its first escalation workshop to spread awareness on dating violence

Team One Love UW-Madison held its first “Escalation” workshop to raise awareness on the warning signs of abusive relationships Tuesday in the UW-Madison Social Sciences building. The workshop screened a 45-minute video on the escalation of violence in an abusive relationship, followed by a small group break-out session to discuss different forms of abuse, self-help strategies and how to assist those involved in an abusive relationship. The national One Love Foundation was founded in 2010 in honor of Yeardley Love, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend one week before she graduated from the University of Virginia. UW-Madison Team One Love President Maiya Weber said the main goal of the workshop is to inform students on the topic of abuse and resources available to them on campus. “Hopefully the workshops make college kids more aware of what’s happening because they are the most vulnerable group for relationship abuse,” Weber said.


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Graduate student helps produce questions for presidential debate

A UW-Madison graduate student represented UW-Madison as a student delegate to produce questions to potentially be asked at Monday’s presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Jacqueline Moss, who is pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, went to the 2016 College Debate, a new, nonpartisan program that aims to give young voters a voice on the issues that matter most to them.



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