Internal Grant Program to Help Advance Diversity and Inclusion Goals

The Office of the Provost has launched a new internal grant program designed to enhance and sustain an inclusive, accessible campus community. The grant program—known as the Unsurpassed Student Experience Diversity and Inclusion (USE D&I) Grant—seeks to support diversity programs and practices that deepen understanding and engagement across multiple areas of difference, including racial, ethnic, religious, disability, nationality and veteran status, among others.

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Innovation Orange: Marcelle Haddix

Marcelle Haddix, associate professor and chair of reading and language arts in the School of Education, is the creator and director of Writing our Lives, a program geared toward supporting the writing practices of urban youth within and beyond school contexts. In this edition of Innovation Orange, Haddix explains how the program benefits both student and teacher alike.

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Black History Month Celebration Begins Thursday

Syracuse University’s annual Black History Month celebration begins Thursday, Feb. 1, with an opening reception event from noon-3 p.m. in the Schine Student Center Jabberwocky Café.

The month-long celebration includes performances, thought-provoking lectures and dialogues, art exhibitions, music and other events. Campuswide coordination is led by the Office of Multicultural Affairs within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, in partnership with many student organizations and University partners.

Read more about the different events at SU News.

Register for Conversations About Race and Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.)

Staff and faculty are invited to participate in Conversations About Race and Ethnicity (C.A.R.E.), a six-week dialogue space to engage in meaningful, challenging and vital conversations about race and ethnicity.  The deadline to register for the spring semester is Tuesday, Jan. 30.

C.A.R.E. challenges participants to explore their own racial and ethnic identity, understand the experiences of others, critically identify social systems of oppression and work toward living a more socially just life. The spring semester session will begin Jan. 31 and run through March 7, meeting weekly on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs website. If you are interested in registering or have questions, email C.A.R.E. Graduate Assistant Monica Miles.

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’Cuse Cast for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Diasia Robinson ’18 anchors this week’s Cuse Cast from the Dome, with details on an important event. Through song, word and dance, hundreds of members of the Syracuse University and surrounding communities honored the life’s work of Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting impact on the world Sunday night at the Carrier Dome.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration—the largest of its kind on a college campus—included performances by students and community members, a dinner and a keynote address by political commentator Angela Rye. Chancellor Kent Syverud gave the opening address.

As part of the celebration, six community members were presented with the Unsung Hero Award. The awards—which are given in the categories of community member, student, faculty and staff—honor those who have made a positive impact on the lives of others, but who are not widely recognized for their efforts.

A full video of the event will be posted to

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Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards Offered to Students Seeking Unique Internships

The Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Awards are intended to enable Syracuse University students to undertake unique internships that wouldn’t be possible without financial help. Clements Interns will usually spend one summer away from the University, working under the guidance and supervision of an expert who can help them connect their academic learning to real world application.

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