Grand Reading Room hosts human rights activist Loretta Ross

By Sebastian Moronta Blanco, Staff Writer On Tuesday, March 28, the Library Grand Reading Room hosted long-time human rights activist and author Loretta Ross, in a speaking engagement to close out the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality’s month long observation of Women’s History Month. She was introduced by Dr. Juli Parker, Assistant Dean of Students and Director for the center, who helped coordinate the … Continue reading Grand Reading Room hosts human rights activist Loretta Ross

Professor Bridget Teboh receives highly sought-after fellowship

By Chelsea Cabral, Managing Editor Dr. Bridget Teboh, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded the highly esteemed Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, allowing her the opportunity to contribute to the development of higher education institutions in Africa as well as facilitating equitable and effective collaborations between scholars in Africa and African Diaspora academics here in the United States. The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF) was … Continue reading Professor Bridget Teboh receives highly sought-after fellowship

Let the cork fly

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer The Birch Grill Conference Room was packed to the hill on Thursday March 23, 2017 as students gathered for a special Uncorked SAIL event. The session spotlighted Champagne and sparkling wines as students came dressed in their best. Five dollars in general student admission gave people an entry to a night of sparkling wine tastings and catered food to pair. … Continue reading Let the cork fly

Regulation removed by Congress on Internet privacy

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer On Tuesday, March 28, Congress held a vote on the issuance of a regulation from Obama’s term in office, which granted the FCC the right to enforce privacy law according to the 1963 telecommunications law. The law, which required companies to gain express permission before using data gathered from users, had been enforceable now by the regulation issued under Obama. … Continue reading Regulation removed by Congress on Internet privacy

Letter to the Editor: Restructuring strategies and the integrity of our UMD music department

By royal hartigan, Contributing Writer Administration ‘restructuring’ will adversely affect our ability to serve students. The discussion has been framed as one of ‘fiscal exigency.’ Let’s focus on that factor: Prior to any discussion of potential reorganization, however, remains the question of why this issue and perceived solution has been brought to us by the trustees and upper administration. We are told that in the … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Restructuring strategies and the integrity of our UMD music department

The race problem in America

By Jonathan Moniz, Staff Writer Another teen killed by a cop. And even though he was unarmed, this is just another unfolding chapter to the tragedy that is America’s problem with race. However, there are never any easy answers, nor anything really to push forward to with race. I don’t really know what to think, after so many times of this happening and so much … Continue reading The race problem in America