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University history professor shines light on marginalization of black gay men through newly published book

By Lauren Scafidi

April 3, 2016

Gay, black men have been marginalized throughout history, which spurred University history professor Kevin MumfordJT to take action.“I have been working in the history of sexuality department since I was a graduate student, and one thing I noticed was that it was not very diverse,” Mumford said. “I just s...

Engineering reaches out to youth

Engineering reaches out to youth

By Vivienne Henning

September 29, 2015

The College of Engineering hopes to use specialized outreach and the implementation of new programs to attract a more diverse student population, and they’re trying to build their future classes early on. “It is important what we do to engage more and more students, as early as possible, from und...

Report reveals racism on campus

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

By maggie sullivanstaff writerTanisha King, director of the University Tenant Unionmp, said an undergraduate professor at the University once told her as a student that, “Black people don’t go backpacking because they are poor.” In response to the comment, King said she complained to the departmen...

Optimism may make a healthy heart

Optimism may make a healthy heart

By Abrar Al-Heeti

January 21, 2015

It turns out being happy could lead to more than just feeling good — it could also be associated with good health. A new study suggests a link between having a positive attitude and being in better cardiovascular health in comparison to people who are more pessimistic. Researchers from the Universit...

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

New study re-examines the ‘just say no’ tactic in drug refusal skills training for adolescents

By Brittney Nadler

September 15, 2014

It was a girl that changed *Derrick’s life the night she introduced him to alcohol. In high school, he was the kid that got mad at friends who used substances and often wondered why anyone would hang out with “that” crowd. He was “in the shell,” and a “loser,” as he described himself. Until he...