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Students to visit civil rights sites over spring break

March 9, 2016

A little over 50 years ago, students and civil rights leaders attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery in protest of discrimination against African-Americans. Now nearly half a century later, students...

University students use spring break trip to make a difference

University students use spring break trip to make a difference
March 19, 2015

Some University students are using their spring break to take trips around the United States to learn about historical events, build houses for those in need and educate themselves through service. Civil...

University alumnus reflects on his time at the 1965 Selma protests

John Baird, University 1968 alumnus, participated in the march through Selma, Alabama, in 1965 along with four other University students.
March 16, 2015

John Baird felt the edges of a large envelope.  He found it at his home buried in a box, wedged between newspaper front pages and term papers from his years at the University. The basement of his house...

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