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Utah state Governor Spencer Cox giving the 2024 State of the State Address on Jan. 18, 2024.

Utah says goodbye to DEI

Brisa Odenthal, News Editor February 1, 2024

Utah’s state legislature is currently in session and there have been multiple bills introduced and passed since the session began on Jan. 16. There have been a total of 19 bills passed and six of them...

The Black Cultural Center provides a shelf filled with books, board games and upcoming events.

Laís Martinez named interim VP of EDI

Parham Kermani, Reporter December 5, 2023

Laís Martinez has been appointed as the interim vice president of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She is replacing Adrienne Andrews, who resigned from the role in October. The role shift came at an uncertain...

WSU President Brad Mortensen addressing students about tuition increases and other Weber State matters.

WSU updates from President Mortensen

Parham Kermani, Reporter November 30, 2023

On Nov. 10, Weber State University faculty and staff met for a university-wide town hall meeting where President Brad Mortensen introduced Laís Martinez, from the Utah System of Higher Education, as the...

A photo of Adrienne Andrews, the Vice President of Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

WSU waves goodbye to Adrienne Andrews

Brisa Odenthal, News Editor October 12, 2023

Adrienne Andrews, vice president of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Weber State University, officially resigned from her position and the university on Oct. 2, after nearly two decades. Andrews began...

Sign in Shepard Union stating, What will [it] take for black students [to] have true equity on this.

Black cultural center sparks campus conversation

Brisa Odenthal, News Editor September 5, 2023

On Aug. 29, posters appeared on what will be Weber State University’s Black Cultural Center on the second floor of the Shepherd Union calling out the university’s alleged unequal treatment of Black...

Tammy Nguyen, WSUs new executive director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, discussing the timeline of the new cultural centers at Weber State University.

CBCE: La lucha por la equidad

Nathanael Stout and Gretel Monjar March 23, 2023

Los centros de pertenencia y participación cultural de la universidad Weber State realizaron las primeras dos reuniones de su tour de escuchar el 20 y 21 de marzo. El progreso de implementación de los...

Tammy Nguyen, WSUs new executive director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, discussing the timeline of the new cultural centers at Weber State University.

CBCE: The fight for equity

Gretel Monjar, News Reporter March 23, 2023

Weber State University’s Centers for Belonging and Cultural Engagement held the first two meetings of their Listening Tour on March 20 and 21. Progress in implementing the centers is continuing since...

Black resistance: Fred Hampton Jr. visits WSU

Brisa Odenthal, Reporter February 28, 2023

On Feb. 22, Fred Hampton Jr. came to Weber State University to speak to students and faculty on Black Resistance, as part of WSU’s Black History Month. Hampton Jr. is the president and chairman of...

Women dance a cultural dance with buckets placed on top of their heads.

Afro advocacy

Trish Maponga, Reporter September 29, 2022

GK Folks Foundation’s second annual Afro Utah Festival was held on Sept. 24 at the Gallivan Center. The festival is a cultural event that celebrates pride and heritage while promoting diversity, inclusion...

The month of February is celebrated as Black History Month. Photo credit: Pixabay

Black health and Black history

Connor Hopson February 2, 2022

Black History Month at Weber State University kicked off with keynote speaker Bryan Hotchkins, where he addressed Black health and wellness by framing all seven sections of his newest book, “My Black...

Terri Hughes and Myniah Vaa take part in a protest about racial equality by pumping their fists in the air at the end of Hughes protest speech. Photo credit: Kennedy Robins

Calling for more than conversation

Noah Lutman January 14, 2022

A student protest interrupted the Promoting Student Success series lecture where speaker Tia Brown McNair, vice president of diversity, equity and student success at the Association of American Colleges...

University President Brad Mortensen updates students on university progress toward making WSU a better campus for all students, staff and faculty at the Nov. 12 meeting. Photo credit: Jennifer Greenlee

The complications of campus climate

Jennifer Greenlee November 15, 2021

A protest rattled the Weber State campus a little more than a week ago when students of color discovered they had not been informed of white supremacist propaganda that had been taped on campus days before....

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