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Featured Book

mourning my inner [blackgirl] child | by reelaviolette botts-ward

reelaviolette botts-ward, (formerly Brittany “Reeci” Botts), Class of 2015, has published her first book, entitled "mourning my inner [blackgirl] child" (Nomadic Press, 2021).

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SIUE Names Harris Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Jessica Harris, PhD

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook has named Jessica Harris, PhD, as the University’s first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion (VCEDI) . . .

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Open Letter 2020

Jacqueline Hazel Brown-Gaines

To the State Senator of California and incoming Vice President of the United States, Senator Kamala Harris

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Reflections on this Moment in History

Sierra Phillips

A new year, a new decade, numerous opportunities – those are the thoughts that ran through my head as 2020 approached. I was excited to study abroad in January.

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