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Volunteering fun and worthwhile, at home and elsewhere

[cincopa AgEAWWLcfvny] By Taylor Powell A group of more than 40 Butler students traveled to New Orleans over Thanksgiving break in order to help the Hurricane Katrina rebuild effort, tour the city and celebrate diversity. Butler’s Diversity Center, located in Atherton 004, sponsored the 2013 Volunteer-Study Tour for a randomly selected group of students—a mix

Observing a history of racial diversity

Butler University boasts a rich history of racial acceptance. However, some decades of Butler’s history are also tainted with influence from the Ku Klux Klan and segregation. “Ovid Butler had a very high vision of racial equality, which was, unfortunately, not always upheld,” Sally Childs-Helton, Irwin Library’s rare books and special collections librarian,  said. Butler’s

Butler honors Women of Distinction

Three women were named Women of Distinction at Butler University on March 29 in the Diversity Center. Katie Ceranski, a senior marketing and integrated communications major; Sarah Barnes Diaz, the health education and outreach programs coordinator; and College of Education Dean Ena Shelley were all named Women of Distinction. The criteria for being nominated are

Mardi Gras ‘a learning experience’

The Diversity Center held its first student-organized Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 21 in the Residential College dining room. The event featured Butler University’s Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Pivec, assistant director of music, Cajun cuisine provided by Yats, psychic readings and a Mardi Gras Faux Floats contest. Bobbie Gibson, assistant director of

OPINION | Butler has made progress, needs to continue diversity work

Ovid Butler, an abolitionist, founded Butler University in 1855 with the dream that all students could receive an education far removed from society’s prejudices. Today, Butler isn’t a picture of perfection, but it has come a long way. The Diversity Center and Black Student Union are just a few of the groups that support and

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