Stamp Gallery Meditation offers a rare chance at art-inspired mindfulness

by Chloe Goldberg Every other Friday, amid the late morning craze, there exists a small space within Stamp Student Union untouched by hungry students getting to and from class. It is unaffected by the loud mayhem enveloping Chick-Fil-A at lunchtime, unscathed by the sounds of hundreds of footsteps weeding through the food court. In fact, it is so quiet, it is as though this space … Continue reading Stamp Gallery Meditation offers a rare chance at art-inspired mindfulness

UMD research team awarded $1.67 million for program aimed at reducing childhood bias

By Chloe Goldberg The National Institute of Health recently awarded a University of Maryland research team $1.67 million to support its work in reducing childhood prejudice through an online program administered to local elementary school students. The award allows researchers within the college of education to determine the effectiveness of a web-based tool that sparks discussions on inclusivity in hopes of creating a more equitable … Continue reading UMD research team awarded $1.67 million for program aimed at reducing childhood bias

#FearlessFirst sheds light on the first-generation student experience

Resourceful, persistent and gritty: these are the three qualities that come to mind when Christal Dimas discusses first-generation students at the University of Maryland. Dimas, a coordinator for retention at the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Scholarships, sought to highlight these strengths at the Academic Achievement Program’s #FearlessFirst celebration Friday. Tables set up outside the Adele H. Stamp Student Union offered hot chocolate and #FearlessFirst … Continue reading #FearlessFirst sheds light on the first-generation student experience

Treblemakers Celebrate 30 Years of Music and Friendship At Anniversary Concert

Thirty years later, the University of Maryland Treblemakers are still sharing their passion for music with the world. The university’s oldest all-female a cappella group celebrated their 30th anniversary with a concert at Memorial Chapel on Friday night, showcasing songs from across Treblemakers history and a peek into new singles from the group’s upcoming album. Alumni gathered onstage to perform with current members and shared … Continue reading Treblemakers Celebrate 30 Years of Music and Friendship At Anniversary Concert

SEE’s fourth annual Fallapalooza welcomes its first female headliner

by Chloe Goldberg Indie-pop artist Chelsea Cutler headlined Student Entertainment Event’s annual Fallapalooza concert on Oct.11, becoming the first female headliner in the event’s four-year history. The concert kicked off at 8 p.m. with a 30-minute set from EDM DJ and producer Giancarlo Estrada, who goes by the stage name Gianni. Estrada won SEE’s student DJ mixer competition to earn the opener spot this year. … Continue reading SEE’s fourth annual Fallapalooza welcomes its first female headliner

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“Pero Like” YouTube stars talk being themselves, breaking barriers at SEE’s All Niter

by Chloe Goldberg Gadiel Del Orbe and Julissa Calderon, breakout stars on Buzzfeed’s Latinx comedy series “Pero Like,” took to Stamp’s All Niter on Oct. 4 to discuss how staying true to their Dominican culture has brought them success in an industry lacking Latinx representation.  Over 50 people gathered in Hoff Theater to hear from the two during Student Entertainment Events’ 38th annual All Niter, … Continue reading “Pero Like” YouTube stars talk being themselves, breaking barriers at SEE’s All Niter

CommUMDiversity inspires community involvement on inclusivity

By Chloe Goldberg The Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy hosted its third annual CommUMDiversity resource expo on Wednesday, bringing 75 student organizations together to highlight diverse communities, provide resources to new and returning students and encourage discussion on inclusivity. The expo, which took place at the Stamp Student Union, is part of an effort to create a home away from home for multicultural … Continue reading CommUMDiversity inspires community involvement on inclusivity

“What If It Were You” examines crucial need for criminal justice reform

by Chloe Goldberg The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. But the impact of this prison system, most notably on families of color, is much less vivid. “What If It Were You: Race, Class, and a Flawed Criminal Justice System,” a panel discussion organized by the African American Studies Department, explored this impact and how to reform criminal justice … Continue reading “What If It Were You” examines crucial need for criminal justice reform