Hate-Bias Response Program Educated Students on Racist Imagery

By Casey Gannon On Thursday, Oct. 25, the University of Maryland Hate-Bias Response Program hosted an event regarding racial imagery in the media. The panel discussion was titled “Racial Imagery and Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Media.” The discussion aimed to educate students and faculty about the harmful ways people of different ethnicities can be portrayed in the media. Its purpose was also to give tips … Continue reading Hate-Bias Response Program Educated Students on Racist Imagery

CARE to Stop Violence holds Clothesline Project

By Sarah Natchipolsky  Shirts emblazoned with messages of anger, hope, sorrow and healing were strung up around Hornbake Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 23, as part of the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a biannual event sponsored by CARE to Stop Violence at the University of Maryland — an organization through the Health Center that provides confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and other … Continue reading CARE to Stop Violence holds Clothesline Project

‘Purple Light Night’ educates students about relationship violence

CARE to Stop Violence’s “Purple Light Night” is a series of tabling events that aim to teach students about the signs of relationship violence and promote the resources available on campus. October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month. The series of tabling events will pick back up Wednesday, Oct. 23 and conclude on Monday, Oct. 28. SBS News’ Kimi Fleming reports.  Continue reading ‘Purple Light Night’ educates students about relationship violence

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

New Jim Henson exhibit explores his creative impact on UMD

By: Sara Chernikoff Nuzzled between the entrance of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and the lobby of the Clarice Performing Arts Building is a new exhibition that tells the holistic story of muppet’s creator and University of Maryland alum, Jim Henson. The exhibit, “Inspired! Jim Henson at Maryland” features 25 pieces of original artwork created by Henson along with theatrical programs, ephemera and photographs … Continue reading New Jim Henson exhibit explores his creative impact on UMD

Students of color discuss mental health in their communities

By James Cirrone As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, students of color were invited to join the University of Maryland Counseling Center on Oct. 9 at the “Self-Care and Communities of Color” dialogue to discuss their mental health and learn from psychologists.  The informal dialogue, paired with Subway sandwiches and cookies, began with students introducing themselves and explaining why they came. “As a person … Continue reading Students of color discuss mental health in their communities

TerpWushu allows UMD students to compete nationally in Chinese martial arts

TerpWushu is a club at the University of Maryland that began in 2001 dedicated to the sport of wushu, a form of Chinese martial arts. SBS News’ Kimi Fleming reports from one of the club’s open practices at Ritchie Coliseum Saturday. TerpWushu hosted five other collegiate clubs, including University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University and Rutgers University. Continue reading TerpWushu allows UMD students to compete nationally in Chinese martial arts

Spark seeks to inspire entrepreneurial excellence in UMD students

By: Jenna Pierson Spark at UMD, a creative workshop sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, held their annual event at the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center on Saturday. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 119 students came together to participate in a variety of brainstorming events designed to help them think creatively and critically about new … Continue reading Spark seeks to inspire entrepreneurial excellence in UMD students

University of Maryland hold Unity Fair to welcome back diverse Terps

On Wednesday, Sept. 25 CommUMDiversity hosted a Unity Fair in the Stamp Student Union. The Unity Fair was an opportunity for over 12,000 diverse students to see all of the organizations.  Stamp hosted the CommUMDiversity event, a day-long showcase of the university’s diversity resources. The day began with the Unity Fair and Expo and continued with other events, such as a visit from University of … Continue reading University of Maryland hold Unity Fair to welcome back diverse Terps