Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year

By Vanessa Reis “I want to see our conversations around equity and inclusion expand to include our faculty and staff, not just students,” said committee member Jazmin Pichardo at the end-of-semester “Embrace Race” reception held Tuesday in Stamp Student Union. Embrace Race is a “learning community for faculty and staff on campus around engaging conversations about race, racial justice, privilege and power,” said Pichardo, who … Continue reading Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year

“Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action

By David DeWeaver President Trump was elected, he said, “to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” It was a line he used to justify pulling America out of the Paris Climate Agreement, a non-binding, overwhelmingly popular global accord which asked signatory nations to curb their greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. But Pittsburgh, along with many cities and municipalities across the country, was … Continue reading “Paris to Pittsburgh” screening inspires students to local action

President Loh shares university budget cut concerns in presidential briefing

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh delivered his presidential briefing discussing how the State’s budget cuts would affect this university at a University Senate meeting on Wednesday. Loh said that Gov. Larry Hogan implemented a $3.5 million cut in January, and the Department of Legislative Services demanded another cut of $3.5 million, a total of $7 million. In addition to the State’s budget cut for the … Continue reading President Loh shares university budget cut concerns in presidential briefing