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The Garden: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Newsletter


Uniquely Connected & Thriving Together in the Dietrich College

Volume Five - Fall 2020

In This Issue
Michelle Liu shares her Spotify plug-in that went viral in September; Elise Delgado discusses her unique honors thesis project about the underrepresented communities at CMU; Joan Song shares the success and impact of their small business; Professor Christina Bjorndahl describes how she has brought diverse perspectives to her class, Nature of Language; Representatives from Information Systems discuss their initiatives to make the program more diverse and inclusive; CMU alumna Shauna C. Grovell shares her upcoming virtual event, Conversation & Candy; Ruel Beresford writes on the topic of diversity and when it can become performative; and, The Garden presents a poetry selection by Ethan Rhabb and a comic selection by Iris Pei.

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Volume Four - Summer 2020

In This Issue
Justin Wang shares an upcoming event from CMU's Asian Students Association; Heitho Shipp discusses the scope of her research on microvalidations; Nicholas Marotta and Julia Nieto share the successes of their small businesses; Professor Kenya Dworkin discusses her experience teaching and living in COVID times; Sheldon Yawson provides a perspective on being a CMU student in uncertain times; and The Garden presents poetry by an anonymous CMU alum and by Q Quaye.

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Volume Three - Winter 2020

In This Issue
Ayana Ledford and Dean Scheines welcome the Dietrich community; Katelyn Bloomquist describes her work in advocating for those with disabilities and chronic illnesses; Dietrich College invites the community to enjoy an event series; Nicholas Murphy shares his and others' thoughts about pride at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Volume Two - Spring 2019

In This Issue
Dean Scheines describes his hopes for the newsletter; Zachary Rapaport describes the ethics behind studying abroad; Dietrich College invites the community to enjoy an events series as well as a town hall; and Naviya Singla brings up reasons why international students might be politically apathetic.

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Volume One - Spring 2018

In This Issue
Frank Dolce shares his latest work with the new app he's developing to bring students closer together on campus; upcoming events, ranging from potlucks to film screenings are featured and much more.

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