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2023-2024 News

Below, you can catch up on the latest news stories or explore our news archive for older articles.

May 2024

Headshot photo of Avril Liu and Jennifer Mok

APIDA Heritage Month 2024

May 1, 2024
Avril Liu and Jennifer Mok, Co-Chairs of APIDA Staff Affinity Group (ASAG), highlight individuals and the impact of APIDA heritage in American history.

April 2024

Birchbark Canoe

Native American and Indigenous Strategic Plan Launching Soon

April 2, 2024
After two years of intentional planning, we are thrilled to announce the official launch of Northwestern University's Native American and Indigenous (NAI) Strategic Plan. This plan marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to honoring Native and Indigenous voices and fostering an inclusive campus environment

March 2024

Njoki Kamau and Sarah Brown outside laughing standing in front of a sign that says "Women's Center"

Women's History Month 2024

March 1, 2024
Sarah Brown (Director) and Njoki Kamau (Assistant Director) of the Women's Center, dives into the inception of Women's History Month and encourages those who are subject to gender oppression to take time to recognize the light they bring to the spaces they occupy.

February 2024

Tracey Gibson-Jackson and Toni Montgomery

Black History Month 2024

February 1, 2024
Black Professionals Network (BPN) co-chairs, Tracey Gibson-Jackson and Toni Montgomery, encourages reflection on Black pioneers and suggests avenues to celebrate Black History Month.

January 2024

Michelle Manno

Change is Hard. Let’s do it Together.

January 11, 2024
Michelle Manno, Interim Chief Diversity Officer, encourages the Northwestern community to create the kind of learning and working environments in which we can all show up as fully ourselves (really, truly) and be welcomed.

October 2023

September 2023

Students walking on Northwestern campus

Northwestern’s Response to the Supreme Court Decision on Race-Conscious Admissions

September 7, 2023
Attracting, welcoming and supporting the brightest, most diverse students: What to know about race-conscious admissions at Northwestern.
Gabriela Hedrick, Michael Marino, and Sonia Calles Mesa, the interim board of UNIDOS – Northwestern's LatinX Coalition

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

September 6, 2023
UNIDOS Affinity Group Co-Chairs (Gabriela Hedrick, Michael Marino, and Sonia Calles Mesa) share historical insight, the impact of colonization, and the beauty of LatinX culture and heritage.

August 2023

Photo of Maj Kargbo

Unlocking the Transformative Power of Education

August 1, 2023
Maj Kargbo, the newly hired Director for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) Education and Training, shares how we can collectively unlock the power of education.

May 2023

Michelle Manno

Access Is Not Everything

May 17, 2023
Michelle Manno, Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, shares why “access” is only a portion in the bigger picture of creating a more inclusive environment.

April 2023

Protestor holding up sign that says equality in diversity.

DEI is Under Attack

April 5, 2023
Robin R. Means Coleman, Vice President & Associate Provost of Diversity and Inclusion, expounds on national attacks toward DEI and how it impacts the Northwestern University.

March 2023