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  • January 26, 2016

    MLK Commemorative Address Rescheduled

    The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address, originally scheduled for last weekend, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, February 29, in the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center Auditorium, 300 East River Road.

  • November 20, 2015

    Students demand better racial climate at the University

    About 150 University students marched across the River Campus to protest racism at the University and to present President and CEO Joel Seligman with a list of demands to improve the racial climate at Rochester.

  • June 17, 2015

    White House recognizes Beth Olivares

    Dean for diversity initiatives was one of 15 honored for her dedication to mentoring students studying science, mathematics, and engineering.


Student Protest Demands

In November, 150 students held a protest to demand improvements in campus diversity and a stronger stance against racism.

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Student Protest

Did you know?

  • OMSA provides counseling, disseminates information, initiates programs, and acts as a liaison with other departments of the university to enhance the environment in which minority students live and learn.

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  • In aggregate, underrepresented minority enrollment has grown at the University from 7.6 to 9.6 percent between fall 2006 and fall 2014.

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  • Past MLK Commemorative Address speakers have included Martin Luther King III, Jesse Jackson, and Melissa Harris-Perry.

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