‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives

‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives

Certain members of the community, dissatisfied with the school’s new anti-racism and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, created the Instagram account @wokeathw on Sept. 7 to highlight what they claim are pitfalls of allegedly biased and damaging curriculum changes. The anonymous owners of the account described the school’s anti-racism work as “a fashionable but […]

Making sense of censorship

Making sense of censorship

In a time when the trustworthiness of news is so critical, yet essentially every source seems to be biased, diversity in the newsroom is not just important but required. Reforms in the editorial process and diversity and equity initiatives are imperative to redirect the trajectory of the American newsroom toward something we can all be […]

Essex, Limerick will serve as DEI Coordinators

As part of the school’s commitment to foster a more welcoming environment, Visual Arts Teacher Reb Limerick and Benefits Administrator Yutopia Essex will serve as the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) coordinators this year. Limerick began their full-time position as a member of the Visual Arts Department in Fall 2019, teaching Video Art I […]

Administration introduces anti-racism plans

In response to schoolwide calls to take greater action against racism, the administration released a comprehensive list of initiatives July 24 to foster an anti-racist environment on campus. President Rick Commons, Associate Head of School Laura Ross and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Janine Jones signed the email that was sent to the […]

School unveils two more all-gender bathrooms

The Upper School now contains three all-gender restrooms, two of which were recently established for the 2017-18 school year.   The all-gender restrooms can be found on the third floor of Chalmers Hall, in Mudd Library near the Information Desk and to the right of St. Saviour’s Chapel. All community members are permitted to use […]

Faculty members attend Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch

Faculty members attended the Upper School’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch on Thursday to discuss and share how those topics affect them and the school. “The purpose of this introductory DEI lunch for the Upper School is just to come together and see where we are in relation to diversity, equity, inclusion at the […]