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The Handbook for Underrepresented Ethnicities (HUE) is a resource to improve the experiences of individuals from historically underrepresented ethnicities while attending the University of Rochester.
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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.
In aggregate, underrepresented minority enrollment has grown at the University from 7.6 to 9.6 percent between fall 2006 and fall 2014.
Past MLK Commemorative Address speakers have included Martin Luther King III, Jesse Jackson, and Melissa Harris-Perry.
Douglass Leadership House celebrates 10th anniversary
For ten years, the Douglass Leadership House on the River Campus has served as a symbol of—and space for—Black excellence, persistence, and fortitude.Continue Reading
Arts integration in the classroom: Can it deepen students’ understanding?
A partnership between City of Rochester schools and the Memorial Art Gallery leads to innovation in arts education and furthers the museum’s mission to serve the Greater Rochester community.Continue Reading
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