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Burgett Intercultural Center dedicated at refurbished Douglass Building

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

Established in 2013 and named for the vice president and senior advisor to the president, the Burgett Center promotes cultural awareness and engagement, and educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity.


‘Reinvented Douglass’ new hub of student life

Tue, 27 Sep 2016

The Frederick Douglass Building officially re-opens this week after a complete renovation of the iconic 79,000-square-foot space. “I feel like I’m in a different building,” says Laura Ballou '97, director of the Campus Center.


‘A heart still works, even when it’s broken’

Tue, 15 Mar 2016

Charles Blow, New York Times columnist and CNN commentator, read from his memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, yesterday evening in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. "This book is about remembering, against all that this world may signal to the contrary, that you are not forever broken," he said. "You are capable of giving and receiving love, and you are deserving of it.


University receives $2.5 million HECap grant for Frederick Douglass Building renovations

Mon, 08 Feb 2016

With over 250 student groups on campus, the reconfigured and more flexible spaces will allow groups to host speakers, programs, and other activities organized for and by students. Work will be done in phases and expected to be complete by August 2016.


Transcending loss, tragedy, self-righteous hatred: An evening with Izzeldin Abuelaish

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Izzeldin Abuelaish, who is currently an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, is the author of I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity.