The New Media Fermentation Workshop, a collaboration between University professors Leila Nadir (sustainability) and Cary Peppermint (art and art history) meets in Burton Hall. The workshop consist of students making their own personal vegetable ferments, such as kimchi, and new media art students who will be documenting and remixing the experience. The workshops are part of EcoArtTech’s new work-in-progress, Edible Ecologies, which involves collaborating with local communities to resuscitate historic food practices and foodways.
Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger delivers the keynote address at the 5th Annual Diversity Conference in the Interfaith Chapel. ollinger is a prominent advocate of affirmative action who played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger—that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education.
Dr. Bernard “Doc” Lafayette Jr. leads a Kingian nonviolence training session with teens from the Rochester region on Tuesday. Attendees practiced leadership and problem-solving skills and learned to fight racism, as a part of the M.K. Gandhi Institute’s Season for Nonviolence. Co-sponsored by the Office of Admissions, youth also toured campus and connected with admissions counselors.