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Mental Health Training for Faculty/Staff

October 30, 2014

On Friday, October 17, Dean Q, Associate Dean for Student Health and Wellness and Evelyn Cho, Wellness Coordinator, led a mental health training session for faculty and staff. Staff members from the Office of Admissions, Facilities and Maintenance, and Dining Services were present to learn about mental disorders, signs of distress, and LARC (Listen, Assess, […]

The Semester so Far

October 29, 2014

We are halfway through first semester and the Dean of Students office has been scheduling events left and right.  Here are the highlights of just some of the big events that have happened so far this semester. The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) has been holding weekly events on topics ranging from the 50th anniversary […]

Community Engagement hosts first Alternative Spring Break Trip

May 28, 2014

Post created by Jennifer Sharma: Let me begin by indulging in one of my favorite activities – quoting the Harvey Mudd College Mission Statement. “Harvey Mudd College seeks to educate engineers, mathematicians, and scientists well versed in all of those areas as well as the humanities and social sciences so that they may assume leadership […]

Non-Normative Sexualities Make Their Voices Heard

April 25, 2014

On Wednesday, April 16, a crowd of students and faculty gathered in the Platt Green Room to discuss the topic of gender and sexual identities. OID’s Associate Dean Sumi Pendakur introduced a panel of students after outlining some of the issues of discovering one’s identity, self acceptance, stereotypes, and the reception of non-normative sexualities. A specific […]

Society of Women Engineers- West Conference held at Mudd

April 25, 2014

This year’s SWE WEST conference was held on April 5, which an overwhelming number of female high school students attended. The conference was aimed to expose the participants to STEM and give them an opportunity to meet like-minded students as well as professionals. Another one of the goals of the conference was to inform young women and […]

Appreciation vs Appropriation

April 25, 2014

When we borrow cultural items in an uneven system, are we honoring and respecting the culture of origin, or are we misusing the items and offending those that understand their real meaning? This was the subject of discussion on Tuesday, April 8th. Students met over lunch to discuss the difference between cultural appreciation and appropriation, […]

Asian Americans: Not Your Model Minority!

April 25, 2014

Wednesday, April 2nd, students and faculty gathered in the Hoch-Shanahan Aviation Room to learn about Asian American identity, from the history of Asian immigrants to the U.S. and exclusionary laws to present day stereotypes and misconceptions. OID’s Associate Dean Sumi Pendakur led a discussion on racial stereotypes such as “forever forever” and “model minority”; many of […]

Roots to Branches: The History and Reality of the Farmworkers Movement

April 25, 2014

During lunch on Wednesday, March 26th, the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) hosted a seminar and discussion on the U.S. farm worker’s movement in honor of the upcoming Cesar Chavez Day, March 31st. OID’s own Sumun Pendakur gave a brief seminar of the movement, discussing previous working conditions, union formation, worker civil rights, strikes (huelga) […]

OID Identity Intersections: Professor Erika Dyson

April 7, 2014

Monday, March 24th, a large group of students and faculty gathered over lunch to hear from Religious Studies Professor Erika Dyson about her life and journey. She discussed how everyone around us have ideas about who we are and who we should be, although these ideas rarely match up with the way we understand ourselves. […]

Financial Seminar for HMC Seniors

April 7, 2014

On Thursday, March 13th, Harvey Mudd College seniors gathered in a classroom to prepare for their financial future. The Office of Career Services invited Bruce Barton ’86 (who now works in personal finance) back to HMC to give a seminar on some of the economic considerations to make when graduating from college and entering the […]

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