Campus Updates After Boycott 2

Published on: November 29, 2012

Theresa Paquette

Since its inception in 2006, Diversity Day has hardly run smoothly. Born out of racial conflict on campus, the first set of workshops, entitled “Bursting the Bubble at Simon’s Rock: A One-Day Teach-In on Diversity,” was challenged by students feeling that their time and money was being wasted on useless workshops when they could be spent in class. More…

Student Boycott Responds to Diversity Day and Community Meeting 3

Published: November 20, 2012

Megan Patoskie

Students boycotted the 7th annual Diversity Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14 outside of the campus library and classrooms and distributed grievance fliers in order to express their views on how diversity is approached on campus. Approximately 50 students boycotted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but attracted a larger audience throughout the day as other students and faculty proceeded to the annual scheduled workshops. More…

Diversity Day Boycott Rocks Campus 26

Published: November 17, 2012

Julia Griffin ’12

Below is a reproduction of the Diversity Day Boycott Statement distributed throughout campus (Please note that this in no way is a reflection of the beliefs of the Llama Ledger and is a complete reproduction of the original document):

Today we are boycotting Diversity Day and all diversity-related events this week. 

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Deceitful Disney: Diversity Day Workshop Illuminates Childhood Film Stereotypes 2

Published: November 15, 2012

Hillary Saviello

“My childhood is ruined,” replied a shocked freshman to Eden-Renee Pruitt, Professor of Psychology, to a packed audience who laughed in accordance with his sentiment in her standing room only Diversity Day workshop. Pruitt has just elaborated the original ending to the popular fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” which ended not with the wolf eating Red, but raping her. More…

The Origins of Diversity Day 3

Published: November 15, 2012

Erik Elbieh

Simon’s Rock hosted its 7th Annual Diversity Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. While this year’s Diversity Day may change the workings of future events, it might be worthwhile to remember the founding of the event and its evolution in years past.

Diversity Day first occurred on Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2006, and it was originally organized by students, staff, and faculty, as well as by some backing from the Race Task Force. Some students had created surveys to assess opinions of Cultural Perspectives (CP) classes, and it was decided that more incorporation or focus of diversity should be included on campus. More…