In 24 presentations today, multiple aspects of diversity and inclusion—some on touchy topics—were presented at the inaugural Moving Our Campus (MOC) Forward: An Inclusive Excellence Conference. Among the topics were how we misinterpret the meaning of skin color, the glass ceilings faced by women in the business world, religion and disbelief, socioeconomic divisions, teaching diversity in the classroom, and Islamophobia. Diversity and inclusion are among the goals in UTC’s…
Moving Our Campus (MOC) Forward: An Inclusive Excellence Conference was held in the University Center on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The conference’s theme was “Exploring Inclusion as a Path to Excellence.” Embracing diversity and inclusion is one of the four top goals in UTC’s Strategic Plan.
Believed to be written around 1603 and first performed in 1604, Measure for Measure’s themes of justice, “mortality and mercy in Vienna,” and the dichotomy between corruption and purity resonate for us today: “some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” While mercy and virtue predominate (the play does not end tragically), the play focuses on justice overall, focusing on an out-of-control attempt by the Duke of Vienna to clean up long term, rampant corruption and vice in Vienna by mysteriously vacating his position and leaving oversight of the city to an overly-zealous judge.
With a $1.1 million grant, UTC’s Dr. Jennifer Boyd and researchers from four other universities will try to learn why certain plants do well in particular environments while plants in the same genus—their “cousins,” so to speak—are very rare.