Category Archive: Equity

Zero Tolerance for Discrimination and Harassment

    Our association steps forward I’m proud that our Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has a new policy that states that we have zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment. As the organization that represents academic public health, our commitment to zero tolerance is important. It… Read More

Can’t stop thinking about the children

Consequences of maltreatment at the border are immediate, severe and long-lasting I woke up about 3 o’clock Sunday morning. I just could not stop thinking about what our government is doing to immigrant children at the southern U.S. border. According to a recent interview with Jack Shonkoff, professor at Harvard… Read More

Remembering Stonewall Rebellion

50 years ago this month Fifty years may seem like an eternity to many readers whose parents hadn’t even been born then. It was a time when homosexuality was illegal, and discrimination was an inherent part of social structures. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people were subjected to… Read More

Guns and threats of violence have no place on this campus

Outrage over disturbing incidents is justified On two of the past three weekends, members of pro-Confederacy groups have visited our campus to continue to protest the toppling and removal of the Confederate soldier monument. I did not write after the first incident because one event, although deplorable, could be an… Read More