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Mount Saint Mary’s to commemorate Juneteenth with community event

Mount Saint Mary’s will hold its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18 with a special community event.

June 14, 2022
Filmmaker Catherine Murphy and one of the maestras (teachers) featured in the film, Norma Rita Guillard Limota, were on hand to discuss the film and the historical significance of the campaign to the Mount community.

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Mount examines women’s role in eliminating Cuban illiteracy

Women and girls helped Cuba reach its goal of eliminating the nation's illiteracy in one year's time

May 18, 2022
The movie


Examining the role of Black women in the civil rights movement

A film screening and discussion with the filmmaker provided a unique history lesson

May 18, 2022
Giovanna Brasfield '98, principal of Brasfield & Associates, has worked to improve diversity and inclusion within the construction industry, which hasn't advanced as much as some other sectors over the past few years. Brasfield is shown here in some images from her LinkedIn page.


A change agent helping the construction industry diversify

Giovanna Brasfield ’98 assists companies with diversity training and project strategy

April 23, 2022
Mariangeley Solis Cervera '12 overcame her shyness and fear of public speaking and is now Boston's chief of equity and inclusion


Mariangely Solis Cervera ‘12 leading Boston’s Equity Cabinet

Mount alum to advance racial justice and social, economic and health equity throughout Boston

March 31, 2022


Honoring Maya Angelou’s Legacy

The Mount Community celebrates poet and civil rights activist to become the first Black woman to appear on a U.S. quarter.

March 17, 2022

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“Let’s be unstoppable, together”

The new VP for equity, diversity and justice is focused on establishing the Mount as an antiracist university model

February 17, 2022
As SGA president, Erika McKissick is working to transform the student experience by expanding the SGA’s footprint on campus-diversifying initiatives to be more ethnically, culturally and intersectionally inclusive.

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When there are no seats at the table, you create your own

Having long identified as being part of a group that is marginalized, Erika McKissick '22 seeks to foster inclusion

February 1, 2022


The Mount welcomes inaugural VP for diversity, equity and justice

Hines-Gaither, a highly experienced diversity educator and leader, joins the Mount as the new vice president for DEJ

January 4, 2022

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Honoring Bernie’s Legacy

On November 16, the Mount community dedicated the Bernadette Gonzaque Robert Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice

November 18, 2021


Building inclusivity in the workplace

The 2021 Women’s Leadership Conference explores how to create more just and equitable workplaces

October 27, 2021

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Two proud celebrants of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration that honors the history and culture of the Latinx and Hispanic communities.

October 15, 2021

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Building inclusion in the classroom

Faculty and staff members at the Mount participated in a workshop on how to create inclusive classroom settings.

September 22, 2021
Kimberly Nao (left) and Chinako Belanger (right) are sharing director duties for The Bernadette Gonzaque Robert Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice

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Two co-directors lead renamed, revitalized Center

The new Center for Equity, Diversity and Justice is being led by two co-directors, Kimberly Nao and Chinako Belanger

August 31, 2021
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Congressional Action Aims to Help Women’s Colleges

Appropriations bill recognizes the unique role of women’s colleges in advancing diversity and inclusion in higher education.

July 28, 2021
The formation of the Black Alumnae Association will give our Black alums additional opportunities to network, socialize and grow their community


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New association will foster collaboration and community among our Black alumnae

March 29, 2021
Summer Woods '21, president of the new Black Student Union, models the group's new T-shirt.

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Black Voices Unite Through New Black Student Union

Two groups -- one from each campus -- merge to form the Black Students Union

March 12, 2021

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Jaden Balsman ’22: An Attorney in the Making

Jaden Balsman ’22 placed among the top orators at last semester's moot court competition.

January 13, 2021
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GDI Studied Diversity/Inclusion for Licensing Intl.

Research results were unveiled at a recent virtual conference for Licensing International

August 30, 2020
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Black Business Month: A3K Consulting

Alum Karen Compton BS '87 founded an advisory firm for architecture, engineering and construction companies

August 21, 2020


Communication Superpower Coaching

Alum Aaron Young focuses on honing clients' leadership and communications skills in his coaching practice

August 20, 2020
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Black Business Month: Nurse Chatterjee

Nurse Chatterjee consultancy extends health care beyond owner's traditional work day

August 10, 2020
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Peter Tan

Peter Tan is associate professor and chair of the philosophy department.

February 3, 2020
Bernadette Robert ‘77


A gift to the world

For more than 35 years, Robert has filled a variety of leadership roles on campus

September 11, 2019


Maternal care inequality

A closer look: How has history impacted the poor health outcomes of black mothers and infants?

April 13, 2019


Women in Entertainment

Collectif 2018: A paper examines the reasons why progress for women in television and films has been so slow.

March 12, 2019



A sneak peek at 2019’s The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™

February 5, 2019
International student reflections from Sesera Katagi

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New worlds

Reflections from an international student on her year studying at Mount Saint Mary’s.

September 6, 2018
Three students from the Mount's award-winning Global Women in STEM and Policy undergraduate research program.


Diversity in STEM award

Mount Saint Mary’s honored for engaging more students in science and research excellence.

August 15, 2018
A '50 Women Can' cohort in training at Mount Saint Mary's Doheny Mansion.


'50 Women Can'

MSMU partners with Take The Lead to equip more women to lead in media and entertainment.

June 1, 2018
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Ready to run...and lead

Mount Saint Mary’s hosts public campaign training to prepare more women to run for office.

May 17, 2018

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International flavor

Language and Culture Festival brings the world to the Mount.

April 5, 2018
Students from the Mount's Black Student Union pose for a photo following a Social Justice Fair on the University's Doheny Campus.

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Social Justice Week

Students and staff advocate, engage and act on issues of justice.

February 19, 2018
Beibei Qin, an exchange student from China, shares her experience at Mount Saint Mary’s in Fall 2016 with other students at Nanjing University.

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Exchange of experiences

Student exchange programs bring global diversity to the Mount

December 1, 2017