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Mace & Crown | March 19, 2018

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Diversity Archives * Mace & Crown

PLS speaker Tamron Hall talks about domestic abuse

March 17, 2018 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

Broadcast journalist Tamron Hall spoke at the Ted Center last Thursday evening as part of the President’s Lecture Series. Hall’s speech surrounded the topic of domestic violence, and the fact that it is preventable to a … Read More

Michelle Alexander kicks off spring 2018 President’s Lecture Series

January 23, 2018 |

Hallie Edwards | Contributing Writer


Michelle Alexander, an acclaimed author, civil rights lawyer and social justice advocate, delivered the keynote speech during the Jan. 16 President’s Lecture Series event.


Alexander spoke to a crowd of university and local community members in … Read More

Her Campus ODU empowers women through Topics and Hot Chocolate

December 9, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

The Her Campus magazine chapter on campus held a Topics and Hot Chocolate event where females could get together, drink hot chocolate and talk about issues that matter to them in a safe space.

About 30 people … Read More

DACA uncertainty protest takes place on Kaufman Mall

October 30, 2017 |

Natalie Hockaday | Contributing Writer

Protesters marched chanting “D-A-C-A, immigrants are here to stay,” and “No justice, No Peace” along the Kaufman Mall Tuesday, Oct. 24. In early September, President Trump announced his desire for the termination of  DACA (Deferred Action … Read More

The Indian Students Association Celebrates the Festival of Lights

October 28, 2017 | 1

Maggie Giordano | Assistant News Editor


The Indian Students Association brought India to the North Cafe in the Webb Center on Oct. 23 with a Diwali celebration, Ignite the Lights of Passion. The event was sponsored by multiple organizations including the … Read More

Cultural Conversations: International students at ODU

October 2, 2017 |

James Finney | Contributing Writer

It’s an everyday occurrence at ODU. As you walk to the Webb for lunch, head to BAL for your next class or sit down and relax by Starbucks, you do so in the company of students … Read More

“Rock the Dot” talent show rocked

October 1, 2017 |

Bernadette Murphy | Contributing Writer

Students were invited to sign up and participate or just come and watch the “Rock the Dot” talent show. Hosted by the ODU Women’s Center, the event was originally scheduled to be on Kaufman Mall during … Read More

Kickstarting a movement

October 1, 2017 |

Antonia Tempesta | Contributing Writer

Sexual assault is bad, but that idea generally seems to be where a majority of institutions stop. At Old Dominion University, freshman attend “Red Zone Training” the morning after move in.

That four-hour program has the underclassmen … Read More

Community members discuss race during “Sankofa” dinner

September 25, 2017 |

Justin Ross | Contributing Writer

The annual Sankofa [san.KO.fa] Black Student Dinner was held in the Big Blue Room of the Ted Constant Hall Convocation Center on Thursday Sept. 21. The demand for the event was clear as over 560 registered … Read More

Diverse individuals gather at the Global Family Welcome

September 2, 2017 |

Maggie Giordano | Assistant News Editor

The Office of Intercultural Relations hosted the Global Family Welcome on Aug. 31. It occurred from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ainslie Football Complex Lexus Terrace located on 49th St. Monarch Dining and … Read More

ODU Students and Faculty React to Transgender Ban in the Military

August 7, 2017 |

Vann Allen Vitug | Contributing Writer

President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members from the military sparks discussion on campus concerning the future of transgender rights.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States … Read More

How One Old Dominion University Lecturer Motivates Nontraditional Students into Learning a New Language

June 28, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Educating college students from various cultural and demographic backgrounds is part skill and part refinement, according to Old Dominion University Lecturer of Spanish K. Bethea García. This sentiment is the same for nontraditional students or … Read More

ODU Observes Memorial Day

May 28, 2017 |

Justin L.C. Ross | Contributing Writer

When Memorial Day is pondered by the majority of Americans, one tends to think of the three-day weekend filled with summer fun. However, the real reason behind this holiday centers around the principles of reflection, … Read More

The Struggle for Citizenship: Julia Vido’s Story

March 26, 2017 |

Hannah Kristan | Contributing Writer

While splitting her time between staying up all night to maintain her 4.0 GPA for her bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, winning races for her NCAA Division I swimming team, speaking three languages and updating her popular Instagram … Read More

Letter from University President John R. Broderick and SGA President Rachael Edmonds

February 27, 2017 |

From the moment students set foot on campus, Old Dominion University fosters a climate of inclusion. We take great pride in the displays of unity and mutual support that take place here every day.

This morning, the University community learned of … Read More