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Mace & Crown | September 25, 2017

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Diversity Archives * Mace & Crown

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

Monarchs Monitor Presidential Debate on Campus

September 30, 2016 |

SaiJai Miller Contributing Writer

On Sept. 26 students gathered on the Old Dominion University campus to watch the first presidential debate of 2016. The debate was hosted by CNN and moderated by veteran news anchor Lester Holt. This presidential debate marked … Read More

President’s Lecture Series: Douglas Brinkley

September 30, 2016 |

T.J. Thompson Contributing Writer

The President’s Lecture Series at ODU has varied immensely through its 15 years, beginning in 1991 with segregationist writer James J. Kilpatrick to this year’s first speaker, CNN presidential historian and Rice University professor, Douglas Brinkley. Brinkley … Read More

Monarch Race 2 Ready Program – Being a Prepared Monarch

September 28, 2016 |


Erin Sudek Staff Writer

ODU students now have the opportunity to earn prizes by becoming aware, preparing themselves for severe weather and taking action through the Monarch Race 2 Ready Program. Representatives set up tables in the Webb Center Lobby … Read More

The President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence

September 28, 2016 |

SaiJai Miller Contributing Writer

ODU’s Office of Intercultural Relations hosted the President’s Task Force on Inclusive Excellence the first day of the semester. The task force was formed by ODU President John Broderick in 2011, yet the organization didn’t gain momentum until about … Read More

The Italian Wanderer: Federico Minelli

September 28, 2016 |

Sammia Aslam Contributing Writer

Traveling is an opportunity to see the world and experience different cultures. His father’s employment as a Commander in the Italian Navy has allowed Federico Minelli to travel and visit different countries. According to him, his family … Read More

This Week in History

September 23, 2016 |

Justin L. C. Ross Contributing Writer

In the words of local Old Dominion University history professor, Dr. Elizabeth Zanoni, “Historians are products of the world in which they live”. This truth is not only pertinent for those who study history, but … Read More

The Story of an Afghan Fulbright Scholar

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Saamia Aslam Contributing Writer</h5>

Born and raised in a small village called Wardank, Sami Stanekzai is a native of Afghanistan. He was one of 11 children in his family. His father, who took on various roles to support their family, had to … Read More

New LGBTQ Mentorship Program

September 23, 2016 |

<h5>Jacie Litz Contributing Writer</h5>

The Office of Intercultural Relations has started a new LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program at ODU this fall. Ericka Smith, an advocate and Ally Engagement Graduate Assistant, is also a coordinator for the new program. Smith discussed the … Read More

Mapping Lambert’s Point Project Unveiled

September 23, 2016 |

Alex Scruggs Contributing Writer

The areas surrounding ODU have been housing both residents and their stories for over a century. “I didn’t swim so I didn’t try to swim but if you could swim we used to go to what you’d … Read More