Students, faculty, and staff convened on Tuesday evening to examine the growing need for gender justice. “Recognition of diversity and plurality is essential to building a strong campus as well as a fully functioning society,” noted Uta Poiger, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Students and faculty described the group’s decision to lift its ban on openly gay leaders while allowing church-sponsored units to continue excluding gays for religious reasons in unequivocally strong terms. “Claiming ‘morality’ or ‘religious beliefs’ cannot override basic principles of equality,” noted sociology professor Suzanna Walters.
Adults and children hold equally stereotypical views about gender, according to new research from associate professor of psychology John Coley’s lab.
Northeastern students, faculty, and staff discussed some contemporary challenges and solutions to increasing campus diversity in a cross-cultural roundtable on Tuesday afternoon at the Cabral Center.