Campus Diversity News
“Education for Liberation” Teach-in
This Roanoke College Teach-in on Race, titled “Education for Liberation,” was held over Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug. 13. All speakers are Roanoke College employees. All sessions are one hour in length, including 15 minutes for Q&A; the intended audience is faculty, staff, and the Roanoke College community. We extend a heartfelt "thank you" to the presenters, who graciously agreed to prepare their presentations amid many other pressures this summer.
Gallery: Day of service pays tribute to Dr. King's legacy
On Monday, students, faculty and staff gathered at the Environment Center for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
College commemorates Juneteenth
On Friday, Roanoke College commemorated Juneteenth for the third consecutive year.
Students and others recognized at Garren Diversity Awards
The 22nd Annual Garren Diversity Awards recognized students, faculty and staff for their contributions toward the goal to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. UPDATED with photos.
Inaugural Virginia Conference on Race brings institutions, students together
The conference was well-attended and sparked important conversations about race and oppression.
In Black History Month keynote, Fleming discusses importance of empathy
Brandon P. Fleming used his life story to illustrate how one person’s compassion can make a huge difference in the lives of others.
Professor’s book on Roanoke’s queer history resonates locally and nationally
Dr. G. Samantha Rosenthal’s book “Living Queer History” is partially a study of Roanoke’s LGBTQ+ history and partially a memoir of Rosenthal’s own journey.