James L. Stroud Jr.

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St. Cloud State University holds fifth annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference







Students from several Minnesota colleges and universities joined a few students from other states January 23-26 at St. Cloud State Universities’ Atwood Memorial Center for the fifth annual Power in Diversity Leadership Conference (PDLC). This year’s theme was Today’s Vision: Tomorrow’s Reality. Each year, several keynote speakers are invited to address various issues related to diversity. The six speakers for this year included Tou Ger Bennett Xiong, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, Laverne Cox, Joshua Fredburg, Nontombi Naomi Tutu and Jeff Johnson. Continue Reading →

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Donna Brazile keynote speaker at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast


During the keynote address for the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) breakfast on January 20, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist, adjunct professor, author and syndicated columnist, talked about the greatness of Dr. King and his commitment to service beginning in his teenage years. Brazile told the MSR that she will no longer work any political campaigns because of her current role with the Democratic National Committee, where she serves as the vice chair of voter registration and participation.  

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