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St.Cloud anti-racism scorecard:Somalis 10, Color Caucus 2

 

 

By Myrle Cooper

Guest Commentator 

 

In April 2010, 25 courageous Somali high school girls exposed bullying and maltreatment of Black students historically ignored in St. Cloud’s public schools. Their aggressiveness benefited every student of color in St. Cloud schools. (“[Superintendent] Jordahl resigns from district, cites politics as reason,” St. Continue Reading →

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St. Cloud State at a crossroad

 

 
The school can stop real racism now or just keep trying to change perceptions
 

By De’Vonna Pittman 

Guest Commentator

 

In response to your article “St. Cloud State image makeover is lipstick on a pig” [MSR Nov. 3], I feel that I am very qualified to speak on this very topic. My daughter attended St. Cloud State for two years. Continue Reading →

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SCSU campus has shown a commitment to diversity

 

 

 

By Debra Leigh
Guest Commentator

The simple truth about St. Cloud State and the firing of Dr. Saffari [“Protest follows firing of a top SCSU administrator of color,” MSR, Oct. 13] is that we don’t have enough information to judge from the point of view of either the administration or from the point of view of the protesters.  

What we do know is Dr. Saffari was responsible for the recruitment of all students. As vice president for enrollment management, his assignment was to increase net revenue, usually by increasing the proportion of entering students capable of paying most or all of their unsubsidized tuition. Continue Reading →

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