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Courageous Conversations help students lean into discomfort

Courageous Conversations help students lean into discomfort

Annika Rock, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


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Crammed around a Harkness table, students and faculty sat together to practice how to discuss across difference.

Handbook makes space for affinity groups

Handbook makes space for affinity groups

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

October 7, 2018


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For the first time, the student handbook includes a section about the policies and practices for student affinity groups.

Parent meeting sheds light on gender diversity

Parent meeting sheds light on gender diversity

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

January 31, 2018


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The Gender Diversity parent meeting held on Jan. 30 in Driscoll Commons presented scientific and personal information about gender diversity as it relates to students.

New Diversity and Inclusion policy reflects SPA identities

New Diversity and Inclusion policy reflects SPA identities

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline

September 26, 2017


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The new Diversity and Inclusion policy on the SPA website and student handbook serves to include all forms of identity in the community.

Dye prepares students for a multicultural world

Dye prepares students for a multicultural world

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor

December 16, 2016


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Dean of Diversity Karen Dye works to prepare SPA students for a very diverse and multicultural world.

February Diversity Forum Series training focuses on conversations about presidential election

February Diversity Forum Series training focuses on conversations about presidential election

Noor Qureishy, Managing Editor

December 6, 2016


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Upper School Diversity Dean Karen Dye has focused this year's faculty Diversity Forum Series on having difficult conversations with students around the election.

Transgender task force works on new policy for trans students and faculty

Transgender task force works on new policy for trans students and faculty

Noor Qureishy, Managing Editor

November 7, 2016


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Upper School Diversity Dean Karen Dye and Upper School Dean of Students Max Delgado have formed a transgender task force to work on policies for trans students and faculty.

Pacific Education Group meets with faculty, staff to build conversations about diversity

Pacific Education Group meets with faculty, staff to build conversations about diversity

Amodhya Samarakoon, RubicOnline Creative Design Manager

September 8, 2016


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Courageous Conversations curriculum promotes examination of racial systems and how to keep race on the table in discussions.

Black and Brown Girls Affinity Group provides safe space for girls

Black and Brown Girls Affinity Group provides safe space for girls

Mimi Geller, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 30, 2016


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Black and Brown Girls Affinity Group gives girls an opportunity to be their authentic selves.

Lack of specific groups leaves students with an incomplete picture of the Twin Cities

Lack of  specific groups leaves students with an incomplete picture of the Twin Cities

Amodhya Samarakoon, Health and Wellness Editor

May 15, 2016


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Demographics of SPA do not align with that of the Twin Cities.

Martin Luther King Jr. assembly will present movies instead of speaker

Martin Luther King Jr. assembly will present movies instead of speaker

Boraan Abdulkarim, Cover Story Editor

January 22, 2014


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The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. school assembly is already planned to be a little different from tradition, as the traditional speaker-in-the-gym routine was replaced with a viewing of movies that students signed up to watch, according to their own interests. However the change in tradition was taken...