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Short-lived Twitter account raises questions about diversity

Short-lived Twitter account raises questions about diversity

Melissa Nie and Noah Raaum

May 29, 2019

A dive into the controversial Twitter account that tore into St. Paul Academy and Summit School.

[WHAT’S ON MY DESK?] Dye showcases student work throughout her office

[WHAT’S ON MY DESK?] Dye showcases student work throughout her office

Eloise Duncan, The Rubicon Editor

May 16, 2019

Director of Intercultural Life Karen Dye displays artwork and other mementos from her time at SPA.

Courageous Conversations help students lean into discomfort

Courageous Conversations help students lean into discomfort

Annika Rock, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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