Author: Jonelle Reynolds

BIPOC/Minority Mental Health Panel

In honor of the Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, HR and ODI have partnered to host an online panel discussion on how racial trauma and other mental health issues impact persons of color in higher education. Recording: Thursday, July 15, 2021 11.00 am-noon Panelists: Michelle Williams, Associate Vice President for Research Development and Associate […]

Juneteenth National Independence Day 2021: A National Holiday

To the UConn Community: On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, Union military authorities reached Galveston, Texas, and enforced the executive order to free all people enslaved in Confederate territories. All people held as slaves in Texas were finally free. On […]

President’s Statement on Chauvin Verdict

To the UConn Community: As the world watched the trial of Derek Chauvin unfold in Minneapolis this month, culminating in today’s verdict, it was natural for concerned citizens, activists, and commentators to focus on the broader questions raised: police brutality, anti-Black racism, the long struggle for justice in the United States, and more. But it’s […]