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“Don’t Touch My Hair” exhibit stirs campus conversations about hair, race and identity

“Your hair is your glory,” Kristen Clayton’s mom told her over and over. She would hover above her daughter’s head and work her hands through the thick, waist-length curls. For Clayton, these moments were a sacred, ritualistic practice. In Melbourne, Florida, where Clayton grew up, she was the only African …


University hires new vice president for equity and inclusion

In an email address to the campus community earlier today, interim University President Robert Berdahl announced the appointment of Yvette Alex-Assensoh, who will serve as the University’s new vice president for equity and inclusion.