WVU Hardesty Festival of Ideas speakers to examine social justice issues through diverse lenses

Protecting the rights of others, exposing discrimination through entertainment venues, sharing the anxiety of recovering from substance abuse disorder and recounting the personal experience of escaping a war-torn country through refugee camps are the social justice themes woven among the four speakers at West Virginia University’s 2020 Hardesty Festival of Ideas lectures.

WVU adapts and plans for the future amid COVID-19 response

Plans for new and reimagined academic and athletics spaces, upgraded technology and an ongoing commitment to create a supportive campus environment for all at West Virginia University are moving forward despite the health, safety and fiscal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WVU researcher: Racial and economic inequity a rural problem, too

As the United States experiences mass racial unrest and nationwide protests, equity issues have become elevated in the American consciousness. According to Erin McHenry-Sorber, an associate professor of higher education in the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services, this reckoning with racial and economic inequity isn’t just happening in urban areas.

‘We Are Stronger Together’ scholarships aid students affected by COVID-19

“We Are Stronger Together,” a special fundraising initiative launched by the WVU Foundation, is providing nearly $80,000 in scholarship support for students in need. Contributions to the ongoing effort assist WVU students affected by the pandemic with tuition, room and board, and other educational expenses

Lyons creates Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

To further emphasize the importance of respect to everyone, West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons has developed and initiated a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee for his department.

Poore celebrates, reflects on Juneteenth in letter to WVU Community

Meshea L. Poore, Esq., West Virginia University vice president for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, sent a letter reflecting on Juneteenth in its historical context and its meaning in light of current racial issues in the U.S. to the University community today (June 19).