Widener nursing secured a $1.6 million grant over four years to implement Project PRIDE, a program-led initiative to create a workforce that is reflective of the patients and communities served by diversifying the nursing student population.
Widener’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance is reorganizing and recommitting to its dual role of providing a welcoming and engaging space for students and advocating for their needs.
Senior Julia Klinger's Honors Week presentation explored lessons learned in a Multicultural Psychology class and hands-on learning experiences that, taken altogether, opened her eyes to white privilege.
A grant is helping Widener students provide COVID-19 tests for uninsured city residents, to conduct research on health disparities, and to host an educational forum.
Workplace Social Justice Protest and University Class on Racism Inspire Widener Senior to Be a ‘Changemaker’
Elisha Abney '21 says she and her co-workers at a fast-food restaurant faced racist and sexist comments from senior managers. The employees decided to speak out and demand change. Taking a course at Widener on racism in America has helped Abney frame the workplace experience and process the trauma.
As the nation recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work as an advocate for peace and social justice, members of the Widener University community are encouraged to honor his legacy by spending time completing community service projects individually, and participating in a week of special events.
COVID has temporarily prevented freshman international student Thanos Tziatzioulis from coming to campus. But the Greek native and recipient of the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship has been warmly welcomed into the Widener community.
A multicultural psychology course uses a flipped learning model and service learning to better prepare students to live and work in a diverse world.
Widener has made significant progress to advance a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, but there’s still much work to do, and the university is committed to the journey.
Widener faculty are reexamining the curriculum and their teaching practices to further promote inclusivity within their classrooms and to better prepare students to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly diverse world.