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Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth commemorates the day when 250,000 slaves in the state of Texas, which became the last bastion for slavery during the final days of the Civil War, were declared free by the U.S. Army.

Juneteenth: The complicated history, significance and celebration around the struggle for freedom

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 16, 2021Campus News, Events

An online forum brought together a panel of experts to look at what’s motivating people to get the vaccine and why others still are not.

Health and media experts discuss why some people don’t trust the COVID-19 vaccine

More than half the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Case numbers are declining, but with nearly half of the people not yet vaccinated, it’s clear that trust is not there for many Americans. In an online forum, Trust & Vaccines, a panel of experts looked at what’s motivating people to get the vaccine and why others still are not.

June 14, 2021Events

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Political science professor wins national award for faculty leadership in civic engagement

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement, is the 2021 winner of the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement.

June 11, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

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