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Advancing our Diversity Commitments: Guided by our Dominican Values
2020-2021 academic year diversity update
The 2020-2021 academic year continued to be a challenging year for our campus community as we battled the global pandemic. The 2020 fall semester curriculum was largely delivered in an online format and many of us continued to shelter in place and work from our home offices to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As things slowly started to open in the spring semester, campus life also began to reemerge. Offices began to re-open, more faculty were offering in-person classes, and leadership made a commitment to “return to better” and offer in-person classes during the 2021-2022 academic year.
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Edgewood College Celebrates Pride Festival
National Coming Out Day

Edgewood College faculty, staff, and students came together on October 11, 2021, to celebrate National Coming Out Day! The festivities of the day included a Pride Walk and a Pride Picnic. One attendee stated "This day is so symbolic to the LGBTQ+ Community... No matter where you're at in your own Queer journey, today reminds us all that our community is continually growing and changing."

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Edgewood College Named as "Best for Vets: Colleges" List
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Edgewood College has been named to the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 list. This marks the fifth year Edgewood College has earned this honor.

For the first time, Edgewood College is ranked in the top 50 of colleges and universities across the U.S.  The College is the highest rated institution of the six colleges and universities in Wisconsin who received this honor.

More than 300 schools participated in the latest Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges survey, which included more than 70 questions seeking details about the school’s costs, programs, policies, and services that impact military-connected students. Federal data from the U.S. Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs and Defense, were also considered.

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New Vice President for Mission, Values, and Inclusion
Dr. Milton Bravo

Edgewood College is pleased to announce the appointment of Milton Javier Bravo, Ph.D., to the new post of Vice President for Mission, Values, and Inclusion. The announcement is the culmination of an exhaustive national search lasting more than a year. The Cabinet-level position will oversee all institutional efforts that express the Dominican Catholic mission and values of Edgewood College, which includes ongoing work toward dismantling racism through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Dr. Scott Ellsworth Featured Keynote
Hatheway History Lecture Series

Edgewood College is honored to welcome Dr. Scott Ellsworth, author of the best-selling book The Ground Breaking, for a special Hatheway History Lecture. The lecture is at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in Anderson Auditorium. The event is free, and Greater Madison is invited. The event will also be streamed via WebEx (link below).

Published this year, The Ground Breaking tells the long-suppressed story of the notorious Tulsa Race Massacre, which sees its 100th anniversary this year.  The book also unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive.

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A Dominican Vision for Antiracism

We have embraced the vision of becoming antiracist and multicultural by intentionally dismantling our racist structures, practices, and procedures. We want to collaborate and work together as a collective with others who challenge racism in the world. Together, we will transform our world into a holy and just society for all.
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Mamadou Jawo

Jun 5, 2019, 13:28 PM
β€œThe answer lies within you. Know what you want, be bold, and pursue it..."
An active campus leader, Mamadou Jawo '19 has been deeply engaged in the life of Edgewood College and the larger Madison community.
Graduation Year : '19

More than 400 undergraduate and graduate candidates for degrees celebrated the start of their next chapter at Commencement, held May 19, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center.

A highlight of the day, and a great example of a (now) graduate who didn’t wait to begin connecting learning, beliefs and action is Commencement speaker Mamadou Jawo, ’19.

A native of The Gambia, Africa, his family moved to Madison in his junior year of high school. While studying at Edgewood College, he worked at Briarpatch Youth Services. That agency offers a broad array of services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth. Jawo observed the importance of the role judges play in determining the treatment of juvenile offenders. His capstone senior project for his Criminal Justice degree included personal interviews with the four Dane County Circuit Judges who handle juvenile cases, to shed light on what factors might influence their decision-making.

“From an early age being exposed to the criminal justice system, I knew I wanted a career that enables me to help serve indigent and vulnerable individuals entangled in the legal system,” he told the audience. “This was made more apparent since my arrival in Mamadou with soccer teammates the United States and learning about the mass incarceration of people and the effects it has on many communities, especially the Black community. Through various work and volunteer experiences while at Edgewood College, I have built upon my knowledge of the judicial system and ways I can positively make an impact.”

An active campus leader, he has been deeply engaged in the life of Edgewood College and the larger Madison community. He competed for the Eagles Men’s Soccer team for all of his four years (No. 7 in photo, with fellow senior teammates, fall 2018.) He also volunteered as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for children involved in the court system.

Accepted into multiple prestigious law programs, beginning this fall he will attend the School of Law at UW-Madison.

“How are you going to make sure you have a role in building a just and compassionate world,” he asked his fellow graduates. “The answer lies within you. Know what you want, be bold, and pursue it – no matter what obstacles you’re faced with. I challenge us all to take the initiative to advocate for ourselves and our community to make the world a better place.”
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