June 2020 Union in the Media Archive

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President Harris reflects on race, power and privilege with CBS6

President David R. Harris recently announced a new initiative that will engage the campus community on issues of race and privilege in the country and at Union.

The President’s Initiative on Race, Power and Privilege comes in the wake of nationwide protests sparked by the death last month of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Protesters have voiced their anger and frustration with systemic racism, police brutality and social inequality and have demanded change.

Harris shared his thoughts on the initiative and current events with Liz Bishop of CBS-6, the local CBS affiliate.

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Student's opinion featured in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal recently asked college students to assess the activist slogan "Defund the police."

John Pugliese '21, a political science major, was among those whose response was selected. A subscription may be required to read the full article.

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Op-ed by President David Harris featured by Inside Higher Ed

"Do You Know What It's Like," an op-ed by President David Harris was recently featured by Inside Higher Ed.

Harris offers his perspective as a college president and a black man on the events of recent weeks in Minnesota, Central Park and elsewhere.