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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:08pm


Wicked Local Salem: INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognizes Salem State

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recently awarded Salem State University with the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.


The Salem News: 'Black, Brown and Proud' students take center stage at Salem State

Their voices are speaking, but proof that the university has listened won’t come easy. Salem State University’s Black, Brown and Proud student movement held a forum at the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts Tuesday night, a reaction to a university-run forum last Thursday discussing recent racist graffiti that many people of color view as falling off the mark.




Salem State partnered with the Lynn YMCA to invite students for a night that featured games of basketball, food, and speakers who were there to inspire and prepare the students for a bright future.


The Lynn Daily Item editorial: A GREAT COLLABORATION

There is no fanfare or big ceremony kicking off a new Lynn YMCA program that could very well alter the lives of young men from Lynn. Beginning on Friday, the Neptune Boulevard-based organization officially launches a collaborative with Salem State University aimed at providing black high school males with the opportunity to learn about what college is really like.


The Salem News: North Shore leaders decry Trump's decision to end DACA

North Shore leaders on Tuesday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision to end an Obama administration program that offered a temporary reprieve from deportation and the ability to work to young immigrants living illegally in the United States — those who were brought here as kids … Salem State University does not track the immigration status of its students. According to the university, Salem State is the most diverse of the state’s nine state universities, with 34 percent of undergraduates identifying as students of color.


MSONEWSports: Meet Salem State University President John Keenan – Radio Interview – School’s 14th President – School Starts This Week

Salem State University’s Board of Trustees voted to recommend John D. Keenan to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) as the university’s 14th president in May. In June, he was approved by the BHE as the school’s president. The votes concluded a five month search, drawing 106 candidates. In the MSO radio interview Keenan updates listeners on a variety of projects at the university, community partnerships, the school’s approach to dealing with freedom of speech and diversity issues, as well as his experiences leading him to becoming president.



The fix-up at Girls Inc. was one of several Salem State volunteer events held throughout the day. More than 150 students, alumni and staffers pitched in at 34 different sites across the North Shore, according to Salem State President John Keenan.


Wicked Local Beverly: Salem State holds Day of Service in area communities

The second annual Moving Forward, Giving Back: Salem State’s First Year Day of Service sent 200 students and 150 faculty, staff and alumni to six surrounding communities to participate in community service.


Kimberly Burnett
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