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Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, sits in her office in the Waterman building.

Longtime diversity advocate departs UVM for historic new role at Carnegie Mellon

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 31, 2021

Wanda Heading-Grant, UVM’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, plans to take her talents to a new institution after 37 years of fond memories with UVM. Heading-Grant began her relationship...

Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, sits in her office in the Waterman building holding up a story written about her by Seven Days. Grant says she is extremely proud of this story.

Photo of the week

Elaina Sepede, Staff Photographer March 23, 2021

UVM students organize racial justice forum

UVM students organize racial justice forum

Alex Verret, Cynic Correspondent October 13, 2017

Following a march lead by student leaders accompanied by a list of demands and emails from the president’s office, UVM students held a racial injustice forum. A group of students who presented a...

UVM student's protesting 1988

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor...

Exploring Race at UVM

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 25, 2016

Go to Kakewalk

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

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