‘Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams’ change the world

Anxiety and excitement flooded through her as she picked up the envelope with the MSU insignia stamp. After years of homework and hard work, Wichita Falls’ Booker T. Washington High School valedictorian Willie Faye Battle was grasping her acceptance letter. However, in 1950, MSU would not only … [Read more...]

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 … [Read more...]

I am a black woman and I am afraid

I am a black woman living in America, and everyday I am tired and afraid. I am tired of the justice system telling me that young men like Tamir Rice and Michael Brown did questionable things, so they deserved to die. I am tired of a system that claims to protect and serve, but does the opposite. I … [Read more...]

Lean into your discomfort

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”— James BaldwinA comfort zone is a lovely place, but rarely does anything grow there. As a university community, we are charged with asking honest, thought-provoking questions of faculty and students alike. … [Read more...]