Author: Grace French

Students, professors adopt new online classroom etiquette

There was a time when classroom etiquette included wearing shoes, actively listening when someone was speaking and choosing jeans over pajamas. Today, however, online classes are switching up those long-established norms.  Some students said they enjoy — maybe even prefer — the convenience of completing classes and coursework from the comfort of their home.  “Personally, I th...

“Racism affects everything we do”: Former Black Student Union president aims to build awareness

This week, The Forum sat down with Jared Winn-Taryor to learn more about the Black Student Union and the group’s presence at Westminster College. Winn-Taryor, a music studies major, has been involved with the Black Student Union since he was a first-year at Westminster. He was president of the union during his junior year until Jasmine McWilliams stepped into the position. Answers have been lightl...

Westminster to become anti-racist institution, President Dobkin announces

Westminster College is taking steps to become an anti-racist institution, President Beth Dobkin announced in her fall address Aug. 21. The move will be adapted in a seven-point plan led by interim Chief Diversity Officer Tamara Stevenson. “Our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts aren’t new, and we need to sustain the momentum of our most recent plans,” Dobkin said in her address. “At the same...

Westminster updates Title IX policy to adhere to new federal regulations

Westminster College updated its Title IX policy ahead of the Fall semester — along with other colleges across the country — to align with the newly updated regulations from the federal government.  Betsy DeVos, the U.S. secretary of education, announced the updates in May — which officially took effect Aug. 14. Part of the updated language includes an official definition of ...