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Diversity Dialogues is a podcast produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at Western Carolina University. Our roundtable discussions, led by Dr. David Walton, involve rigorous debate and discussion over issues and topics related to diversity and inclusion in our society.

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Diversity Dialogues is a podcast produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at Western Carolina University. Our roundtable discussions, led by Dr. David Walton, involve rigorous debate and discussion over issues and topics related to diversity and inclusion in our society.

    LatinX in Appalachia

    LatinX in Appalachia

    To celebrate LatinX heritage month, we sat down with two of our incredible students to talk about their experiences at WCU and the region. 

    • 47 min
    LGBTQ Archives in Appalachia ft. Travis Rountree

    LGBTQ Archives in Appalachia ft. Travis Rountree

    In this episode we sat down with assistant professor of English, Travis Rountree, to discuss his work with the LGBTQ archives project at Western Carolina University and the region. Travis and David discuss not only his commitment to activism for the LGBTQ community but the importance of archiving the stories and experiences of the community in the American south. 

    • 43 min
    Affirmative Action in Higher Education

    Affirmative Action in Higher Education

    In this episode, we'll be discussing issues related to cases appearing before the supreme court regarding affirmative action in college admissions. The cases coming before the supreme court involve both the oldest private university in the US, Harvard University, as well as the oldest public university in the country, UNC at Chapel Hill. The case alleges that Asian and white students are being discriminated against in the attempt to diversify student populations at both institutions.  

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Ban on Books

    The Ban on Books

    The banning of books in public schools has been a hot topic recently in American culture, but it is not a new topic of discussion. To explore the issue, today we have with us Michael Boatright, associate professor and WCU’s director of English Education; Patricia Bricker, professor and associate dean for academic affairs and director of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Allied Professions, and WCU student Whisper O’Brien.

    All opinions expressed by the podcast participants are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Western Carolina University. 

    • 38 min
    Campus Safety at WCU

    Campus Safety at WCU

    This month's episode centers around public safety on WCU’s campus. The first part of the conversation is with WCU students Asha, Airelle Robinson, and Matthew Tuten as they share their experiences regarding safety on campus. WCU police chief Steve Lillard ends the discussion by addressing some of the concerns of the students.

    All opinions expressed by the podcast participants are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Western Carolina University. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Diversity Dialogues

    Diversity Dialogues

    Diversity Dialogues is a podcast produced by the Communications and Marketing Department at Western Carolina University. Our roundtable discussions, led by Dr. David Walton, involve rigorous debate and discussion over issues and topics related to diversity and inclusion in our society.

    In our first episode, Dr. Walton is joined by two students to discuss black student, faculty, and staff experiences at Western Carolina University.

    All opinions expressed by the podcast participants are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Western Carolina University. 

    • 36 min

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