Our city benefits when talented and civically engaged students live in our neighborhoods and choose to make Providence their home after graduation.
It is important for students to prioritize academics, but it shouldn’t have to come at the price of assimilating one’s religious practice.
Maybe the NCAA can finally put its money where its mouth is and act as the benevolent bureaucratic body it has spent so long pretending to be.
We need to be talking more about white privilege on all levels: among students, among faculty members and among administrators.
As we continue these discussions, we hope that our student body, like our memorial, will stray from shame or paralysis.
In denouncing structural oppression at the educational, domestic or international level, student movements have the distinct ability to ignite similar protests throughout the world.