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January 17, 2003

Diversity discussions open Jan. 24

President Gregory Geoffroy will launch a series of campus conversations on diversity issues Friday, Jan. 24. Faculty, staff and students are invited to the President's Forum on Diversity, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room.

Following remarks by Geoffroy, audience members will break into randomly assigned small groups for discussion. Topics and questions generated in those groups will be explored further in a series of spring semester events called "Friday Conversations on Diversity."

A free lunch will be served in the Sun Room, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Participants who plan to attend the lunch are asked to register in advance (see below.) Those attending just the forum don't need to register.

In his fall convocation talk, Geoffroy said that one of his priorities for the year is to foster diversity on campus and ensure an inviting and welcoming climate.

"I want to elevate the campus conversation around topics of diversity, to keep it in the forefront of our thinking," Geoffroy said.

Lunch registration
  • Faculty and staff: Register online at AccessPlus ( Select "Employee," then "Prof Dvlp Rgstr" then "Search Courses" and type in "President's Forum."
  • Students: Register by calling Myron Batsa, GSB, 572-2496.
Organizers of the President's Forum on Diversity are the Government of the Student Body and the GSB Office of Student Diversity, the President's Advisory Committee on Diversity, and the offices of the Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs.

  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lunch (all participants welcome)
  • 12:30-1 p.m., Introduction, President Geoffroy
  • 1-2 p.m., Small group discussions

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