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WGBH Radio: How Several Campuses Are Extinguishing The Burning Crosses Of Racism

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In September, at Salem State University, administrators found racist graffiti surrounding the baseball field. Someone had spray-painted "Trump #1, Whites Only USA" on the outfield fence. The "n-word" was painted on a bench beside the field. Salem State President John Keenan says the incident is still under investigation. "Our expectation is that it was done actually sometime in broad daylight, in fact, as a neighbor who had noticed it when she was walking her dog realized it wasn't there at nine and it was there at nine thirty," he said. Later that day, Keenan denounced the hateful act.


Salem Patch: Salem State Named Top 10 Institution For Latino Student Success

Salem State has been named one of the 10 top-performing institutions for Latino student success according to a new report by The Education Trust, a national non-profit advocacy organization. The report, titled "A Look at Latino Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions," was released on Dec. 14. Salem State is the only institution in New England to have been included in the Top 10 list.


The Salem News: Writers workshop allows warriors to tell their stories

On a cold night in mid-December, about a dozen North Shore veterans, including Levy, met at Salem State University for a veterans writers workshop, led by Army veteran Tom Laaser of Salem.


The Salem News: Learning the sky's the limit

For the past three years, the Salem State University mentoring program has been pairing college students with high schoolers. Funded by a grant from the Boston Foundation, the program pairs 15 at-risk Salem High School students with mentors from Salem State. 


Salem Patch: Salem State Receives $40,000 Digital Humanities Grant

Salem State University has received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It will fund efforts to create a network of public, regional universities that share best practices on the adoption, teaching and research in digital humanities. The grant was secured by Salem State University English professor Roopika Risam and archives librarian Susan Edwards.


Wicked Local: REVIEW: A spellbinding ‘Macbeth’ at Salem State

The idea of “Macbeth” has always been just as important as the play itself. And ideas abound in director Kate Kohler Amory’s solid production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, onstage now in the Sophia Gordon Center at Salem State University.


The Boston Globe: Salem State students construct 50 beds for children living in poverty

The construction materials for each bed included a bag of bolts, a brief orientation, and the name of a child: Tara. Landon. Amie. The first bed, finished with a fresh coat of white paint, was built for a 12 year old named Grace, who lives with her family in Marlborough.


The Salem News: Good night's sleep goal of Build-A-Bed Challenge

The Center for Civic Engagement at Salem State University wants 50 needy children on the North Shore have a good night's sleep.


Kimberly Burnett
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