Intergroup Relations

Off The Cuff: Food and Identity

October 2015

In this ongoing feature, we ask IGR students and alumni each month for their opinion on a fun question that relates to issues that are discussed within IGR's courses and co-curricular activities.This month's question is: "We don't always think about how food can be very connected to identity, and interactions amongst different identities. What identity issues do you see unfolding around the different foods students on campus eat and the reasons behind what they eat?


A Letter From The Directors (October 2015)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the autumn weather! As always, we in IGR are greatly enjoying the Fall term and all the new excitement and energy the students bring to it. This term, we are excited to be offering our intergroup dialogue course to 117 students.

Photo of Monita Thompson and Kelly Maxwell

Faculty Chat: Kelly Maxwell

October 2015

For this edition of "Faculty Chat", a regular feature where we share things you may not know about IGR faculty members, we sat down with IGR Co-Director (LSA) Kelly Maxwell.  In her role, Kelly provides overall direction for the program in addition to teaching courses and leading several other projects both in and outside of IGR. We hope you enjoy learning about Kelly outside of her work role!

Q: Where did you grow up and where did you go to college?

Photo of Rose, Jackson, and Kelly Maxwell

Meet the 2015 CommonGround Student Workshop Team

by LaQwana Dockery, IGR Programming Team

Within IGR, you will find CommonGround, the co-curricular student-led workshop program. CommonGround works with student organizations, residence halls, Greek life, academic courses, and other campus communities in raising awareness around social identities, prejudice, stereotyping, power, privilege, and oppression through workshops that involve Intergroup Dialogue. CommonGround workshops are facilitated and coordinated by trained U-

Group Photo of 2015 CommonGround Team