Honors College Diversity Council
Goals for 2020-2021
- Transforming the admissions process to reduce reliance on standardized test scores, to consider high school GPA more significantly, and to read the files of all class valedictorians and salutatorians regardless of standardized test scores or Regent’s exam scores;
- Inviting a broader array of talented faculty from different disciplines to teach for the Honors College;
- Diversifying the readings and assignments in Honors College courses to facilitate discussions about different cultures and experiences; Honors College core courses and interdisciplinary seminars share a commitment to intersectional analysis and we strive to make them more inclusive of antiracist pedagogies;
- Offering a range of significant cultural and meaningful social events that promote diversity within the context of community building.
- Providing all Honors College students access to a challenging curriculum that enriches their experiences at Adelphi University.
The Honors College Diversity Committee meets twice a month. The meeting time is determined by the committee’s members.
The Honors College organizes a series of cultural and social events for its students each semester. This information is available to students on the Honors Information Moodle site.
Recent Cultural and Social Events
- Macbeth, Dean Dinan and students watched the filmed version of the 2007 production and discussed it
- Walk the High Line
- Honors Student Council Movie Night, 42, biopic about Jackie Robinson
- The Boys in the Band, Dean Dinan and students will watch the filmed version of the 2018 revival and discuss it
- Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde—From Signac to Matisse and Beyond. Modern Museum of Art
- Dean’s Circle: Slouching Toward Bethlehem by Joan Didion with Professor Nicole Rudolph
- The Making of the Met 1870 to 2020, Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Honors Student Council Movie Night, Hamilton
- A Touch of The Poet by Eugene O’Neill, online production from the Irish Repertory Theater
- Dean’s Circle, join Professor Laatikainen (Director of the Levermore Global Scholars program and the International Studies program) and Dean Dinan for a discuss of Michael MacFarland’s Underland: A Deep Time Journey
- A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, online production from the Irish Repertory Theater
- Just Mercy, Dean Dinan and students watched film on Zoom and discussed it
- Blindspotting, Dean Dinan and students watched film on Zoom and discussed it
- Paris is Burning, Dean Dinan and students watched film on Zoom and discussed it