With MLK Day fast approaching, Focus challenged the student body to share their feelings on the true meaning of occasion, as well as whether they believe that Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday would be as widely recognized as it is today if it was not observed as a national holiday.
Members of the Tech community met on Thursday night in the Student Center Ballroom to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Emceed by Eran Mordel and Jasmine Lawrence, the celebration featured student speakers and performers who contributed to the evening’s theme, “The Dream & The Journey Continue.”
Organizations like the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Global Jackets are excited about the various events that they have organized upcoming semester to make the campus more inclusive. Especially during Martin Luther King Jr. week, it is important to consider the diverse nature of Tech’s students and faculty.
The Institute held its fourth annual Diversity Symposium on Friday, Sept. 7. The event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity Affairs, was meant to encourage communication about issues such as racism, sexism and homophobia, and attracted students, faculty and staff from several departments and areas around campus.