A Vision for Inclusion

Edgewood College will be an inclusive model of learning, teaching, and scholarship. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff will be recognized for their pursuit of purposeful lives, vibrant and sustainable communities, and a just world.

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Edgewood Summer Scholars Precollege Program

July 15- July 19, 2019
8:00am - 4:00pm, daily

Edgewood Summer Scholars is designed for a diverse group of students entering sixth grade in the fall of 2019, and will give them experiences that build their academic skills. Throughout each day, small groups will be led by Edgewood College students to various project-based classes taught by Edgewood College faculty. Classes will be in the Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science. At the end of the week, there will be a student showcase and a mini graduation ceremony for family members. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

High School Summer Science Workshops

June 17-21, June 24-28
July 8-12, July 15-19

Edgewood College’s High School Science Workshops are designed to advance students’ knowledge of the sciences and to gain experience in a college laboratory. Workshops are held in the state of the art Sonderegger Science Center and sessions will be led by Edgewood College faculty.

Toward a Pathway to Purpose

Annual Inclusion Update

In the fall of 2017, Edgewood College President, Scott Flanagan, introduced a new Strategic Plan which sets a dynamic framework to guide our actions and decisions into the future. Three strategic themes (Student Learning, Inclusion & Community Impact) provide the grounding for our framework and Strategic Area #5 specifically highlights our commitment to building an inclusive College where individuals across the rich spectrum of diversity succeed and belong.

This annual report reflects on the significant strides in the past 12 months toward achieving Edgewood’s vision of being an inclusive model of learning, teaching, and scholarship. Institutionally, we continue to build on our articulated commitment to diversity & inclusion and fundamentally believe that diversity is a core element of meaningful teaching and learning. This report is organized around six major sections: Investing in Diversity, Living Out Our Commitment, Events & Campus Engagement, #NotOnOurCampus, Deeping Partnerships, and Campus Demographics.

Together, we have made great progress in developing a foundation for inclusive excellence, but it is important to recognize that there is still much work to be done to ensure every student and employee can be successful at Edgewood College.

In the spirit of transparency, we offer this annual update on inclusion.


News

30 May 2019
Mamadou Jawo, Edgewood Graduate & Commencement Speaker, Preaches Justice

Mamadou Jawo, Edgewood Graduate & Commencement Speaker, Preaches Justice

As Edgewood College graduates prepared to receive their degrees Sunday, their classmate Mamadou Jawo, who grew up in The Gambia, a small country in West Africa, told them they have the power to create “a just and compassionate world.”

Jawo, who described himself as a “proud African immigrant” from “the smiling coast of Africa, The Gambia,” pointed to injustices he sees in society, and called on his fellow graduates to work toward solving them. He said racism, sexism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia are all pressing issues that need to be addressed.

“We have the opportunity to step up, demand better, and help in solving these problems,” Jawo told the crowd of more than 400 graduates and around 2,500 family members and friends at the Alliant Energy Center. The graduates received bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in areas ranging from education to computer science, nursing to business finance.

15 May 2019
Annie Weatherby-Flowers Recognized at the Annual Women of Distinction Leadership

Annie Weatherby-Flowers Recognized at the Annual Women of Distinction Leadership

The YWCA Madison will present the Women of Distinction Awards honoring a group of outstanding women who have demonstrated a commitment to eliminating racism and empowering women. Since 1974, there have been over over 220 women celebrated with this important award.

This year, Edgewood College alum, Annie Weatherby-Flowers 11' & 14'', will be honored as a Woman of Distinction for the many ways she has led in the Madison Community.

02 April 2019
Edgewood College Student Presents at the Midwestern Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference

Edgewood College Student Presents at the Midwestern Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference

Edgewood College senior, Sadie Cordova, shared her research at the Midwestern Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC) in Wichita, Kansas.

02 April 2019
Edgewood College Institute for Borderland Research & Education Returns from Arizona

Edgewood College Institute for Borderland Research & Education Returns from Arizona

The Edgewood College Leadership Institute for Borderland Research and Education (LIBRE) in the School of Education visited Arizona for the third time to meet with immigration organizations and activists over spring break.