Addressing our Divisions  with Courage and Honesty  The race for the U.S. presidency is now concluded, but the social divisions it revealed and its negative effects on public discourse will linger if not addressed head-on with courage and honesty.  At the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we value the right of free expression, but we also recognize the profits of civility, where disagreements are discussed openly and courteously, and where genuine listening and learning beyond one’s initial beliefs and preconceptions occur.  We also value a diverse and inclusive community, where all are treated with care and consideration as equally-respected contributors to the whole.  At ODI, we know that displays of respect across lines of disagreement breed goodwill, and goodwill bolsters the essential realization that our commonalities are greater than our differences.  Sharon Davies Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

ODI Scholar Spotlight: MiChaela Barker

MiChaela Barker

Through the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program, The Ohio State University and 10 additional Ohio colleges and universities are helping to increase underrepresented student success in STEM disciplines. As one of 78 LSAMP scholars on the Ohio State campus, MiChaela Barker has found a community that not only understands her on a cultural level but on an academic level as well. Read more about MiChaela Barker.