The SA Senate passed a bill to mandate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training for all of its officials April 4.

The training sessions will aim to teach officials to appropriately handle situations involving  “cultural diversity, encompassing gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic background, veteran status, age, race, and more.”

The training will be spearheaded by the DEI committee. From a past DEI Training Feedback Survey, 95% of Student Association officials agreed that “diversity training is needed and should be mandated.”

The DEI committee will update the training each year and “collaborate with relevant campus departments, organizations, and experts to develop comprehensive and relevant training materials and resources.”

The bill was sponsored by sophomore Senators Sharon Lin and Winfred Lin and cosponsored by junior SA President Daniel Pyskaty. SA’s DEI Committee and sophomore Senators Helen Kim and Noah Hubley endorsed the bill.

5 students banned from campus for Gaza solidarity encampment

UR has been banning community members from campus since November for on-campus protests, but the first bans for current students were issued this weekend.

Israel Week promotes nationalism within our Jewish life on campus

The purpose and effect of hosting an “Israel Week” is to distract from and distort the historical and contemporary realities of Israeli occupation and apartheid.

Dinner for Peace was an unconventional way of protesting for Palestine

The dinner showcased aspects of Palestinian culture. It was a unique way of protesting against the genocide, against the Israeli occupation, against the university’s involvement with the genocide.