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What it’s like being a black student at a PWI

What it's like being a black student at a PWI

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer

March 10, 2020

Never in my entire life had I been in the presence of so many black people at once until I had the privilege of attending the 43rd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Government in Norman, Oklahoma. I did not know how much I needed that experience until I arrived and looked around. From Feb....

Mungano hosts open mic night

Mungano hosts open mic night

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Mungano hosted an Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in McKibbin Recital Hall. The event is a place for students to showcase any talent they possess that they would like to perform. This allows for students to express themselves through their talent, regardless of what it is. “The purpose...

Mungano: Student Organization

(Left to Right) President and senior Myan Elrington, Coordinator of Inclusion and Wellness Paul Ladipo, junior Secretary Daisey Ewansiha, Public Relations Nico Taylor, Treasurer Fabien Franck-Love and Vice President Grant Boehm represent the 2019-20 Mungano organization. Mungano hosts events with other organization on campus as well as sport teams.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Mungano is the diversity organization at Baker University. The club provides a safe space for all types of people to come together and learn about each other’s cultures and place in society. According to the Baker University website, the word Mungano is derived from the Swahili phrase “Mungano...

Mungano hosts women’s panel

Mungano hosts women's panel

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

March 19, 2019

Mungano hosted a Women’s Panel on March 4. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Darcy Russell, Instructor of Business and Economics Paulette Schwerdt, Admissions Counselor Deeva Sharma and Associate Director of Admissions Delynia Brown regarding the pos...

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Mungano attends Black Student Government conference

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

More than 400 students are still texting in a group chat, raving about the empowering weekend they had together. Friendships were made between young adults who may never see each other again but created a bond from their similarities. This year, the 42nd annual Big XII Conference on Black Student Go...

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. delivers his lecture in Rice Auditorium on Feb. 5.

Story by Jenna Black, Lily Stephens and Isabel Ashley, Editor, Multimedia/A&E Editor and Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Mungano, Baker’s student-run diversity organization and Student Activities Council partnered again to sponsor a diversity lecture by Free Hugs Project founder Ken E. Nwadike, Jr. on Feb. 5 in Rice Auditorium. Nwadike took the stage to present his message of peace to students in his iconic “Free Hugs” ...

Can you be yourself at BU?

Can you be yourself at BU?

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Multimedia Editor

September 28, 2017

At Mungano’s first general meeting on Sept. 5, members got the opportunity to briefly share what it means to be who they are at Baker. With the fall semester’s enrollment reaching 309 students, the diversity at Baker is slowly becoming more noticeable but has caused the incoming and long-term...