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Senior Jasmine White reflects on her college experiences

Senior Jasmine White reflects on her college experiences

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 10, 2021

For many, college is a time to determine interests and to make lifelong memories before pursuing a career and joining the workforce. For Senior Jasmine White, her time at Baker University has provided...

First Black professor at Baker University Jesse Milan's life remembered

First Black professor at Baker University Jesse Milan’s life remembered

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer March 1, 2021

Jesse Milan, the first Black professor at Baker University, died on Feb. 8 at the age of 92. While Milan accomplished many things over his lifetime, one of his lasting impacts on Baker was the founding...

Shelby Perez promotes diversity, leadership and wellness on campus

Shelby Perez promotes diversity, leadership and wellness on campus

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 25, 2021

For Shelby Perez, assistant director of inclusion and wellness programs, her job is all about the students. From Topeka, Kan., Perez began her college education at Washburn University and then transferred...

Students join together at Hispanic perspective night to play 'Loteria' and learn about the culture.

Mungano hosts Hispanic Perspective Night

Story by Kenzie Kuhlmann, Photographer September 19, 2020

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....

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...

(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.

Mungano: Student Organization

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...

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...

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...

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

Mungano and SAC host diversity lecture

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....

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,...

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